Owner and Founder: Mike Hudman and his mother June Beyerlin founded Gateway in 1991. Although June has since passed away, Mike continues as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Gateway. Mike spent the first 20 years of his career working for the Springfield Fire Department as both a fireman and fire marshal. Mike grew up in Lane County and has continued to live and work here ever since.
Owner and Administrator: Soon after completing college degrees in Health Care,
Mark Kinkade started with Gateway in 1995 as an administrator. Mark orchestrated the growth of Gateway Living and the development of Gateway Gardens. Mark is still the administrator of Gateway Living and also serves as the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Gateway. Mark is also a current board member of the Oregon Health Care Association and is an active advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. Mark also grew up in Lane County and has spent most of his life living and working in Lane County.
Gateway Gardens Administrator: Sherri Borth has been with Gateway since July of 2000. She started as a caregiver at Gateway Living where she discovered her passion for caring for our senior population, especially the challenge of working with individuals and families dealing with the complex issues associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Over the course of her employment with Gateway, Sherri has continually shown herself to be a hardworking and effective leader, successfully advancing through many roles in the organization. This outstanding foundation prepared her for her current leadership role as Administrator of Gateway Gardens. In addition to her duties as Administrator, Sherri is actively involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Emerald Executive Association.
Gateway Nursing: The Gateway team of nurses has been providing care to seniors for more than 100 years of combined experience. Although our nurses have a variety of health care experience, the common thread is senior care. Our nurses were instrumental in developing our corporate vision as it relates to the care we provide. As stated our vision is as follow: “Gateway is a sanctuary for individuals seeking a supportive environment where care and services are delivered with compassion." Our nursing team strives each day to fulfill our vision.
Staff Development: The Gateway Living staff development team is anchored by Renee Musselwhite-Anderson. Renee started with Gateway Living in 1999 as a caregiver and rapidly advanced within the administration team to her current position as assistant administrator.
Our dynamic team of professionals is leading the industry in the field of staff development. The staff development team was instrumental in developing our corporate vision as it relates to the staff we employ. As stated our vision is a follows: "Gateway is a supportive environment for individuals seeking a career where they are mutually respected on a cohesive team and have the opportunity to learn more about providing care to our communities residents.” Further, our mission is to find, attract and retain quality, caring and loving staff.
Activity Department: Both Gateway Living and Gateway Gardens activity departments are led by long term employees of Gateway. Sheryle Dinger (on left in photo) came to Gateway Living in 1998 with more than 10 years of experience as an activity professional. Now at Gateway Gardens, Suzie McDaniel (on right in photo) was one of the first employees ever hired by Gateway Living in 1992.
Our activity department strives each day to give resident’s the opportunity to enrich their lives with meaningful, creative and uplifting pursuits. Through both resident and family feedback we are consistently evolving our activity department to fulfill the needs of our residents.