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The newest senior living community in Parker, CO, 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 residents of our locally owned and operated community. 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.


Iva Prinsen

Executive Director
Iva Prinsen began her career in senior living over 30 years ago. She has worked in various capacities in the day-to-day operations for local and regional senior living operators in Iowa and Colorado. She joined Pine Grove Crossing in September of 2020. Iva received her Associate Degree in Healthcare Administration from Iowa Lakes Community College and her Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Sciences from Steven’s Henager University. She is a licensed nursing home administrator in Colorado, certified Assisted Living Operator in Colorado, and has served on the Assisted Living Advisory Board with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Iva’s work experience has resulted in increased resident, family, and team member satisfaction. Her true passion is to focus on the residents’ well-being and quality of care being provided; she believes this all begins with developing and fostering her team members. She strives to be a servant-leader for all living and working at Pine Grove Crossing.

Adrienne Evenson

Marketing Director
Adrienne grew up in a small town outside of Pittsburgh and has been a resident of Colorado since 1998. “My father and I volunteered at local nursing homes when I was 11 years old – this has had a profound influence on my passion to work with seniors.” Studying dietetics in college, Adrienne supported a local assisted living by creating special dietary menus for the residents and then had a wonderful opportunity to open a large senior community in southern Denver in 2006. With 11 plus years of experience in senior living, Adrienne continues to be inspired by the love and insight of her residents. “There’s authenticity in their wisdom and their words. Some of my most genuine interactions and moments have been spent with seniors.” When she is not at the community, Adrienne enjoys doing anything outdoors, healthy cooking, and spending time with her 13-year old son (when he has spare time for her).

Carolyn Petersen

Assistant Marketing and Outreach Director
Carolyn was born in to a military family in Colorado Springs and spent much of her younger years traveling from Air Force Bases in Colorado to Italy, North Dakota and Montana before her father retired back to Colorado. Carolyn met her future husband while attending school at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, where she majored in Human Development. Carolyn’s husband was then transferred to Montana, where his family was from, and the new little Petersen Family welcomed their first son in Missoula, followed by another son born in Great Falls and finally the girl they always wanted also born in Great Falls. A few years later the family was transferred back to Denver and there they have remained to this day. Carolyn has been in sales and marketing her entire life, starting with travel agency sales and eventually owning her own corporate travel agency and then her own cruise only agency that she moved into her home when the internet came to be. During this time Carolyn’s Mom suffered a mild stroke and that led to the search for an assisted living community for her Mom – an event that changed her entire life. During one such tour she bonded so well with the Marketing Director that the Director called her the next day to invite her to apply for a Marketing position that had just opened up. That was the changing moment for Carolyn’s career and for her mom, as well. They both went to the senior community – one for work and the other to live! After Carolyn’s Mom passed, she went to work at various venues in Denver but working with seniors was always in her mind and heart. In her spare time Carolyn loves to spend time with her kids, who are spread all over Denver but easily accessible to bother about future grandkids and also with her three adopted rescues dogs who are actually Basset Hounds that think they are human and like to take over the couch, kitchen and beds. She also enjoys gardening, swimming, scuba diving, boating and hiking. Travel has always been in her blood and returning to Italy is a life-long goal. Carolyn is so pleased to be a part of the Pine Grove Crossing team.

Debbie Rumer

Move In Coordinator
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.

Jane Adams

Memory Care Director
Jane was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in upstate New York. Her love of art and passion for seniors developed from her grandmother who had been a sculptor. Jane has over 10 years of experience in developing and leading communities’ programs and activities for successful aging. She has worked within independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and adult day programs. “Working with elders is my passion.” Jane has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and her Masters in Creative Arts Therapy. Her master’s thesis explored the use of creative arts in the lives of those living with dementia, to enable expression and communications. Jane has lived and worked in healthcare from New York to California, although Denver is her favorite. She lives with her dog, Maus, whom she adores. She cherishes her friends and maintains many longstanding relationships with individuals all over the world.

Morgan Graphman

Business Office Director
Morgan grew up in the Assisted Living world with her mom being a Physical Therapist at an Assisted Living Community. When Morgan graduated first in her class with her degree in Business Administration, she knew she wanted to use her knowledge to help make a difference in the lives of seniors. She married into the Long-Term Care business and helped start a new company with her father-in-law in Long-Term Care Pharmacy. She then transitioned to the community side of the industry and has been doing Human Resources in other Assisted Living Communities for three years before finding her home at Pine Grove Crossing. In her free time Morgan loves spending time with her husband and new baby son!

Wayne Lindsey

Environmental Services Director
Wayne is a native of Colorado! One of the few left! He worked his way through Art School employed at Littleton Public Schools in the Maintenance Department. His specialty was boiler systems, plumbing and pneumatic controls. When he finished college he tried his hand at his degree – Advertising Design! Wayne owned his own Graphic Design Studio, worked as a Senior Art Director, Creative Director and eventually ended his Design career as a Marketing Director. But, he was always still fixing stuff. At his last Marketing job he took on the role of Maintenance and Building Management in addition to his role as Marketing Director. It was from here that Wayne decided to go back into the Maintenance and Facility Management field. Wayne has 6 years of experience in Senior Living and takes pride in making sure his residents feel comfortable and at home as quickly as possible. In his free time you’ll find Wayne camping, fishing or tinkering with his truck. Avid Bronco fans, Wayne and his wife Heather reserve Sunday for the game, good food and time with our three girls.

Lynette Christner

Life Enrichment Director
I was born and raised in Lansing Michigan. I moved to this beautiful state of Colorado 2 years ago and I bring ten years of experience working with seniors in various capacities including: activity program development, care coordination and administrative roles. My husband and I have 4 children and 6 wonderful grandchildren. My hobbies include: roller-skating, softball, bowling, shopping, dancing and bringing smiles to as many people possible. My true passion is working with the senior population they are the true foundation of everything we know. Let have some FUN!!!

Christine Taibl

Life Enrichment Assistant
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Gershwin Sandberg

Culinary Director
Gershwin was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. In South Africa Gershwin attended the University of Cape Town before making the leap to leave South Africa and attend college in the USA. In July of 1997 Gershwin left Cape Town and arrived on the shores of the USA in Pennsylvania where he started attending Eastern University just outside of Philadelphia. In college Gershwin pursued a degree in Theology and Youth Ministry. After graduating he spent the next 15 years working with young people trying to answer some of life’s hard question and traveling with young people all over the world. He tackled engaging issues such as poverty, homelessness, education and women’s rights. Throughout his life food and people have always been a significant part of memorable experiences. It only made sense that the next phase of his life would take him into the kitchen! For the past 6 years Gershwin worked in different kitchens, from golf courses to senior living communities. Most recently he was the Director of Dining Services at another independent, assisted, and memory care community Gershwin has come through the ranks of the culinary in all positions and understand the entire culinary department. In his spare time he loves spending time with his three children, loves to play with food creatively, enjoys doing private catering events, enjoys “English soccer;” especially Liverpool Football Club and loves to travel when he can.

Linda Myers

Human Resources Specialist
Linda has been Colorado resident for over 20 years. Her most challenging job has been “MOM” to two beautiful kids (who are now in college) and a wife to a wonderful man. Working in the Assisted Living communities is somewhat new to her. She began at Pine Grove Crossing as a Lead Concierge, and was one of the first employees at the community when it opened. This is where she grew to LOVE the residents and their families, always saying that she had the perfect job. Linda’s love for the residents expanded and includes all of the employees, as she was promoted to Pine Grove’s Human Resources Specialist position. She now can be the “Mom” to both the Residents and the Employees. - life is good!

Emily Eitel

Health Services Director
Emily was raised in a small town in Kansas. After high school she moved to North Carolina to enjoy the east coast life. In 2015 she made her way to beautiful Colorado. Emily brings 15 years of experience working with seniors. She has experience in Assisted Living, Memory Care, Mental Health, and Long-term Care settings. In 2019 she was awarded with a Clinical Excellence Award with her former company. When she is away from work, Emily enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and her three fur babies.

Katie Hough

Assistant Health Services Director
Katie is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved to Colorado in 1998. Growing up she spent a lot of time with her grandma, and thinks this may be where she gained her passion for working with seniors. She has been working in healthcare for 8 years; and comes with experience in Assisted Living, Memory Care, Home Health, and Skilled nursing. Majority of her career has been spent in the Memory care setting. “My goal as a nurse is to ensure that my resident’s get the proper care, and the care that they deserve!” Outside of work Katie enjoys going to the mountains, and spending time with her two fur babies.

Ascent Living Communities

Ascent Living Communities is a Colorado based senior living owner and operator. Our focus is to provide a first class experience for our residents and their families, and to hire and retain the best associates in the business. We are a hands-on owner, and very involved in the operations of our communities. You will regularly find us at our communities working with our teams to create a more meaningful senior living experience than we believe you will find anywhere else. Our founders’ 40 years of combined professional backgrounds provide the backbone of our operation. We have celebrated many successes with our residents, their families and our associates, and also worked through many challenges that we continuously learn from. All of this provides a steady foundation for us to build on and improve every day.


Dr. Megan Zartman DPT

Outpatient Clinic Director – INFINITY REHAB

Megan began her collegiate career with physical therapy in mind. Working as a lifeguard at a senior 55+ community, she discovered her love for working with older adults and individuals experiencing health challenges. Megan was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh as an undergraduate and pursued a major in Rehabilitation Sciences. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, she continued her schooling at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She took a special interest in geriatrics and vestibular therapy, graduating with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in April 2016. Upon graduation, Megan embarked on the adventure of Travel PT. She enjoyed working travel contracts at skilled nursing facilities across the country, but ultimately decided to move to Colorado to pursue a full-time position in her favorite place on earth. She has been the Outpatient Therapy Clinic Director at Pine Grove Crossing since August 2018 and is passionate about improving the health outcomes and quality of life for these residents. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking, traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family. To learn more, click on the Infinity Rehab logo below.

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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!