Executive Director Gary Hughes | Orchard Pointe at Surprise

Meet Gary Hughes

Executive Director at Orchard Pointe


As the Executive Director, I have the responsibility of overseeing the community to help ensure everything is running smoothly and providing the best services for our residents. Working closely with my team, I make sure our building and grounds are looking their best and that we are in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations concerning assisted living.

I have been working with seniors for 15 years, the majority of the time in operations. My favorite part about being the Executive Director is walking through the community and having fun interacting with our residents. There is so much to learn and appreciate from our residents! I also believe we have exceptional associates, who provide outstanding care to the great group of residents living here. And, while we have a beautiful facility, the team is what family and residents comment on the most. Prospective residents and their family have often told us they noticed staff enjoyed what they did by the way they were smiling and that they were so friendly. 

Outside of my time at Orchard Pointe, I enjoy spending time with my 5 children, 4 grandchildren, and 3 wonderful dogs: Sandy, Lilly and Me Too.