Christy Andrus is one of Riderwood’s two sales counselors. She and Debbie Brumbach are most people’s first point of contact when they visit Riderwood for an appointment and tour.

Many people’s first encounter with Riderwood is an appointment with one of the community’s sales counselors, Christy Andrus or Debbie Brumbach. That initial appointment is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what the community has to offer and get a sense of whether it’s right for you. 

New Associate Executive Director Mickey Thaxton brings more than two decades of experience with the U.S. Navy to Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.

The newest member of Riderwood’s executive leadership team is Michael (Mickey) Thaxton, who became the community’s second associate executive director last August. He comes to Riderwood from the U.S. Navy, where he has served for many years.

Dianne Shipler worked at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., for 13 years. She enjoyed the community so much, she decided to move there when she retired.

Dianne Shipler just became a resident at Riderwood last October, but she’s been a familiar face at the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., for many years. 

Margaret and George Steffens hired one of Riderwood’s preferred real estate agents and sold their property in just four days.

“We’ve never had such an easy time moving.” 

That’s what Margaret Steffens says about the move she and her husband George made last year from Easton, Md., to Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.

Won Yin spent her career as a ceramics teacher. Now that she lives at Riderwood, she continues to teach ceramics to her neighbors.

Ray Roth, leader of Riderwood’s Gentlemen’s Songsters, has been singing all of his life and has a Ph.D. in music education.

Barbara and David Young moved from Leisure World to Riderwood last year.

The Acousti-Cats perform several lively shows every year for their fellow neighbors at Riderwood.

When she was a teenager, Becky Hedin learned how to play the ukulele in her Girl Scout troop. She enjoyed it but didn’t continue to play after high school.

Retired reporter, editor, and State Department information officer Jim Feldman started a resident-run publication called Riderwood Reporter at the Erickson Living community where he lives.

Plenty of retirement communities have resident newsletters. But how many can boast that their in-house publications were founded by an accomplished newspaper reporter, editor, and information officer for the U.S. Department of State?