The Team at Barnett Woods
The Barnett Woods team is comprised of passionate and well-trained individuals dedicated to exceptional senior care.
Our goal is to help our residents achieve maximum independence, while supplying excellent social, physical and emotional support. We offer exceptional wellness programs, social activities and health care in a family atmosphere to create a community you will enjoy calling home. Our team of dedicated and compassionate staff is there when you need them.
Interested in joining the Barnett Woods team? Visit our careers page!
Meet our Administrators:
Jim Digerness, Area Operations Manager
Jim Digerness joined the Radiant Senior Living team February 2012 as Executive Director at our sister community in Jacksonville, Oregon, Pioneer Village. He is extremely organized and professional. Jim holds an Associate Degree in Hospitality Management and is continuing his education in Hospitality Management and Nutrition. Jim has an extensive background in daily operations in Assisted Living and Memory Care. He was also directly involved with all aspects of sales and marketing. He has spent the past fifteen years working with seniors from the community level to adult daycare programs. Jim loves living in the Rogue Valley and working closely with the senior population.
Jim is currently the Area Operations Manager for the Southern Oregon Radiant Senior Living communities, offering oversight and experience to our teams.
Darren Penquite, General Manager
Darren Penquite joined the Radiant Senior Living family of senior care communities in January of 2016 from a memory care in Santa Barbara, California where he was the Executive Director. With over 5-years of specialized programming and management experience in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, Darren has also been an Activities’ Director, Community Relations Director and Administrator / Executive Director. Darren is currently a licensed administrator in both Oregon and California. He joined Barnett Woods as General Manager in September of 2017.
Although Darren is a Santa Barbara native, he is no stranger to Southern Oregon. He attended Southern Oregon University and began a career in radio and TV broadcasting in Medford in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. In addition to a 12-year broadcasting career, he also traveled the world onboard cruise ships as a Cruise Director before settling down and starting a family.
Darren and his wife Emily have 3 young children (Toby, Josey and Everly). They are actively involved in church and all the great family oriented events and activities that Southern Oregon has to offer.