The Carefield Living Team

The Carefield Living Team brings together a dedicated group of talented individuals with a variety of backgrounds and skills focused on the mission of providing a better way of living for elderly adults who need assistance with their activities of daily life.

  • Steven Barklis

    Managing Partner

    Steve Barklis is a founder and managing partner of Carefield Living. He is primarily responsible for strategic planning, capital and acquisitions for the company. Over a thirty-year career in commercial real estate, Steve has been involved in the evaluation, negotiation, financing and acquisition of well over five hundred million dollars of commercial real estate assets. As a real estate investment consultant and asset manager, Steve completed projects on behalf of public and private sector clients for commercial property types including hotel, condo-hotel, senior housing, multi-family, office, retail, restaurant, self-storage, mixed-use properties and land. Steve has also managed the acquisition, entitlement, asset management and development of large, mixed use projects including the Hyatt Regency Orange County and the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.

    In 2015 Steve launched Carefield Senior Living to focus exclusively on senior living. In the past eight years, the Carefield team has acquired and completed major renovations on five senior assisted living communities, and has also acquired and entitled seven senior living development projects, all in California.

    Steve is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and an alumnus of the University of Arizona. Outside of work, Steve is also an amateur musician and songwriter.

  • Breck Austin

    Chief Operating Officer

    Breck is the Chief Operating Officer for Carefield Management. Breck has more than 28 years of management experience in the service industry, including 18 years in senior housing. Prior to Carefield he was the Vice President of Operations for Clearwater Living, a senior housing company based in of Newport Beach, California. At Clearwater, Breck was engaged in the management of a portfolio of 18 independent living communities and 2 assisted living communities.

    Breck previously was the Operations Project Manager for Kisco Senior Living, one of the premier senior living companies in the United States. At Kisco, Breck was charged with implementing operations at all levels and acted as a liaison to development for all acquisitions and start- ups. Breck held various positions at Kisco over a 18 year period including Operations Manager and Executive Director for small and large communities. In addition to operations positions, Breck was also the company Controller for eight years, and was responsible for all day to day accounting functions for Kisco Senior Living communities and associated partnerships. He provided direction to the centralized accounting and system conversions ensuring compliance with internal controls, reporting and financial results. He managed $25 million in annual revenue and payroll for over 2400 associates across the county, including benefits and insurance renewals He was also responsible for contributing to the leadership services team that developed programs to monitor and improve all aspects of financial performance, service quality, and compliance and customer relationships. He was recognized for his achievements at Kisco with the President’s Award and was also honored with ALFA’s national Hero Awardee.

    Breck’s educational background is in Accounting and Business Administration and he is a certified Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) Administrator in California. He also is a certified California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) Examiner, a state program that mirrors the Baldrige National Quality Program. He has served as a state President for Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California and a board member for Guardian Angels.

  • Leo McKinley

    Chief Financial Officer

    Leo Mckinley is the Chief Financial Officer for Carefield Living. Leo is an accomplished financial manager with more than twenty-five years of experience in homebuilding, commercial construction and senior care operations. Leo has a proven expertise in balance sheet/P&L management, strategic positioning and technology development with a specific focus on senior living development and operations. Leo was previously a Principal and Chief Financial Office at a major California-based senior living management/development company, where he established an accounting and finance structure that enabled the growth of the company from three properties to seventeen properties over a twelve-year period.

    Leo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is also a Certified Public Accountant. Leo and his wife live in La Jolla, California.
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  • Priscilla Mungor

    Strategic Operations Officer

    Priscilla Mungor is the Director of Operations for Carefield Living. Priscilla worked as a medical business optimization consultant before joining the Carefield team. She also previously owned and operated an in-home care company for the elderly.

    Priscilla began her geriatric clinical experience with a large home health company in San Antonio, Texas. Priscilla is a certified California Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE ) administrator and an Alumnus of the University of New Mexico.

    Outside of work, Priscilla loves walking on the beach and hiking on the weekends with her dogs, and is a community volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, Ronald McDonald House and other charitable organizations.

  • Josh Allen

    Allen Flores Clinical Services

    Josh Allen, RN, C-AL, is a principal partner with Allen Flores Clinical Services, providing clinical services support for Carefield Living. Josh has over 25 years of senior living experience and unmatched expertise in resident care, staff recruiting and development, regulatory compliance, and quality improvement. Josh consults on risk management and legal cases, including testifying as an expert on assisted living standards of care. He is certified in assisted living nursing by the American Assisted Living Nurses Association. He also serves on the California Assisted Living Association board of directors and is the past board chair of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living.

    The Allen Flores team includes nurses with technical expertise in deploying and supporting various electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medication administration records (EMAR). Allen Flores also provides a dedicated team of regional nurses (RN and LVN/LPN) to provide onsite community audits, training, and support. By consistently demonstrating expertise in dementia, resident care, and compliance-related continuing education, the Allen Flores Consulting Group has earned an excellent track record with state, licensing, and regulatory agencies.

  • Katrina Lee

    Director of Marketing

    Katrina joins Carefield Living with over 14 years of experience in the senior living industry. With a wide range of skills, she has directed social media strategies for senior living communities, and has a wealth of digital marketing knowledge in addition to traditional marketing.

    Katrina manages all of the media planning, advertorials, human interest stories, social media, reputation management, print advertising and more for Carefield Living. Above all, she enjoys storytelling through marketing and loves to write about Carefield Living’s residents and their life’s stories.

    Outside of work she is an avid circus aerialist specializing in Lyra, silks, hammock and flying trapeze.

  • Megan Silverman

    Director of Sales

    Megan Silverman comes to Carefield Living with 10+ years of experience in the senior living, her previous positions include VP of Marketing and Strategic Planning, Regional Sales & Marketing with nationwide operators. She also has experience in home health and hospice, overseeing regional strategy for all of Southern California. Megan is a certified RCFE administrator with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Gerentology.

    Outside of work, Megan likes to spend time with her spunky Austrialian Shepherd and her husband, enjoying all the amazing things that San Diego has to offer.

  • Zulma Munoz

    Director of Accounting

    Zulma Munoz is the Director of Accounting for Carefield Living. Over the past twenty years, Zulma has held various accounting positions in home building, affordable housing, construction, and real estate industry. She holds a BA degree from UCLA and an MBA from University of Miami. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running and political campaign volunteering.

  • Richard S. Landreth

    Director of Development

    Rich Landreth is the Director of Development for Carefield Living. Rich is also the owner of Landreth Company and Vertical Masonry, with over 35 years of experience in managing commercial real estate development, land/project planning and entitlements, construction management, engineering, as well as all levels of governmental compliance.

    Rich also has expertise in portfolio management for nationally recognized companies, both public and private. Rich has worked on behalf of national lenders, private equity firms, institutions and real estate investment companies throughout the country, overseeing major construction projects in California, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada. Rich has provided services including construction management services, purchasing, entitlements, architectural, engineering, construction, sales and leasing for a variety of product types including medical office, hospital, manufacturing, industrial, commercial, public buildings, residential housing tracts and high-end estate homes.

    Rich is an alumni of the Southern California Institute of Architecture and San Diego State University.

  • Mabel Gonzalez

    Contracts Administrator

    Mabel Gonzalez is the Contracts Administrator for Carefield Living and assists with various administrative needs. She formerly worked in the contracts department of a San Diego based residential home builder where she acquired purchasing, construction, and real estate industry experience. Mabel holds a Paralegal Certificate from Cuyamaca College. She is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two dogs.