Our Team

Learn more about our great La Pine Assisted Living team at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care!


Scott Nay, Administrator

Scott has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1996. He began his career in the Healthcare field as the Administrator of a small nursing home and residential care facility in Myrtle Point, Oregon. Throughout his career, he has managed several nursing homes in Oregon and held various other responsible positions in the senior living arena.

He brings extensive experience to his new challenge as Administrator of Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care. Scott feels his background and knowledge can bring stability, continuity and fresh ideas to move Prairie House forward.  He is excited to work with the team of committed folks at Prairie House to identify opportunities for growth and improvement for the residents they serve. 

Scott and his wife love living in the La Pine area. In their spare time they enjoy activities such as camping, kayaking, trying new restaurants, spending time with grandchildren, church, and all that Central Oregon has to offer. 



Love Pearson, Marketing Director

Love grew up in the small Oregon town of Sweet Home. After graduation, she relocated to Beaverton, where she embarked upon her career in the medical field working at a rehabilitation center for several years. While there Love received her Certified Nursing Assistant certification.

In 2002 she moved to La Pine to afford her son the same small community upbringing that she enjoyed. She joined the team at Prairie House in 2006 as a Medication Assistant in Memory Care. Love has held an array of different positions at the community, so she knows the inner working of Prairie House first hand. She recently accepted the position as Marketing Director.

In 2010, Love received certification to be a foster care home provider. She says she has always enjoyed working and caring for the elderly. She considers herself a “go-getter people person” and feels great fulfillment marketing the Prairie House community she loves. In her off time, she is actively involved in her church.



Steven T. Mays, Memory Care Administrator

As the Memory Care Administrator, Steven supports those residents with cognitive issues at Prairie House.  He is a kind and compassionate individual with patience to spare. He assists residents with their daily needs with a smile.  Steven also assists our elders in appointment and transportation needs.  He maintains the schedules and assures all shifts are covered.  Steven holds monthly Fire Drills and Safety inservices for all Staff.  He Assists the Administrator in many ways and assures things run smoothly at prairie House.

Steven graduated from Reedley Community College in Reedley, California with an AS Degree in Natural Science. In 1980, Steven enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He spent 20 years in the service as an Independent Corpsman. During this time, Steven was involved in most aspects of the medical field. This included the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. He was also involved in the administrative side of medicine; he was responsible for running a medical department aboard a ship. In 2000, Steven retired from the Navy in San Diego, California. He continued his medical career while working for an Eye Surgeon, then for a pain specialist. In 2005, Steven and his family left San Diego and moved to La Pine, Oregon to help take care of his mother who had Alzheimer’s Disease.


Vivian Palmer, Housekeeping

Vivian moved to La Pine in 1982.  In February, 2002, she began working at Prairie House as a Medication Assistant and Resident Assistant.  After 10 years in those positions, Vivian accepted the position of Housekeeper.  Vivian says, "I really enjoy making the residents and families happy with a clean environment."

Vivian has two children, Jake & Cassie.  Her grandson, Evan is a very special part of her life.  In her time away from Prairie House, Vivian enjoys cooking and sewing.  She is currently remodeling her house with the help of her daughter.


Jonathan Mitchell, Maintenance Director

Jonathan is responsible for maintaining the community, inside and out. He assures everything is in working order.  Jonathan also oversees outside contracts and vendors to assure the community is well maintained.

He is a native Oregonian and has lived in La Pine for the last several years with his wife, Jennifer and son, Mason.  Two dogs are also part of their family, Duke & Zoey.   

Jonathan has held many positions in construction and repair, most recently he was a Department Manager at G.I. Joe’s in Bend.  He is definitely a people person and has earned the love and respect of the elders at Prairie House.

When he is not hard at work, Jonathan and his family love hunting, fishing, rafting, and anything else that gets them out in the GREAT outdoors of La Pine.



Courtney Ignazzitto, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Courtney grew up in the small town of Weatherford, TX with one brother and two sisters. She began working and attending college at the young age of seventeen, where she studied everything from communications to photography. Courtney has had experience working for a newspaper printing company, photography studio and finally settled into marketing before moving to La Pine to be near her sister. That’s when Prairie House and its precious elders stole her heart. Now she spends her days gallivanting around with residents and working hard to make their days brighter. 

In her spare time, Courtney enjoys cooking, hiking, fishing and of course…shopping! She and her husband often take day trips just to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Central Oregon has to offer.