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.

Tobi Raben   Administrative Assistant

Tobi was born and raised in Dubois, WY.  After graduation from Dubois High School, Tobi moved to Casper, WY.  To start, she worked in the hospitality industry, then in daycare, and later in medical records.  In July of 2019, Tobi accepted a clerical position in Charon, NE.  She moved here with her two kids just before the start of the school year.  She married her husband, Jordan Raben, in February of 2020 and began the Administrative Assistant position at Prairie Pines shortly after.  Tobi enjoys golf, tennis, art, playing cards, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.