Sunrise of Barrington is a beautifully appointed community located just west of downtown Barrington. We pride ourselves in living out Sunrise’s Mission, Principles of Service and Core Values. From the moment you walk through our doors, the contentment of our residents and the exceptional quality of care they receive confirms our foundational belief in the sacred value of human life. We invite you to see for yourself why our residents are proud to call Sunrise of Barrington home.
While I started out my career in the Midwest managing hotels, I quickly found that my passion is in senior living and have been working with seniors ever since. I have gained so much from our seniors over the past few decades, and I am forever grateful. It is an honor to support the Sunrise Mission and champion quality of life for all seniors.
I feel extremely fortunate to work in an industry that I love. I have a genuine passion for assisting families in finding solutions for their loved ones and having a role in providing dignity and quality of life for our seniors is priceless. I began my career in the senior living industry over 6 years ago as a Senior Advisor. While I have an extensive background in corporate Human Resources, senior living is where my heart is. Sunrise’s belief in the sacred value of human life is why I feel blessed to work here.
I recently celebrated 16 years of being a RN and nine with Sunrise. I began at Sunrise in Arlington Heights as a floor nurse for their skilled neighborhood, transitioned to resident care director a few years later, and then in 2010, transferred to Barrington.
Having the opportunity to share my nursing skills in different areas has led me to find my passion in geriatrics. Every resident has a story to tell and to be a part of their journey is truly rewarding.
I just celebrated 11 years with Sunrise. My path began after I graduated from Northern Illinois University. I knew I wanted to work with seniors but wasn't sure where. I found my way to Sunrise after my grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and moved into a Sunrise community.
After seeing the Principles of Service and Mission in action with my grandfather, my decision to join the Sunrise team was easy. I feel privileged to do this work each day and be a part of the Sunrise family.
I have loved working with seniors since I was a little girl, so it seems natural that I found my way to Sunrise. I’ve been at Sunrise since 2012 and have worked as both designated care manager and lead care manger before moving into my current role as Terrace Club coordinator. I find so much joy in enriching the lives of seniors and the care managers that serve them.
My journey with Sunrise began over 10 years ago. When I was greeted by the resident dog the day of my interview, I knew this was going to be more than just a job; each day at Sunrise is worthwhile and most people cannot say that of their jobs.
My residents teach me so much on a daily basis, and I love being able to serve our residents, families, and team members in any way I can.
I consider it a true privilege to be the Activity & Volunteer Coordinator here at Sunrise of Barrington. It is so rewarding to help others live their lives with purpose. By trying to improve the lives of seniors, my own life has gotten better. Finding ways to bring peace, joy, and laughter into the lives of our residents has allowed me to practice patience, kindness, and compassion.
Sunrise of Barrington’s residents have become family to me, and I am so grateful that I get to come to work every day and do something I am so passionate about.
“There were three careers that I wanted to pursue when I young: an army general, a firefighter, or an executive chef. When I started working in the kitchen and found that hard work pays off, I knew my future was as a chef.
I got my start in cooking when I was very young with my mom and my great grandma; both were excellent cooks, and I’ve brought our many family recipes and traditions with me to Sunrise.
In my spare time, I find solace in listening to music—everything from Frank Sinatra to heavy metal—and I love spending time with my mother, three older brothers, two younger sisters, and 14 nieces and nephews.”
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