Jeff Dwight came to Meadow Ridge as a residency counselor after a 28-year career in advertising sales and marketing.
His love of service and his business background made him ideally suited for the job, as he can look at the emotional decision and the pragmatic business decision and bring the two concepts together for prospective residents.
“It’s good to see them have that ‘aha moment’ through their interaction with me,” he says.
As a graduate of St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, Jeff worked in business-to-business trade and special interest consumer publishing, working in diverse industries that include variety merchandise; interactive entertainment; epicurean; shelter; and home-building and design, from small businesses to Fortune 500-level companies.
Late in his career, Jeff decided he wanted a change. Residency Sales Counselor Laura Bennett, a former college roommate of Jeff’s wife who had recently started working at Meadow Ridge, told him about the job opening.
“I landed in a place where I’m extremely happy,” he says. And because of that, he finds it easy to talk about the community with prospects.
“I tell them it’s like living on vacation every day,” he says. “It’s got that cruise-ship, amenity-rich environment with the college lifelong learning type of people who live here.”
Jeff pursues several interests in his spare time, including music (he spent time at the Berklee College of Music in Boston), history, golf, biking, hiking and water sports. He is currently an active member of the music ministry at Sacred Heart Church in Southbury.
Jeff lives in Southbury with his wife Chris and two daughters, who are now both in college. When not at home in Connecticut, Jeff and his family enjoy spending time on Cape Cod.