Michael White Co-Owner
Mike, the co-owner of Caslen Living Centers, Inc., has worked over 35 years in the healthcare industry. He was born and raised in Plentywood, Montana, received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana, and then went on to become a CPA. Over his career, Mike has worked for some of the largest healthcare companies in the United States, such as Life Care Centers of America, The Hillhaven Corporation, Vencor, and Atria Assisted Living. In 2001, he and several family members founded their first assisted living facility in Billings, Montana under the name Butterfly Homes. With continued ownership in Butterfly Homes, Mike and Gayle founded Caslen Living Centers in 2006. Mike and his wife Janet were married in 1988 and together they have two children Christopher and Stephanie.
Gayle Laufer Co-Owner
Gayle, the co-owner of Caslen Living Centers, Inc., retired from her oil and gas accounting practice in 2007. Born in Beach, ND, near her grandparents’ farm in Wibaux, MT, she was raised primarily in the State of Washington. She attended Western Washington University where she was a Chemistry major, before transferring to the University of Minnesota and studying management and business. Gayle spent 10 years of her career working in oil and gas in Minneapolis, MN, before she established her own accounting business in Bothell, WA. In 2001, she had the opportunity to partner with Mike in founding Butterfly Homes. Gayle is married to Wayne. They have five grown children and seven grandchildren. They split their time between San Juan Island, Washington, and Sanibel, Florida, but they come to Montana to hunt, fish and ski!
Danielle Gulbrandson Controller
Danielle (pronounced Da Niell) came to Wolfcreek Enterprises and Caslen Living Centers in September of 2013. She brought with her over 20 years of accounting experience and a wealth of knowledge in healthcare billing. Prior to joining us, Danielle worked for 16 years at the Dialysis Clinic, Inc. at their Billings location. She received her accounting degree from
Rocky Mountain College in 1997. Danielle and her husband Dave were married in 1980, they live in the West end of Billings and stay busy with their two daughters and five grandchildren. Danielle is always looking for activities outdoors and enjoys running. She recently completed her first Half Marathon.
Rose Sandlin Director of Operations
Rose and Doug Sandlin moved to Montana from Germantown, Ohio, almost 14 years ago. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren. While raising a family, she worked in Ohio’s Valley View School District for 25 years.
For over two decades, Rose occupied many positions that included assisting special needs teachers, school secretaries, and school nurses. After moving to Montana, Rose studied and received her CNA license while working at Meadowlark Assisted Living/ Stillwater Community Hospital. She worked at Meadowlark for 10 years with the last five spent as manager.
Rose’s personal hobbies are very diverse. She loves camping and four wheeling, but she also enjoys cooking, knitting, and crafting.
Cynthia Schaff joined the management team at Wolf Creek Enterprises and Caslen Living Centers in February 2018. She previously worked with her husband, Michael, in his family’s concrete business.
For the past 15 years, Cynthia wore a variety of hats while employed at R.L. Schaff Concrete Construction, Inc. More specifically, she spent the last five years as the office and batch plant manager.
Cynthia was born and raised in Billings, Montana, and graduated from Skyview High School in 1995. In 2000, she married and they are the proud parents to two amazing young men, Gus and Ashton.
The Schaff’s enjoy every moment together, especially when they are fishing, hiking, camping, and being in the outdoors. Besides spending time with them, Cynthia enjoys discovering new places and trying new cuisines.