About Us

Our Way of Life

Pine Grove Crossing provides Assisted Living and Memory Care with a personal touch. We offer suites and 16-hour licensed nursing care, 7 days a week, to our residents. We chose Pine Grove’s location based on the expansive views of the Front Range it provides, with access to medical care at nearby Parker Adventist Hospital. Our professional, caring team is committed to giving our residents the service they require with a dignified approach. Our setting gives people all the comforts of home with the support they need to live well.

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While we take great pride in our beautiful grounds, new building interiors, and extensive amenities, it is the people of Pine Grove Crossing which make us stand out among assisted and memory care senior living communities. Our management team and associates are each bright stars in their own right, bringing dedication and heart to every task and event.


Tyler Nitta

Executive Director
Tyler Nitta’s calling to serve seniors was sparked at a very young age, with two great-grandparents facing Alzheimer’s disease. He learned firsthand the beauty of patience, how to be with someone in the moment, and how to cherish the small victories. Tyler calls himself an “old soul”, and after 14+ years in senior living, is now dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations of residents, their families, and his associates at Pine Grove Crossing by creating a safe, enriching and fun place to live and work. While memory care is where his heart lies, Tyler’s experience also includes life enrichment, sales, and operations. He has served as executive director of an Assisted Living and Memory Care community, as well as a committee member of the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter and board member of Bessie’s Hope, a not-for-profit that brings intergenerational programs in nursing homes and assisted living communities. Tyler is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. A sports junkie, he enjoys family adventures with his wife and two children and rooting on his Denver Nuggets. On his list for a perfect getaway? Tropical weather and good food.

Debbie Rumer

Sales Counselor
Debbie enjoyed a successful career in the insurance industry for over 30 years. Life happened and Debbie’s mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. And then the journey began. Downsizing, selling the family home, exploring assisted living communities and finally helping her mother settle in for this new phase of life. This experience changed not only her mother’s life but also the direction of Debbie’s career. Debbie decided she wanted to be a part of helping others through this time of transition in their senior years. Debbie grew up in the south but now calls Colorado her home. She enjoys life with her husband, 2 boys and 6 grandchildren which includes a twin boy and girl. Just ask her and she will be most happy to share their photos.

Kim Witt

Director of Sales and Marketing
Kim brings over 10+ years of professional experience in the Senior Living Industry. She developed a passion for serving seniors at young age through personal family experiences and volunteer efforts. Kim has worked in multiple levels of care in the industry including: Active Adult, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Her passion and areas of focus include: Resident Programs, Operations and Sales and Marketing. Kim was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She spent the majority of her professional experience working in Senior Living communities in Chicago, IL. Kim is excited to join Solera Senior Living, values company culture and is happy to work with the team at Pine Grove Crossing! In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends especially her husband, son, and Labrador. She enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and Colorado sunshine!

Katelyn Sanchez

Resident Care Director
Former rodeo queen, diehard Broncos fan, and exceptionally good swing dancer: Katelyn considers Pine Grove Crossing residents and team members part of her extended family. “It is such an honor to assist my care team in continuing their growth, knowledge, and success in their roles. They are hands down the most fun, kindhearted, spirited, and diverse group of people I have ever worked with.” She felt the connection from the start. “You feel like you are at home. It is warm and inviting,” she says. For her, a commitment to compassion sets the community apart. “Everyone, from housekeeping, to the care team, to marketing and leadership, strives to make sure residents, families and team members feel heard and cared for.” Katelyn earned a technical degree in Nursing from the University of Northern Colorado. She’s worked in senior living for nine years, and served as Restorative Nursing Program Coordinator for Recover Care of Colorado. Getting outdoors with Don, her fiancé, and children Travis, Gunner, Brieland and Hunter makes her happy. And don’t forget her canine pal, Leigha. Dream vacation? Hunting and fishing in Alaska. Guilty pleasure? Buying shoes.

Madelyn Axberg

Director of Life Enrichment
Madelyn’s passion for this industry started via a client relationship with AARP and her brother’s diagnosis with dementia. She knew there was an opportunity to make a positive impact in people’s lives and found that senior living was the best way to help. Madelyn’s goal is to provide meaningful and engaging activities for our seniors living in Pine Grove Crossing. Madelyn’s biggest achievement has been working in Life Enrichment for the past six years and enriching senior’s lives. She was raised in Puerto Rico and has lived in Colorado for the last 20 years. In Madelyn’s spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband (Brad), and their sweet pets Ranger and Zorro.

Alain Lumu Luabo

Director of Memory Care
Alain’s love of elders comes from his roots, and from his grandmother who is “90-years young.” He is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the culture calls upon young people to care for their elders because “they have all the knowledge and wisdom that we need.” For Alain, that has meant working in senior living, including positions in memory care as Caregiver, Med Technician, Memory Care Coordinator, and Memory Care Director of Programming (where his community was nominated two years in a row for one of the best Memory Care communities in Denver). He graduated from medical school in DRC and moved to the US in 2005. Communication is the core value that speaks most to Alain; he feels it is a way to express ourselves and hear others, see and treat one another with compassion, and work together to achieve responsibilities. When he’s not busy serving seniors at Pine Grove Crossing, Alain enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, traveling, listening to news of the world, sports and watching movies. Dream vacation? Extended time on a Hawaiian beach where he can “only hear the sound of the water.”
Bobby Brisco

Bobby Brisco

Maintenance Director
Speed attracts Bobby…whether it’s drag racing with his car club, or watching the Fast and Furious movie series. So when you see him around Pine Grove Crossing, you know he’s getting the job done right the first time. But what you may not realize is how dedicated he is to helping others—which is why compassion is the core value that drives him in his role as Maintenance Director. His passion for helping seniors and making their lives better runs through everything he does. In his free time, Bobby most enjoys spending time with his loved ones. He has three grown children: two beautiful daughters and a handsome son. His dream vacation is going to Hawaii with his wife, whom he met in Junior High and married five years ago. Whether at work or at play, Bobby definitely is in the winner’s circle!

Kirsten Butler

Business Office Director
Kirsten brings a wealth of varied experience to her position at Pine Grove Crossing, so it’s no surprise that creativity—thinking outside the box to come up with a solution to every challenge—is her most cherished core value. She was a restaurant manager for 20+ years, and also has served as an Assistant Executive Director with a local senior living community. In fact, Kirsten’s first employment was as a server in a North Carolina senior living community. Now as Business Office Director, Kirsten brings all her skills to assist with orienting and introducing the new team to the community. “If we in leadership take care of our team, our team will naturally want to take the best care of our residents,” she says. Kirsten is a long-time granter of wishes for Make-A-Wish® Colorado and enjoys spreading that mission throughout Denver. It’s a perfect match for Kirsten, who is a serious bargain shopper and loves giving gifts to friends (they call her the “gift master”). She also likes movies, concerts, and the theater, as well as spending time with her husband (Ross), son (Reilly), and two fur babies (Hank and Wynonna). The perfect vacation? A cruise—she’s been on eight, and looking forward to many more.

Solera Senior Living

Solera Senior Living has a singular focus: to develop, own and operate communities that will inspire a better quality of life for seniors. With personalized service, engaging programs, and best-in-class amenities, Solera’s innovative approach elevates the entire senior living experience.

Core Values

For us, these are not just words on a wall or a website. These are words we live by daily across all levels of the organization. They set the tone for every Solera Senior Living community and are integrated into everything we do.


We are empathetic, caring, appreciative, fair and inclusive


We speak openly and honestly as a collaborative team and proactively appreciate team members for their positive contributions


We consistently strive to exceed service and safety standards and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents, loved ones, guests, and colleagues


We continuously enhance the ways we serve our community


Chase Gronowski DOR, OTD, R/L

Chase Gronowski is the Director of Rehabilitation at Pine Grove Crossing. He graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and obtained his Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professionals.

He enjoys working with people of all ages on everything from preventative medicine and psychosocial wellbeing to acute rehabilitation. He has clinical experience working in various settings that include equine assisted OT, behavioral/mental health, inpatient, outpatient, home health, skilled nursing, post-acute care, memory care, and long-term care.

Chase was raised in Idaho but has happily called Denver home since 2006. He is a lifelong Colorado Avalanche fan and can often be found fishing early in the morning while working on a wood project with his dog, Bubba, in the afternoon.

Get in touch!

If you are ready for a more carefree, enriching lifestyle with countless opportunities to make new friends, learn, explore and enjoy every day to the fullest, you will want to know about Pine Grove Crossing. And we want to know more about you!