Kayla Knight, Administrative Assistant
Kayla joined Regency Park in November of 2006; although her college education was originally geared towards elementary education, she has found that her true passion is working with seniors. Kayla is an Oregon native and loves living in Milwaukie where she is near downtown, the mountains and the coast. Her husband Dale and two daughters; Lyric and Legaci love the outdoors especially camping, hiking and bike riding.
One of Kayla’s favorite things to do on the weekends to go shopping with her mom, Ingrid, they love finding a good bargain.
Diane Schroeder, Community Relations Director
Diane began in the Senior Living Industry in 2010, leaving her career in mortgage banking. Her compassion for seniors began with helping both her parents and realizing how important it was for that generation to have the right options for them to thrive. She initially worked in Independent Living, but wanted the opportunity to serve seniors and their families in Assisted Living and Memory Care and joined the team at Regency Park. Diane has found working for Regency Park to be extremely rewarding, seeing how her residents quickly improve their quality of life after moving in. She finds it inspiring every day to truly see the positive impact for them and their families to begin a “new chapter” that helps them not just in their physical needs, but gives them a sense of community and connection enriching their lives.
Some of Diane’s outside interests are Art (she holds a B.A. in Art History/Painting from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL), theater, music concerts and travel. She also enjoys living in the Northwest having access to go hiking in some of her favorite places like the Gorge or spending time at the Coast.
Tom Webber, Community Outreach Director
Tom joined the senior living industry in 2007 as a marketing director for Brookdale Senior Living in their McMinnville community. Tom brought to us his experience gained through a 35 year career in sales, marketing, real-estate finance and the professional management of large multi-family housing communities. Throughout his career in the senior industry, Tom has worked with the biggest companies including Brookdale, Holiday and Emeritus. He joined Regency Park in September 2015 after being asked to lead our Community Outreach efforts and assist in building both brand and name recognition for Regency Park.
When Tom isn’t working he is an avid car enthusiast, tiny-house aficionado and spends as much time with his family, including his 10 nieces and nephews ranging in age from 8 months to 36 yrs. Tom is a Portland native who intends to one day retire to the central Oregon town of Prineville to pursue his dream of a tiny home compound where he can enjoy his family and friends.
Jenny Wacker, Activity Director
Jenny Wacker joined our Regency Park team in 2015 and brought with her many years of experience working with seniors. Jenny has an innate ability to embrace the interests of seniors through caring and compassion. She provides educational activities, special speakers, musical and religious groups, and celebrates daily exercise through music and movement.
Jenny has been married to her husband Mark since 1983 and has two grown children, Jacob and Rachel. In her free time she likes to travel, go camping, boating and playing with her two Dachshund dogs. Jenny’s gentle nature and passion for life, provide joy and happiness to every one she meets.
Kelcie Riba, Personal Preferences Coordinator
Kelcie grew up outside of Hillsboro, Oregon in North Plains. Initially drawn to working with people with special needs, she volunteered in various outreach organizations where she found her passion to advocate for people of all abilities. A few years later, Kelcie joined the Regency Park Team as a dining room server, falling in love with the community and residents. With the drive to better serve her residents and growing in a community she believes in, working with the aging population on a more personal level became Kelcie’s passion. Her favorite part about Personal Preferences, is taking the residents out of the community and assisting with errands, while promoting independence. It is Kelcie’s goal to help residents and families enjoy the Regency Park lifestyle as much as she does.
Kelcie has two children and a dog. She plays softball and loves to be out in nature!
Roger Greene, Building Services Director
Roger joined our BPM family as a Maintenance Assistant at Regency Park in February 2014 and was promoted to Building Services Director in February 2016. He brings to our community over 19 years of valuable experience in the management and maintenance of large multifamily apartment complexes. Roger has proven to be exceptionally passionate about working with our senior population, and takes the greatest degree of care, pride and pleasure in assisting them with their maintenance needs, no matter how trivial. He has a deep affection for each of our residents, and can often be heard laughing and joking with them in the hallways, or quietly talking to them about their diversely unique life stories – “I find it especially rewarding and interesting learning about their incredible lives, and as I watch them relay their stories I see the youthful light reawakened in their eyes. Those are the moments that truly feed my soul.”
In his off time, Roger enjoys spending time with his wife, Cheryl, their dog Leo, and (fat) cat Joey. He and Cheryl enjoy vacationing in their motor home, trying to play golf, home brewing, and to immerse himself in the pages of his favorite author’s latest novel (Wilbur Smith).