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Meet the Wind Crest Leadership Team

Get to know the executive team that governs our community.

Craig Erickson, Executive Director 

Craig joined the Wind Crest team in September 2006. Prior positions at Erickson Living included associate executive director, VP of financial planning, and analysis and chief information officer. Craig earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of Business. He is past chair of the Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch (2011) and a board chair of LeadingAge Colorado (formerly Colorado Association of Homes and Services for the Aging). Craig and his wife Kimberly live in Highlands Ranch with their two children, Jack and Allie.

Kathy Dilger, Associate Executive Director 

Kathy Dilger has been working in executive management positions in long-term care since 1989. After receiving her bachelor of science in health services administration from the University of South Dakota, Kathy spent 18 years with the Good Samaritan Society, 4 years at Total Longterm Care, and 2 years at Covenant Village of Colorado before joining the Erickson Living team in 2012. She is actively involved in several professional organizations, including Leading Age and Housing Colorado Now.

Micah Peterson, Director of Continuing Care 

Micah has been a part of the Wind Crest team since 2013. He initially joined the organization as the director of health care sales, leading start-up sales and marketing efforts for the opening of Mill Vista Lodge, the continuing care neighborhood on campus. He became a licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) in the fall of 2017, following the successful completion of a yearlong administrator-in-training program. Micah earned a bachelor of arts degree from California Lutheran University in religion and international studies. Micah lives in Denver with his wife, Alexandra, and their son, Mark.

Nicole Norton, Director of Dining Services

As director of dining at Wind Crest, Nicole oversees the community's six on-campus restaurants and more than 300 dining services employees. Nicole has more than 25 years of leadership and management experience, primarily in food service. Since joining Wind Crest in 2017, she has overseen the planning and opening of Burton's Restaurant and the Mile High Cafe.

Karen Lux, Director of Finance 

Karen, a native to Colorado, joined the Wind Crest team as the assistant director of finance in 2007 and was promoted to the director position a year later in June 2008. Prior to joining Erickson Living, she worked as the controller for Mountainsmith, a small outdoor company in Golden, Colorado, and also held various finance/accounting positions with several entities at Qwest Communications. Karen earned both her bachelor of science degree in accounting and an M.B.A. from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and has a C.P.A. designation.

Marc Blackford, Director of General Services

Marc joined the Wind Crest team as director of general services in 2020. He brings over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry to Wind Crest. Prior to coming to Wind Crest, he spent 7 years in Las Vegas working at a large casino resort. Marc and his family have lived in the Littleton area for the past 17 years. During his time in Colorado, Marc worked for a national hotel chain at various hotels in downtown Denver. Marc earned his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Brian Chaput, Director of Human Resources

Brian joined the Wind Crest team in 2020 after a nearly 21-year career with Enterprise Holdings. He is an accomplished human resources management professional with extensive experience in recruitment, training, and development, HR legal compliance, and employee engagement. Brian graduated from Emporia State University in Kansas with a bachelor's degree in communications and is a certified professional in human resources (PHR) and SHRM certified professional (SHRM-CP). He is a veteran of the United States Navy. Currently, Brian and his wife Tiffany live in Parker with their three children, Ashtyn, Avery, and Jackson.  

Krista Wagner, Director of Sales

Krista joined the Wind Crest team in August 2015 as a sales manager. She has more than 20 years of sales experience in the senior housing industry in the Denver metro area. Krista earned a bachelor of science from the University of Northern Colorado, where her studies focused on gerontology. She and her husband Kevin live in Highlands Ranch with their three children: Trevor, Justin, and Taylor. 

Robert Stewart, M.D., Medical Director 

Dr. Stewart received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency at Floyd County Hospital in Rome, Georgia. Dr. Stewart is board-certified in family medicine. He joined Wind Crest in November 2013.

Christie Walker, Practice Administrator

Christie Walker started her career at Wind Crest in 2014 and has served as a certified medical assistant, medical center team lead, and medical center office coordinator. In her previous roles as team lead and office coordinator, Christie provided oversight to the medical center and medical assistant training at other Erickson Living communities. In addition to her health care experience, Christie brings with her over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur. She holds an associate's degree in occupational studies from Heritage College in Denver, Colorado.