Meet the Team

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Our leadership team enjoys a combined 150-plus years’ experience and is passionate about serving our residents.

Elisabeth Milner

Elisabeth Milner

Resident Care Director

Elisabeth Milner serves as the Resident Care director at Courtyard at Mt. Tabor. Elisabeth’s passion for seniors began when she was 12 years old and cared for her great-grandparents. She finds joy in getting to know each senior and creating new memories with them. Elisabeth attended Western Oregon University, where she received a B.A. degree in gerontology with a double minor in business and sign language. She often signs around the community, especially to music.

Outside of work, Elisabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, four children and three grandchildren. She likes to bake, explore the outdoors, create art and get lost in a good book.

Kevin Churchman

Kevin Churchman

Director of Sales and Marketing

Kevin joined the Courtyard team in 2010. His close relationship with his grandparents is one of the main reasons Kevin Churchman was drawn to the senior living industry.

Graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in telecommunications and film, Kevin’s objective was to be a filmmaker. He deviated from that path after being hired as a flight attendant, which he did for seven years. “That job was extremely fun, but grueling. I had the chance to travel the world, meet many celebrities and make some extremely close friends. It was a great experience and I’m glad I did that right out of college,” Kevin said of his time as a flight attendant. Kevin went on to work in high tech and then a local Portland radio station while continuing to produce videos. He also worked on the television show “Leverage.”

One of Kevin’s passions is music. He plays the piano, guitar and has attended hundreds of concerts. “There’s a song lyric for everything,” said Kevin. He also enjoys spending time with his German Shepherd mix, being active, traveling, and exploring the local Portland vegetarian/vegan restaurant scene. With the opening of Courtyard’s new Pavilion Memory Care community, Kevin is looking forward to this new chapter. “We’ve hired a lot of really amazing new people with incredible skills which will take our program to the next level. It’s very exciting,” Kevin said.

Drew Miller

Drew Miller

Sales and Marketing Assistant

Drew Miller serves as the sales and marketing assistant at Courtyard at Mt. Tabor. She began her health care career in 2014, predominantly working in our Vibrant Life® program. Drew initially gained her passion to care for seniors at a young age by making weekly visits to her grandmother’s retirement community and dropping off handmade items for the residents. She believes the core of her position is to ensure the move-in process is done smoothly and efficiently from start to finish.  

When Drew isn’t hard at work in the community, you can find her listening to her favorite podcasts, gardening or discovering new DIY projects to complete around her home. 

Laurie Mix

Laurie Mix

Vibrant Life Director–Plaza

Laurie Mix 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. Laurie started her career with Courtyard in 2007.

Annette Anderson

Annette Anderson

Vibrant Life Director–Park

Annette Anderson 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 then to Vibrant Life Director in 2020.

Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson

Wellness Director

Diana Johnson 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. Diana has been with Courtyard since 2013.

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