Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity at BrightStar Care Bellingham / Mount Vernon
In the Bellingham / Mount Vernon area, the lifeblood of our business are the people who make it happen. Our office staff and caregivers work together day in and day out to deliver quality care and exceptional service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether it's childcare, adult home care or skilled elder care, the people who make up BrightStar Care Bellingham / Mount Vernon are our greatest assets. But don't just take our word for it, see for yourself.
Karl Larsen | Owner
My life dream of helping people in need was realized with the formation of BrightsStar Care of Bellingham/Mt. Vernon in July of 2021. I’ve enjoyed 39-years of commercial, industrial and institutional success and am honored to lead our talented home care team as CEO/Owner. I recognize the importance of providing safe and effective care as a result of my long career and family experiences with many hospitals and nursing facilities. I’m a chemist and graduate of Northwest University, with a degree in Business Management. I really believe the BrightStar Care model helps people realize a higher quality of life with proactive solutions that maintain their dignity and independence within their own homes. I’m Happily married with 6 children and reside in Bellingham, WA. In my spare time, I love to sportfish and hike with my wife, kids and our loyal hunting dogs - Marco and Polo.
Nathan Jackson | Branch Manager
I joined BrightStar Care in July of 2021 as the Branch Manager. I grew up in Northern California. After graduation I proudly served our country in the US Army for 4 years. My background is in Hospitality Management focusing on guest relations and employee retention, while running day to day operations. I joined BrightStar Care to help serve our community and provide care that everyone deserves. I live in Stanwood with my wife, newborn son, our 2 dogs, and 1 fish. When I'm not busy with BrightStar Care, I enjoy adventuring with my family around Washington and taking in the beauty around us.
Jessica Koogle | Director of Nursing
I joined Brightstar care in march of 2022. Previous to this position I proudly served in the US army 82nd airborne division as a Health care specialist in Fort Bragg Nc , where I treated patients on drop zones and organized care of soldiers in the on base clinics. After completing my contract I started working on my BSN from Methodist University in Fayettville, NC. After moving to the pacific northwest, my passion and care for patient satisfaction lead me to persue a career in patient care outside of the hospital setting. When Im not at work I enjoy hiking with my husband Justin, and cuddling the sweetest dog thats ever existed, Riddick.
Connie Streubel | Sales Manager
I joined BrightStar Care in November of 2021 as the Sales Manager. Prior to BrightStar Care I was the Sales Director for Pegasus Senior Living. During my tenure at Pegasus, I earned top sales for the year. I helped grow their community from 67% occupancy to 95%. I graduated from Ferndale High School and currently live in Bellingham with my husband, our youngest of two children, 6 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 fish. When I’m not busy with BrightStar Care, I also take pride in being a Mary Kay Sales Director. I have been running my Mary Kay business for 10 years. I enjoy time with Family and friends and love crafting and painting.