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 - 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.

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.

Nicole Cruz - Memory Care Administrator 

Nicole Cruz is a long time Eagle Point resident. She grew up watching her mom work in nursing homes and assisted living communities. From a young age, she has had a passion for serving her elders. Nicole has been within the healthcare community since 2006. Nicole began her journey working with adults with traumatic brain injuries, moved into adult foster care, then assisted living before spreading her wings in memory care. Nicole has worked hard along the way from care staff to health care coordinator before becoming an administrator. Nicole believes in seeing the good in all people.

When Nicole is not working, she is with her son on their farm doing everything from raising cattle and pigs to riding horses. Nicole enjoys being out in nature any chance she gets.

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.

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 - 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.

Rachel Estelle Browning - Healthcare Coordinator

Rachel has received her medical assisting and phlebotomy certifications from Bryman Medical. She also has a background studying human services, working with a grief mentoring program for the Boys and Girls Club of America which led her to pursue a career in assisted living as a caregiver. Rachel is a mother to her sons, has been a caregiver for her grandmother and great aunt and has always had a love for working with people and her community.