The team at Lakeland Senior Living

Our Team

We have a great team at Lakeland Senior Living. Come meet them in person.

Joshua Johnson: Administrator at Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Joshua Johnson: Administrator

Josh started his career in senior living by opening an adult foster home through Jackson County Mental health in 2005. He was the resident manager for almost two years on site, day and night providing every aspect of care. He was offered the position of Administrator for an Assisted Living and Memory Care, which he found to be the perfect career for him and is still doing it today. He has held certificates in California and Oregon and currently still does in Oregon.

When he is not at work he enjoys camping and fishing with his family. The perfect day for him is to be at the coast on the beach with his wife and daughters.

Stephanie Walker - Community Relations Director Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Stephanie Walker: Community Relations Director

Stephanie has a heart for elders, and a beautiful warm spirit, complimenting her ability to connect with people and excel in her role as the Community Relations Director. Stephanie began her career in Senior Living at Lakeland as a Life Enrichment Assistant, taking residents on outings and to appointments. This is where she fell in love with this work and began her career path. Later Stephanie became the Lead Concierge, and it was clear that she had a natural talent for providing an extraordinary customer experience. As the Community Relations Director Stephanie welcomes families and residents to their new home and represents the ‘face and heart’ of Lakeland Senior Living in the Community of Eagle Point.

Stephanie is the proud mother of 4 kids, (2 boys 2 girls) and one dog, Rocky. When she is not at work Stephanie is either spending time at home catching up on housework or outside working with her husband building up their landscaping business.

Renee Barnett: Business Office Coordinator at Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Renee Barnett: Business Office Coordinator

Renee was born and raised in California then decided to move to Oregon in 2015 for personal and professional growth. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. Renee's life is revolved around her family and they enjoy spending time with their close friends and take trips to different parts of the Oregon Coast.
Renee is very experienced with medical billing and the financial field since the early 2000s. "I love to work with people and help them resolve challenges and achieve their future goals."

Tara Peat: Wellness Coordinator at Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, OR

Tara Peat: Wellness Coordinator

Tara was born and raised in New York. She graduated nursing school and became an LPN in 2001. Tara has worked in different aspects of the medical field since her career started including: Oncology, Home Health and Hospice, Primary Care, Skilled Nursing, Psychiatry and Assisted Living. She enjoys working with seniors and finding ways to improve their lives. Tara is hardworking, dedicated and loves a challenge. She takes pride in being adaptable to changes and tries to always keep an open mind.

Tara is the mother of two amazing children, Rylee and Kenneth, three German Shepherds and two cats. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 2014 in order to raise her children closer to family. Tara loves being a backstage mom and volunteering to help at her daughter’s ballet performances. She has a rare skill of finding four leaf clovers and sand dollars.

Syrel Strozenski - Resident Care Coordinator Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Syrel Strozenski: Resident Care Coordinator

Syrel, who goes by “Si”, started her career at Lakeland in 2015 as a Caregiver, then she became a Medication Technician, and once given the chance, has grown into the role of Resident Care Coordinator. Being at Lakeland gives her the opportunity to serve and build close relationships with the residents, and their families. Si enjoys the rewards of being in our resident’s lives and ensuring they are receiving the best quality of care that can be provided. Being at Lakeland has allowed Si to meet so many wonderful people; residents, families, and staff alike. Si says, “I love being able to collaborate together to provide quality care and compassion to all members of our community.” In her free time, Si enjoys watching movies with her husband Chris, cleaning and doing projects in her home and crocheting.

Brandy Hoover: RN

Brandy Hoover: RN

Brandy has been a RN since 1993 and has worked in various areas of nursing such as the ER, ICU, Med/Surg, and Oncology. This time in her career she has chosen and been blessed to work with the seniors of this community. Brandy believes, “Their stories, wisdom and their life experiences are a joy to be a part of.”  After 13 years living in sunny San Diego, she moved here to the Rogue Valley in 2014. Brandy enjoys what this valley has to offer. All four seasons, the mountains, lakes and rivers.  Southern Oregon is where she calls home now. She looks forward to growing with the Lakeland Senior Living Community and hopefully enriching their lives in the process.

 John Trapp: Dining Service Director

John Trapp: Dining Service Director

John was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where as a young man he worked as a dishwasher and prep cook for an array of establishments. After traveling Europe and living Prague for several years, he settled down in Southern Oregon where he met his wife of over 25 years and together they have raised their two sons. John has been a Chef in a few fine dining restaurants in the Valley since the early 2000s which have included Porters in Medford, The Schoolhaus Brewhaus and the Jacksonville Inn. On his days off he enjoys spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle.

Paula Mead: Life Enrichment Director

Paula Mead: Life Enrichment Director

Paula comes to Lakeland Senior Living with experience working with many types of people. She moved to Oregon in 2006 to be closer to her mother. Paula graduated from RCC (Medford) at the age of 52. In 2012, she began her career in Life Enrichment and loves everything about it! Paula has mentioned that “I know in my heart that this is what I’m meant to do.” She believes that a positive attitude, dedication, good communication, respect, compassion and a sense of humor are imperative for her position. And of course, lots of energy! Paula’s hobbies include sky diving, water and snow skiing, photography, paddle boarding, hiking and being active. She also has two grown children, Amanda and Bobby, who stay closely connected. 

Bobby Barnett: Maintenance Director

Bobby Barnett: Maintenance Director

Bobby enjoys fishing and spending time with his family on vacation or weekend getaways to the coast. He has three daughters, one son and two cats. Bobby loves eating chocolate, good food and enjoys working with all types of character rustic people. His hobbies include working on cars and fixing anything with his hands.