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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

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.

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. 

Jessica Green at Juniper Springs Senior Living

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.

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

Michael Strand​
Executive Chef


Michael is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and has an Associate in Business Management. He has worked in the culinary field for almost 40 years and has held the position of Executive Chef for over 30 of those years. During that time, Michael has experience in opening several fine and casual dining restaurants as well as doing consultant work for restaurants and hotels. Michael tells us, “Through all of my time in the culinary field, my greatest joy is working with the elderly population.” He is thrilled to be leading the dining program at Juniper Springs, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on board!

When he is not at work, he has many interests, outside of cooking, including fly fishing, golf and spending time with his dog, Cream.

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

Angela Boock
Recreation Director—Memory Care​


Angela started her career in senior living in 2006 when she became a caregiver. Since then, she’s held a variety of positions including, medication technician, house manager, resident care coordinator, administrator and now recreation director. She describes her strengths to be honesty, kindness, forgiveness and leadership. We witness those strengths everyday as she connects with staff, residents and family members in such a meaningful way. “My favorite thing about working in senior living is being able to put a smile on a resident’s face when they are having a bad day. I also enjoy every moment of listening and learning from their life stories.”

When not working you’ll find her spending time with her friends and family, going on motorcycle rides in summer, or watching her favorite shows on the food network channel.

Shannon Carlton
Resident Care Coordinator


Shannon brings to Juniper Springs 18 years of experience in senior living care. She has a passion for helping others and for continued career and personal growth. “My favorite thing about working at Juniper Springs is spending time with people who have vast life experiences and I truly love learning from them.” Shannon has worked in several departments including food service, caregiving, medication technician and now Resident Care Coordinator. She is currently enrolled in the Administrator Training through OHCA to obtain her Administrator license.

Shannon brings to Juniper Springs 18 years of experience in senior living care. She has a passion for helping others and for continued career and personal growth. “My favorite thing about working at Juniper Springs is spending time with people who have vast life experiences and I truly love learning from them.” Shannon has worked in several departments including food service, caregiving, medication technician and now Resident Care Coordinator. She is currently enrolled in the Administrator Training through OHCA to obtain her Administrator license.

Shannon at Juniper Springs Senior Living

Michael Bell
Resident Care Coordinator—Memory Care


Michael comes to Juniper Springs with 25 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. His experience includes time as a caregiver, medication technician, resident care coordinator, administrator, as well as several years of running his own foster home. He is excited to start his next chapter at Juniper Springs, as he continues his passion of connecting and caring for those around him. “I’m truly excited about my future here at Juniper Springs and building relationships with our residents and staff.”

Coming from Portland, Michael enjoys the slower pace that Central Oregon has to offer. Spending time out in nature helps him care for himself so he in turn can care for others. On his time off you’ll Michael kayaking, hiking and camping.