UALA Board Members


Karmon Reese


Karmon has been serving UALA for many years, she enjoys standing side-by-side with the amazing people of UALA. She feels so privileged to be part of an organization that is creating so many great opportunities while also advocating for what she believes in. Karmon loves what she does because she loves whom she is doing it for, and loves who she’s doing it with. Work doesn’t feel like a job to her, it’s comfortable, friendly, and its home.

Karmon has lived in Cache Valley most of her life. She and her husband Tony have two adorable girls, Tasha (14) and Sierra (5). Karmon loves the outdoors! In the winter, she finds time to ski and snowmobile while in the summer, you’ll find her water-skiing and playing at their cabin near Bear Lake.


Scott Ambrose

President Elect

 Scott has been vital member of the Utah Assisted Living board over the years, while working as an Executive Director for the past 13 years in Assisted Living and Memory Care communities in California and Utah. He currently works for MBK Senior Living at The Wellington in Salt Lake City.

 Scott and his wife and three children currently reside in Draper Utah and love the unparalleled quality of life the State of Utah provides.


 Chris Etherington

Immediate Past President

Chris is the Director of Operations for MBK Senior Living.  Chris has more than 20 years’ experience in Health Care which includes Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living & Memory Care in 14 plus states.  Chris and his family reside in Draper Utah and love calling Utah “Home”. 


 Jeff Folsom


“After earning a master’s degree in public health from Brigham Young University, Jeff started my career in healthcare as a skilled nursing administrator in 2007. Jeff’s favorite part of being an Executive Director is interacting with all of the residents and team members

When Jeff is not at work, He likes to spend time with his wife and four children. He likes to run, bike, and play soccer with his kids,


Scott Monson 


Scott has served The Utah Assisted Living Association as President, Treasurer or board member for over 12 years. Scott has worked in the Assisted Living industry since 1997 as a caregiver. Over the years has been the Executive Director for many large Assisted Living providers. In 2006, Scott founded SAL Management Group, LLC with Nate Boswell and Gene Spaulding where he currently serves as the Director of Operations. 

 Scott lives in Millville, Utah with his wife and four children.


 Julie Black

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Jed Gines

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Mindy Hill 

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Joseph Huskinson 

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Josh Lancaster

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Tamara McCann 

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Tamara has been on the board of UALA for the last 5 years. 

Tamara has worked in the healthcare industry for many years.  She started out as a CNA and did a stint on Med-Surg for 6 years. She has always had a passion for seniors and decided she needed to return to what she enjoyed the most. Tamara has held various positions in management in assisted living including Administrator and currently as Regional Operations for SAL Management. 


Curtis Payne

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Curtis Payne built Assisted Living of Draper in 2010 which was nominated Best of State in 2015.  He also served as the Administrator there.  Curtis began serving as a Member of the UALA Board in 2013.  After opening Assisted Living of Draper, he went on to open a Fee Management Assisted Living Company, Assisted Living Resorts, and is currently building Assisted Living of Holladay & Assisted Living of West Jordan.  Curtis is licensed Realtor® and an owner of The Home Buyers Hub (a Realtor® Brokerage). 

 Curtis is also an owner of, and the developer of Select Pharmacy (a new “Closed Door” pharmacy that caters exclusively to Assisted Living Communities, Home Health, Hospice & Skilled Nursing Facilities).  Curtis has served 6 years in the community as a Republican Precinct Chair, and served in a religious capacity in a Bishopric & currently serves on the High Council in the LDS Church.   Curtis’s career started in 1997 in the management of a 152-Unit elderly facility, (Multi-Ethnic Senior Citizen Housing) located in down town Salt Lake City, Utah, and he has been in real estate property management ever since. 


 Rhett Wimmer

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Rhett has a life-long love for seniors, counting closeness to his grandparents among his greatest privileges. Rhett has a passion for dementia care. For over 5 years, he has worked closely with people with dementia, both professionally and personally. His enthusiastic approach to dementia education has been a great asset to the UALA Education Committee, and his passion for improving quality of life for families and residents is contagious.