The team at Pear Valley Senior Living

Our Team

We have a great team at Pear Valley Senior Living. Check back soon to get to know them and come meet them in person.

Matt Tartaglio

Matt Tartaglio - Campus Administrator

Matt’s career has spanned for over twenty years in the Multi-family Real Estate industry in Southern California, building his own business for four years before moving to Southern Oregon. After moving to Eagle Point in 2013 with his family, Matt owned a couple of businesses before getting into senior living. Matt first began as a Marketing Director, then as an Administrator for an assisted living and independent community for two years before coming to Pear Valley. Matt is excited to build the team and move Pear Valley’s first residents into the community as the Campus Administrator. In Matt’s free time, he enjoys rafting, hiking and just spending good quality time with his daughters and wife.

Erica Meager

Erica Meager - Assistant Administrator

Originally from Minnesota, Erica’s career in senior housing began in 2011. Within the senior housing industry, she has served in a variety of positions including healthcare management, executive operations, and compliance as a Certified HIPAA Professional. When not working, Erica volunteers and serves as the Board President for Rogue Community Health. Erica enjoys volunteering and believes in giving back to the community in which she lives. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy watching their eldest daughter, Reese, compete in long distance running. In addition, you can find them cheering on their youngest daughter, Sienna, while on the soccer field.

Jaimie Griffin

Jaimie Griffin - Community Relations Director

Jaimie has a vast background in Healthcare Marketing, Community Outreach, and Public Relations. Prior to joining the team at Pear Valley, she was the Marketing Director for a nationally ranked Orthopedic Group in Seattle, Washington.

Jaimie is excited to join the field of senior living and has always had a passion for helping others. She moved to Medford, Oregon in May of 2018 with her daughter, and two dogs and loves all of the beauty that Southern Oregon has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys being active and spending time outdoors with her family. Jaimie enjoys riding her motorcycle, camping, hiking, crawfishing, golfing, disc golf, frisbee, and watching football (Go Seahawks!). She also is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society and Arthritis Foundation.

Rachel Estelle Browning

Rachel Estelle Browning - Memory Care Administrator

Rachel received her medical assisting and phlebotomy certifications from Bryman Medical Assisting College. Moving to Oregon for her family, she continued her studies in Human Services and was able to work with and create a grief mentoring program for the Boys and Girls Club of America; which was accepted and implemented into the program.

Rachel began her career in assisted living as a care giver after moving to Grants Pass. She had worked with Hospice and was a caregiver for her grandmother and great aunt in California. The skill of helping others was not new to her, as she has always had a love for working with people. She is a mother to four sons and one daughter. Her love for caregiving has led to her having experience as a Lead Caregiver, Lead Med-Tech, Health Care Coordinator, and Administrator. Her motto for the community is, “We come to their home to work and make a different; they don’t come to our work to live!”

Kristina Tartaglio

Kristina Tartaglio, RN, BSN, Director of Wellness Services

Kristina has a passion for caring for people in general. Kristina earned her associates degree in Nursing in California and continued her education with a bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University of Arizona. Kristina has been making a difference in health care since high school where she started out in the Health Careers Academy to leading military wellness clinics in various locations throughout California. Her nursing career took off in home health with a big move here to Southern Oregon in 2013. Kristina has been the Director of Nursing of an assisted living community in Grants Pass. In this new journey at Pear Valley she is excited to build and mentor a team of care staff in providing person centered care. Her goal is to create a workplace where the True North can truly be expressed with compassion to our seniors.

In Kristina’s spare time she enjoys time with her spouse and three children Kaylah, Bianca and Peyton. As a family they like to swim, hike, bike, raft down the Rogue River and enjoy attending academic or sport events.

Employee Karla at Pear Valley Senior Living

Karla Fagan-Licensed Practical Nurse

Karla’s career in healthcare started in the 1990's in Southern California at a Regional Trauma Center. Karla’s experience includes administrative positions with a prominent Neurosurgeon and Orthopedic surgeon. After moving to Crescent city in 2010, Karla decided to expand her administrative capabilities and go to nursing school. It is there in Crescent City, that she graduated from nursing school and obtained her license as an LPN.

When Karla is not working, she enjoys reaching out to her three children and six grandchildren, exploring the many hiking trails and walking her Labrador Retriever, Hunter.

Chris Ford

Chris Ford - Executive Chef

Chris Ford has worked in the dining industry for over eighteen years. While holding the position of Executive Chef at a four-star restaurant, Chris redirected his career into the retirement industry. He takes pride in providing an excellent dining experience with menus designed to cater to the tastes of his residents. He enjoys developing relationships with his residents and is looking forward offering quality made-from-scratch dining options. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four dogs. He also enjoys playing pool, camping, motorsports, and cooking gourmet holiday meals for his family.

Pam Fields

Pam Fields - Life Enrichment Director

After High School, I worked in the lumber industry for many years for my parents' business and learned a lot about being a hard-working, loyal citizen. I was able to also be a part of my husband’s family business, where I learned more about lumber and retail hardware. I worked another trade, at a local garden center, where my passion for plants and my natural talent for management emerged. Then I was to be the outside manager of a small crew which I ran for three years, where I remained until the owners retired. I was then asked to be involved in an assisted living building that my uncle was building in my hometown of Grants Pass, where I became their Activity Director. Working in assisted living, I began my journey towards the love and care for seniors. After many years serving as the Activity Director, I set my next challenge for myself to be the Marketing Director. I have joined the team at Pear Valley and am so very excited to be back in the saddle as their Life Enrichment Director, where I can be a part of and to enrich our seniors’ lives. When I am not working, I enjoy being with my husband Ron and our beautiful family: our two loving sons and daughter-in-law’s; a strong, full circle.

Chris Miller

Chris Miller - Maintenance Director

Chris has a long history of working in construction trades and commercial maintenance. Starting in his teens, he progressed through general residential building trades before settling on a career in the hardwood flooring business. After 15 years of operating his own business, he moved into the field of commercial maintenance. This move proved to be most enjoyable for him, and now has experience in a diverse assortment of industries, including senior living and retirement homes, hotels and resorts, property management, and health care.

In addition to his day career, Chris is also a musician and songwriter. In the past has shared the stage with many popular acts both nationally and internationally. He currently performs throughout the Rogue Valley at breweries and wineries.