Leadership Team

Cody Erikson, Executive Director


Cody Erikson is a senior service professional with over 18 years of experience spanning many different areas of community operations. Cody began working in the dining department of an independent living community while attending college. He graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a degree in business administration. He holds dual licensure from the State of Oklahoma in Residential Care/Assisted Living and Nursing Home Administration. A strong advocate for seniors, Cody has based his career philosophy on excellent customer service. He fully embraces the Personal Touch Culture that Legacy Retirement Communities promotes in each of its communities and looks forward to instilling that same culture here at Legacy Village of Stillwater. Cody and his wife, Joni, moved to Stillwater soon after marriage. They have a five-year-old son, Jax, who ensures that there is never a dull moment in their home. When not at work, Cody can usually be found cooking, working on remodeling projects, woodworking, or spending quality time with family and friends.

Emily James, Sales & Marketing Director


Emily fell in love with Stillwater while attending Oklahoma State University, where she studied social work and religious studies, earning her bachelor’s degree in child and family services. During her senior year, she met Reed James and was immediately smitten. The two were married soon after. Together, their studies took them to the east coast, where they lived in North Carolina and Massachusetts. Upon Reed’s graduation from seminary, the couple returned to Stillwater. Emily worked for OSU as the Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound in the division of Institutional Diversity before joining her husband in ministry when they began pastoring their church in Stillwater. Emily and her husband have two daughters—Piper and Reese. Emily enjoys golfing, traveling, and scuba diving. A self-proclaimed epicurean, she enjoys many different types of cuisine and trying new foods. Emily’s energetic and charismatic personality is vital to the Legacy Village team. She enjoys hosting community visits and helping future residents select the perfect suite.

Kristi Lester, Assisted Living Director


Kristi Lester has served as a healthcare professional for over 15 years. She has a degree in health promotion from Oklahoma State University-Stillwater. Kristi is passionate about service and advocating for the needs of those around her or in her care. Her ambition, energy, relationship building, and leadership skills have allowed her the opportunity to leave a positive lasting impact on communities, individuals, employees, and families. Kristi and her husband, Titus, have three girls and one boy. They enjoy softball games, basketball games, learning to ride bikes, building LEGO’s and church functions. Kristi enjoys spending intentional one-on-one time with friends and family, creating special memories. She looks forward to extending that same mindset in her role at Legacy Village of Stillwater.

Debbie Melton, Resident Services Director


Bio Coming Soon.

Kendra Mauck, Administrative Assistant


Kendra is originally from Southern California but has called Oklahoma home for over twenty years. She has over fifteen years of experience in administration, customer service, and management but also has an extensive background in the restaurant industry. Kendra is excited about the opportunity to serve the residents of Legacy Village. She has a heart for service and loves working with older adults. In her free time, Kendra loves spending time with her family, cooking, being outdoors, or enjoying live music.

Annie Welch RN, Resident Care Coordinator


Bio Coming Soon.

Chris Stettnisch, Dining Services Director


Chris was introduced to the world of culinary arts at 14 while working at his parent’s restaurant in his hometown of Blackwell, OK. After High School, Chris spent four years serving his country in the US Coast Guard and utilizing the G.I. Bill to attend a culinary school. After completing an American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship program in Missouri, his culinary training and experience led him to work in hotels, country clubs, and college campuses. In 2015, Chris began work in a senior living community and fell in love with serving seniors. He enjoys spending a few extra moments with fellow veterans and hearing their stories. Chris has been married for over 25 years to his wife, Regina. They have three children; Lauren, Molly, and a son, Joel. Chris enjoys fishing with his family, attending Oklahoma sporting events, or picnicking.

Baleigh Mansfield, Recreation Director


Baleigh graduated from Oklahoma State with a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology. While attending school at OSU, she worked for a local assisted living community. There she served as a nurse’s aide for two years and an activity coordinator for one year. She found her passion for helping and advocating for senior adults. In 2016, she was nominated by a resident and won the OSU Student Employee of the Year award while working as the activity coordinator. After graduation from OSU, Baleigh attended Tulsa Community College, where she received her occupational therapy assistant certification. Baleigh and her college sweetheart, Kevin, married in 2019. Baleigh also enjoys cooking, running, traveling, trying new foods and drinks, and spending quality time with family and friends. Baleigh’s enthusiastic, compassionate and adventurous personality are characteristics that are of utmost benefit to Legacy Village of Stillwater.

Daryl Horstman, Director of Maintenance


Daryl is detail-oriented and passionate about keeping Legacy Village of Stillwater functioning correctly. He has always worked in a customer service role. He is willing to go the extra mile to ensure our residents are pleased and comfortable. As a mechanical contractor, he can troubleshoot and repair many equipment types, making him a valued team member at Legacy Village. Before joining Legacy Village, Daryl worked in facilities management at Oklahoma State University while also operating his own company. Daryl and his wife Shandi were married in Stillwater, moved away for a few years, but never stopped dreaming of moving back and raising a family here. When Daryl is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. He is an outdoor enthusiast and is always looking for the next adventure.