About Us2018-11-14T17:55:49+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 Gruber
Principal

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 Leinbach
Principal

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

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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Allyson Nathan

Allyson Nathan
Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Allyson brings over 23 years of senior living marketing, branding and sales leadership experience to Cadence. Her prior experience includes successful startups, acquisitions and the repositioning of distressed communities.

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Robert Laak

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
Controller

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 Operations and Community Integration

Holly Springs-McMurray has direct responsibility for integrating newly acquired communities into Cadence’s unique operating culture through corporate training, systems management, and regulatory auditing in order to ensure that each new community “Finds its Cadence.” Prior to joining Cadence, Holly was Regional Director of Licensing and Education at Stonecrest Senior Living. Holly has also held several Executive Director in her over 10 years of experience in the industry.

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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.

Wayne Souza
General Counsel

Wayne brings over forty-two years of combined private practice and in-house General Counsel legal experience to Cadence. Wayne most recently served as U.S. General Counsel for a Canadian based real estate private equity group for which he led legal and governmental affairs in the U.S., and for the group’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices relative to all U.S. legal matters. He served two terms as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (America’s largest association of non-traded REITs), was the former founder and Chair of the IPA’s Private Placement Securities Committee and former co-founder and Vice-Chair of its Policy Advocacy (governmental affairs) Committee.

Marisa Galindo

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