Compassionate. Motivated. Caring. Meet the team.
We are eliseo, a full-service Life Plan Community who empower our residents to strive to meet the impossible every day. Meet our executive team of experts specializing in senior living.
Kevin is the President & CEO at eliseo. Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and a Master's degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University, Washington, DC.
He is passionate about serving seniors and has been actively involved with LeadingAge Washington in various officer roles and currently Chair of the Continuing Care Retirement Community Task Force. Kevin and his wife Cindy enjoy traveling the world and cheering for their four children on volleyball courts, basketball courts, baseball fields and beyond.
Prior to joining eliseo, David served in a similar role for a retail energy division of a Fortune 200 company here in the Tacoma area. He received his accounting degree and MBA from St. Martin's University. David also served in the military for four years as a tank gunner and reconnaissance scout.
David also serves as a financial advisor for many local and statewide agencies and other not-for-profit companies. In his spare time, David enjoys golfing, playing softball and spending time with his four children.
Alexandra is the Public Relations and Marketing Director here at eliseo. She received her Healthcare Administration Degree and MBA from Arizona State University and is Certified from University of Washington in Web Development. She began her career as a Business Development Director in a skilled nursing facility here in Washington State. After five years there, she worked as a supervisor for a hospital here in Tacoma.
She has a vast knowledge of healthcare and marketing. Alexandra is strongly passionate about serving her community and improving the lives of seniors. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband and kids, playing indoor soccer, and cheering on the Denver Broncos!
Audrie is the Director of Development and raises funds for the eliseo Foundation and resident care programs. A Texas native, she has worked with nonprofit organizations for the last eight years in Midland (West Texas) before moving to the Auburn area in fall 2020. She has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Texas and spent six years as a newspaper reporter before starting a new career path in fundraising. In 2016, she earned both a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Texas-Permian Basin and her CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credential.
During her fundraising career, Audrie has been the development director for both an art and children’s museum (Museum of the Southwest) and for Midland Community Theatre. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, she was also an active volunteer and board member for organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Midland Festival Ballet, The Camron Stotts Foundation, Meals on Wheels and the Aphasia Center of West Texas.
She enjoys getting to meet donors and their families and connecting people with causes that matter to them. There is a joy in giving and she considers it a blessing to get to help others experience that joy for themselves. In her spare time, she likes to run, swim and cook as well as help her husband care for his family’s six-acre blueberry farm.
Tyra is the Director of Sales at eliseo. She brings 15+ years of experience in the healthcare field which included roles as an Administrator, Admissions Director and Marketing Director for Home Health. She and her team are excited to embark on the journey of educating the community about the new expansion and growing our community by engaging and building relationships with both current and new residents.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends and attending The Seattle Seahawks games as a season ticket holder for the last 13 years! GO HAWKS!
Denise Cooksey has been with eliseo since February 2003 and leads the Employee Relations team, providing employee support, services and resources such as payroll and benefits, policies and procedures, safety and compliance and much more. Denise and her team are dedicated to serving our amazing employees who work so hard to care for our residents.
Denise has served on the Pierce County Healthcare Career Council and has completed mediation training with Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution. She also has her HR certifications with SHRM and HRCI. Denise loves camping with her family and friends and is an avid Seahawks fan!
Ordained as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Pastor Randy Olson has served as our Chaplain at eliseo since early 2011. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BA in Political Science, and Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary with an MDiv, Randy served congregations in the Pacific Northwest.
He is motivated by worship life, education and pastoral care, so serving as eliseo Chaplain fits him well. He and his wife, Jan, are active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fircrest. They enjoy their four children, and of course, are happy grandparents of two granddaughters and two grandsons.
Serina was first hired at eliseo as the Independent Living Social Worker in February of 2011 through March of 2018. She then took a coordinator position with Pierce County Emergency Management, advocating for people with disabilities in emergency preparedness. Serina was born and raised on the Island of Guam, where she attended the University of Guam earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Serina has worked as a school counselor and classroom teacher prior to moving to Washington State in June of 2009. She is is an avid musician, directing the First Lutheran Church Bell Choir, and sings any chance she gets. She is also a novice cake decorator.
Serina lives in Auburn with her husband, David, their Pekingese Pup, Ringo Starr, and Calico cat, Simba. Serina also has two sons, Raymond and Andy, who live in Lacey. Serina is glad to be back as the Community Life Director and is excited for the work ahead in enhancing and improving the quality of life for residents of TLRC.
Brita joined eliseo in 2001, where she has had the opportunity to grow her nursing skills. Starting out as a Certified Nursing Assistant, eliseo encouraged her to continue her education. Brita became a Licensed Practical Nurse, went onto earn her Registered Nurse licensing, and now has completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
As our Director of Nursing, Brita loves to learn and is always willing to step in and help out in any nurse position. Her passion is to love others as Christ loves her, whether a resident or fellow staff member.
Diane Kirby, Di, is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 14+ years in the field. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks and has the ability to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various executives within our company. Di currently serves our President and CEO, Kevin McFeely and our Chief Financial Officer, David Hoffman. Di joined the eliseo team in 2003 and has become a vital part of our community. Along with her duties as Executive Assistant she also passionate about making each and every resident, current and potential, feel valued and supported and does so with compassion and empathy.
She continues to participate in outreach and community events in support of eliseo and in addition to her duties as an Executive Assistant, Di enjoys swimming, waterskiing, and exploring, but her real joy comes from spending time with her husband, Del, their children and their beautiful grandchildren.