Meet Our Team at Living Care Lifestyles

Meet the Team at Living Care Lifestyles

Attention to detail. Engaged and eager to support each other and our residents. Brilliant senior living. These concepts highlight our mission and our promise to each other and the people we serve, and our Living Care Lifestyles team of professionals is committed to meeting the needs of you or your loved one with joyful and compassion service.

Michelle Longwill, Executive Director  at Living Care Lifestyles in Seattle, Washington

Denis Bryant

President and CEO, LivingCare Lifestyles & Navigator Development Group

Denis is a graduate of the University of Washington. He has served the health care and senior housing industry for over twenty-three years forming joint venture developments with hospitals and private investors. Before working in the health care industry, Denis successfully negotiated mergers and acquisitions of multi-million dollar companies. His experience also includes being a Registered Securities Principal for a private capital firm and prior experience working in the banking industry. Denis founded Living Care Lifestyles in 1996.

Jill Steele, Vice President of Finance at Living Care Lifestyles

Jill Steele

Vice President of Finance

Jill joined Living Care Lifestyles as controller in 2015, and has been a mainstay since the day she started. Her dedication and commitment to her work have been invaluable and she embodies so many of the wonderful attributes of Living Care Lifestyles.

Prior to joining our team, Jill spent more than 14 years in accounting and financial reporting roles in both public and private sectors, and she holds a master’s degree in professional accountancy from Central Washington University.

JR Renner, Vice President of Operations at Living Care Lifestyles in Seattle, Washington

JR Renner

Vice President of Operations

JR brings more than 30 years of senior living and retirement industry experience to Living Care Lifestyles. He has also won numerous awards, including being named Top Five CEO two years in a row and receiving the Top CEO Award in 2010.

Prior to joining Living Care Lifestyles, JR spent 15 year working for Leisure Care in a variety of management roles, including overseeing operations for seven to 12 Assisted Living and independent retirement communities in several states. He also mentored general managers and sales teams with “best outreach practices,” which resulted in communities receiving a 90 percent or higher occupancy rate.

Valerie White, RN, BSN, Regional Director of Quality Assurance at Living Care Lifestyles in Seattle, Washington

Valerie White, RN, BSN

Regional Director of Quality Assurance

Valerie joined Living Care Lifestyles in 2010 as the wellness director for Quail Park of Granbury before becoming the executive director of the community. In 2016, Valerie was promoted to her current role as regional director of quality assurance for all of Living Care Lifestyles’ communities.

In 1994, Valerie’s career took her to Texas, where she worked as a registered nurse specializing in long term-care, hospice, and eventually Assisted Living. Valerie has over 12 years of experience in Assisted Living compliance and quality development.

Debi Se Well, Director of Payroll and Benefits at Living Care Lifestyles in Seattle, Washington

Debi SeWell, SHRM-SCP

Director of Payroll & Benefits

Debi joined our team in 2013 as the Business Office Manager for our community in Lynnwood WA. Prior to joining our team Debi worked in property management in the affordable communities market, both senior and family, primarily working with construction teams to remodel communities meeting the Uniform Relocation Act (URA) requirements to temporarily relocate the current residents while their apartments were being remodeled until they returned to their brand new apartments.

Katie, a dog at Living Care Lifestyles

Tracey Harvey

Director of Community Solutions

Tracey comes to Living Care Lifestyles with more than 30 years of experience driving results and inspiring teams in the retirement living, wellness, and fitness industries. Her passion for connecting people to meaningful products, services, and programs while creating magic moments for all ages has been the most rewarding role of her career. As a resourceful stakeholder in establishing fitness trends, including Spinning and Nautilus programs, Tracey has also championed evidence-based wellness programs in order to help older adults improve overall functionality, as well as impact the operating revenue of a Modern Living community.

Nathan Wetmore, Director of Operations at Living Care Lifestyles in Seattle, Washington

Nathan Wetmore

Director of Operations 

Nathan brings two decades of outstanding trouble shooting skills and a hands on approach to the Living Care team.  Nathan started his career in the hospitality industry at the ground level successfully working his way into management positions significantly increasing sales and profits with his detailed oriented  approach, management creativity and innovative practices.  From his experience he discovered his passion and love for engaging with all ages in order to provide optimal experiences. He took his customer experience knowledge and found his true calling working with seniors, earning him #1 ratings in Resident satisfaction surveys.

Nathan has a broad understanding of the northwest living on the Seattle-Eastside area for the past 25 years. He has been happily married for 13 years, living in the Mill-Creek -Snohomish area with three children. Nathan enjoys  golfing, fishing, church activities and, running to and from our kids sporting events each weekend.  Nathan is University of Washington graduate and in his words “I feel blessed to work with the greatest generation and truly impact our residents’ lives in a meaningful way”. 

Arnold Alejandrino, Director of Signature Dining at Living Care Lifestyles

Arnold Alejandrino

Director of Signature Dining

Arnold is director of signature dining at Living Care Lifestyles and rejoined the team in June 2019. He has spent 35 years in the food and beverage industry managing many types of dining operations from casual to fine dining. He made the transition to senior living dining nearly 20 years ago, and his experience includes directing large operations in multi-unit environments as well as various regional director positions.

Ian Gazarek, Senior Staff Accountant at Living Care Lifestyles

Ian Gazarek

Senior Staff Accountant

Ian works on the finance team and serves as support for financial reporting, month-end closing procedures, and consultation with the accounting teams at all of Living Care Lifestyles’ communities. He began his accounting career with Living Care Lifestyles and excels in the growth-oriented environment we provide employees.

Ping Zhu, Accounts Payable at Living Care Lifestyles in Seattle, Washington

Ping Zhu

Accounts Payable

Ping joined the Living Care team as a staff accountant in June 2015. She brings over 10 years of accounting experience, specializing in accounts payable and taxes. Prior to joining Living Care, Ping worked as an AP accountant at Atlantic Power, a publicly traded alternative energy company near the Living Care Home Office.

Ping holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Prior to her accounting career, she worked as a licensed pharmacy technician in Washington state. Before immigrating to the United States, Ping earned a degree in education and served as a primary school teacher.

Ping is honored to be working every day with people dedicated to improving the lives of senior citizens. In her spare time, she enjoys her quiet family life with her husband and their two daughters.

Erin Tighe, Development and Accounting Coordinator at Living Care Lifestyles in Seattle, Washington

Erin Tighe

Development & Accounting Coordinator

Since joining Living Care in 2015, Erin has moved to support the Accounting and Development teams. During development and construction, she researches local land use code, drafts investor and public relations materials, coordinates payment with construction lenders, and prepares communities for initial health care licensure. Supporting our operating communities, Erin manages the corporate credit card system, helps coordinate loan refinances, and continues to oversee the licensing and renewal process. Her ability to quickly understand systems makes her a resource for our team members for everything to accounting software to technology implementation.

Outside the office, Erin spends time exploring the city with her ten-year-old chocolate lab, Brownie. She stays engaged in our community working on local transportation issues.

Carley Wadhams, Office Administrator/Accounting Coordinator at Living Care Lifestyles

Carley Wadhams

Office Administrator/Accounting Coordinator

Carley was born and raised in the Lynnwood and Edmonds areas of Seattle. She has seven siblings, one of whom is her twin brother. She has a wonderful significant other of five years who is a journeyman plumber and they are owners of a Doberman pinscher named Koni.

Lynette Hatscher, Human Resources at Living Care Lifestyles

Lynette Hatcher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Human Resources

For more than 20 years, Lynette has been cultivating her professional talents in the health care industry. At Living Care Lifestyles, she has assumed the role of human resources consultant and lends her expertise to all aspects of human resources.

Ever committed to being a positive force in retirement and senior living, Lynette enjoys contributing to the success of the company because, in her own words, “the organization is run by dedicated, intelligent, and kind people.”

Lynette enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and her cuddly dog, a Maltese named Maggy. A resident of Mukilteo, Lynette has called the Pacific Northwest home her entire life.

David Haack, Company Consultant EVP of Joy Marketing at Living Care Lifestyles in Seattle, Washington

David Haack

Company Consultant EVP of Joy Marketing

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, David began his journey in the dietary department of a skilled nursing community – that was over 30 years ago. After high school he worked as a nursing assistant through his sophomore year at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis, where he received his degree in business and, subsequently, acquired his Nursing License and worked as a nurse. David has worked with many of the leading providers in the Skilled Nursing Community – from Medicare cost reporting and consumption management to LTC technology services. David joined Living Care Lifestyles as the vice president of sales and marketing in April 2012.