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Community Leadership

Each member of our team has been carefully selected. We first seek out individuals that embrace our core values: professionalism, integrity, commitment and compassion. Additionally, empathy, great communication and willingness to go the extra mile are key attributes for anyone tasked with serving the residents of one of our communities. 

Tessa Johnson

Executive Director

Tessa Johnson, MSN, BSN, RN serves as Executive Director of both CountryHouse and Evergreen in Dickinson, ND. Evergreen provides Basic Care and Assisted Living services while CountryHouse focuses on Memory Care.

Tessa first joined the Agemark family when she was a teenager, and worked at Evergreen as a housekeeping and dietary aid. She rejoined the Agemark family in 2018, first as CountryHouse’s Wellness Director, before being promoted to Executive Director a few months later. In 2022, she was named Executive Director of both CountryHouse and Evergreen Senior Living and Basic Care. Evergreen provides assisted living and basic care.

Tessa is a certified dementia care practitioner (CDP) and has extensive experience in nursing, long term care, hospice care and health care management. She also spent five years as Medical Services Director at the ND Women’s Prison.

Tessa attended Dickinson State University, where she first earned an Associate in Applied Science in Practical Nursing degree. She later earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Healthcare in 2014. She serves as President of the North Dakota Nurses Association and of the North Dakota Center for Nursing, and is an active member of the local Eagles Club Auxiliary.

Born and raised in Dickinson, Tessa and her husband stay busy raising their two children, Jaxson and Bentlee. Both children love to volunteer at CountryHouse and Evergreen. Together, the family enjoys spending time at the lake, fishing, and traveling.

“I believe we only have one life to live, so it’s important to do your work with passion every day. I’m committed to treating all of our residents like they’re family, and to creating moments of joy for them every day.”



Abi Rohrer

Senior Living Consultant

Abi Rohrer serves as the Senior Living Consultant for both CountryHouse and Evergreen in Dickinson, ND. In her role, she works closely with families and residents who are considering a move to assisted living or memory care. 

Abi first joined the Agemark family in 2019 as the Life Enrichment Coordinator for CountryHouse. She worked diligently to change the lives of CountryHouse by creating moments of joy for residents through life enriching activities and outings. In 2019, she was named an Agemark Hero, Agemark’s highest employee honor. She is also licensed CNA and CMA as well as a certified dementia practitioner.

After serving as Executive Director for the Downtown Dickinson Association, Abi returned to the Agemark family in March 2022. She is very involved in the community, and serves on several local boards including the Downtown Dickinson Association, the Downtown Improvement District Board and is a part of the campaign for the community’s Townsquare project. Additionally, she leads the Chamber of Commerce’s Develop Dickinson committee.

Abi is a proud Dickinson native. She has two children, daughter Bailey and son Axton, who both love coming to visit residents and volunteer at our communities. In their free time, the family loves traveling, visiting her family’s lake resort, Skunk Bay, hosting BBQ’s with friends, having spontaneous adventures and enjoying family game nights.

Anna Aaseth

Director of Nursing

Somar Austin

HR & Administrative Assistant

Kelly Jones

Dining Service Manager

Brandon Locker

Building and Ground Manager

Pam Nicklous

Housekeeping Supervisor

Pam has worked at Evergreen for 25 years. Prior to her career at the community, she worked at Flint Engineering for three years. She then stayed home to raise her children, and owned a daycare from 1992-1995.

Pam enjoys spending time with residents of Evergreen, who always put a smile on her face. In 2013, Pam was a recipient of Agemark’s “Hero” Award.

A native of Dickinson, Pam and her husband, Perry, have two children, Jay and Jen, and two grandchildren, Anna and Alex. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, crafting and spending time with her grandchildren. 

"I think the fact that I've been here 25 years says a lot about the company and people who work at Agemark! I love our residents and my coworkers."

Kelsie Tyrell

Life Enrichment Coach

Career Opportunities

Interested in a career in senior living? We’re often looking to add talented members of our team. At Evergreen, we choose employees who emulate the values that we hold as a company: Compassion, Commitment, Professionalism and Integrity. If this describes you, apply for an opportunity today.