Meet the Team
Our executive director, Catherine Ratelle, has more than 25 years of experience in the senior living industry. She has a passion for bringing joy to residents by providing quality care, fostering independence and offering outstanding customer service. In her most recent position with Integral Senior Living, Catherine was able to serve senior residents by opening new communities and improving already established ones. She aims to continue providing enjoyable experiences for residents at Coastal Heights Senior Living and is excited to lead a service-oriented community with a variety of choices for each resident to thrive.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Susan Parker has over 15 years of experience working with seniors. She has consulted, educated and placed seniors in both employment and residential community life. Her commitment to caring for the senior population is reflected in her enthusiasm and joy.
Vibrant Life® Director
Heidi Peter is the Vibrant Life® director for Coastal Heights. From a young age, Heidi had a strong connection and love for seniors. This passion has led her to take senior living positions at multiple companies, working on both the East and West coasts, and all starting at the age of 18. Heidi focuses on planning activities and enriching the life of each resident. She sees helping seniors as a blessing because she gets to do what she loves to do.
When she’s not at Coastal Heights, Heidi can be found exploring and photographing different cuisines with her husband and friends or singing with the Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble.
Culinary Food Service Director
Huver Ponce joined the Coastal Heights team as the Culinary Food Service director and chef, bringing over 30 years of experience to our community. Throughout his career, Huver worked all across the culinary field, including senior living, corporate services, fast food, commercial restaurants and his personal favorite, serving as the catering manager for executives at Disneyland. He has a passion for food and is excited to join the Coastal Heights family.
Building Services Director
Aaron Bolin is the Building Services director for Coastal Heights. His joy and passion are found in ensuring that the residents of Coastal Heights leave their maintenance worries behind. Aaron’s duties include maintaining our entire property, while also tending to the needs of residents and their individual apartments. Nothing makes him happier than to see our residents enjoying the many special moments that occur in a day at Coastal Heights.
Outside of work, Aaron can be found outside! He is a football fan and loves all kinds of outdoor activities, especially those that involve his grandchildren.