About Us

Carillon at Belleview Station

At Ascent Senior Living Communities, we are more than Colorado-based. We are 100% Colorado-present. Every community we operate and manage is in the state of Colorado. In fact, Ascent’s home office is just a few miles away from Carillon at Belleview Station…so when we say we are here when you need us, we mean it. We maintain a strong relationship with state and local health departments and have built other local partnerships that benefit our residents. One of our founders has nearly two decades of experience opening and operating senior living communities in the Denver area, and we now look forward to serving many adult children of those seniors we have served over the years. We have deep roots in Colorado, and operating first-class senior living communities in Colorado is our sole focus.

When you have a question, suggestion or concern, you’d like to speak directly to someone who can make a decision. Now that Carillon at Belleview Station senior living community is under new local management, you can.

Management

We are here with you.

Our founders’ 40 years of combined professional backgrounds provide the backbone of our operation. We have celebrated many successes with our residents, their families and our associates. We know success, and we know how to work through challenges as we continue to build and improve every day.

We are invested in creating a first-class experience for residents and their families, and to hire and retain the best associates in the business, and we believe we can do it exceptionally well. the Carillon at Belleview Station in Denver, Colorado, is an example of how we at Ascent Living Communities are driven to offer you more flexibility, more choices and more ways to get the maximum enjoyment from life—elevating senior living.

Safety of Residents and Families

With new local Colorado-based management, the Carillon at Belleview Station can provide greater oversight over safety standards within our senior care community, including virus protection, more resident-specific programming, advanced technology and increased staffing.

We want everyone—our residents, their families, our prospective residents and visitors from outside the community—to feel safe and at ease. We will continuously monitor and upgrade our safety guidelines for each person’s well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Also, as the senior living industry has taken an active role in the protocol concerning distribution of a vaccine, our residents and team members will be prioritized to receive it.

Just a few aspects of our enhanced safety regimen:

Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces with state-of-the-art cleaning products to enhance virus protection

24-hour nursing available for extensive oversight of residents

Hand sanitizers located throughout the community

State-of-the-art emergency response system in all residences and key common areas

24-hour emergency response system and safety protocols

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Leadership

An extraordinary senior living community such as the Carillon at Belleview calls for a special team of professionals who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it. Our group truly embodies our promise to elevate senior living in every way we can.

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Marcus Segura

Director of Assisted Living
Marcus has been in healthcare since the age of 17 serving in various capacities, all starting out as a dishwasher in a long-term care facility in Pueblo, CO. He has served this industry as a assisted nutrition service director, social worker and case manager, admissions lead and now taking on lead to serve as an Assisted Living Director after a decade in skilled nursing facilities. Marcus as a Colorado native stands behind supporting individuals in being the best version of themselves and achieving their greatest successes through continuing education, local opportunities and healthcare advancements. As a visionary, Marcus believes in quality care through the means of leading with integrity, compassion and trust to service those in need.
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Adrienne Evenson

Marketing Director
Adrienne grew up in a small town outside of Pittsburgh and has been a resident of Colorado since 1998. “My father and I volunteered at local nursing homes when I was 11 years old – this has had a profound influence on my passion to work with seniors.” Studying dietetics in college, Adrienne supported a local assisted living by creating specialized dietary menus for the residents and then had a wonderful opportunity to open a large senior community in southern Denver in 2006. With 15 plus years of experience in senior living, Adrienne continues to be inspired by the love and insight of her residents. “Some of my most genuine interactions and inspirational moments in life have been with seniors.” When she is not at the community, Adrienne enjoys doing anything outdoors, healthy cooking, and spending time with her 15-year old son.
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Brian Ketteler

Life Enrichment Director
Brian was born and raised in a small town in northeast Nebraska, attending college at Wayne State and graduated with a BS in Exercise Science. Having moved to Colorado in 2002 where he completed my internship at the Colorado Athletic Club, and then spent seven years there as a personal trainer. Brian initially got into the senior living industry in 2007 working as a Wellness Program Coordinator for Rehab Care, which led to a Resident Programming position in 2014. “I have been working in Resident programming and events for 7 years now and I truly love the interaction with the residents.” Brian enjoys the hospitality component involved in senior living and especially loves the interaction that he has every day with the residents. “What I love most about my job is seeing the big smiles after a successful program.” Brian’s two daughters keep him busy on the home front, while he enjoys getting outdoors, golfing and running when he has free time.
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Christine Tailbls

Life Enrichment Director
Christine’s contagious personality is unforgettable by many. Christine has a passion for animals and owned her own pet salon for 10+ years. She decided to sell her business in 2005 to raise her daughter, Brooke. Shortly after, she made the move to colorful Colorado because she wanted to experience all that the state had to offer. In her free time, Christine picked up two hobbies: tennis and hiking. She volunteered with various nursing facilities for 4 years. This is where she discovered her passion for helping and caring for others. After volunteering for years, Christine decided to pursue her passion full-time and has supported senior living communities in life enrichment. We are thrilled to have her on board at the Carillon as our Life Enrichment Director.
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Chef Nicole Gotzinger

Executive Chef
Nicole Gotzinger is the Executive Chef of The Carillon at Belleview Station. Chef Nicole is a native-Coloradan and grew up in Littleton, CO. She comes with over 10 years of experience in Health Care and Senior Living; bringing memories and experience of fine dining to her residents and finding it to be her true passion. Chef Nicole graduated with a Culinary Degree through the Rocky Mountain Chefs of Colorado Apprenticeship program in 2018 and became certified through the ACF with her CC title. Currently she is in pursuit of mentoring the apprenticeship program, at The Carillon at Belleview for future young culinarians. Outside of culinary, Nicole enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, boating, traveling, spending time with her family, friends and her little-man, Church (aka puppy). She truly believes “you can be anywhere when your life begins.”
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Katie Hough

Health & Wellness Director
Bio coming soon!
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Tiffany Barahona Artiga

Monarch House Life Enrichment Director
Tiffany was raised here in Colorado’s Denver metro area and has always been in love with the Rocky Mountains. With encouragement and support from her family, she started her career in health care as a Certified Nurse Aide in 2014. She was hired for a long-term care community in 2015, and after a short time, found her place and love in life enrichment. In 2019 she attained her Eden Certification, training in Memories in the Making through the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as QMAP certification. She has extensive experience with Dementia and Alzheimer’s and can form strong meaningful connections by immersing herself and seeing the world from the point of view the elder is experiencing. Tiffany is married, has a lovely and smart daughter, and two Chows who are a great source of joy for the family. Together, they enjoy hiking, sight-seeing and exploring all the wonderful places Colorado has to offer.
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Shauna Barnhill

Culinary Services Director
Bio coming soon!
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Rebecca Miller

Human Resources Manager
Rebecca is a Colorado native who has been working in the senior living industry for over 13 years in a variety of positions including Dining Services, Marketing and Administration. While her degree is in Surgical Technology, she ultimately found her passion in serving older adults and supporting associates. She is the mother of two amazing children, Sasha and Anthony, and a pet mom to a dog, Otis, and a cat, Andre. In her free time Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, baking, cake decorating and watching sports. She is also an avid Denver Broncos fan!
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Laura Loredo

Sales Advisor
Laura is originally from Rochester, NY – the optics capital of the world, where family and surrounding influences were a catalyst for her to study fine art photography in college, which eventually led her to pursue photography professionally. Laura comes from a close-knit family where the motto of “it takes a village to raise a child” rang true in her upbringing. “I had so many great relationships growing up with older adults in my life, my spunky 85-year-old grandfather who I ziplined with over Christmas was definitely one of them! Some of my biggest influences growing up were my two best friend’s mothers. One was a professional photographer, who gave me my first camera, and the other was the director at our town’s senior center where I had many opportunities to volunteer at in my teens and 20s.” Laura has worked in the senior hospitality industry for over 8 years where it is her passion to weave her love of storytelling, event planning and creating a vibrant environment for residents to thrive in is what inspires her each day. Laura has called Denver her home since 2011 and enjoys all of what the Colorado lifestyle offers. In her time away from the community she can be found photographing families & weddings, on a hike in the mountains or in the skating rink on her red Moxy roller skates.
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Tracy Powers

Sales Advisor
Tracy grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has lived in 8 states and finally moved to Colorado in 2002. Tracy has been in sales all her life but found her true passion working with seniors in 2010. She loves to build new relationships with the families and residents and they all feel like family to her! Tracy was the 2nd employee at Carillon at Belleview Station and saw all the hard work and determination it takes to open a new community. It was so rewarding to see all the new residents move into our community when the building opened and everyone forming friendships. When Tracy is not at the community, she enjoys playing tennis and pickleball, going to the mountains and spending time with her two amazing grandchildren and a new one on the way in July.
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David Schow

Environmental Services Director
David Schow is the Environmental Services Director for Carillon At Belleview Station. His responsibilities include all aspects of property upkeep: maintaining the grounds, ensuring the building functions properly and housekeepers to keep the community clean. He brings a diverse background to the Carillon, having spent 36 years in various positions in the Telecommunications industry, owning and operating small businesses and over 30 years of part time work helping homeowners with projects around their homes. This is David’s first experience in a senior living community and has found the work challenging and rewarding.

Ascent Living Leadership

The Ascent Founders are notable for their roll‐up‐your‐sleeves, detailed, and focused approach that is further augmented by creating a familial environment within each senior living community we own and/or operate. We create highly successful and market differentiated communities that we can hang our hats on. We are ambitious; however, we have the discipline and patience to operate within our means.

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Tom Finley

Founder & Principal
Mr. Finley is a founding member of Ascent. Prior to Ascent, he held positions with a senior living and development company as a finance and development manager. His professional career in finance and real estate began with Arthur Andersen in their tax consulting practice. He then worked for ProLogis, a large REIT, in various capacities ultimately serving as fund manager for a $2 billion property trust which was publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Havern School, a nationally recognized school serving students with diagnosed learning disabilities since 1967. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in accounting and taxation and is a certified public accountant (inactive). Mr. Finley is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, its communities, and future growth opportunities. He oversaw over $150 million in completed senior living development and acquisitions for the company over the last several years. He has over 20 years of experience in finance, real estate, and operations.
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Susie Finley

Founder & Principal
Susie Finley is a founder of Ascent. Her professional career in senior living spans over 20 years. She began her career working in various capacities in day-to-day operations for local and regional senior living operators in the Midwest. Mrs. Finley then joined a large national senior living firm, where she has served as Executive Director for multiple communities in the Denver market. She joined Ascent in her current capacity in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology from the Ohio State University. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and an Assisted Living Administrator. Mrs. Finley serves on the Board of Trustees for Temple Emanuel, and previously served as a Board Member and the Assisted Living Chair of the Colorado Healthcare Association from 2011 to 2018. She is responsible for the evolution of Ascent’s operating model, strategic planning, functional programming, project design, and optimizing ongoing operational performance.

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