Sunrise of Baton Rouge

Meet the Sunrise of Baton Rouge Team

Welcome to our community! We're pleased to introduce you to some of the team members who make our community a wonderful place to call home.

Daniel Seltzer

Daniel Seltzer

Executive Director

“I have a master’s degree in gerontology with a specialty in long-term care administration. My favorite part of the role is building relationships with the residents and family members and helping them maintain the highest quality of life.

The best part of working at Sunrise is the focus on meeting individuals' needs.

I like to spend my spare time with my wife and three children, watching baseball, auctioning (I'm a licensed auctioneer), and taking walks.”



Candice CarpenterCandice Carpenter

Director of Sales

"I began working at Sunrise in 2013 as a Director of Sales. I left to pursue a new opportunity in 2016, but was then re-hired by Sunrise two years later to be the Director of Sales at Sunrise of Baton Rouge.

I love being able to connect with families and our residents each day. The best part of working here is that it feels like everyone is family. It's wonderful to be able to make a difference in someone's life each day. In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with my son and two dogs, and going to Southern University football games."



talsha rcc baton rougeTalsha Johnson

Resident Care Coordinator

"I am the Resident Care Coordinator.  I was hired at Sunrise in May 2017, prior to working at Sunrise I worked in Mental and Behavioral Health as a Mental Health Specialist providing psychosocial rehabilitation services to adolescents as well as direct care inpatient care with adolescent/adult psychiatric patients and chemical dependency patients.  

My favorite part of my job is the affirmation I get from the smiling faces of my residents, knowing that they are being provided with the best care possible. The best part of working at Sunrise is the relationships that are built with the residents and their families as well as the lifelong bonds that have been created with my fellow coordinators and care staff. 

In my spare time, I enjoy kickboxing and binge watching my favorite shows on Netflix."


matthew boc baton rougeMatt Standige

Business Office Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise since 2013. I first started out as a volunteer where I learned that I really enjoyed working with the residents. I decided to take on the role of a care manager while working on my Bachelor’s at LSU. Once I completed my degree, I moved into the maintenance department while I worked on my Master’s where I was studying relationships of families and how they dealt with dementia along the process. After completing my Master’s, I took on the current role I am in now as the Business Office Coordinator.

I really enjoy being able to make a difference in other people’s lives, especially our residents’. At Sunrise, we aren’t just one position; we all take on the responsibility to take care of our residents. I have been able to meet so many different people along my journey with Sunrise. Sunrise offers a chance to meet people with amazing stories.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to different places, going to the dog park, and watching movies."


Kimberley Ashmoore

Kimberly Ashmore

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“I have been with Sunrise since 2012 and was previously the concierge before taking on this new role. I recently Southeastern Louisiana University.

My favorite part of my job is seeing the residents smile. Being the AVC gives me the opportunity to have a lot of fun with the residents. I really enjoy seeing their faces light up when we try something new or just hang out and cut up.

The best part of working at Sunrise is the family atmosphere. It’s so nice to come to work and be able to laugh and have fun with residents and coworkers.

Outside of work, I coach middle school volleyball, play beach volleyball, and hang out with my family and friends.”



Brent C. Garrot

Resident Care Director

“Before joining the Sunrise of Baton Rouge Team nearly five years ago, I was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Sage Rehab Hospital, for home and telemetry nurses.

At Sunrise, there is a fun atmosphere. I love interacting with our residents and my fellow team members.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and watching sports, especially football.”



Thomas Rackley

Dining Service Coordinator

“Prior to joining the Sunrise team, I worked in hotels, country clubs and retirement communities.

I love the rewarding feeling I get by taking care of seniors who need help and appreciate your company. I love what I do!

Outside of work, I enjoy fishing and traveling to see new places.”



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