Executive Director


Executive Director

Rick Watkins

Rick Watkins is an Army brat who grew up in many different places such as Germany, Georgia, Texas, Alabama and Florida. He graduated from the University of South Florida and maintains a Florida Assisted Living Administrator certification along with his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

Rick has over 30 years of operational and sales experience in senior living and has held leadership positions as Executive Director and Regional and Vice President of Sales and Operations. His favorite part about working with seniors is earning the trust of each resident and family member and witnessing that special moment when the joy and privilege of earning that simple smile makes each day the best possible.

Rick’s favorite part about working for The Blake is his complete alignment with The Blake’s core values: Compassion, Integrity, Leadership, Accountability, Fun and Joy. When he isn’t working, he can be found walking, exploring new areas and, most of all, spending time with family.

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