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Our Mission:

The mission of Red Cedar Canyon Senior Living is to promote individuality, independence, and healthy living by providing a safe, enriching and vibrant community that nurtures positive aging and peace of mind.

Our Values:


dedication and responsibility to the care and services we provide


awareness and understanding of the needs, wants and aspirations of each resident


kind and generous treatment to all who live in our community


personal moral character

We strive every day to provide the best care and services to those who live here. We strive to display the mission and values at Red Cedar Canyon Senior Living each and every day.

Meet Our Staff

Ned D. Ammons, CSW, LSW

Executive Director

Ned has been with Red Cedar Canyon as the Director since October 2014.  He has two daughters, Melanie who is a Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and majoring in elementary education and Miranda, who is a Junior at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire pursuing her RN with the plan to go on to be a nurse practitioner one day.  Ned earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a Minor in Gerontology and emphasis in Medical Terminology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. 

He has experience in Long-term care, Transitional Care, Hospice, Pharmacy and Assisted Living / Memory Care management.  Additionally, Ned has dedicated his entire professional career to Geriatrics. His guiding principles are, “At the end of the day did I do the right thing” and, “Would I allow my parents to live here.” If Ned cannot answer yes to these questions and/or his team cannot answer yes to these questions for themselves, then he has no business asking another person to place their loved one in a senior property that he manages. Ned’s focus is to always exceed customers’ expectations! 

Jackie Paulson, LPN

Cedar Cove / Memory Care Nurse Manager

Jackie works fulltime in our memory care unit (Cedar Cove) as the unit manager.  She has been a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for 35 years, specializing in geriatrics and specifically dementia.  Jackie became a certified dementia practitioner in 2013 with the Council of Certified Practitioners, and also obtained a certification in the Music and Memory Program in 2015. 

Jackie’s love for working with this population only continues to grow.  Her days at Red Cedar Canyon are filled with laughter, exploration, companionship and food! Jackie is a mother and grandmother, garden enthusiast and a lover of dogs and yoga. 

Berit Strom

Therapeutic Recreation Director

Berit is the Therapeutic Recreation Director at Red Cedar Canyon. She feels very fortunate to be able to work and engage with the residents on a variety of levels every day.

Berit has a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Minnesota. Her love for the older adult population developed in High School when she was an Activity Aide in a small skilled care facility.   Berit strives to not only create a positive living experience for the residents, but also encourages Body, Mind, and Spiritual growth through varied active living engagement activities. These can include: strength, movement and balance exercise classes, arts and crafts, baking, games, music, therapy animals, nature/gardening, guest entertainment and community outings to name a few. Working with and caring about the older adult population for over 20 years has been a real passion for Berit. Making days and moments great are daily goals in addition to caring for the emotional health of the residents. She is available to be their confidant, trouble shooter, one-on-one companion, and friend. In her off time, Berit enjoys time in the country with her husband of 30 years, three almost adult children, dogs and chickens. She loves a new travel experience, staying active cross country skiing, playing with her dogs, gardening, cooking, being creative, swimming and lounging by the pool. Berit is very proud to be part of The Red Cedar Canyon Team!

Stephanie Snyder

Administrative Assistant

Stephanie started her career in sales and owned Johndle Video and Radioshack in Amery with her father before they closed in 2009. Stephanie then moved onto administrative work. 

Stephanie is married to Scott Snyder. Together they have 4 children, Austin, Beau, Alec and Bailey. They have 2 grandchildren, Oliver and Stella. Stephanie and her husband live on Lake Wapogasset in Amery,
WI, where they both grew up.

Stephanie and Scott also own 80 acres in Clayton, WI where they enjoy hunting and fishing or anything else that involves the outdoors. Rylie and Remi, their two pups, join them on their adventures as often
as they can.

Stephanie’s true love is caregiving, which she has done most of her life, helping to raise her 6 brothers and sister and then later caring for her father.   

Stephanie loves working at Red Cedar Canyon! Walking in to work and seeing the smiles on the faces of the residents and most of all coming into a ‘home’ filled with the loving and caring people at Red Cedar 
Canyon makes coming to work an absolute joy.

Dillon Orf

Maintenance Director

Dillon has worked at Red Cedar Canyon since March of 2020, and has several years of experience as a fantastic handyman. Dillon is a “jack of all trades” and is very good at finding solutions to ensure things run smoothly at the community. Additionally, Dillon is kind-hearted
and patient; these traits are invaluable when working with seniors.

Dillon has been married since August of 2018. It is never a dull moment at their household with their wonderful young son, three dogs, and two chickens. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and flying. In 2014, Dillon earned his Private Pilot License and loves traveling with his wife.

Taylor Chlebecek, RN

Director of Nursing

aylor is the Director of Nursing at Red Cedar Canyon. Taylor has worked in the health care industry for 12 years, the last 7 years as a Registered Nurse. Taylor grew up in River Falls, Wisconsin where she attended high school and then graduated from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College with an associate degree in nursing. She has experience in psychiatric, home care, disability services and long-term care nursing.  

Taylor lives in Somerset, Wisconsin with her husband and 3 children. In her free time, you will find Taylor at her children’s gymnastics, soccer, horse riding and karate events, playing with her 2 small dogs, boating and tubing at Cedar Lake or attending local classic car shows in her husband’s 1969 Chevelle. 

Taylor is excited to be caring for and getting to know our residents at Red Cedar Canyon!

Jesseca Hague, LPN

Assisted Living Nurse Manager

Jesseca is the Assisted Living Nurse Manager at Red Cedar Canyon. She has been a licensed practical nurse for 22 years. She received her LPN education from Minnesota State Southeast Technical College in
Red Wing MN. She has experience in geriatric homecare and assisted living nursing.

Jesseca lives in New Richmond, Wisconsin with her 2 children. Her son Lane is very active in middle school sports. Her daughter Arabella loves animals and crafting. They have 2 active dogs.

In her free time, Jesseca enjoys traveling to new places, making jewelry, visiting her family in northern Minnesota and loves the lake.

Deb Grant

Director of Sales & Marketing

Deb joined the Red Cedar Canyon team as Director of Sales & Marketing in July of 2021. She has been working in healthcare sales and marketing for over 30 years with the last 12 years focusing on positions held in senior housing, hospice and home health services. She found her passion in working with the senior population as Director of Sales and Outreach at a continuing care retirement community after having worked over 23 years in medical device sales. 

Deb’s commitment for helping our seniors extends far beyond her work week. She’s been an active volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter since 2015 and truly enjoys spending her time as a Marketing Committee member where she assists in organizing and participating in the annual Minneapolis “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”.

Outside of Deb’s work and volunteer schedule she enjoys traveling with her family, hiking, kayaking, gardening and most of all spending time with her two grandsons. She also loves spending time visiting her daughter who lives in Seattle. Deb is known by her family and friends as the “crazy dog lady” and has 3 rescue dogs at home that she loves to spoil. She also enjoys all of the dogs that come in to visit the residents of the Red Cedar Canyon community.

Deb is honored to be a part of the Red Cedar Canyon team and looks forward to getting to know the residents and providing support to them and their family members.

Jayson Hauschildt

Director of Culinary Services

Jayson joined the Red Cedar Canyon team in February 2017. He was born and raised in Red Wing, Minnesota. Jayson has 35 plus years in Customer Service including over 15 years in senior care, having worked, both front and back of the house. Most recently working in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a Culinary Director at a skilled nursing behavioral facility. Jayson’s passion is to create nutritious meals, cook great food and give guests “the best Customer Service”. Jayson saying is, “if it looks good, it’s going to taste good”. He is always willing to learn and create new

Jayson currently resides in River Falls, Wisconsin with his Bengal cat Cleo. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two grown children and 3 grandchildren. Jayson is a big Minnesota sports fan, enjoys fishing and watching movies.