Caryl Ridgeway - Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

Caryl Ridgeway - Chief Operating Officer

Caryl is the Chief Operating Officer of Milestone Retirement Communities, LLC, located in Vancouver, WA. In this role, she works with leadership teams to strategize a path for business growth through development of high-performance teams, occupancy growth and revenue streams. Working closely to partner with ownership groups on new development, Caryl is involved in the recruitment and training of new build leadership.

Caryl fostered a passion to serve as a child singing in nursing homes with her grandmother and knew a career in senior housing was where she wanted to be. That desire came to fruition in 1985 when she got her first job as a nurse aide and has since worked her way through many disciplines within the communities she served. Prior to joining Milestone, Caryl worked as a regional in senior housing with diverse experience in accounting, small business bakery ownership, emergency medicine, and as an IT analyst.

Caryl holds a BS in Organization Leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma. In her spare time, you can find her in her kitchen, with her granddaughters, baking something delicious.