The team at Lakeland Senior Living

Our Team

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

Tonya Koeppel: Wellness Director at Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Tonya Koeppel: Wellness Director

"I’ve been in healthcare as a nurse since 2004, in various care settings, including hospitals, home health, and hospice before joining the assisted living community within the last year. I was encouraged to pursue nursing by my mother-in-law after I had taken care of her mother, Hazel, for 4-5 months. During that time, I had stepped into the role of a caregiver after Hazel had a fall with multiple fractures and needed help at home. The family set up a round-the-clock schedule and I was there every day to help with her personal care, housekeeping, meals, activities, therapy classes and appointments. From the start of my nursing career, I had a passion for the elderly and what kind of care that they deserve. I came to Oregon initially in 2016, on a whim by my recruiter, taking a travel nurse assignment at RRMC and fell in love with Southern Oregon. I returned several times over the next three years, until I realized that I needed to live here permanently. I have two grown children that have followed me to live in Oregon as well. Jessi, who works as a caregiver and Cat, who is studying for a master’s degree and lives with me. When I’m not working, I love to go hiking and camping or take a weekend trip to the Oregon Coast."

Katie Coble: Business Office Manager Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Katie Coble: Business Office Manager

Katie started her career in Senior Living with Lakeland as the Life Enrichment Manager. She went on to work in the Wellness department, before taking the leap to Business Office Manager. She is our community’s air traffic controller, as most everything filters through the front desk.

Katie was born and raised in the Upper Rogue. She has two older brothers and is blessed with two nephews. She is the proud mother of a son. When she is not at work Katie is either outdoors partaking in hunting, fishing, mushroom foraging, and camping; or taking care of her small farm. She is also the proud parent of two dogs, two cats, twenty-three chickens, and three sheep.

David Colbert: Dining Services Coordinator at Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

David Colbert: Dining Services Coordinator

David got his degree in Culinary Arts from California Culinary Academy. He has been in the culinary field since 1979. He began working in the industry as a dishwasher and eventually worked his way up the ladder landing at Lakeland as our Dining Services Coordinator. David has worked in the Senior Living Industry, combining the culinary arts with Senior wellness. He has found this to be more enjoyable, less stressful and very rewarding.

David and his wife have four Children. David and his family like raising goats, chickens, dogs and cats. When David is not at Lakeland, his passions are gardening, yard work, stain glass and being outdoors.

Jolene Pierce: Life Enrichment Coordinator at Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Jolene Pierce: Life Enrichment Coordinator

Jolene has worked with Seniors since 2017 and has found her calling. She started her role in the community as the bus driver and found such a passion and fun in interacting with the residents that when the opportunity arose, she was promoted to our Life Enrichment Coordinator position. Jolene feels blessed to be able to have this chance to fulfill our senior’s lives with laughter and joy.

Jolene is following in her mother’s footsteps, as she worked with seniors most of her life. Jolene enjoys making everyone’s life around her full of fun and excitement. She is the mother of two beautiful children, one boy and one girl. She enjoys spending every minute she can with her family. She is at home being outdoors, she loves to hunt and fish whenever she gets the chance. Jolene believes that helping others gives her life purpose; and if she can put a smile on one senior’s face, she knows she has made a difference.

Robert McGowan: Maintenance Director Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Robert McGowan - Maintenance Director 

Robert began working as a maintenance manager in 1998 and has been in Senior Living since 2009. Robert has worked at Lakeland Senior Living since 2015.

During his time away from the community Robert enjoys being outdoors. He is an avid hunter and fisherman. Robert thoroughly enjoys camping with his family whenever he can.

Jac, Director of Wellness Services at Lakeland Senior Living in Eagle Point, Oregon

Jacqui Edwards: Community Relations Director

Jacqui has over six years experience working in the healthcare field as a CNA, student nurse, private home healthcare provider and medical power of attorney. She studied nursing at college of the redwoods in Eureka, CA and pre-med at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA. She has extensive experience in sales, marketing, administration and human resources managing everything from small family owned businesses and retail establishments to large corporations. She even worked on a remote commercial gold mining camp 6 miles North of Nome, Alaska!

Jacqui is a mother of seven children, grandmother to ten and great grandmother of two. When she isn't working at Lakeland Senior Living she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, camping and gardening on their small family farm.