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Redwood Promotions: Meet our New Regional Managers

Please join us as we celebrate the recent promotions of THREE remarkable Redwood Ambassadors!

Let’s Celebrate Our Promotions

As we continue on with our remarkable growth, we sometimes need to adjust how we are managing our regions of neighborhoods. To support this, we are happy to announce that the following employees have been promoted to the title of Regional Manager!

Kristen Meadows, Regional Manager in Southwest Ohio and Indianapolis 

Kristen has over 18 years of industry experience ranging from sales, leasing, management, training, development, and her most recent roll of Management Specialist. She has been with the Redwood family for four and a half years starting at Redwood Centerville as Neighborhood Manager. Kristen has been instrumental in getting seven neighborhoods to permanent financing. Kristen looks forward to meeting with her new team in parts of Southwest Ohio and Indianapolis – and growing together in 2021.

Kristen Meadows, regional manager

“What I am looking forward to most is getting to know my team and fostering those relationships. I want to support them to be the best ambassadors they can be.”


Aarika Thornberry, Regional Manager in Mid-Ohio

Aarika started in the industry over ten years ago and has an associate degree in Real Estate, and certificate in Property Management. She started in multi-family as a part time Leasing Consultant, then moved into an Assistant Manager role, she then became a Trainer and a Neighborhood Manager. Aarika started with Redwood almost six years ago as a Neighborhood Manager at Redwood Johnstown. She quickly decided that Redwood was the company for her and decided to transfer to a larger neighborhood, Redwood Delaware. Aarika has been a Management Specialist for over two years, with 12 Neighborhoods in her portfolio and is a recent graduate of the Regional Manager in Training (RMIT) program. Aarika is excited to work with the newly developed Mid-Ohio region!

Aarika Thornberry, regional manager

“In my new role with Redwood, I am most looking forward to building lasting relationships with my new team! While we build off our Core Values together, we will work to accomplish the shared goal of improving Redwood and delivering an exceptional experience to all of our residents.”


Nichole Bidstrup, Regional Manager in Iowa 

Nichole started in the multifamily industry as a part-time Leasing Professional. She fell in love with helping people find their new home, watching them grow, and getting to know them during their residency. Soon after starting in the industry, she moved to the student housing sector, then managed a large student portfolio and staff. Redwood became her home four years ago and has since provided her with a new level of training and experience in a variety of roles. From her very first day with Tyler at Redwood Wolverine Lake, she knew Redwood was the place for her. She is most excited for her new role as Regional Manager for the Iowa portfolio and cannot wait to meet and lead her new team.

Nichole Bidstrup, regional manager

“My passion is leading people and so I am most excited about getting to lead a team, being able to help further them in their career paths, and watch them grow!”


We are so happy these amazing Redwood Ambassadors are choosing to continue their careers with us! Want to keep up to date with promotions and new job openings at Redwood? Head to our Redwood Newsroom.

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1 Comment

  1. Neal & CathyKodish on March 3, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Wanted Redwood mgmnt to be aware of our gratitude to both Myra Thomas and Matt for fulfilling our request to spread some salt on both our drive and sidewalk during the last snowfall so we could take our dogs out! They are true assets to this complex and deserve every consideration in the future! Hope we and they are here for a long time!!!

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