Brighton Gardens of Charlotte

Meet the Brighton Gardens of Charlotte Team

Since 2003, Brighton Gardens of Charlotte has continued the 30-year Sunrise Senior Living tradition of providing high-quality, resident-centered care. Our experienced team is happy to meet Mecklenburg County’s senior living needs. Our Executive Director, Amy Blalock, has been with Sunrise for over 15 years, our management staff has over 100 years combined of experience in this industry and our average tenure is over 5 years! Come by today and find out why we were voted the “Best Senior Living in Charlotte,” by Seniorhomes.com!


amy blalock Amy Blalock

Executive Director

"The residents at Brighton Gardens are a gift to me. It is a pleasure to give back to our seniors, and I am blessed to be able to listen to stories and experiences that span over a century. No day at Brighton Gardens is the same, but each day, I go home knowing that I made a difference in the lives of our residents.  I wanted to work for a company that placed each resident’s well-being at the top of the priority list, and I found that at Sunrise!" 


lydia jacobsLydia Jacobs

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise since 1995 and I still love what I do.  There is nothing more rewarding than hearing a resident refer to Brighton Gardens as their “home.”  I see our relationship-based care making a difference each day and am proud to be a part of it all."



andrea caraballo

Andrea Caraballo

Reminiscence Coordinator

"After experiencing long term care for my father, I made the decision to go back to school. I wanted to make a significant difference in the lives of seniors and their families. My residents have given me purpose, and it is my goal each day at Brighton Gardens to do the same for them."




precious ayiyi

Precious Ayiyi

Resident Care Director

"I went to nursing school with the intention of joining the obstetrics field, but after my geriatric rotation, I realized that my true calling was to work with seniors. I enjoy learning from our residents each day and am happy to work for a community that individualizes their care."  




jari sobecki

Jari Sobecki

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"As the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator, my favorite activities are any that make our residents smile. I enjoy being able to give back and plan activities that are meaningful to seniors with such different interests and backgrounds."




travis friott

Travis Friott

Life Enrichment Manager

"As a Life Enrichment Manager, I like to get to know each resident as an individual and bring joy to them based on their strengths and specific interests. I absolutely love being around people with so much life experience and being able to hear their stories."




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Sally Allen

Lead Care Manager

"I take pride in the care my team and I provide for our residents. Our compassion is what drove us to work with seniors, and we are lucky to be exposed to the wealth of knowledge they share with us each day."





cody the dogCody

Community Dog and Official Greeter

"Brighton Gardens is a great place to call home. I love putting smiles on everyone’s faces, and getting so many back rubs and treats!"








lydia jacobsLydia Jacobs

Assisted Living Coordinator


“I have been with Sunrise since 1995 in different positions and locations and at Brighton Gardens of Charlotte since 2006. I still love what I am doing because there is nothing more rewarding than hearing residents calling Brighton Gardens “my home,” especially residents who had difficulties with the transition to senior living at first. Sunrise has a holistic approach to care that starts with relationship-based care and ends with healthy meals that help our residents thrive.”

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