Brighton Gardens of Buckhead

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Buckhead Team

Meet some of our team members here at Brighton Gardens of Buckhead, Georgia. 

Sunrise at Five Forks Team Member BeatriceBeatrice Oywer

Executive Director

"I joined Sunrise in September 1999. My Sunrise journey started at the Sunrise of East Cobb in Marietta, Georgia, through the years I have worked at three different Sunrise communities including: the Brighton Gardens of Buckhead, Sunrise of Ivey Ridge and finally, the Sunrise at Five Forks. Prior to Sunrise, I had a brief career in medicine working at a hospital and have found senior living is a lot more fulfilling. 

My favorite part of the job is the daily interactions with the sunrise family that is our residents and fellow team members. There is never a dull moment at Sunrise, the residents’ love, sense of humor and conversations make the sunrise experience a lot more fun. 

I am very proud to be associated with Sunrise and be able to take part in living out the Sunrise Mission of championing the quality of life for all seniors and very grateful to be a beneficiary of the learning opportunities and professional growth here at Sunrise."

Traci WadeTraci Wade

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator 

"I've had the pleasure of working at Sunrise since 2013. Within that time I've held the positions of concierge, activities assistant, and my current role. The favorite part of my job is building a rapport with residents that allows me to connect with them on multiple levels. I can plan programming or an event that brings back resident memories of their youth or that allows them to connect with their own family in fun, entertaining and meaningful ways. Activities is more the giving residents something to do, it is truly allowing them to “Live with Purpose” and I overjoyed that I get to be a part of that process daily.

The best part of working at Sunrise is being able to come to a place that feels like home. I enjoy coming to work each day knowing that by contributions make a difference. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling going to the gym and singing." 

Troy BrooksOswald Troy Brooks 

Assisted Living Coordinator 

"I've worked at Sunrise since 2014. My favorite part of working here is interacting with the seniors. They are charming and very fun to be around! I love working at Sunrise because they believe in promoting from within. I also appreciate the ethos of the company and the diverse group of people that I have the pleasure of working with each day. In my spare time I'm always catching up on the news and enjoy playing volleyball and tennis."  

Sierra Hunter Sierra Hunter

Business Office Coordinator 

"In 2013, I started working at Sunrise as a Care Manager, then transitioned into the Concierge role a few months later. A year thereafter I was promoted to a Sales Assistant role, in which I worked for about a year and a half prior to my transition in my current role. I value the many interactions and connections I make with team members, residents, families, regional supports, and outside vendors. The best part of working for Sunrise is the opportunity for growth, and the sense of family both in and across communities. in my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, and discovering new restaurants and shops around Atlanta."

Bruce LaninghamBruce Landingham

Maintenance Coordinator

"I have worked for Sunrise since 2016 and love my job because I get to work with seniors from different backgrounds. My favorite part of the job is helping with the small items the residents may need from hanging a picture to fixing a television set. I enjoy the smiles from the seniors when I complete a task they request and I'm glad to have made their day a bit brighter. In my spare time, I take care of my two sons and help them with their homework. I also help around my neighborhood with sporting events for the kids." 

leslie barrLeslie Barr

Director of Sales

"I’m just beginning my journey with Sunrise and I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing team! My previous career was in Hospitality as a Catering Director. What impresses me most about Sunrise is the loyalty of Sunrise employees to their residents and community. Most of our staff have been here for 10+ years! That says a lot about the compassion and support that everyone shares. My favorite part of Brighton Gardens Buckhead is the opportunity to make everyone feel special. Creating smiles on residents faces brings joy to us all! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking and taking walks with friends and reading."

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