The Bridge Staff Bios

Chantel Ellis BSN, RN


Chantel Ellis graduated with her BSN from Angelo State University and has nine years of health care experience which has helped her grow into the nurse she is today. Chantel’s driving passion has always been to make a difference in people’s lives. Chantel finds it so rewarding to be able to serve her community by providing quality care, support, and education. Chantel says, “Joining this amazing team at The Bridge during the pandemic has me committed to finding new ways for our residents to see just how beautiful life still is, even under current circumstances”.

Outside of nursing, Chantel enjoys crafting, restoring furniture, and traveling with her husband and two sons.

Karen Nicholson, Dietary Manager


Karen Nicholson has been working at The Bridge since 2002. Karen says she can truly say she enjoys being at The Bridge every day! Karen and her sister moved to the Rogue Valley when she was 4-years-old and it was when her parents decided to go into the restaurant business, that Karen developed a passion for serving people.

Karen says, “Ever since I can remember, I have been involved in the food service industry. I have had the great pleasure in my time to meet a lot of good people and would not want to do anything else.”

In her free time, Karen enjoys being outside, gardening, and spending time with her husband and all the grandkids.

David Stinson, Maintenance Director


David Stinson originally hails from Porterville, California and move to Grants Pass approximately a year ago. David and his wife of 30 years decided to move to Grants Pass in order to be able to spend as much time as possible with their children and grandchild. David initially joined The Bridge as the maintenance assistant and quickly worked his way through the ranks to Director.

David grew up in the construction trades where he learned his skills thanks to the help of his father and his uncle. For the past 15 years, David enjoyed his life as a card dealer at the casino where both he and his wife had previously worked. David is fan of the Raiders and the Dodgers, and enjoys barbecuing with his family.