Our compassionate and professional staff are committed to providing the highest quality of care, crafting amenities and services to create a vibrant and warmhearted home for our senior residents. Our team of caregivers invest in maximizing the strengths of each individual and bring a wealth of experience to our community. Please let us introduce you to some of our staff who will help guide you through key decisions ensuring that your loved one has the best care and support to be successful through their journey.

Kelly Talamantes – 27 Years
Campus Administrator

Marcia Carrigan – 14 Years
Marketing Consultant

Melissa Rehnelt – 7 Years
Marketing Assistant

Tracey Capps – 5 Years
Director of Nursing

Deb Roschen – 2 Years
HR Manager

Cailin Lehman – 11 Years
Business Office Coordinator

Angie Bassett – 18 Years
  Activities Coordinator

Chad Bjortomt – 9 Years
Maintenance Coordinator

Pat M. Patrick – 5 Years
Dining Services Coordinator

Hanna Hill – 11 Years
Registered Nurse

Sue Morrison – 1 Years
Registered Nurse

Kelsey Hoffmann – 4 Years
Licensed Practical Nurse

Kirsten Lehman – 17 Years
Resident Services Coordinator

Jessica Graham – 4 Years
Resident Service Coordinator 

Carla Post – 1 Year
Registered Nurse

Mahlet Shanko – 4 Years
Registered Nurse

Alyssa McGee – 3 Years
Transportation Specialist

Linda Hanson – 5 Years
Registered Nurse


Miranda Pierce – 1 Years
Registered Nurse


Laurel Lang  – 18 Years
Licensed Practical Nurse


Jacinta Nyakambi – 4 Years
Registered Nurse


Sen Goshu – 1 Years
Registered Nurse


Olga Von Geldern
Administrative Assistant

Kelly Talamantes –  Campus Administrator – 27 Years

Starting her long-term care career at the age of 16, Kelly realized that the elderly population and dementia was her forte. Having held most roles in her 27 years at Cottagewood, Kelly brings to the Campus Administrator role the necessary tools to celebrate the success and diversity of those that she leads. Married with three grown children, Kelly enjoys reading, plays and spending time with her family.

Marcia Carrigan –  Marketing Consultant – 14 Years

Every day, Marcia feels privileged to have the opportunity to assist families transitioning their loved ones to a Memory Care setting. She strives to be a knowledgeable resource for the community, families and professionals entrusted to her. An Iowa native that graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and fashion, she has spent 14 of her 34-year career with the Cottagewood family making a positive difference in the lives of others. In her free time, she dotes on her three sons and rarely misses an opportunity to gather with family and friends. She also enjoys exercising and selling Real Estate.