March 7th, 2019

New Lifestyle Director Joins The Team At Orchard Ridge

Orchard Ridge, a thoughtfully-planned community located in Liberty Hill, Texas, is proud to announce the addition of its new Lifestyle Director, Donald Smith.

As Lifestyle Director, Smith will be responsible for the planning and execution of community programs, events and activities designed to bring residents together and foster a true sense of community. He will also publish the monthly neighborhood newsletter, manage social media accounts and plan new resident orientations.

“I could not be more excited to begin this new chapter with Orchard Ridge,” said Smith. “From the gardens to the trails to the unique homes, this truly is a vibrant community; I’m eager to help it grow.”

Before joining the Orchard Ridge team, Smith served as the Lifestyle Director of the Spectrum Community Association in Gilbert, Arizona. Previously, he was awarded the National Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the highest honor achieved by a member. Smith also served on the executive leadership team for the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley. He received his bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Arizona State University.

“Donald’s experience and background stood out to us immediately. We are proud to have him join our Orchard Ridge family” said Suzanne Maddalon, Vice President of Marketing with Freehold Communities. “Having a full-time lifestyle director is something that sets our community apart, and I know our residents will benefit from the fresh ideas he will bring.”


Orchard Ridge, by Freehold Communities, is a master-planned community located east of Liberty Hill, Texas. It is a collection of amenities and scenic expanses inspired by the past with an eye toward the future. Orchard Ridge embraces healthy living, connectivity, stewardship and a strong foundation for home and family.