TEAM Growth

Grow Together

Be part of a team whose purpose is to change the way people think, feel and experience senior living.

We believe that each of us is an important part of something bigger than ourselves. Together, as a team, we build each other up and support each other daily. Most of us have chosen to work at The Springs Living because it satisfies more than our need for an income; it fulfills our desire to serve others.

TEAM Heart Beat

Kathryn Teach


Kathryn began working at The Springs at Tanasbourne in June 2009 as a server. She learned quickly and moved through various positions until landing as the Business Office Manager. Known as a great listener with a positive attitude and knack for problem-solving, in 2018 Kathryn was recruited to the newly formed Quality Team.


Laarni Small


Laarni is an active example of continual growth with The Springs Living. Starting as a caregiver, she quickly moved through the ranks of health services eventually landing as the Administrator for The Woods at Willowcreek. In 2017 Laarni was promoted to Executive Director of the two communities in Salem - The Springs at Sunnyview and The Woods at Willowcreek. Her contagious smile warms everyone’s heart and cloaks the buildings in a sense of comfort.


Mervin “Spike” Jones


Spike’s career path is unusual in that he started as a caregiver with The Springs at Missoula, in 2010, and three years later transferred to the plant operations department as a maintenance assistant. Whether we have a maintenance issue or a non-maintenance problem, Spike will help because he believes we are all here to make our residents’ lives better and easier. He also demonstrates that you don’t have to be a caregiver to provide care and support.

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My Leadership

My Leadership

Throughout the Level One program, employees are introduced to senior living and the benefits of working with residents. Each class is customized to The Springs Living and how we engage with others to create the magic between the residents and the staff.

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My team's leadership

My team's leadership

Building on the learnings from Level One, employees develop a clear understanding of how working as a team benefits our residents. Through a combination of classes and hands-on learning, employees learn how to collaborate and influence teams through leadership.

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My Department Leadership

My Department Leadership

During the Level Three program, employees learn how to provide overall direction to a program and how to manage employees successfully. They learn to master performance management by developing the necessary skills to coach and mentor employees using the principles of employee engagement.

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My Community Leadership

My Community Leadership

Senior team members lead a community with the goal of meeting or exceeding our high standards for the quality of relationships between the staff and residents. They demonstrate strong skills in team building and operational effectiveness. They also explore their own personal strengths and areas for development through self-directed learning and customized programming.

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Team Pride

We are passionate about doing the right thing and providing a quality work environment, which is why The Springs Living has been certified a Great Place to Work by Activated Insights. The Springs Living was recognized by Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Aging Services, ranking #11 among large senior living organizations across the country. The certification process further enhanced the culture of teamwork and inclusion that The Springs Living strives to create and foster – living out our company plan of “changing the way people think, feel and experience working in senior living.”

See what employees are saying about working at The Springs Living, on Glassdoor.

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Explore our Growth Programs

Dive into each program to learn about classes, positions, and success stories for each level.
See Level One