Ken Missler, Owner / Manager
Ken was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up in Texas.
His first eight years of life included short stays in San Antonio, Terrell and Abilene before his family settled in Wichita Falls where he lived from grade school through college. He met Sharon, the young lady that he would eventually marry while attending Midwestern State University.
Ken earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Medical Services Corps in 1982. He worked in field and fixed hospital settings until 1988 when he attended the US Army-Baylor University Master’s Program in Health Care Administration.
He then served as administrator for the Department of Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington from 1990 to 1993.
Following military service, Ken served as the practice administrator for orthopedic groups in Pittsburgh, PA and Greenville, SC.
He was involved in two building projects, which led him to work for Marshall Erdman and Associates (a design-build firm for health care facilities) as a Project Executive from 2002 through 2007. That opportunity led Ken and Sharon to establish their home in Allen, TX – a growing community just north of Dallas.
In 2008, Ken began working on his broker’s license with the goal of eventually developing assisted living facilities.
On June 1, 2013, Ken purchased the 12-bed facility, “House at Cedar Ridge” and then renamed it “Riva Ridge Memory Care Center.” From the onset, his plan has been to grow the business and then divide the operations to form two separate facilities: Riva Ridge Assisted Living and Riva Ridge Memory Care Center. That goal is on track to be realized by the end of 2016.
Kellie was born and raised in Liverpool, England. She attended Riverside College in Widnes before working for a lithographics company in Sicily in 1990. In 1991, she entered the service industry and became a stewardess with British Midland Airways for two years. While vacationing in Corpus Christi with her family, she met her future husband John and they were married in 1995.
Kellie then focused on raising her two sons at their home in Cedar Park until she came to work for House at Cedar Ridge (Riva Ridge Memory Care Center) in May 2010. Through her strong work ethic, deep sense of caring for others and her natural leadership ability, Kellie advanced as a lead caregiver and is now clinical manager for the facility.