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!
Michael Coe Director of Operations
Michael has worked in healthcare since 1990. In 1993 he managed a staffing agency in California where he would network homecare givers with families all over. This is where he learned how to network and speak to people. He moved to Montana in 1996 and began working for a company that purchased facilities in trouble their company would travel to them and help set them up to operate or fix the issues. He did this for 6 years and traveled all over the Northwestern United States. From 2003 to 2009 he was the social worker and then administrator for a nursing home in Montana. In 2009 his family opened their 1st assisted living facility. In the next 13 years they built and operated 2 assisted living and a nursing home. He has sat on the Montana Healthcare Association board for the last 8 years. In 2022 his family sold their assisted living facility and shortly after he began working here at Caslen Living Center. His oldest son is disabled so being involved in our healthcare rules and settings is a very strong passion of Michael’s. He is very involved in our rule making process and travels to the state capital constantly to advocate for the elderly and disabled in Montana.
Cynthia Schaff Controller
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.