UALA Board Members


Chris Etherington

Chris Etherington is the current President Elect & Board Member of the Utah Assisted Living Association and the Director of Operations for MBK Senior Living.  Chris has more than 19 years’ experience in Health Care which includes Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living & Memory Care in 15 states.  Chris and his family reside in Draper Utah and love calling Utah “Home”. 



Nate Boswell

Nate Boswell is a partner in SAL Management Group and current President of the Utah Assisted Living Association.  Nate has worked in the assisted living industry since 1999 and with his business partners, currently owns and/or manages 14 communities from Logan to St. George.

Josh Lancaster

Josh Lancaster has 13 Years of experience in Healthcare including Hospital, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living.  He has been a member of the UALA board for 1 year and is currently working as the Executive Director at Sagewood at Daybreak in South Jordan Utah.  Josh lives in Herriman with his wife and 3 children.  They enjoy spending time together in the outdoors mountain biking, camping, and gong in scenic hikes.

Rodney Washburn

Rodney Washburn has been an executive director for the last 16 years. He has served on the UALA board for 7 years.   He currently works for MBK Senior Living at Chancellor Gardens of Clearfield.  He lives in Syracuse.  He is married with 4 kids and loves to bike and ski. 


Scott Ambrose

Scott Ambrose has worked as an Executive Director for the past 10 years in Assisted Living and Memory Care communities in California and Utah. He currently serves as a UALA Board Member and 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.


Curtis Payne

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.  He works with an Abundance Mind-Set, and loves to share and help the entire industry however he can.


Tamara McCann

Tamara McCann started in senior care in 1977. I have enjoyed serving the senior population and I look forward to many more years.


Eric Martz

Eric Martz is currently serving as an Executive Board Member of UALA as the Secretary.  He is the owner/developer of 3 Assisted Living Facilities in Utah.  Pheasant View Assisted Living in Layton; Quail Meadow Assisted Living in North Ogden and Seasons Assisted Living in Farr West.  Eric is passionate about providing our elderly population amazing care.  This was the impetus to build and open his first community along with seeking election to the UALA Board of Directors. He is also a strong advocate for the Assisted Living industry in Utah having served on the Legislative Committee for the last two years.  Eric is a transplant to Utah from his home State of North Dakota.  He has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Financial Management from the University of North Dakota.  He lives in Layton, UT with his wife and two children.


Karmon Reese

Karmon Reese, Administrator at Terrace Grove Assisted Living in Logan. Has worked for Sunshine Terrace Foundation for 28 years, administrator for 6 years. Served as President of UALA 2013-2014.


Colton Balmforth


Steve Sabins


Kyle Markisich


Matt Wittwer