About Us

Gable Pines is a hospitality-focused community, offering a warm, caring, service-rich environment. At Gable Pines, area seniors can remain connected to the community and lifestyle they love, among lifelong friends – and new friends.

Gable Pines offers three beautifully integrated lifestyles

All Under One Roof

Gable Pines has been planned, designed and constructed for you – with your comfort, convenience, and safety in mind! Gable Pines is a home-like community that fits seamlessly into the values and lifestyle of the Vadnais Heights/White Bear Lake area, where senior adults can live relaxed and worry-free, continuing their lifelong friendships – and making new friends – in a genuine and carefree environment. This is small-town living, with all the resources of a top-twenty metropolitan area. Welcome to Gable Pines!

Embracing the Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Gable Pines offers a beautifully constructed and gracious community, with carefully chosen amenities, outstanding management and staff, and an extensive array social, cultural, and educational opportunities to engage and inspire!

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness encompass environmental, emotional, financial, social, spiritual, occupational, physical and intellectual wellness. You’ll see these vital elements interwoven into every facet of life at Gable Pines!

Independent Living

for retirees who enjoy living life to the fullest

Assisted Living

for those who need moderate support with activities of daily living

Memory Care

featuring Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program® with a personal-touch centered, activity-focused approach to care for those facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia or memory loss.

Meet the Team

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Karen Binsfeld,
Executive Director

Karen was born and raised in Litchfield, MN. She attended college at Mankato State University and majored in Recreational Therapy.

Karen worked in Long Term Care for 10 years before moving to a community that specialized in Memory Care. During that time she moved into the Executive Director Role. Karen worked as the Director for seven years before taking a position at a large community that provided Independent, Assisted, and Memory care, where she worked for 3.5 years. Karen is now excited to be working at Gable Pines as the Executive Director.

Karen is passionate about seniors and making a difference in the lives of those that she serves. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family – fishing with her dad and hanging out with her nieces and her nephews. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, bicycle riding and is a huge MN sports fan and loves cheering on her hometown teams!

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Amber West,
Director of Life Enrichment

Amber has worked in healthcare for the past 15 years.  Prior to coming to Gable Pines she worked as an Occupational Therapist in a pediatric setting.  Her expertise and creativity in the world of sensory integration and childhood development has really allowed her to create a well-rounded, meaningful, and purposeful activity schedule and program at Gable Pines.  She truly enjoys the ability to connect with persons of all backgrounds and enrich their lives through our wellness calendar.

When she is not at Gable Pines she enjoys spending time creating and repurposing furniture and decorations, camping, and exploring the great state of Minnesota with her husband, stepdaughter, and two dogs.

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Lori Schultz,
Director of Sales and Marketing

Lori is the Director of Sales and Marketing.  She has worked in the senior living industry for the past several years and LOVES working with seniors.  Her favorite part of her job is finding a solution for families that are seeking what is next for this chapter of their lives.  She lives in Forest Lake with her husband.  They have 4 sons, 1 daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren (so far!).  She likes to cook, read, hike, spend time with family and travel.

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Scott Johnson,
Director of Plant Operations

Scott is the Director of Plant Operations at Gable Pines. He lives in Shoreview with his wife and they have three children. He has been in plant operations for 20 years. He has a passion for seniors. Scott’s hobbies include snowmobiling, snow shoeing, spending time at his cabin, and hanging out with his family and friends.

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Relindis Moffor,
Director of Health Services

Relindis is a Registered Nurse and has been in a leadership role for 14 years. She has worked in a variety of Healthcare settings; Hospitals, Skilled nursing facilities, Case management and Assisted Living. In 2018 she will finish a Graduate Program in Organizational Leadership at Bethel University.

She has a passion for caring and 12 years ago she opened an orphanage for underprivileged children living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon, West Africa, where she spends a lot of time developing programs and working with the staff to ensure that the needs of the children are met. Relindis is a Rotarian and enjoys doing volunteer activities in the community and working in the food shelf. She is also a member of a social club and cultural groups. She loves music and dancing, enjoys family time, loves to travel, meet new people and learn different cultures.

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Katie Carlson,
Housekeeping Supervisor

Katie is the Housekeeping Supervisor at Gable Pines. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her daughter, Grace (9), and their dog Missy. She has worked in senior living for about 4 years and has been in the cleaning industry for 20+ years. Her hobbies include anything outdoors such as fishing, camping, exploring, etc. She is also a huge MN Vikings fan. SKOL!

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Developer & Builder

Gable Pines is a development of D6, a full service commercial development, construction and real estate company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Over the past twenty years, D6 professionals have developed and built senior living communities, multi-family housing, healthcare facilities and other projects nationwide.


Gable Pines is managed by Life Care Services®, an LCS® Company, established in 1971 and based in Des Moines, Iowa. Life Care Services is a leading manager of senior living communities and currently provides operations management and marketing and sales management for not-for-profit and for-profit continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), stand-alone assisted living, memory care, and rental communities nationwide. To discover more, come to www.lcsnet.com