Meet Our Team

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Mountain Glen Retirement Community provides a great family atmosphere. Our licensed and insured service oriented staff will make certain your new home lives up to your high expectations. Contact us today for more information.

Helen Fisher

Senior Executive Director — As Senior Executive Director of Mountain Glen of Mt. Vernon, Helen has worked hard to create a highly skilled and self-reliant staff whose actions reverberate throughout the community and influence others they come in contact with.  Helen prides herself in her great ability to train and teach her staff members to provide the highest level of care and to treat their residents with the utmost dignity and respect.  Helen’s dedication to providing the quality care for the residents of Mountain Glen is evident the second you walk in the door – and Helen wouldn’t have it any other way! Helen is the Senior Executive Director of both Mountain Glen Retirement Community and Ashley Gardens of Mount Vernon Memory Care. Read more about our Senior Executive Director…

team-christieChristie Rairigh

Executive Director – Christie has been with Mountain Glen since 2003. Many would call her the glue that holds everything together. Starting out at a CNA in 1989, she quickly discovered that she has a true calling for working with the elderly. She worked her way up throughout the years from a CNA, to Front Desk, to Office Manager, to Bookkeeper, and finally settling in her position of our Administrator. Christie’s passion and drive can be seen by any one that talks to her. When she is not busy running our building she enjoys her time with her wonderful husband of 18 years, 4 daughter and 3 granddaughters (yes, all girls). Christie is also an avid reader, and can often be seen with the residents at Kindle Reading Group!

“Being the Administrator has been one of the biggest joys of my life. I have learned and grown with Mountain Glen over the years. Each and every family member, residents, and employees is a part the large family we have out Mountain Glen, and I am proud to be their leader.”

Alisa Edson

Life Enrichment Director – Alisa joined Mountain Glen in May 2018 as its Life Enrichment Director where she plans, coordinates and facilitates activities and events for the residents.

She thoroughly enjoys getting to know her residents, spending one-on-one time with them, laughing and getting to learn about their life experiences. Having been in the long-term care profession for more than six years, she has a great passion for what she does. She loves to bring life to her residents through laughter and connection. 

When Alisa isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, Moxi and Zoe. She loves the great outdoors and spending summer weekends at the dirt track watching races. Alisa is married and has three children.

Nancy Martineau

Dining Service Director – I have a lifelong passion for the Culinary Arts, along with a love for seniors. About 20 years ago, I was able to pair the two into a career as a Dining Service Director in Assisted Living. This has been a perfect opportunity to use my creative culinary skills and work in a senior community setting. My favorite style of cooking is Taui and Indian cuisine. I look forward to perfecting and creating a dish to appeal to my favorites and make them yours. I can’t imagine any other profession which would be more gratifying.


Bonnie Dorr

Laundry Supervisor Bonnie grew up in Bellingham, WA. At the age of 17 she married and began to start her family. Once her husband retired from the Military, they settled in Mount Vernon, WA because it was the perfect place to raise her family. Bonnie has always enjoyed her time with the elderly, and just has the wonderful way of making them feel at home. She began working at Mountain Glen in 1987 and has enjoyed every year since. Bonnie will always have a special place in her heart for Mountain Glen and its many residents. She thanks God everyday for her job and the opportunity to provide the best care possible.

“Mountain Glen has been not only my workplace, but my home for many years. The since of community in like nothing I have ever seen throughout my years in the health care field.”

team-sandyDSandi Doyle

Wellness Director – Sandi was born and raised in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. She moved to Skagit Valley in 2001. She has worked with seniors for over 20 years and enjoys every minute of it. Sandi has worked as a caregiver for a few years before obtaining her LNP in 1994. Sandi has a background in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. She and her husband have been married for 8 and half years. In her spare time she enjoys her time with her 3 daughters, and 6 grandchildren (who she called the loves of her life. She also loves traveling, antique cares, and shopping (which is her number one passion)!

“Nursing is a hard job within itself. But when you work with the elderly you will find that the rewards can be found in the smallest of gestures. A simple smile will go a long ways, and I love providing that smile.”

team-lisaLisa Blanford-Brown

Business Office Manager – Lisa is married with two cats. She and her husband live in La Conner and are very active within their church. Lisa has worked in the retirement setting for seven years, and cant imagine doing anything else. She looks forward to working at Mountain Glen and is excited to meet all of the residents and their family members.

“Working in Senior Living is such a rewarding career. We strive to enhance lives and exceed expectations every day.”

team-tylerTyler Blake

Environmental Services Director – Before Tyler came to Mountain Glen, he worked for a janitorial company for 13 years. He was then promoted to commercial operations manager in 2007 and received a carpet cleaning certification from the international institute of carpet restoration and cleaning in 2010.

“Although I’ve only been at Mountain Glen a short time, I was immediately made to feel welcome by the staff and residents.  I was pleased to come and work at a facility that has a friendly and warm atmosphere and where I can make a positive impact.  It’s a good feeling to contribute to everyone’s quality of life and health by ensuring everything is clean.”

team-markMark Liechty

Plant Operations Director – Mark spent the last 14 years running his own successful home repair and remodel business covering King, Snohomish, and Skagit County. Having that much experience in home repair and remodel projects has prepared mark for just about anything that could come up here at Mountain Glen. Mark is excited about his new position here and is enjoying getting to know all the residents and other staff.

“Working with the elderly has become a realized passion for me. Every day I learn something new and interested, not only about the residents but about myself.”

Deborah Carr

Community Relations Director – I am originally from Texas, my family transferred to Whidbey Island in 2005 due to my husband’s Navy career. I really enjoy the four seasons in Washington, I even like the rain! I have four beautiful children as well as a golden retriever mix named Sooner.

My professional background consists of 18 years in the property management field with a focus supporting Military families with their housing needs.

Robin Stanek

Community Relations Director – I have lived on Whidbey Island since 1976. I have two daughters and two grandchildren. I am very passionate and enjoy meeting seniors in the surrounding communities, helping them find their forever home at Mountain Glen.