Kaleb C. Hight, LNHA
I was born and raised in South Dakota. I grew up in the Olivet/Freeman area. My first exposure to LTC was as the son of an LPN who worked at the local nursing home. I eventually worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant for three years. During that experience, I developed a passion for working with those needing nursing care. I got sidetracked from the LTC profession and spent approximately 14 years in the banking industry, which was a great training ground for what was to come. During that time, I also graduated from the University of Sioux Falls in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
In 2011, I returned to LTC in the roll of Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and have immensely enjoyed this role ever since. I married my wife, Heather, in 1998 and have 3 sons: Eli, Lucas, and Blake. I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, fishing and watching America’s football team. I joined ULC in September of 2017 and am excited to be a part of such a vibrant LTC community.
Direct Line: 605-696-7500
Dr. Debra Johnston
I attended the University of Iowa, College of Medicine in Iowa City and went through the Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program. I am on the American Board of Family Medicine.
I graduated from Presentation College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and minors in biology and psychology. I started at United Living Community in January 2009. I have been in various nursing positions since then with current position as Clinical Nurse Manager.
Direct Line: 605.696.7527
I went to Brookings High School, and I went to college at Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn. At ULC, I oversee all housekeeping, laundry and maintenance on campus.
I currently live in Brookings with my wife and four sons.
Direct Line: 605.696.7508
I was born and raised in Brookings, S.D. I attended St. Cloud State University and earned my bachelor’s degree.
I moved back to Brookings after starting a family. My husband, Graham, is a Sioux Falls firefighter and we have two daughters.
Direct Line: 605.696.7519
I was born and raised in Bloomington, MN. I graduated with an Associate’s degree in Accounting. I moved to Brookings with my husband and we have 2 little girls and a black lab who keep us very busy.
Direct Line: 605.696.7506
Direct Line: 605.696.7532
I was born and raised in Sioux Falls and obtained my Bachelors of Science degree from SDSU. I spent three years working in healthcare with adults with severe and persistent mental illness before relocating to Yokosuka, Japan, with my husband. We lived in Japan for 4 years where I served as Vice President for the USS George Washington Family Readiness Group. We returned to South Dakota in April 2014. We stay busy chasing after our 3 young children!
Direct Line: 605.696.7502
Prior to nursing school I worked as a certified nursing assistant for approximately 8 years. I graduated from the USD Nursing program. After graduating I worked at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls SD for approximately 4.5yrs. I started my career with ULC in 2014. Prior to taking the Director of Education position, I was an Operations nurse and also worked as a Charge Nurse here at ULC. I love working with our residents and hearing their stories.
Direct Line: 605.696.7550
Pastor Dorthy Tufte
I grew up in Brookings, SD and went to Brookings High School. I graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, in Mass Communications and completed my Ordination Studies through Berean University in Springfield, MO. I received a Masters of Divinity at Sioux Falls Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD, where I have lived for almost 30 years. I have three adult children and three grandchildren. I am very happy to be here!
Direct Line: 605.696.7505
I graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Social Work and a minor in Sociology. I reside in Brookings with my husband, Marc and my son, Mason. I have worked in long term care for more than twenty years in various roles including rehabilitation assistant, activity assistant and as a certified nursing assistant. I began working in Social Services in long term care in 2009. Please let me know how I can assist you!
Direct Line: 605.696.7509
I grew up on a farm outside of Madison and graduated from Chester High School in 2001. I then attended Dakota State University and graduated with a degree in business management in 2005. I also studied respiratory therapy while I was at DSU, and I am currently taking my EMT courses.
Direct Line: 605.696.7518
I’m from the area of Ivanhoe, MN and great up on a dairy farm. I still go back home and help out with the cow chores and field work when not working. I graduated high school in 2014 then went straight to college at Lake Area Tech for Cosmetology and graduated there in December 2015. Worked at Great Clips here in Brookings before starting at ULC. I now just do the hair on the side. I moved to Clear Lake SD with my boyfriend and his daughter and sure do love it. I have amazing parents, an older brother and sister who are both married and each have 2 boys. I absolutely love my 4 nephews, they always keep me going.
Direct Line: 696-7521
Direct Line: 605.696.7512