Who We Are

Tim Frye   Facility Director / Administrator

Tim was born and raised in Chadron. A graduate of Chadron High School and received a degree in Business Administration with an option in Management from Chadron State College. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, with service including a tour in the Persian Gulf aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz. Tim gained healthcare experience at Crestview Care Center and is now the Western District Chair for Nebraska Assisted Living Association. He joined Prairie Pines as Dietary Manager in 2006.

Chris Mills   Activities Coordinator



Colleen Harshman   Licensed Practical Nurse

Colleen was born in Missouri but grew up in Gering, NE where she graduated from Gering High School.  She then went on to attend Western Nebraska Community College and received her LPN.  Colleen has been a nurse for forty years and has worked in ICU/CCU, ER, urology, dialysis, laboratory and mental health.   She has also managed an allergy clinic.  Colleen came to Chadron Community Hospital in 2015 and was working in the Hay Springs Clinic and the laboratory.  In March of 2020 she had the opportunity to work at Prairie Pines which Colleen feels is a good fit.  She has 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Kendal McCormick  Dietary Manager

Kendal was born and raised in Chadron.  A graduate of Chadron High School, he received a degree in Business Administration with and option in Management from Chadron State College.  He started working a Prairie Pines Lodge in 2006 and until 2016 worked as a server and a cook before moving into the position of Dietary Manager in 2020.

Ellen Krueger  Administrative Assistant

Ellen Krueger, Certified Social Worker, is an Administrative Assistant who provides services to the residents and employees as needed.  She began her career with the organization in 2001 working in various positions throughout.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Chadron State College.  She believes that there is no greater joy than working with people, especially our aging populations, as they hold the best stories and keys to life.  Outside of work she enjoys quilting, hunting, among various other activities.