Meet Our Team
Everyone on our team – from housekeeping to dining, maintenance to medical – is committed to delivering the finest retirement experience to every resident, every day. And they’re led by a group of hardworking individuals who focus on moving East Ridge at Cutler Bay successfully into the future.
Each of our professionals has diverse industry experience and senior living knowledge. But they share the desire to continually improve our community and your retirement living experience.
David Kremer, Executive Director
Miguel Parks, Senior Director of Operations
Marco Gonzalez, Director of Marketing & Sales
Kristian Vargas, Director of Human Resources
Kiyria Jimenez, Director of Community Life
Lazaro Lazo, Senior Director of Health Services
David Kremer is the Executive Director for East Ridge at Cutler Bay. He has 25 years of experience helping seniors achieve their philanthropic dreams. David has raised more than $30 million and has been a local and national speaker on various fundraising topics. David earned a journalism degree from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Marian University in Wisconsin.
Senior Director of Operations
Miguel Parks was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. He moved to California to attend college and graduated from Menlo College with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in sports management. After graduation, Parks became the Assistant Director of Dining Services for Vi at Palo Alto in Arizona and later the Food and Beverage Director. After four years in Arizona, he then moved to Port Charlotte, Florida and served as the Food and Beverage Director at South Port Square for four years before joining East Ridge at Cutler Bay.
Director of Marketing & Sales
Marco has been a “Miami Kid all my life”. Marco received an A.A. in Accounting with a Minor in Building Construction from Miami-Dade Community College. After MDCC, Marco attended FIU College of Business to pursue his B.A. in Accounting.
He started his career at Coconut Grove Bank on Main Highway. Soon after, he continued to work while going to school at Barclays Bank, Florida Power and Light and Enterprise, where he was one of five Accounting Managers for the Corporate Office in South Florida. Marco came to East Ridge in 2009 as a temporary accountant, eventually becoming the Accounting Manager, moving on to the Home Health Manager, Assisted Living Director, and in 2018 took on his present position as Director of Sales and Marketing.
Marco and his wife have two children – Adrian and Daniel. Marco enjoys fishing, boating, and tinkering around with tools in his garage.
Director of Human Resources
Bio coming soon.
Director of Community Life
Kiyria Jimenez is the Director of Community Life at East Ridge at Cutler Bay. She provides oversight, continuity and guidance for the activity programming for residents in our independent, assisted living and memory care communities.
Previously, Jimenez served as a registered dietitian for East Ridge’s Three Palms Health Center. In her new position, she will direct campus-wide activity programs to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of residents.
Under her supervision will be East Ridge’s Lifestyle Center, the Wellness and Fitness Center and the community’s salon and spa. She is spearheading innovative volunteer programs including a new intergenerational initiative with Cutler Bay Senior High School as well as those for Three Palms that involve residents and volunteers from the Cutler Bay area
Jimenez has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and graduated from Florida International University in 2002.
Prior to joining East Ridge, she was with Morrison Healthcare for five years as a Clinical Nutrition Manager. A native of Brazil she grew up in Miami. She is trilingual and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Senior Director of Health Services
Lazaro Lazo is the Senior Director of Health Services who oversees Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Memory Support and Home Health.
Lazaro has an impressive 26 years of healthcare management and leadership experience and currently serves as Executive Director of Nspire of Kendall, a 120-bed skilled nursing and 54-bed assisted living facility serving Greater Miami. Prior to that role, he was the Administrator for Crystal Health in Plantation Key, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility. He has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from FIU. Lazaro prides himself on building strong teams and providing excellent customer service.