About Us

Employees at Riva Ridge Memory CareRiva Ridge Memory Care Center is registered as a Type B small, Alzheimer's certified, Assisted Living Facility, licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. We're located off US 183 on the northeast side of Leander at 801 Riva Ridge Drive – just 20 minutes north of Austin. Since March 2000, seniors with dementia and those simply needing help with their daily activities have called Riva Ridge home. By providing person centered care in a family-like setting, our caregivers are able to meet the ever changing needs of our residents and help them feel safe, comfortable and loved each moment of each day.

We're structured to care for a total of 12 residents. This small size allows us to adapt our services to the unique needs of each patient and provide them with a truly personalized plan of care. Our family-style environment allows us to not just bond with the residents, but also to their extended family – a characteristic rarely seen in other care settings. We're able to customize menus, activities and even the décor to accommodate individual preferences and needs.

Riva Ridge Memory Care is owned and operated by Ken Missler, a health care executive with over 30 years experience in hospital administration, group practice administration and health facilities development. Working together with a dedicated group of compassionate caregivers, the team at Riva Ridge Memory Care possesses extensive experience in working with Alzheimer's patients. They consistently receive exceptional ratings from the families they serve. We invite you to browse our Website (particularly the family testimonials) then contact us anytime to schedule your private tour. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your loved ones to our growing family!



Management Team


Ken Missler
Owner / Manager


Ken Missler Owner Riva Ridge Memory Care

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. 

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 to establish his 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 Mowery
General Manager


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 the 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 general manager for the facility.


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