We’d like to announce our new Executive Director Alex Bidwell! Photo and Bio Coming Soon.
At Paddock Ridge, we are committed to improving quality of life for both our residents and their families. Our mission is to help residents thrive at every stage of life. We’re excited to get to know you and your family.
We’re committed to combining superior hospitality and care with the latest technology and innovation to better serve the seniors of Ocala.
Get to know our leadership team below:
I was born and raised here in Ocala. I am a proud mother of three wonderful and handsome boys. I started my career in 2011 as a CNA while I continued my education in Business Management. After several years of being a CNA, I then transitioned into Sales and Marketing, remaining in the senior care industry. I truly enjoy what I do and I am blessed to be able to say that, because it’s rare to find happiness in work. Besides work, I enjoy my family, beach trips, and reading.
I’ve lived in Ocala my entire life and have always worked in the medical field. I started out as a medical assistant and then became an ultrasound technician, and I’ve now been a nurse for the last 10 years. During those 10 years, I’ve mostly worked in long-term care facilities, home health field nurse and assisted living facilities, and have been a director for the last three years. My passion was always to be a nurse. I believe in treating every resident/client as if they were part of my own family. I’m very excited to be part of Paddock Ridge.
As the lifestyles director for Paddock Ridge assisted living and memory care, I’m excited to be part of a family-oriented team. I have nearly two years of experience in activities with assisted living. During that time, I’ve grown immensely in the field and have created relationships, both personally and professionally, that I had no idea were possible.
My residents are my top priority when implementing an activities program that suits the needs of each individual. I have a great deal of understanding when it comes to the needs of residents and their families. I’m originally from upstate New York but have spent most of my life in central Florida. My hobbies include crafting, painting, reading and my dogs.
I began working in the senior living care business as a receptionist at a local assisted living community. I was soon promoted to business office director and then to executive director. I’ve spent over 20 years doing something I love. Establishing relationships and enhancing the lives of those in your care is a very humbling and rewarding experience.
I’m excited to have joined the Paddock Ridge team as business office director. Along with our staff and management team, I look forward to providing quality care and services to the residents and families we have the privilege of serving.
I’ve been employed in assisted living communities for over 15 years, working to keep our residents safe and happy. I have 40-plus years’ experience in construction and maintenance, including having worked with reputable assisted living companies as the senior maintenance director overseeing their Florida portfolios. I’m a family man and love camping and boating. I treat all our residents as family. The true reward of caring for our residents is in the heart.
“The staff really takes care of us in a personal way.”
– Ruth Korteum
Paddock Ridge resident