The team at Pear Valley Senior Living

Our Team

We have a great team at Pear Valley Senior Living. Stop by anytime so we can connect in person. We would love to meet you.

Erica Meager

Erica Meager - Campus 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.

Becky Pear Valley Senior Living

Becky Johnson – Assistant Administrator


Becky has been in the health care field for over 20 years and cannot imagine doing anything else. She started her career as a Housekeeper and worked her way up to Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Medication Technician, Resident Care Coordinator and now Assistant Administrator.

Becky moved to Oregon from California shortly after marrying her husband, Jason. Becky and her husband have nine children and can be found at her country home with their beloved Dachshunds and Goldendoodle. When not at work Becky enjoys reading, Motorcycle rides, is a known foodie, adventures with her children and going to her country cabin by the river.

Brianne Pear Valley Senior Living

Brianne Merriman – Memory Care Administrator


Bri started her health care career as a Shower Aide at a local assisted living facility in 2004, moving on to a position in memory care. Finding a calling to the health care field, she completed her Medical Assistant training through Apollo in Mesa, Arizona. Following her training she joined a prominent pain clinic in the greater Phoenix area, quickly working her way into a lead position.

Her work ethic, positive attitude, ability to assess situations, and fulfill needs saw her rise through the ranks and take on new challenges. Discovering an innate passion for combining her love of caregiving with her newly found abilities in Administration, her career path took a new angle. The role of Director of Memory Care is one Bri feels as if she has been working toward her entire career. Not only is this where she discovered her calling to provide care and comfort to those in need, she has cared for family members in her own home with memory care needs. She feels the opportunity to provide and ensure that the level of care for Pear Valley residents is fulfilling, rewarding, and looks forward to providing "Best in Class" care.

In her free time Bri, her husband Mike, and their children enjoy all the Rogue Valley and Southern Oregon have to offer. They enjoy family time, camping, fishing, working on their home, yard, and garden.

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.

Marissa Drake - Health Care Coordinator


Marissa began her career in healthcare in 2016 as a caregiver on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Two years later, she found herself residing back in her hometown of Medford, Oregon working as a Medication Technician. Marissa demonstrated a keen ability to manage resident medications, and therefore, was promoted to a Lead Medication Technician. Given Marissa’s ongoing impressive performance she was later offered the position of the Healthcare Coordinator.

Marissa loves inspiring and helping people in all walks of life. She is energetic and passionate about any task she performs. Outside of work, Marissa enjoys being a mom to her son, Jordan. She loves to spend time outdoors with her family from white water rafting on the wild and scenic Rogue River to camping on the lake shores in Southern Oregon. Marissa believes Southern Oregon is the best place to live and lets her passion shine through in her work.

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.