Mark Wiesner – Chief Development Officer
Mark is the Chief Development Officer of Milestone Retirement Communities, LLC, located in Vancouver, WA. In this role, he focuses on operations of the retirement communities under management, adding to that his expertise in budget development, acquisitions and operational design of new communities. Currently, Milestone manages over 90 communities across the country.
Prior to starting Milestone, Mark was responsible for 12 of the senior communities managed by LifeStyles, Senior Housing Managers, LLC. These properties comprised independent living, assisted living and dementia care with nearly 1,200 units. His responsibilities included oversight of regional operations staff, direct oversight of some Executive Directors at properties, budget development, program development, program implementation and managing properties to resident and owner expectations.
Before joining LifeStyles in 2000, Mark served as Western Division Vice President for Alterra Corporation with responsibility for up to 50 properties in 7 western states. He was with Alterra from 1995 – 2000. Between 1990 and 1995, Mark served as Operations Manager for Crossings Corporation which was responsible for operations within the western states, site approval for development projects, acquisitions of existing properties and integrating new properties into Alterra’s systems. He began his career with Crossings as an Executive Director.
Mark has also served as Director of Senior Services for a Southern Oregon Regional Medical Center and as Program Manager for the Crisis Hotline in Southern Oregon. In his role as the Program Manager for Crisis Intervention Services, Mark was responsible for training and supporting over 150 volunteers annually who staffed the 24-hour crisis line that received calls on domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and from suicidal community individuals. Mark has a BA in Communications from Cal State University at Long Beach.