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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.

Jason Atwell, Senior Sales Director 

Jason began his career with Erickson Living at Riderwood in Silver Spring, Maryland, moved to Houston, Texas, to open Eagle's Trace, and came to Highlands Ranch, Colorado, to open Wind Crest in 2006. Jason holds a master's degree in marketing and communication from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He has relocated for Erickson Living several times because of the great value he places on the unparalleled lifestyle that Erickson Living offers.

Claire Menefee, Director of General Services 

A trained dietitian, Claire began her career as a clinical dietitian at a hospital in Northern Virginia. She has worked in nursing homes, hospital food service administration, and catering management. In January of 1996, Claire joined the Erickson Living family of communities as the assistant director of dining services at Oak Crest. In 1998, she was promoted to the director of dining services at Seabrook in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Claire always wanted to return to the West, so when an opportunity arose, she joined Wind Crest as the director of dining services. Interested in some new challenges, Claire accepted the position of general services director in April 2010. Claire and her husband David live in beautiful Franktown, Colorado.

Marcus Cordova, Director of Dining Services 

Marcus is a native to Colorado and a fifth-generation Coloradan. Marcus has worked as a chef most of his life and has a strong passion for good cooking and great food. He began his career as an apprentice working under some exceptional chefs before opening a small restaurant in Monte Vista, Colorado. Prior to joining Wind Crest, he has been an owner and chef of a catering company, a chef de cuisine in a local country club, and the executive chef and general manager of a specialty food market in Evergreen. Marcus joined the Wind Crest team as the executive chef in 2007 before accepting the position as the director of dining services in April 2010. Marcus, his wife Kathrine, and their five children reside in Henderson, Colorado, and enjoy spending time doing all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.

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.

Kolette Nelson, Director of Human Resources 

Kolette started her career as a registered nurse after graduating from Blodgett Memorial Medical School for Nursing. She later earned a master's degree in administration from the University of Notre Dame. Kolette is certified as a senior professional in human resources. In her free time, Kolette volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. She also enjoys sports, music, do-it-yourself house projects, and being in the magnificent Colorado outdoors. 

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.

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.

Adam Dickson, Director of Continuing Care 

Before joining Wind Crest, Adam Dickson served as assistant nursing home administrator for Oak Crest, an Erickson Living-managed community in Parkville, Maryland, where he was involved in the management of all day-to-day operations of the facility. He has also served as business office manager for Riderwood, an Erickson Living property in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he was responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the care facility.

Adam received his bachelor of science degree in health care management from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Immediately upon graduation, he joined the Erickson Living team.