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Experienced, Caring Staff Members to Serve You

You'll love the team at Foundation House at Northgate retirement community. Your fellow residents will tell you how the staff members go out of their way to serve you and make you feel comfortable, cared for, safe, and secure.

Professional, Friendly, Supportive Team with Longevity

You can rest assured that at Foundation House you are in the company of the most professional, trained, and experienced team at any retirement community. We take great care of our team members so that they can focus on taking great care of you! Many of our team members have been at Foundation House for over five years. You can count of seeing the same friendly faces year after year. When we do add a new team member, they are carefully and thoroughly screened including a background check to ensure your safety and security.

Sandy Morgan, Administrator for Foundation House at Northgate, is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Sandy has worked in long-term care since 1978. Sandy opened Foundation House at Northgate in 1997 and obviously enjoys working here. In fact, she plans to work at Foundation House until she retires. Sandy finds this profession very challenging since there is never a dull moment interacting with staff, assisting residents, and helping families. She has been active with the Washington Health Care Association for many years. Sandy is married and has two sons, a daughter-in-law and a yellow lab named Hank.

  Sandy Morgan, Administrator
Sandy Morgan, Administrator

Bonnie Eriksen, LPN Personal Care Director. Bonnie started her career in the healthcare industry 45 years ago as a caregiver in Billings, Montana. Bonnie says senior care is one of her passions and her smile and joy-filled attitude prove it.

She lives with her husband of 23 years, Ken, in Mill Creek, along with their dog, Zack, and two cats. In addition to their passion for animals, Bonnie describes Ken and herself as "hobby enthusiasts." She loves to bead and Ken excels in leather-working. Foundation House at Northgate and our residents are fortunate to have such a seasoned professional managing our Assisted Living.

  Bonnie Eriksen, LPN, Personal Care Director
Bonnie Eriksen, LPN, Personal Care Director

Steve George, our Head Chef, is a graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary School with an associate degree in restaurant hotel management from St. John's University. Steve's experience in the restaurant industry spans over 30 years, with the first 11 years in fine-dining establishments. He has been Head Chef for Foundation House since opening in 1997. Steve believes that customer service and communication are the two most important factors in running a successful food program. He ensures that all residents' dietary needs are met to help them be healthy. Steve resides in Snohomish with his wife and a very large dog.

  Steve George, Head Chef
Steve George, Head Chef

Pamela Williams, our Marketing Director, will give you a welcoming tour, answer all of your questions and ensure your move goes smoothly. She thrives on helping people transition to the next chapter of their lives and marketing such a wonderful community. Pam worked in marketing for consumer goods companies for more than a decade and was a real estate agent for five years. Her background and experience combined with her compassion for seniors make her career in retirement living a perfect fit. Pam was born and raised in Colorado then moved to California where she earned her degree. Her husband works for the Seattle Fire Department and they reside in Ballard with their twin daughters, one pooch and two cats. Pam enjoys attending her girls' soccer games, snowboarding, camping and hanging out with her family and friends.

  Pamela Williams, Marketing Director
Pamela Williams, Marketing Director

Mary Oakes, Activity Director. Mary has been our Activities Director since 2001. She says some of the reasons Foundation House at Northgate is a great place to live are the same reasons it’s a great place to work. The location gives her easy access to the activities she's planned. The staff is friendly and supportive of one another and the fact that we’re a smaller community lends itself to a family atmosphere. She feels our residents are inspiring and fun and they’re the best part of her work day.

  Mary Oakes, Activity Director
Mary Oakes, Activity Director

Imran Iqbal is the Assistant Activities Director at Foundation House. Imran loves to engage with residents, whether it's through an activity or simply listening to their stories over a cup of coffee. He most enjoys driving residents to their appointments, calling the winner of bingo, and exercising with them. Imran earned AAS degrees in computer science and automotive. In his free time, Imran likes to travel, work on cars, play computer games and spend time with family and friends, along with working at King County Metro.

  Imran Iqbal, Assistant Activities Director
Imran Iqbal,
Assistant Activities Director

Carolee Sepe is the hair stylist in the hair studio inside Foundation House. Carolee has been doing her part to make this a more beautiful world for over 40 years. She began her training in Montana and finished in Utah. It was in Utah that she met her husband, who was stationed there in the Air Force. They settled in Seattle after helping Carolee's folks move here in 1972. Carolee and her husband Michael are proud parents of two fabulous boys who have grown up to be fine men and provide plenty of laughter in the family. Carolee was in her mid-twenties when she purchased her first hair salon in the Wedgwood neighborhood. She stayed there until the building was torn down and she was forced to find another location. Luckily, a spot opened up right across the street! She designed that salon from the floor up and has been there for 26 years. Carolee loves what she does because she can be very creative and it takes so little effort on her part to make others feel good about themselves. The saying, "if your hair looks good, you feel good" is so true.

When Carolee has free time from running two salons (one in Wedgwood and the other here at Foundation House) and her home salon, she loves cooking and baking, movies, camping and visiting friends and family from Idaho to the East Coast and Italy.

  Carolee Sepe, Hair Stylist
Carolee Sepe, Hair Stylist

Matt Morgan is our Maintenance Director. Matt has experience in construction, landscaping, and heavy equipment operation, and he has worked at Foundation House since 2007. He has a great sense of humor and loves kidding around with the residents. It's also no secret that Matt's passion is fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. Matt was raised in Snohomish and currently resides in Arlington on acreage.

  Matt Morgan, Maintenance Director
Matt Morgan, Maintenance Director

Melinda Tustison, receptionist, loves getting to know new residents and keeping up with everyone in our community. She'll greet you with smile and answer all of your questions...or find someone who can!

Melinda, a native Washingtonian, was raised in Roy. Growing up, she spent most of her after-school hours at a dance shop. Ballet is her favorite principle, followed closely by tap. In college, Melinda took classes in music education, history, and library science. Trombone is her main instrument and she also enjoys playing the flute. These days, when she's not working, Melinda's favorite way to pass the time is reading fantasy and sci-fi, although she branches out to other genres when book catches her attention.

  Melinda Tustison, Receptionist
Melinda Tustison, Receptionist

You'll be on a first-name basis with all your new friends at Foundation House in no time. Any request you have is our pleasure to help you.

Contact us today to arrange your visit and tour of Foundation House at Northgate. We're looking forward to introducing you to our staff in person!