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."


Shannon ShinholsterShannon Shinholster

Director of Sales

"I've worked for Sunrise since 2002 and started out as a concierge. Since the first day I set foot in a Sunrise community I've loved meeting families and having the opportunity to give them peace of mind by helping them choose the best care for their loved ones. Interacting with the residents always brings so much to my day. They are walking history books full of knowledge and wisdom. In my spare time I love to travel, dance, hike, draw and cook with my son."


Nadine RobinsonNadine Robinson

Resident Care Director

"I was delighted to join the Sunrise team in 2018 to contribute with my 34 years of healthcare experience. I spent 10 years as Director of Nursing for skilled nursing facilities, 15 years in acute care & ER nursing as well as 3 years as a dialysis nurse. As many nurses do, I started my career as a CAN, so I truly have a passion for caregiving. Meeting with the residents, their families, hearing their stories and hearing about their life experiences is hands-down the best part of working at Sunrise. For the first time in my career, I can take the time to do that! At Sunrise I have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our residents, whereas in acute and skilled settings I had to focus on treating ailments and sending patients onto the next level of care. Working at Sunrise affords me the opportunity to take care of seniors in their own home, where they can thrive!

Sunrise offers me the flexibility to interact with the residents and their families and provide individualized care that they deserve. There is no one-size-fits-all here for our residents. Each person has their own set of needs, and I love discovering how to empower them to celebrate their lives and live them with purpose. In my spare time, I volunteer at a homeless shelter as a healthcare advocate. I also take time to travel and shop." 


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."


Chris MitchellChristopher Mitchell

Dining Service Director

"I have worked at Sunrise since 1998. During that time, I've worked in Sunrise communities across North America, but also at Sunrise communities in the UK. The favorite part of my job is that my residents can look forward to the social aspects of their fine dining experience. Dining at Sunrise revolves around choice and variety. So, as a Dining Service Director I can support the unique nutritional needs of residents that we serve. I really enjoy working with food, trying new recipes, perfecting my classic recipes and ultimately serving seniors. It feels good to see the positive impact that I have on the dining program and residents. I also appreciate the way our Region has close relationships with our other Georgia Sunrise communities.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, going to the gym and singing."


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." 



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