Meet the Team

We Work for You
Our leadership team enjoys a combined 70-plus years’ experience and is passionate about serving our residents.

Todd Pile

Executive Director

The best part of Todd Pile’s day is helping others achieve their goals. Prior to calling Oregon home in 1998, Todd lived in many different states across the United States. The different communities and people he was able to meet gave him a deeper understanding of people and communication. The importance of communication has become the backbone of his leadership style with both staff and our residents.

Todd graduated from the University of Oregon in 2008 and quickly started his career as a financial planner. He spent seven years following the market crash helping others regain their financial security only to wake up one morning craving to help others in a different way. This desire to help others ultimately led Todd to serve in the senior health care industry. Over the last four years, he has worked as an administrator and executive director at skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities throughout Oregon.

Todd currently resides in the Portland area with his beautiful and charismatic wife, Heidi. They love to attend social events and spend time golfing or wine tasting together in the area. They also love to travel. Todd is truly honored to be working here at Courtyard at Mt. Tabor and embrace the challenge of serving our residents and staff. His goal is to make Courtyard at Mt. Tabor a fun and exciting community that stands alone among its peers.

“Enough about me. This is all about you!” Todd said.

Ceci Fields

Assisted Living Director

Ceci Fields joined Courtyard at Mt. Tabor as our assisted living director with more than 10 years’ experience working in health care. She started her career as a med aide and worked her way up to management.

“Working with seniors has been the most rewarding experience, and I have an absolute passion for the work I do,” Ceci said.

An Oregonian through and through, she was born in Portland and currently resides in Tualatin. She is married and has two sons and a dog. Outside of work, you can find her spending her free time with her family. They enjoy watching movies together, going to the beach, hiking and creating new memories.

Geris Appelo

Generations Program Director

Ask anyone at Courtyard and you will hear that Geris is a big part of the reason our Generations community is so well-respected. Her dedication to our memory care residents and their families is felt at every level. Having worked her way to administrator over the years, she couples vast on-the-job experience with the creativity essential to her other passion, photography. Understanding we all have different wants and needs, Geris always finds a unique balance when managing day-to-day operations.

Kevin Churchman

Director of Sales and Marketing

Kevin joined the team after leaving a career in high-tech sales. Whether Kevin’s taking a moment to tickle the ivories for a group of passersby or laughing with a resident, he approaches each interaction with zeal. However, it’s periodically watching Kevin exercise his acting chops on the national television series “Leverage” that can be a kick for each of our residents.

Kevin Braman

Move-in Coordinator and Marketing Assistant

Kevin left his career in banking in search of a position that would utilize his skills to benefit others. Following a stint in government work, advocating for children’s needs, he walked in the door of Courtyard at Mt. Tabor retirement community. Today, he works with our residents and their families to ensure their move-in process is as seamless and comfortable as possible.

Gretchen Glass

Business Office Director

Having been an office manager for over 20 years, Gretchen’s passion for organization and attention to detail are great commodities to Courtyard at Mt. Tabor retirement community. Gretchen works to ensure the day-to-day operations keep on ticking for both the Courtyard staff and the hundreds of residents who grace our campus. It is with great commitment that Gretchen has welcomed each day at Courtyard for over a decade.

Laurie Mix

Vibrant Life Director–Plaza

Laurie has been the hub of Plaza’s massive recreation program for half a dozen years. Her educational background, which was dedicated to nursing, prepared her to understand the priorities of today’s seniors. When you witness Laurie interacting with anyone here on campus, it is easy to see the valuable skills she learned in her years spent in social service and nonprofit work.

Rachael Stivers

Vibrant Life Director–Park

Courtyard at Mt. Tabor was incredibly fortunate to find Rachael, a prior gala coordinator, world traveler and private nanny. Rachael, who studied abroad while obtaining her degree, speaks multiple languages and has a passion for the arts. Starting as concierge, Rachael earned her promotion to Vibrant Life director in record time. She has a sincere love for the residents, and it shows every day.

Diana Johnson

Wellness Director

Diana wrote her first fitness program at age 14. Her parents/clients followed the program because, even then, she understood that the best programs are doable, enjoyable and easy to follow. In 2008, a year before receiving the first of her two degrees, Diana developed a medical clinic’s diabetic health program. Couple her vast professional knowledge and many years of fitness training, and Diana is a strong force in each resident’s day.

Annette Anderson

Vibrant Life Assistant–Park

Annette has been a consistent beacon of support for Courtyard’s residents for a decade. Starting as a caregiver in 2007, Annette developed extensive knowledge of the needs of each individual who lives here. She was promoted to Vibrant Life assistant in 2012 and has been a great addition to the team ever since.

Michael Schultz

Executive Chef

Michael Schultz was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Alhambra High School in Martinez, California. He moved to Portland in 1991 and graduated from the Western Culinary Institute in 1991.

Michael has been in the food service industry for more than 45 years, working in hotels, restaurants and college campuses. His passion for food comes from his grandmother, who was an Italian chef and restaurant owner on the California coast, where seafood, great wines and produce are in abundance.

He is married to his wonderful wife, Sandra. Together they have four children, five grandchildren and two dogs. As a sportsman, he loves the great outdoors. Michael enjoys athletics, hunting, fishing or just hanging at the beach. He is also a knight of the Royal Rosarians and serves on the board at the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy in Portland.