Brighton Gardens of Brentwood

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Brentwood Team

justin laddJustin Ladd

Executive Director

"I have worked in senior living since 2008. I graduated from Western Kentucky University, in 2008 with a degree in healthcare administration and completed my MBA in 2015 at the University of Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

My favorite part of my job is seeing our team help residents find a sense of community and belonging, all while maintaining their independence. My second favorite part is knowing that what we do daily provides loved ones with a peace of mind. 

The best part of being at Sunrise is the fact that this company puts such an emphasis on training and development for the team members.

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


lauren graham dos

Laura Graham

Director of Sales

"I have worked at Sunrise since February of 2018. Previously, I worked as a Director of Professional Relations for a large health system in Tennessee.

My favorite part of my job is championing the quality of life for all seniors by working with our current and future residents and their families. The best part of working for Sunrise is knowing that I am truly helping families and their loved ones that are in that difficult transition period. 

In my spare time, I love to hike with my two dogs, and I enjoy Pilates and CrossFit."


greg hardyGreg Hardy

Resident Care Director

“I have been a nurse since 2010 and in long-term care since 2013. My favorite part of my job is interacting with our residents, listening to their stories and helping them with their journey through life. 

I enjoy working at Sunrise because of the atmosphere and the serving others attitude exhibited by my fellow team members and our leaders. 

In my spare time, I enjoying spending time with my family and kids.”



cassie nyeCassie Nye

Reminiscence Coordinator

"Hello, my name is Cassandra “Cassie” Nye and I am the Reminiscence Coordinator for Brighton Gardens of Brentwood. I joined the Sunrise team 5 years ago. Initially, I started as a Night Shift Supervisor/LPN Medication Care Manager, then was promoted to a Wellness Nurse position and now I am the Reminiscence Coordinator.

I enjoy working with the residents and their families most. My favorite part of working at Sunrise is the fact you are working with a team that believes and practices our Principles of Service and Team Member Credo.

When I’m not at work I really enjoy spending time with my family and sweet granddaughter, Isabelle."


gail austin alcGail Austin

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I’ve been with Sunrise since the summer of 2018. I believe this to be my calling as the Senior Living Industry has been my life 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 that 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.” 


leah feltmanLeah Feltman

Business Office Coordinator

"My name is Leah Feltman and I am the Business Office Coordinator. Since childhood I have been involved with communities that help improve the lives of seniors and their families. Prior to joining Sunrise, I had a career in retail management and customer service for over 15 years.

Being a part of a family atmosphere and being able to have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives is what I enjoy most about working at Sunrise. I also really enjoy getting spending time with our residents and hearing their stories.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family."


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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