FOUNDER: Emily McAleer
With nearly a decade’s experience in upscale hospitality settings, including private clubs and luxury resorts in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Texas, Emily transitioned her career from event management and catering sales to senior living in 2007. As a member of the launch team opening Austin’s first resort-style continuum of care retirement community, Emily served as Director of Lifestyle, responsible for resident services, wellness programming and enrichment opportunities in four levels of care. Under her leadership, the Lifestyle department continuously earned highest resident satisfaction scores. Emily was soon invited to join her company’s executive in training program and later became Director of Operations. As a jack of all trades, Emily led and oversaw multiple teams and departments, strategizing and coordinating various projects and people.
Emily also served as Chair of the National Greystone Lifestyle Task Force, mentoring enrichment professionals and guest speaking at conferences nationwide, where she consistently ranked most valuable speaker. Originally hailing from the Midwest, Emily earned a Mass Communications degree from St. Cloud University, MN. Emily resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and two adorable children.