Eric Jacobsen – CEO/ President
Eric has 28 years of experience in the senior housing industry in a wide variety of capacities. After a brief stint in sales for an international conglomerate, he went to work for a senior housing company preparing feasibility studies and doing development consulting. In his next job he directed and assisted with the development and acquisitions activities for one of the largest senior housing companies in America, followed by a job as VP of development and acquisitions for a smaller company where he was quickly promoted to chief operating officer, where he assumed the responsibility for all facility operations for the company including field operations, and corporate office support. Eric assumed the title of Chief Operating Officer later that year just prior to the company’s public offering. Since leaving his last job Eric has developed or acquired, and participates as an owner in approximately 29 senior housing communities. Eric is a graduate of the University of Oregon, with a degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance.
Kristy Blizzard – Controller
Kristy has worked for Jacobsen related companies since 2000. Kristy has made her lifelong career in the accounting field. In 1979, she began her accounting career working alongside her family in the auto industry learning and mastering such jobs as Accounts payable/receivable, payroll, budgeting, financial statements, and year end reports for tax planning. Because of her experience, attention to detail, and organizational skills, it paved the way to her later becoming the controller to different businesses in the Portland area. Kristy has also operated her own accounting services business, serving such diverse businesses as graphic artists, restaurant/bar/comedy clubs, antique malls, rental agencies, real estate, construction, and senior housing companies.
Christina Carney – Director of Operations
Christina joined Seasons Management in March, 2012. She began her career in senior care management in 1999. Prior to joining Seasons Management, she worked for another senior care provider for more than 10 years and held positions of assisted living executive director, regional director of operations, training and quality assurance. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and certified assisted living administrator in Oregon. Christina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Oregon State University.
Steve Stubblefield – Director of Finance
Steve Stubblefield has experience working on a wide range of real estate developments from senior housing, to multi-family acquisitions, to privatized government property with values ranging from $10 to $200 million. He is experienced in sourcing capital, negotiating debt and equity term sheets and helping shape deal structures. Previously Steve was the Director of Project Finance for a real estate development firm, where he was responsible for project and development financing and strategic investments. Before this he was Vice President of a national real estate investment-banking firm where he arranged, sourced and structured financing for commercial real estate owners and developers. In addition to his experience in real estate development he also has worked in several technology and health-care companies in Orange County.
Steve graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with a BA in Business. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has passed the first of three exams in the CFA program. Steve is responsible for project and development financing and strategic investments for Jacobsen Construction Co.
Eugenia Kelly – Operations Support
Eugenia started her career in real estate over 15 years ago investing in and professionally managing commercial and residential real estate along with representing clients. During this time she worked 7 years as an Assistant to one of Portlandís Top Real Estate Brokers. Prior to her real estate experience she served 5 years in the US Army as a commissioned officer working in Data Management and Health Care Administration. Eugenia holds a bachelors degree from Cleveland State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a major in accounting. She joined the Seasons Management team in 2012, and provides home office support for operations.
Ricardo de la Cruz – Development & Acquisitions
Ricardo has 30 years of experience in public and private real estate development, and specializes in “Public/Private Partnerships”. In the first 10 years of Ricardo’s career he served in the U.S. Navy and taught at California Community Colleges. From 1980 to 1990 he worked for the State of California Coastal Commission, City of San Jose Redevelopment Agency, and the City of Santa Barbara Community Development Department, holding senior management positions. Over the last 20 years Ricardo has developed a number of real estate developments consisting of residential developments, retail centers, hotels and coastal resorts, and now assisted living facilities and memory care. Many of these properties were “Public/Private Partnerships” with local communities. He provides the Company with acquisition, design, entitlement, and public financing strategies. Ricardo is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and San Jose State University holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration, with a concentration in public finance and land use planning.
Ali Sakai – Assistant Marketing & Sales
Ali joined the Seasons Management Team in April 2013. She graduated from the University of Oregon, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Spanish. During her time at the university she studied abroad to Seville, Spain where she studied business on an international level. Ali's interest in marketing blossomed from her past internships marketing Broadway shows, a professional sports team and a lifestyle magazine. She is excited to be able to join the Seasons Management team and expand her professional experience in a growing field. Ali provides marketing, advertising and public relations support to our communities.
Joyce Meyer – Staff Accountant
Joyce joined Seasons Management in October 2011. Prior to joining Seasons Management, she worked at Blackwell Book Services for 10 years. She held positions in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Staff Accountant. She worked in the retail industry for 4 years as the Budget Analyst for the Nordstrom's East Coast Distribution Center. Joyce also has several years in the medical field in different accounting positions.
Christine Simoes – Staff Accountant
Christine joined the Seasons team in March 2014. She has an extensive background in the health care industry holding positions as Financial Services Representative, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Accounts Receivable in a medical and rehabilitation center in Phoenix, Arizona. From there she found her way into a senior living community working as the Business Office Manager where she expanded on her financial experience. In her position, she processed capital expenditures as well as oversaw and prepared budgets and financials for the community at whole. Christine is responsible for community financials as well as payroll. She earned her bachelorís degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland University College.
Peggy Brekke – Director of Health Services
Peggy has been in some capacity of health services for over 24 years. Her true passion lies in senior living having held positions of community RN, Executive Director, Regional Nurse Consultant, Operations as well as VP of Clinical Services. Peggy is originally from Texas and moved to Oregon 13 years ago with her family. Peggy will be assisting with quality health service practices and state regulatory compliance. Having years of experience teaching health occupations, she will be a great resource for our community's health services staff to provide the highest quality of care to each and every resident.