Brett Nielson, Business Office Manager
Brett Joined BPM in 2012 as a caregiver and worked his way up to the Business Office Manager. As the Business Office Manager, Brett is responsible for all aspects of our billing, invoicing, payroll and human resources activities. Brett has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Warner Pacific College.
Brett grew up in Eastern Oregon, but moved to Portland to continue his education. In his free time Brett enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with his wife, son, and two dogs.
Tanya Rosequist-Blim, Activities Director
Tanya was born and raised in Milwaukie, Oregon and moved to Happy Valley in 2003 to start her own event planning party business. In 2009 she earned a floral degree at the Portland Floral Institute. Tanya has always had a passion for event planning and can always been counted on to help her friends or her church put together a great event. Now she gets to do it for the residents of Royalton Place! In 2009 after caring for her ailing mother who was on hospice, she realized her passion for senior living. Those strong emotions led her to become an Activity Director and become more involved in the senior community. She earned her Activity Director certificate in 2014 and has been enriching the lives of seniors since 2013.
Tanya lives in Tigard, Oregon with her husband Kraig and daughter Jaden. She has a total of four children, two boys and two girls. She enjoys her family time, the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, camping and travelling.
Debra Vice, Memory Care Coordinator
Our Memory Care Coordinator Debra is originally from Tennessee, and likes to be called D. At the age of 19 she moved to Portland, Oregon and began her healthcare career which has been her field and passion her entire adult life. She obtained her BA in healthcare administration in January of 2016 and is currently working on her MBA. When asked about her work she said, “I enjoy what I do and truly believe that if we lead with love then at the end of the day we can be proud of what we accomplish that day.”
In her free time she enjoys being outside hiking or just being with friends. D also enjoys driving and meeting new people, so she moonlights as an Uber driver. If you happen to be visiting at the end of her shift and need a ride don’t be surprised if she is your driver!
Karen Winegar, Dining Services Director
Karen joined the Royalton Place family in 1999 as a third cook and today is our Dining Services Director. She really loves her job and has a passion for the residents. One of her favorite things to do is use family recipes given to her by the residents so she can put them on the menu for everyone to enjoy.
Karen has three boys, thirteen grandchildren and many adopted others. Her hobbies include cooking and being with her family.
Mark Soloos, Building Services Manager
Mark was born and raised in the Northwest and has travelled and worked throughout the United States. He has owned and managed a construction company so has a number of skills and abilities that help him a great deal in his role as our Building Services Manager. He also has electro-mechanical experience and has worked in facilities maintenance most of his post education career.
When he first arrived in the Portland area he worked for Emanuel Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospitals, but has been working in senior living communities since 2012. He first discovered his enjoyment of working with seniors when he volunteered at a senior community in high school.
In his free time Mark enjoys sports and good BBQ.