Sunrise at Tustin

Meet the Sunrise at Tustin Team!

We’d love to introduce you to some of the members of our exceptional team here at Sunrise at Tustin, CA.

tyler hawkTyler Hawk

Executive Director

“I have been with Sunrise since December of 2019. My previous experience includes being an executive director for Enlivant Senior Living (Ohio), nursing home administrator for Elmwood (Ohio), assistant administrator for Otterbein Senior Living (Ohio), and activities director (Ohio).

"In my role, I enjoy being able to impact so many different lives. I am able to assist residents with needs, families with requests, and staff with any help they need. I really enjoy building relationships and helping everyone achieve the goal of providing excellent resident care. I love that Sunrise provides front-line staff with specialized programming guidance for employee growth, which enables us to seek out high performers to push them to advance in their careers. Sunrise does an amazing job of keeping the residents first and pioneering advances in senior living."

"During my spare time I love to play guitar, piano, and sing. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling back home to Ohio, and golfing when I am able."

antonio spencerAntonio Spencer

Director of Sales

"I began my career at Sunrise in January of 2009 as a designated care manager, shortly after I became a Lead Reminiscence care manager. Throughout the years until now I was a Activities & Volunteer Coordinator, and then the Associate Director of Sales. The best part about working at Sunrise is how we help make a difference in a person’s life.Helping a family and their loved one choose a new home in which they can meet new people, participate in activities of interest, be supported with their independence and allow us to take care of their needs while enjoying their days. It’s an honor to continue to serve our residents and their families."

sara modugnoSara Modugno, RN

Resident Care Director

I was a bedside emergency room and medical surgery nurse in an acute care setting before beginning my Sunrise career in early 2019."

"My favorite part of being a resident care director is being able to teach residents and families about our Sunrise wellness programs and their benefits of our resident’s overall quality of life. The best part about working at Sunrise is being able to work in a home-like environment to support the health and well-being of our residents."

"In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family."

angela boydAngela Boyd, LVN

Wellness Nurse

“I have worked with Sunrise since 2018. Before joining Sunrise, I worked as a nurse case manager for a home infusion company."

"My favorite part of my job is knowing that we are genuinely making a difference in the lives of our residents. I love spending time with them and watching them enjoy their lives on a daily basis. The best part of working for Sunrise is working with an amazing, hardworking and supportive team."

"In my spare time, I like to go hiking with friends and spend time with family."

michael rodriguesMichael Rodrigues

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“I began my journey with Sunrise at Tustin in May, 2017. Prior to Sunrise, I worked as an Activities Director in Senior Living for fourteen (14) years. My favorite part of my job is being able to bring genuine and memorable experiences into a resident’s life. I’ve always believed it is in the little details of life that can truly make the difference, and being able to make those details larger than life really fulfills my own sense of purpose. 

The best part of working at Sunrise for me has to be the very residents themselves, as well as the opportunities I get to connect with them. The residents of Sunrise at Tustin are so witty and have such colorful personalities, and they do such an amazing job of making me feel welcome. 

In my spare time, I enjoy studying cinema, video production, and spending time with my wife and two pups, Riggsy & Olive."

beth sernaBeth Serna

Dining Services Coordinator

“I have been with Sunrise for 18 years. I began with Sunrise as a volunteer, and was later hired into the dining services department. I have been the Dining Services Coordinator now for 16 years. My favorite part of my job is exercising my passion of service, which coordinates with the philosophy of Sunrise, and am grateful to be part of an organization that believes in nurturing not just the body, but also the spirit.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, dancing, and being in contact with nature."

tony cantoralTony Cantoral

Maintenance Coordinator

“I have worked for Sunrise for five years, starting at our sister community, Sunrise Villa Bradford. Prior to working at Sunrise, I had seven years of experience working in the senior living industry in various roles including being a bus driver, dining services employee, and activities assistant."

"My favorite part of the job is knowing that I can make our residents happy by assisting them with any maintenance requests that they have. The best part about working here is knowing that Sunrise is able to provide us with all the tools and resources to provide the best quality services to our residents."

"In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my two daughters, watching sports, going to the beach, and outdoor activities-such as hiking."

carl paaCarl Paa, LVN

Resident Care Coordinator

"As a Vocational Nurse graduate, Carl started at Sunrise of La Palma in April 2016 as a Medication Care Manager. He quickly realized his interest in providing care to residents and became a Wellness Nurse about a year later. In May 2019, Carl then became Assisted Living Coordinator and managed the care team in the assisted living neighborhood. As of October 2020, Carl is now the Resident Care Coordinator here at Sunrise at Tustin and manages the care team and residents in both our Assisted Living and Reminiscence neighborhoods. 

Residents each have their own unique stories and experiences to share; and I love being a part of Sunrise as it holds a much deeper meaning to me. Everyone in the community becomes family!"

dianna kuhnDianna Kuhn

Business Office Coordinator

"I started my career in senior living with volunteer work at Sunrise of Seal Beach while working towards my bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies at Cal State Long Beach. Upon graduating, I began working in Activities, becoming department director and working with several different companies, returning to Sunrise in 2018. In early 2021, I transitioned into the Business Office Coordinator role at Sunrise of Tustin as I was looking for a challenge and to continue to grow in the senior living industry.

My favorite part of working at Sunrise is serving our seniors, their families and our team members! I love the friendly atmosphere of our community and the dedication our team members have to making every day special for our residents.

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, practicing yoga at the beach, reading, and traveling with my husband."


Reminiscence Community Cat

Remy has been a Sunrise family member since August 2019. Remy enjoys bringing smiles and comfort to everyone he meets by sitting on their laps, lounging around, or playing with his toys in the common areas. The best part about having Remy with our family is his affectionate nature; loving everyone he meets!

In Remy’s spare time, when he’s not with residents or playing with his toys, he enjoys taking long naps.

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