The Agemark team

The Agemark team – across all lifestyles, across all communities – shares the Agemark values and commitment of enhancing life for seniors. Agemark team members:

  • Respect, encourage and listen to one another
  • Provide a safe harbor for residents, where help and unconditional love is always offered
  • Accept, appreciate and embrace individuality
  • Rejoice, play, learn, grieve, grow and face challenges together with our residents
  • Believe relationships are so much more important than things

Their commitment stems from the Agemark leadership team who has decades of collective experience in the senior living and senior care industry. The team is widely recognized for creating innovations in senior living communities that empower residents to live well and thrive.

Meet our leadership

Richard Westin

Richard Westin

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Richard has served as CEO since 1987. As a senior living pioneer, he is passionate about providing exceptional life experiences for our residents. He is equally committed to instilling creative ideas and enthusiasm to the Agemark team.

Before co-founding Agemark, Richard was a successful real estate syndicator and investor. He holds a BA from the University of North Carolina and a JD from the University of California.

Martin Hug

Martin Hug

Chief Operating Officer

Marty has served as COO since 1997. As a 30-plus-year veteran in senior living, he is responsible for overseeing the operations of all Agemark Senior Living Communities. Through his hands-on management style, Marty provides the leadership, focus and commitment to excellence necessary for each community to succeed.

Before joining Agemark, Marty spent 13 years in nursing home and assisted living management. He holds a BA from Dana College in Nebraska.

Michael Pittore

Michael Pittore

Principal

Michael has been a Principal at Agemark since 2015. Committed to providing superior experiences for residents and families in new and underserved markets, Michael focuses on business development related to acquiring, financing and capitalizing new projects, as well as exploring new strategic partnerships in operations and marketing.

Michael spent eight years working in real estate investment banking at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in both the USA and Europe. He holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.

Tina Cunningham

Tina Cunningham

National Sales Director

Tina has served as Director of Sales for Agemark since 2016. She is passionate about seniors, devoted to helping the communities grow and leads with enthusiasm and energy.

Tina spent the previous 15 years in various sales and marketing roles in independent senior living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. She holds a BSBA with a specialization in Marketing from The University of Nebraska – Omaha.

Stacy Glock

Stacy Glock

Director of Operations and Development

Stacy’s tenure with Agemark started in 1998. She spent 15 years working as both a Community Director and Regional Director at two different Nebraska communities. In 2012, she joined the Management team as the Director of Operations, with an emphasis in development.

Linda Larkin

Linda Larkin

Director of Operations and Dining

Linda has served as Director of Operations for Agemark since 2002. As a 30-plus-year veteran in senior living, she is relentless in her pursuit of happy residents, staff and families.

Previously, Linda spent 10 years as an Executive Director at an Agemark community. As a leader in senior living, she serves on the quality committee for the National Center for Assisted Living and is the past president of the Iowa Center for Assisted Living.

Jesse Pittore

Jesse Pittore

Co-Founder and President

Jesse has served as President since 1987. Dedicated to the performance and success of each community, he ensures the highest quality care and services are provided to our residents and their families.

Prior to co-founding Agemark, Jesse specialized in renovating historic properties in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds a BS in Engineering from the University of California.

Forrest Westin

Forrest Westin

Principal

Forrest has served as a Vice President of Agemark since 2004. He is dedicated to growing Agemark and developing exceptional communities for Agemark residents and families. Forrest focuses on development, acquisition, design and financing, as well as corporate management.

Before Agemark, Forrest was a real estate developer and an investment banker. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and a Masters in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Marcia Houchin

Marcia Houchin

National Director of Marketing and Programming

With over 30-years of experience, Marcia is a guiding light in the senior living industry. She created and instituted LifeCycles, Agemark’s holistic approach to caring for our residents’ minds, bodies and spirits.

Marcia started her senior living career at Agemark in 1987 and spent seven years as both Community Director and Regional Director. In 1997, she became Director of Marketing and Programming. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Lisa Graham

Lisa Graham

Director of Human Resources

Lisa has served as the Director of Human Resources for Agemark since January 2013. She is dedicated to creating effective systems, developing leaders and creating an engaged workforce, resulting in top-notch service to seniors and families. She focuses on benefits, employee relations, recruitment and performance management, policies and procedures, risk management and leadership coaching.

Lisa has been a Human Resources professional for over 10 years. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska – Omaha.

Terri Jo Goldsmith

Terri Jo Goldsmith

Director of Operations and Wellness

Terri Jo has been with Agemark since 2007. She served as an Executive Director at an Agemark community before moving to her current position in 2014. She is a trusted advocate for the people she serves because her true passion is promoting an improved quality of life for seniors.

Terri Jo has been a nurse for 24 years. She is an RN-BC, CRRN, CDP – Corporate Nurse Consultant – with specialty certifications in Rehabilitation Nursing, Geriatric Nursing and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and CDP Instructor.

Becky Langdon

Becky Langdon

Director of Operations and Risk Management

Becky has been with Agemark since 2004. Dedicated to providing exceptional care and experiences for our residents, she served as an Executive Director at an Agemark community before moving to her current position in 2017.

Throughout her tenure at Agemark, she has overseen many aspects of the business from construction oversight, licensing and the opening of new communities to serving as an Executive Director and a Regional Director. Previously, Becky spent 20 years in property management.