At Conservatory At Alden Bridge, you will always be greeted by laughter, warm hellos, and smiles. All of our retirement community residents develop close, personal relationships with our team members. We strive to offer impeccable services, individualized care, and opportunities to celebrate all your round. At Conservatory At Alden Bridge, we are all family.


Rhonda Cunningham

Executive Director

Rhonda is a native of Petal (Hattiesburg) Mississippi where she spent most of her life. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she majored in Business Management with a minor in Marketing.

She has been in the hospitality industry for the last 25 years. She left to spend 4 years in Human Resources with Kohler Company and spent time as Executive Director of the Claiborne Independent Living Community in Hattiesburg before returning to hospitality.

Rhonda enjoys cooking, exercising, bike riding, hiking, and digging in the dirt planting flowers and plants, trying local restaurants, traveling, and she also very much enjoys her work. But, most of all, she enjoys spending time with her grandson and the word “Nana”.


Chef Richard Ayala

Director of Culinary Services

Director of Culinary Services, Chef Richard Ayala, trained at The Culinary Institute of America in New York. Upon graduation, he moved to Florida and worked at The Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort and Club for five years, then accepting a Sous Chef position at Rocco’s Tacos Boca Raton Mexican Scratch Kitchen. Four years later, Richard moved his family to Spring, Texas, where he was the Executive Chef at the prestigious Hotel Zaza in Houston. Chef is excited to be sharing his love of cooking with the residents at Alden Bridge.


Natalie Marcom

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor Natalie Marcom is an experienced hospitality professional and proud graduate of Texas A&M. She began her career with the Disney family of companies, where throughout her more than six years of service, she helped customers from all over the world realize their unique dreams, everything from fairytale weddings and cruises to innovative youth programs. She returned to her native Texas in 2018, and as Area Sales Manager for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, she represented several of Downtown Houston’s premier resort hotels. Outside of work, Natalie enjoys an active lifestyle, but also relaxing at home with her two cats, Ellie and Yoda.