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Mark McClellan, Assistant Administrator
Mark has over 20 years of experience in Pastoral Care and has a deep passion for helping others live the best life they can live. The transition from Pastoral Care to Senior Living Care has been an incredible journey in which he has discovered that working with the elderly can be an extremely rewarding adventure. Joining the Compass team has allowed Mark to continue working where he is most passionate and has helped him discover a new passion in learning from those who have a bit more life experience.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree from Corban University and holds a master’s degree in Business Management. He has held several different titles in several different non-profit organizations and brings strong experience and leadership skills to The Landing team.
In his spare time, Mark loves spending time with his family, visiting wineries with his wife and riding roller coasters with his children.
Elisa Moore - Memory Care Administrator
Elisa was born in Roseburg, OR and raised in Days Creek, OR, a very small town east of Canyonville, Elisa completed her last two years of college at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR earning a Bachelor’s degree in gerontology with a minor in health. After working as a wellness leader at an independent living facility for 3 years in Dallas, OR she moved back home to Douglas County to be closer to family. Most recently she worked at a local clinic leading diabetes prevention programs. Outside of work, Elisa enjoys reading and trying to improve her cooking and baking skills. "I am very happy to be a part of The Landing and believe it is a great addition to our community."
Christina Rose - Community Relations Director
Christina started her career in senior living as a receptionist. Once the Marketing Director discovered how much Christina loved working directly with seniors and their families, she created a position for her as Marketing Assistant. This sparked a life-long passion for helping families. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing the relief in the adult children as the community takes over the care of their parents and they are allowed to reestablish the child/parent relationship.
Outside of work, Christina is quite the home body and enjoys playing cribbage with her husband, Randy. She has 3 grown children and enjoys spoiling her two dogs, Maxwell and Oscar. If you see Christina in public, she is probably shopping for new books to read or making friends with strangers dogs.
Summer Lybarger, RN - Wellness Coordinator
Summer is a local girl, born and raised in Douglas County and started working with seniors as a CNA while still in high school. She moved around Oregon and always found herself working in senior living communities. “It’s like going to work and seeing all your adoptive grandparents every day. Who doesn’t like that?”
Summer returned to Douglas County and began her nursing journey at Umpqua Community College where she graduated in 2012. After working as an RN, for 8 years, with 20 years combined medical experience, she found her way back to senior living and is excited to be with the team at The Landing. Summer wants to help make transitions easier, and a positive experience for seniors in the community she proudly calls home.
Summer, along with her two kids, enjoy concerts, festivals, the beach and spending time exploring the many activities Oregon has to offer rain, snow or shine.
John Hoefferle, Dining Services Director
John was born in Minnesota but grew up in sunny California. He spent years in the construction industry, which is what initially brought him to Oregon in 2008. After deciding to make a career change, John attended the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay, Ore and graduated in 2009. He has a passion for food and trying new recipes. He loves to make people smile with his food.
In his spare time, he enjoys building cars from the ground up, especially his Mustangs. Older, newer, it doesn’t matter. John loves them all. He also loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Susi, and their son, Miguelle. They enjoy travelling to different places and seeing new things in this beautiful country.
John and his family also like to dedicate their time to the local community, working to feed the homeless and help those in need.
Laura Studebaker, Life Enrichment Director
Laura was born and raised in the beautiful Umpqua valley and decided she couldn’t imagine raising a family anywhere else. “This is the perfect place to call home! Between the small-town feel, beautiful scenery and endless recreation possibilities, who wouldn’t want to live here!?” Laura’s variety of skills, experience and knowledge really started to expand as she moved up positions at the local newspaper into the role of advertising coordinator at the News Review. From there she took a position as the promotion’s director at Brooke Communications, a family of five radio stations where she planned and coordinated contests and community events for four years before deciding to take a couple years off to be a stay at home mom for her three young gentleman.
She missed working and was eager to pick up where she left off in her career once the children were old enough to attend school. She then started her search for her forever career knowing her passion for engaging with the business community and building relationships. She found herself accepting a position as membership sales, relations and programs at the local Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce. After her tenure at the chamber Laura knew she had a deep respect and compassion for the elderly community and decided to look for a way she could help to provide the support, respect and fun they have worked their whole lives to achieve.
In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking and spending time on the river. In the winter she looks forward to heading up into the snow to play with her boys and hunt for their own Christmas tree.
Laura is very excited and honored to work for The Landing, a company guided by goodness, loyalty, faith and fun! “Making new relationships and gaining wisdom from our elders is just one of the many job perks!”
Ken Makinson, Maintenance Director
Ken grew up in a small family construction business performing drywall hanging, finishing and painting. Ken’s father instilled in him that if it was worth doing, it was worth doing right. “I guess you could say I fit within the title of “Jack of all Trades and a Master of Some”. Ken became a journeyman drywaller and painter working on custom homes and commercial construction for many years in Roseburg, OR and Anchorage, AK. Upon returning to Roseburg he went to work in law enforcement as a deputy in the county jail and later a patrol officer for over seven years. With his children being very young and his wife staying home with them, he expanded his construction knowledge and became a general contractor for several years taking on small remodel projects that could be scheduled around his law enforcement schedule.
Ken spent approximately 23 years managing, promoting and enforcing occupational safety and health at Oregon OSHA and in private businesses around Oregon. He then developed a passion for being a change in the interest of best work practices for reducing work related accidents. While he changed careers, he could not eliminate his love for construction. Their little family decided to work together by buying and remodeled houses in their spare time and have sold about 20 homes over the last 38 years. This provided him the opportunity to teach his children how to work and maintain their own homes in the future.
In February 2020 Ken retired from state service but just couldn’t give up working. He recalled his OSHA inspections at retirement communities and thought he’d enjoy applying his construction skills, safety and health knowledge to the building maintenance field where he could interact with senior citizens. He watched The Landing being built and decided that is where he wanted to work. “I love this company’s culture and really enjoy the comradery with the residents in this community.”