Brighton Gardens of Brentwood

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Brentwood Team

justin laddJustin Ladd

Executive Director

"My career in senior living started in 2008 upon my graduation from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Healthcare Administration. I went on to complete my MBA in 2015 at the University of Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. I have had the pleasure of working as a Skilled Nursing Home Administrator along with serving in other facets of long-term care administration during my career.

I enjoy seeing our team help residents find a sense of community and belonging, while maintaining their independence. It is also a delight to know what we do daily provides loved ones with a peace of mind.

The best part of being at Sunrise is being a part of a mission that has been thriving and growing since 1981: To champion quality of life for all seniors.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, learning new things and traveling to new places!"

AshleyBekcham.DOS_BGBrentwoodAshley Beckham

Director of Sales

"I have been in the healthcare industry for the past 12 years with a primary focus on geriatric nursing care. Prior to serving as Director of Sales at Brighton Gardens of Brentwood, I managed the Wellness Department at a Sunrise Community in Southern California as the Resident Care Director. I am excited to be back in my beautiful home state of Tennessee. 

My favorite part of my position is being able to serve as a trusted adviser to our potential residents and families, as well as all of those who already call Sunrise their home; focusing daily on providing the highest level of Quality Care and Customer Service that makes Sunrise so special. 

There are so many wonderful things about working for Sunrise. My favorite is probably that Sunrise has a purpose — a true mission — that everyone understands. Even better, every team member can tell you the role he or she plays in achieving that purpose while providing positive impacts to those we care for on a daily basis. 

In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors- nature walks, hiking, and being with my family & friends. I also really enjoy anything related to animals of all types, as I am an over-the-top animal lover; especially with dogs and horses.

KatherineRau.DOS_BGBrentwoodKatherine Rau

Director of Sales

“Prior to serving as the Director of Sales at Brighton Gardens of Brentwood, I previously worked with Sunrise communities in Ohio and Northern Virginia as the Director of Sales. 

My favorite part of being a Director of Sales is definitely helping others. I believe that we all need support and I am thrilled to be at Sunrise where I am surrounded by so many compassionate team members! The best part of working at Sunrise is working for a place where I get to live our mission statement every day, “to champion quality of life for all seniors.” I am so fortunate to be surrounded by so many wonderful residents, families and team members here at Brighton Gardens of Brentwood!

 In my spare time, I love to enjoy time with my friends and family. I also like to try new restaurants, travel, decorate, and volunteer different places."

keona saifizadehKeona Saifizadeh

Associate Director of Sales

"I have always been passionate about seniors, and I firmly believe each person deserves the best quality of care and support system.

My favorite part of my position is when I engage with families and help make a difference in someone’s life. The best part about working at Sunrise is how each team member has the same common goal of providing excellent customer service and making sure each resident feels like they’re at home.

When I am not at work, I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with family/friends, and traveling."

erin murrellErin Murrell

Director of Rehabilitation | HealthPRO Heritage

"Hello, my name is Erin Murrell and I am a licensed and credentialed Physical Therapist and currently the Director of Rehabilitation at Brighton Gardens of Brentwood. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005 from the University of Evansville. After 4 years in outpatient orthopedics, I shifted my focus to geriatric care and have been practicing in long term care and assisted/independent living settings for the past several years. My passions lie in joint replacement therapy, balance and fall prevention, and dementia care.

Outside of work, I spend my time with my 7-year-old son, cooking, reading, and love any movement-related activity, especially hiking, weight lifting, yoga."

Brighton Gardens of Brentwood has a relationship with HealthPRO Heritage to provide Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies. Contact Erin for more information.

gail austin alcGail Austin

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I believe Senior Living to be my calling in life, as I have been in the industry for over 30 years. I’ve had the pleasure of serving in many capacities from Director of Dining Services, Sales & Marketing to Executive Director.

I love the interaction with the residents and families; knowing I’ve somehow made a difference in their day! Just a smile or a hug can go a long way. The best part of working at Sunrise is the fact we have a great team in place and we all share the same compassion and caring nature. Being the best we can be and practicing the core values that make a difference each day!

As with most women, I DO LOVE TO SHOP! My family is the most important thing in my life, and spending as much quality time with them as I can is when I’m happiest."

adriene ennisAdrienne Innis

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"My name is Adrienne Innis and I am the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator at Brighton Gardens of Brentwood, but prior to my time here, I spent most of my career developing retail businesses for various companies nationwide as an Executive Field Manager, and as a Consultant. I also spent several years as a wardrobe stylist to some of Nashville's brightest stars. No matter what phase of my professional life, I have always made it a priority to bring authenticity, humor, and joy into what I do. 

 In terms of my philosophy for Activities at Brighton Gardens, it centers around bringing the outside world into our community, increasing social interactions with others, and helping our residents find relevance and purpose in their daily life. It has been my absolute joy to build the relationships with residents and their families over the course of the last year and I look forward to more opportunities to serve you in the future. I am always eager to find ways to engage every resident at Brighton Gardens of Brentwood in some new way!" 

brian howserBrian Howser 

Dining Services Director

“I have worked for Sunrise since 2005. I have 30 years of experience in the culinary field, the majority of my early tenure was spent in Las Vegas working for major hotels as well as a lead chef at a high end steak house. 

My favorite part of my job would be interacting with our residents and serving their needs. The best part of working for Sunrise is the daily challenges that that push me to be my best. 

In my spare time, I love to golf, fish, and have fun where I can find fun.” 

allie community dogAllie

Community Pet

"My name is Allie, and I am a nine-year old Scottish Terrier. I have lived at Brighton Gardens for nearly two years and love to participate in all the activities, especially exercise classes! I am also known to “ride the rails” going from floor to floor on the elevator to visit my favorite friends! I will answer to “Allie,” but am also affectionately known as “Bobo” or “Baby Duck,” and have yet to say no to any treat offered to me.

I bring lots of love, comfort, and smiles to our community and am proud to be the face of Brighton Gardens of Brentwood. Stop by and say hello anytime…I will probably join you on your tour of our community. After all, I know all the best places to take a nap, find a snack, or get a belly rub!

I put the Snuggle in Sunrise!"

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