About Us2019-01-16T13:10:16+00:00

Tune in. Turn on. Standout.

Get to know Cadence Living.

At Cadence Living, our communities dance to a different beat.  Whether you live or work at a Cadence community, or you’re a development partner or management client, you’ll notice the upbeat tempo designed to inspire personal creativity, connection and conscious wellbeing.

Our leadership combines more than 2000 years of senior living and real estate experience with creativity and an open mind, using proven strategies that work and the freedom to develop new ideas for programs and services that take senior living communities to new levels of performance.

Meet our talented maestros…

Eric Gruber

Eric brings over 30 years of senior housing and real estate development experience. Eric spent 1989 to 2001 as President and CFO with Southwest Retirement Corporation in Scottsdale, Arizona. At Southwest, Eric managed 150 employees and over 1600 senior housing units in retirement communities from Texas to Arizona.

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Rob Leinbach

Rob brings over 20 years of real estate and legal experience to Cadence. Rob was most recently the President and Chief Operating Officer for a Canadian based real estate private equity group of companies where he directed the growth of the US operations from 2007 – 2016. In his role, Rob was involved with the management of approximately $4 billion in assets throughout North America including over 100,000 acres of land and over 25 active developments of all real estate asset types.

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Tracy Colburn
Vice President of Operations

Tracy is a highly accomplished health care professional with over 20 years of experience in the senior living industry. Prior to joining Cadence, Tracy held roles with Atria Senior Living, Sierra Pointe Management, Brookdale and Encore Senior Living.  Over her career, Tracy has touched every aspect of senior housing operations, beginning her career as a caregiver and working her way up to head operations.

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Susan V. Stangroom
Vice President of Operations

Susie brings over 25 years of senior living experience to the Cadence team. Her expertise includes internal audits for compliance of state and company regulations, market survey studies, development of policies and procedures, due diligence, portfolio management, community design and operational turn-arounds. A trained chef from the Culinary Institute of America, Susie also brings extensive culinary experience to Cadence.

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Robert Laak
Chief Financial Officer

Bob has a 25+ year career in the real estate industry and has held CFO or senior financial management positions with several large real estate companies including Meritage Homes, Walton Development and Management, MCO Properties, Sun State Builders and Cordillera. Mr. Laak has financed nearly $3 billion of real estate development projects and joint ventures located throughout the southern United States.

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Tom Rosin

Tom brings over 30 years of accounting, auditing and management experience to Cadence where his extensive experience in preparing and reviewing financial statements, budgeting, and structuring sound internal accounting controls will be instrumental to the growth and success of the company.

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Lidia Panayotova
Assistant Controller

Lidia oversees the accounting and financial reporting functions for several of Cadence’s communities as well as work on general corporate accounting matters.  Prior to joining Cadence, Lidia served as a Senior Finance Accountant for Kitchell Corporation, a Phoenix based General Contractor and Property Manager, was a Senior Project Finance Accountant with Walton Development and Management and also worked in the accounting department for KB Homes, a leading national publicly traded homebuilder.

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Holly Springs-McMurray
Director of Compliance

Holly McMurray is responsible for our quality assurance initiatives, integrating newly acquired communities, and ongoing development and oversight of the Cadence Corporate Compliance Program.  Holly’s role is to ensure that Cadence’s unique culture is upheld in all levels of operation.  Organizational compliance is achieved through the implementation of corporate training, systems management, and regulatory auditing in order to ensure that each new community “Finds its Cadence.”  

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Lisa Bernard
Corporate Sales Specialist

Lisa provides dedicated sales management, strategy and community outreach training for Cadence’s growing senior housing portfolio.  Lisa brings over 15 years of senior housing sales and marketing experience with stints at Pathway Senior Living, Brookdale and American Orchards prior to joining Cadence.  Lisa also brings community operational experience to the role and has an impressive track record of leasing activity in her communities.

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Mike Dollander
Vice President of Operations, Southeast Region

Mike has over 20 years of experience in senior living, medical care and health care operations and marketing. Prior to joining Cadence, Mike worked for PruittHealth in Atlanta, Georgia for nine years in various roles including managing several assisted living and skilled nursing portfolios in the Southeastern United States.

Marisa Galindo
Operations Coordinator

As the Operations Coordinator at Cadence, Marisa provides leadership and administrative support in almost every aspect of operations.  Marisa assists in everything from HR, IT and accounting to contract management, database administration and office management.

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Treva Whalen
Director of Operations – West

Treva brings over 16 years of operations, marketing and leadership experience to her role as Director of Operations for the Western Region. Prior to working with Cadence Senior Living, Treva held positions as an Executive Director and Operations Specialist with other senior living communities.

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Mallory Foster
Office Administrator

With a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Mallory Foster brings her communication and organizational skills to help ensure that administrative and office tasks are running smoothly and efficiently.

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