President / CEO
Since 1997, Eric Sholty has provided leadership to multi- and single-site Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs/Life Plan Communities) across the country, serving in numerous capacities including Facilities Director, Executive Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. He joined Pacific Retirement Services in April, 2016 as Vice President of Facility Services, and in February of 2018 became Executive Vice President of Development & Facilities. In May of 2018, Eric became Chief Operations Officer, where he led the operations and development of 11 CCRCs serving more than 5,000 residents and 3,000 employees. In January of 2021, he became the President/CEO of Pacific Retirement Services.
During his more than two decades of service with not-for-profit organizations, Eric has used his extensive background in operations, development and finance to drive strategic initiatives, deliver uncompromising customer service and create an environment of excellence. In addition, Eric has led the development of more than $650 million in startup and redevelopment of CCRCs.
A licensed RCFE Administrator in California, Eric has served as a board member for LeadingAge California and chairperson for the Delta Region. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado Christian University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Chief Financial Officer
Mary has served the company since 1989, first at Rogue Valley Manor, PRS’s flagship retirement community, and then joining the PRS team as director of information systems/assistant controller in 1993. Over the years she has consistently risen through the ranks to become CFO. She now oversees accounting and finance services for PRS’s family of 55 corporations.
Steve R. Rinkle
Chief Legal Officer
Steve joined PRS 2005 and has practiced law since 1990. His experience includes private practice in Portland and Honolulu with the national law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, and in Medford with the Jackson County Counsel’s Office. Prior to law school, Steve served in Washington, DC, at the Treasury Department, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of the Navy, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Chief Health Care Officer
Debbie joined PRS in 2006 as vice president of health services, where she traveled extensively to help PRS communities deliver quality healthcare services to residents. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Registered Nurse, and her accomplished career in healthcare management spans more than 25 years.
Chief Information Officer
Steve joined PRS in November 2008 as Chief Information Officer. He has had extensive executive and consulting experience and a proven record of optimizing technology and strategy for large global enterprises, including Nautilus, Deloitte & Touche, and Boeing. Steve continues to help PRS improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our business processes and our investments in computing and communications.
Executive VP of Administration
Dena joined the marketing staff of Rogue Valley Manor in April 1997. In 1999 she became the housing development director for Pacific Retirement Services, earning a promotion to vice president of housing two years later. In this role, she oversaw the development, construction, marketing, and operations of all twenty five affordable housing facilities. In June of 2015 she transitioned into the role of vice president of corporate compliance and privacy, and in January of 2019 she began her current role as executive vice president of administration.
Executive VP, Operations
Anthony has worked for a number of not-for-profit companies throughout his career. During this time, he has helped facilities earn the American Health Care Quality Award, which recognizes a commitment to performance excellence in systematic quality improvement and resident focused programming. Anthony has also received the Executive Director of the Year Award for his commitment to continued quality, excellence, and leadership.
Executive VP, Operations
John has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience with non-profit faith and fraternal based senior-living organizations across the country. John has an MBA with a healthcare emphasis from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. In addition, he completed a graduate licensure program in Long-Term Care Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a BA in Finance and Management from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Senior VP, Sales & Marketing
Paul received his bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Spring Arbor University. He brings more than 30 years of marketing and sales experience in the CRCC industry to our team. He joined PRS in 2005 to lead all facets of marketing, media, and sales.
VP, Human Resources
Lyndell has 20 years of experience in many facets of human resources, including organizational development, leadership training, risk management, and strategic process improvement and implementation. She holds an MBA from Southern Oregon University and two prestigious certifications from the Human Resources Certification Institute: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).
VP, Community Housing
Mary joined PRS in 2003 as a housing director for the Community Housing division, where she began to work with such agencies as the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She became vice president for Community Housing in 2015. A member of LeadingAge Oregon, she’s also a Certified Occupancy Specialist.
VP, Media Services
Tom began his career in media in 1991 as a television sports anchor. His career in communications includes leading sales teams at US Cellular as well as owning and running his own advertising agency. He now leads the talented media services team that supports the marketing efforts of all PRS communities.
VP, Marketing Strategy & Customer Experience
Eric, a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, oversees marketing and brand strategy for the entire Pacific Retirement Services family of communities. He is passionate about challenging the commonly held perception that aging in the home is preferable to moving to a senior living community.
VP, Construction Management
John joined PRS in 2006 and now manages all construction projects at PRS affiliate and managed facilities. Since joining PRS, Mr. Tamminga has managed more than one billion dollars’ worth of senior living construction projects. He has more than 30 years of construction and real estate experience working for general contractors, consulting firms, and owner’s representative companies, including Coopers & Lybrand and Kenneth Leventhal. Mr. Tamminga holds a BA in business administration from Trinity University and an MS in land development from Texas A&M University.
Sarah began her career with PRS in April 2003 as the Public Relations Manager at Rogue Valley Manor. Several years later she was promoted to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. In January of 2013, Sarah was promoted to Executive Director of the Manor and was responsible for managing the 600+ acre campus with nearly 1,000 residents and approximately 600 employees. In December of 2019, she began her current role with PRS as the Vice President of Administration.
Corporate Director of Culinary Services
Todd began his tenure with PRS in 2010 as the opening executive chef and director of dining services at Mirabella Portland. As a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Todd joined PRS with 25 years’ experience in the restaurant, resort, and hospitality industries. Having worked for organizations such as Four Seasons Hotels, Westin Resorts, Starwood Hotels, and Marriott Hotels/Resorts in New York, Seattle, San Diego, and Scottsdale, Todd drives our culinary program forward with excellence and innovation at the forefront of his vision.
Josh Blackson, Corporate Director of Finance
Josh joined PRS in 2011 and has served in various positions within the accounting department. He now oversees accounting, investing, and budgeting for all of PRS’s family of corporations. Josh is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Corporate Director of Talent Requisition
Matt came to PRS in 2016 and has more than 15 years of Talent Acquisition experience, primarily in the healthcare field. Having worked for various long term care organizations, Matt combines a keen knowledge of technology and human capital to provide a holistic approach to recruiting and talent acquisition
Corporate Director of Accounting
Beau has more than fifteen years of public and industry accounting experience. Beau is a Certified Public Accountant registered in the state of Oregon and has a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accountancy from Arizona State University. During this time, Beau has enjoyed performing compliance audits under Sarbanes-Oxley with Ernst & Young and overseeing the accounting operations for the City of Medford. He enjoys spending his recreation time with his wife and four children on their organic farm.
Executive Director, Community Volunteer Network
Kristin first joined PRS in 2012 as the legal project manager. In September 2018, she transitioned into her current role as executive director of Community Volunteer Network. Her passion for serving others has made volunteerism and community service a significant part of her life, and she looks forward to the many opportunities ahead.
Executive Director of Community Housing
Sarah started with PRS in the Community Housing department in February of 1999 and has held numerous positions during her tenure. In October of 2010 she stepped into a leadership role as a housing director, and in January of 2021 she began her current role as Executive Director of Community Housing.