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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.

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.

Steve Schreiner, Director of General Services 

Steve brings over 20 years of leadership experience in operations and facility management, mostly in the Denver metro area. More than 10 years of his experience has been in senior housing, both as a general services director and as a regional director. Steve’s career has spanned a number of other industries as well, including hospitals, casinos, country clubs, and hotels. Steve is a licensed electrician and HVAC engineer and he has a strong background in construction project management. He and his wife Gloria have three children and three grandchildren all in Colorado.

Tom Carlson, Director of Dining Services 

Tom joined the Wind Crest team in July 2017 with over 25 years of restaurant experience. Prior to joining Erickson Living, Tom owned and operated restaurants under a multi-national brand. He brings eclectic leadership experience having served in a variety of leadership roles including finance, marketing, public relations, media strategy, culinary development, business development, and government relations. Tom earned a bachelor of science degree in statistical marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder followed by an M.B.A. in operations management. He currently serves on the board of the Colorado Restaurant Association and is a National Restaurant Association certified ServSafe instructor. Tom and his wife Raquel live in Parker with their two children, Sofia and Tommy.

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.

Darlene Henefeld, Director of Human Resources 

Darlene has been working in human resources for over 20 years. She received her B.S. in human resources management and M.B.A. from Walden University. Prior to joining Erickson Living and Wind Crest in 2017, she was a chief human resources officer for a large health care system in Colorado and Nevada. Darlene and her husband, Curt, enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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.

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.

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.