Love Pearson, Director
Love grew up in the small Oregon town of Sweet Home. After graduation, she relocated to Beaverton where she embarked upon her career in the medical field working at a rehabilitation center for several years. While there, Love received her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.
In 2002, she moved to La Pine to afford her son the same, small community upbringing that she enjoyed. Love joined the team at Prairie House in 2006 as a Medication Assistant in Memory Care. In 2010, Love received certification to be a foster care home provider. She says she has always enjoyed working and caring for the elderly. Love considers herself a “go-getter people person.” Love has held an array of different positions at Prairie House, so she knows the inner workings of the community first hand.
In her free time, Love is actively involved in her church.
Harold Bailey, Community Resources Coordinator
Harold has worked in the senior living field for several years. When asked why he chose this area of work, he said, “It is the most fulfilling and satisfying career move I have ever undertaken.” Harold brings organizational skills and a determination to be of service to his role as Prairie House’s Community Resources Coordinator. He is especially proud of obtaining a degree in International and Comparative Criminal Justice, with Summa Cum Laude honors.
When not hard at work, Harold can be found snowmobiling, building trucks or operating his own sawmill.
Steven T. Mays, Memory Care Director
As the Memory Care Director, Steven supports those residents with cognitive issues at Prairie House. He is a kind and compassionate individual with patience to spare. He assists residents with their daily needs with a smile. Steven also assists our seniors in appointment and transportation needs, and maintains the schedules and ensures all shifts are covered. Steven holds monthly fire drills and safety in-services for all staff and assists the Director in ensuring things run smoothly at Prairie House.
Steven graduated from Reedley Community College in Reedley, California with an AS Degree in Natural Science. In 1980, Steven enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He spent 20 years in the service as an Independent Corpsman. During this time, Steven was involved in most aspects of the medical field. This included the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. He was also involved in the administrative side of medicine; he was responsible for running a medical department aboard a ship. In 2000, Steven retired from the Navy in San Diego, California. He continued his medical career while working for an eye surgeon, then for a pain specialist. In 2005, Steven and his family left San Diego and moved to La Pine, Oregon to help take care of his mother who had Alzheimer’s Disease.
Rick Kennaday, RN – Health Services Coordinator
Rick has lived in La Pine since 2014 and says he and his wife are never leaving! The many activities available here, including mountain biking, kayaking and skiing keep them busy year-round.
Born in Glide, Oregon Rick served in the Navy for four years and then went on to earn a degree in Automotive Technology. Deciding it was time for a new adventure, Rick started nursing classes, where he went on to become a Registered Nurse.
He has been serving the wonderful residents of Prairie House since 2014.
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