Position: Director of Concierge Services
Ragan Jenkins was raised in Kissimmee, FL, and spent her early years as an artist and entertainer in the Walt Disney World resorts. In 1990, a move to Tampa found her pursuing more formal fine art training at the University of South Florida, with additional studies in both psychology and business marketing. While still attending university, Ragan traveled extensively as an international travel photographer. The images she captured in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand for gallery showings, took her to a new level of collectors. Her photography business counted many local celebrities among her clientele, from Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleaders to Congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives. One such congressional photo op for the Florida Veterans Nursing Home piqued her interest in the portraiture of faces that reflected the beauty in aging. Her love for those veterans and the years of volunteer work in that same facility are eventually what drew her to Chateau Madeleine. Ragan started working as a concierge at Chateau Madeleine in February 2021. She enjoys the fun friendly resort environment that echoes of her Disney entertainment years. However, it is the daily interaction with the residents that she adores most of all. She enjoys taking action to solve problems, answer questions, and anticipate the needs of residents and their family members. The Chateau Madeleine staff and residents function as a nurturing and supportive family, sharing laughter, love, and adventures together. Ragan currently serves as the Director of Concierge, Transportation, and Security, but don’t be surprised if you still catch her behind the camera whenever she gets the opportunity!