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Our Team

We have a great team at Juniper Springs Senior Living. Check back soon to get to know them.

Andrea Fitzgerald
Administrator​


Andrea developed her passion for senior living after having to navigate the world of assisted living for her own family member. Andrea has held numerous leadership positions within the senior living industry in the southeast and is new to the Pacific Northwest. Andrea received her BS in Hotel Management from Johnson & Wales University and a MS in Gerontology from University of Massachusetts Boston. Andrea states that “Serving seniors in this capacity has proven to be my life’s purpose” and “can’t wait to welcome future residents to their new home”.

When not working, Andrea can be found walking around with her little dog, Miller, or learning all that Central Oregon has to offer!

Tanya at Juniper Springs Senior Living
Jessica Green at Juniper Springs Senior Living

Jen Miller
Community Relations Director


Jen started working in senior living in 2016 with a background in customer service, project management and sales. She finds nothing more rewarding than making connections with future residents and their families. "Moving and making a life transition can be an overwhelming process.  I want nothing more than to ensure everyone is feeling heard, and to help create the best solution for each unique situation."

As an outdoor enthusiast, Jen moved from Wisconsin to Oregon in 2011 to enjoy a milder climate and be in closer proximity to the mountains and ocean. In her free time, you'll find her running, hiking, and exploring all the beauty of her new home, Oregon. 

Lisa Fortin 
Wellness Services Director


Lisa started working in senior living in 2013. She has a BS in Nursing and has over five years of experience working as Director of Nursing in assisted living. She has passion and heart behind her work in senior living. “All people deserve respect and I attempt to maintain their independence for as long as possible.”

When Lisa is not at work, you’ll find her in her yard or at the lake. She loves flowers and animals and even dabbles a little with stained glass.

Colleen Belmontes 
Assistant Administrator


Colleen started working in senior living in 2011 after she spent time as a caregiver for her in-laws in 2001. She obtained her Administrator License and joins our community with experience in independent, assisted living and memory care. She sincerely loves working with the senior population and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join our team! “I put heart into what I do every day. I have patience and understanding for residents, staff and families. I have a positive outlook on everything and truly believe there is good in everyone.”

When she’s not working, you’ll find Colleen spending time with her family and exploring Oregon. She really loves to garden, and finds great enjoyment in teaching her children to cook and bake.

Willow Durant
Recreation Director


Willow started working in senior living in 2013. She has a passion for bringing people together through community building activities such as art, movement, music, group interaction, health and wellness and celebrations of all kinds. Her past training and experience include working as an Enrichment Coordinator in senior living, practicing massage therapist, yoga instructor, expressive art facilitator, grief group leader and artist. 

Willow says “I am happiest when I am in nature and with my sweet dog Finn.  Put a paintbrush in my hand and I get excited! I am hoping some of my artsy and creative enthusiasm will resonate and generate some infectious delight with my Juniper Springs family.”

Tammy at Juniper Springs Senior Living
Barb at Juniper Springs Senior Living

Ian White
Memory Care Recreation Director


Ian has always had a passion for working with people even though it wasn’t until recently he decided to work with seniors. He has worked a variety of jobs from teaching environmental education to being a river guide. Ian received his BS in Physical Education and his MS in Environmental and Outdoor Recreation from the State University of New York at Cortland. 

When Ian isn’t at work, you can find him on the many mountain biking trails in Central Oregon, skiing down Mt. Bachelor or eating ice cream with his girlfriend and dog.

Jerry Thomas
Director of Maintenance


Jerry has worked with elders throughout most of his career, including roles in assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, as well as being a pastor. He is excited about his new role at Juniper Springs and states, “It’s great being the maintenance guy because everyone likes it when you fix things! Seriously though, I look forward to creating a fun and safe environment for all our residents and staff here at Juniper Springs!”

Jerry and his wife are long-time Redmond residents and have made a lot of great memories while raising their two sons here. He enjoys exploring the warm island waters of the Caribbean, especially when Central Oregon temperatures begins to dip, and the snow is piling up at home. When he’s not fixing things at work, Jerry stays busy keeping up with his yellow lab, two boxers, and a chiweenie named Dixie.

Katy at Juniper Springs Senior Living
Courtney at Juniper Springs Senior Living

Francisco Cano​
Executive Chef


We couldn't be happier to welcome Francisco to our team! He is passionate about creating food from scratch that’s both delicious and nourishing. He obtained his culinary degree in 2002 while living in Peru. After that time, he traveled to over 60 countries while working on a cruise ship where he created dishes from around the globe.

Francisco and his wife have lived in Central Oregon for the past five years and they couldn't be happier here! When not at work you can find him hiking, practicing martial arts and following his favorite soccer team.