Compassionate. Motivated. Caring. Meet the team.
From our skilled care team in the Health Care Center and Assisted Living facilities, to the helpful individuals providing our support services, our staff provides care focused on our residents’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Kevin is the President & CEO at Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community. 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 and Treasurer. 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 Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, 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 state wide agencies and other not for profit companies. In his spare time, David enjoys golfing, playing softball and spending time with his wife, Margo, and his four children.
Alexandra is the Community Relations Director here at TLRC. Alexandra graduated from Arizona State University with a Healthcare Administration Degree. 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!
Denise Cooksey has been with TLRC 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 TLRC 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 TLRC 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 Tacoma Lutheran 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 Tacoma Lutheran in 2001, where she has had the opportunity to grow her nursing skills. Starting out as a Certified Nursing Assistant, TLRC 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.