Chairman & CEO
Lawrence L. Landry (Larry) is the Chairman and CEO of Masterpiece Living®, LLC. Since 1998, Larry has been involved in the Senior Living Industry, managing the acquisitions, development and operations of Continuing Care Retirement Communities. He founded Masterpiece Living in 1999 and was instrumental in assembling a board of academic advisors to design this successful aging initiative based upon existing research.
Larry is also the CEO of Westport Advisors, an investment company that funds and develops continuing care retirement communities throughout the United States, and has formerly served as CIO of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (MacArthur Foundation), a position he held for 10 years. In that capacity his primary responsibility was the management of the Foundation’s $4 billion in public and private investments, including overseeing the Foundation’s real estate operations in Florida. Larry designed and implemented a strategy to divest and develop over 100,000 acres owned by the Foundation in Florida.
Prior to the MacArthur Foundation, Larry Landry was the CFO and CIO at Southern Methodist University, Swarthmore College and Clark University. He has served on the board of directors for Computervision Corporation, WCI, Greystone Communities, Inc., MacArthur Beach State Park Conservation Board, and Grassy Waters Preserve, and continues to serve on the Board of Trustees of Clark University and chairs its investment CMT. Larry was the co-creator of The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) and served as its first Chairman. He is a former member of the Council of 100.
Larry graduated from Clark University with a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance. He also studied at Harvard Business School`s Institute for Educational Management. Most recently, Larry Landry was among the first recipients of the prestigious AACSB Influential Leader Award.
Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, author of award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, contributing author to 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80, and President of Masterpiece Living, a group of multi-discipline specialists in aging who partner with communities to assist them in becoming destinations for continued growth. Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential.
He has been featured nationally and internationally on radio and TV with NBC, FOX News, ABC and CBS as well as BBC, Growing Bolder and 2GB radio (Australia). Dr. Landry has also written exclusive articles, and been called on as an expert in the field of aging, by publications such as US News and World Report, Huffington Post US/Canada, About.com –Assisted Living, Expert Beacon and eHow and makes regular appearances on MBLN. Dr. Landry was also featured in GRAND Magazine, Senior Planet, Journal of Aging and Health, Denver Post and ThirdAge, and his book, Live Long, Die Short has been endorsed by AARP, is a 2014 Living Now Book Award Gold Medal Winner and was a 2014 Top Pick in MORE magazine.
Dr. Landry was a flight surgeon in the Air Force for more than 22 years keeping pilots and other aircrew healthy and performing at their best. One of his charges was world famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager. Dr. Landry retired as a highly decorated full colonel and chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General`s Office in Washington, DC after duty on five continents and being medically involved in a number of significant world events including: Vietnam, the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks, the first seven Shuttle launches and the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific. For well over a decade, Dr. Landry has focused his efforts on older adults as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and author.
Khristine Rogers, MFCS
Chief Operating Officer
Khristine Rogers has nearly 30 years of experience in senior living sales and operations and as a lifestyle brand and innovation leader. She has served as Masterpiece Living’s Strategic Innovation Advisor since 2016. Khristine is an expert in all aspects of multi-site senior living operations and specializes in revenue optimization and creating data-driven business opportunities, as well as training and coaching high performance teams. Khristine received her Master of Family and Consumer Sciences Degree (specialization in Gerontology) from Iowa State University and Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Prior her to her work with MPL, Khristine served as Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. She has also provided leadership for respected companies in the aging field, including Atria Senior Living and HCR Manor Care. Khristine has been published extensively in academic and trade journals nationwide and has traveled the country as a keynote presenter.
As MPL’s Chief Operating Officer, Khristine is excited to continue the mission of Masterpiece and lead the team through a dynamic new time of growth.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert (“Bob”) Bishop is the Chief Financial Officer for Masterpiece Living and other related companies. He spends six hours daily in that role. Bob has worked with the Masterpiece Founder, Larry Landry, since 2013 in the Senior Living Industry. Previously, he was Accountant for Definitive Electronics in Jupiter, Florida; Internal Auditor for The Wackenhut Corporation in Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Auditor for Health Care Service Corporation in IL. Bob has more than 35 years accounting and auditing experience.
Bob graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he earned a B.S. in Business and Accounting. Bob enjoys working in the yard and riding his motorcycle.
Brigit Hassig, MPA
Managing Director, Masterpiece Life
Brigit Hassig, MPA, is the President of IntelligentAge, a firm directed to creating lifestyle products and services for those engaging with an older adult market. With Masterpiece Living, she is directing a project for Masterpiece Living that will create a web-based experience supporting and challenging older adults to live to their potential physically, spiritually, intellectually and socially regardless of their socio-economic status.
Brigit holds a Master Degree in Public Administration and has been involved in nonprofit management for over 10 years, with a passion for social entrepreneurism and innovation in human services to keep them relevant and sustainable.
Brigit was Executive Director for eight years of Four Pointes – Center for Successful Aging located in Grand Haven, Michigan that engages over 1200 members, 1000 human service clients and 100 skilled volunteers. A career highlight was the completion a large-scale relocation and rebranding project directed to reflect the best culture for opportunities as we age. As announced in the International Council on Aging’s Journal on Active Aging, the agency received the national Bronze NuStep Pinnacle Award for enhancing older adult lifestyles in a community setting.
Brigit is enthusiastic about the gifts of aging, the need for industries to evolve to the true reality of the aging experience and shares her infectious belief as a national conference speaker and webinar contributor. She was recognized being at the forefront of aging studies in the award winning published book by Dr. Roger Landry, Live Long, and Die Short.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Courtney holds her Master’s in Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic University, as well as her Bachelors in Science and Health Service Administration from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Courtney has a diverse background working in various for profit and not-for-profit healthcare specialties over the past eight years. Most recently, she worked in senior living sales and operations as an Assistant Director of an Independent and Assisted Living Community in West Palm Beach, Florida. Courtney also holds her Florida Assisted Living Administrators License.
Courtney joined the Masterpiece Living Team in 2016 as Sales Manager, where she supports the national sales and marketing initiatives. With the combination of her education, prior senior living operations and sales experience, as well as her passion for the older adult population, Courtney looks forward to supporting the national drive to promote and pursue successful aging.
Courtney’s successful aging pursuits include swimming, cycling, and long walks on the beach. Her most rewarding personal achievement was coaching Special Olympics Area 7 Swim team for over five years, where she had three athletes compete in the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games Nebraska.
Danielle Palli, MPW, O.M.
Marketing & Multimedia Content Specialist
Danielle holds a Master of Professional Writing Degree from Chatham University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She also completed a two-year ministerial training program and is an ordained, interfaith minister through Wisdom of the Heart Church.
In 2006, Danielle launched Birdland Media Works, a multimedia, publicity and marketing company following a successful career as journalist, editor and staff writer for several print and online media companies in the Tampa Bay area including Gannett, Visit Florida and Positive Change Media. She became part of the Masterpiece Living Team in 2010, providing content and marketing support such as: audiovisual content (e.g. videography and podcasting), social media, written content for web and print, email campaigns (e.g. press releases and company newsletters), and Programs by Masterpiece creation and development. She is also the campaign manager for Dr. Roger Landry’s Live Long, Die Short book tour.
Danielle’s successful aging pursuits began more than twenty years ago with the study of martial arts, followed by yoga, meditation and Pilates – the latter of which she taught for nearly eighteen years and subsequently authored the Acting Out Yoga series for children. Currently, her aging journey includes taking nature hikes with her husband, play time with their pets (four cats, a ferret and one dog), creative writing, swimming, cooking, learning to play the piano, and singing and dancing around the living room at any hour of the day or night.
Director of Content and Program Development
A Master of Public Health and International Coach Federation certified coach, Teresa has a passion for inspiring lifestyles of successful aging. As a former personal fitness trainer and lifestyle and weight management coach, Teresa owned and operated an older adult-oriented personal training studio. As an outcomes analyst in the acute care industry, she was responsible for data analysis, outcomes reporting and quality improvement initiatives. A health and fitness newspaper columnist, seasoned speaker, and author of several articles, Teresa has particular interest in inspiring small steps that achieve big goals.
As Director of Content and Program Development, Teresa ensures that the latest successful aging research is shared and applied, with the goal of changing the experience and perception of aging. This rewarding role allows her the opportunity to collaborate with talented professionals to inspire lifestyles of successful aging and ultimately help to make our country a better place to age. Teresa`s own successful aging pursuits include farming, hiking and horses.
Managing Director of Operations
Neal Miller holds a Master of Arts degree in Wellness Management and Applied Gerontology from the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology at Ball State University. While completing his graduate work, Neal held an assistantship with the university`s center on aging and worked directly with low-income older adults in the community. During his time at Ball State, Neal worked on several research projects which he presented at local, regional and national conferences.
Prior to joining the Masterpiece Living team, Neal directed a project of a federally funded, non-profit organization that engaged older adult volunteers in service to their community. Neal`s role at Masterpiece Living is working directly with partners to enrich successful aging efforts. He is also a member of the Masterpiece Living Analytics Team that works with partner data- running analyses, generating reports and looking at patterns within the aging field. His personal successful aging pursuits include outdoor recreational sports, staying connected with lifelong friends and family and Huey Lewis.
Senior Partnership Specialist
Amanda has a passion for working with people of all ages, encouraging them to set goals, and inspiring them to attain those goals. She earned her Bachelor`s degree from Alma College and started her career working as an Aquatics Director for a YMCA. Prior to joining the Masterpiece Living team, she worked five years as the Director of Masterpiece Living at Holland Home in Michigan. Amanda launched Masterpiece Living at two communities, engaging nearly one thousand older adults in refining the way they approach everyday living. There she created an internship program that partnered Holland Home with local colleges, providing residents and students with a meaningful successful aging experience.
Amanda brings expertise working with individuals at the community level. As a Partnership Specialist, she works with partners to integrate Masterpiece Living and provides ongoing support as they embrace the successful aging culture. Amanda`s own journey includes volunteering in her community, traveling internationally and domestically, reading, running and participating in triathlons. Her greatest personal achievement was completing the 2012 Panama City Beach Ironman Triathlon.
Cera’s signature strength is her ability to manifest unique and creative ideas. Her 18 years of wellness experience began while she was earning her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. Cera’s love for older adults led her to pursue a Master’s of Science in Gerontology from the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California.
Before joining Masterpiece Living, she worked with a dynamic group of team members and residents who supported their community to achieve the prestigious Center for Successful Aging certification. Cera enjoys teaching groups and coaching individuals, she is very excited to be a part of the culture shift Masterpiece Living is supporting.
Cera’s own successful aging pursuits include a yoga and meditation practice, brewing kombucha, studying holistic medicine and learning to hand drum. She spends time daily dancing and creating life with her husband and three children. Cera has visited over 12 countries and recalls her favorite trip was an 18-day trek to the base camp of Mt. Makalu in Nepal on her 15th birthday.
Kai has worked in the wellness industry for fourteen years serving a diverse population. She is especially passionate about inspiring older adults to pursue their goals and live a life of vitality.
Kai graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science. She also holds a Physical Education teaching certificate. She began her career as a certified personal trainer and holistic wellness coach.
More recently Kai held the position of Director of Education at Heritage College in Denver overseeing allied-health programs where she shared her experience and knowledge with students preparing for future health careers. As the Training Specialist for a sales company in Denver, Kai continued to educate. She designed leadership and sales programs, facilitated their foundation training and coached sales associates on successful techniques.
Kai is excited to bring her expertise in education, training and wellness to Masterpiece Living.
Outside the office, Kai enjoys spending time with her 5-year-old daughter, Avery and her husband, Bret. Outdoor adventures are her family’s number one priority whether it is hiking, paddle boarding, skiing or snowboarding.
Tracy began her career as a recreation therapist serving diverse populations, and especially enjoyed working with older adults in life plan communities.
After completing graduate studies in recreation and fitness management at Western Illinois University, she led a team at The National Institute for Fitness and Sport in the development and delivery of wellness services and fitness training for the public, businesses, law enforcement and federal agencies. Her more recent work with multi-site corporations and health systems focused on promoting wellness strategies to support individual well-being and improve organizational health.
In addition to her work, Tracy leads classes for the public in chronic disease self-management and diabetes prevention.
Tracy is passionate about the outdoors. She co-led outdoor adventure trips in college, and became a certified wilderness instructor in Alaska years later. She bicycle-toured coast to coast with her husband and settled in Colorado where she likes to mountain bike, ski, and fly fish with her family. Tracy enjoys travel near and afar and is always up for a new adventure.
Pat came to Masterpiece Living with a background in healthcare administration in the Denver area, working as a Contract Administrator as well as in legal and academic fields. Pat earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Colorado Women’s College before entering the hospitality industry and healthcare areas of marketing, managed care and finance.
As a former University Hospital and Denver Zoo volunteer, along with serving in the retail/customer service sector, Pat has developed a comfortable rapport in working with the public.
“I would say my immediate role model for aging was my Dad, who had an insatiable appetite for learning, strong work ethic and was well-travelled. His love of books and animals are a shared passion. My son’s career as a Navy Pilot, his family and my granddaughters are my every day inspiration.”
Cindy brings extensive administrative experience and enthusiasm to her position. She has excelled while working in multiple industries including oil and gas, defense, real estate, education, and health and safety. In addition to her organizational skills and top-notch project management expertise, Cindy prides herself in streamlining processes and procedures so they are the most efficient possible.
Masterpiece Living’s mission really resonates with Cindy. Her in-laws, who are in their 80s, are her inspiration for successful aging as they continue to work full-time, stay involved in their church and travel widely. A native of Colorado, Cindy is diligent about keeping connected with her circle of friends and spending quality time with her family. She also enjoys attending Broadway tour musicals, exercising to her favorite tunes and video chatting with her grandkids.