Please allow us to introduce you to some of our extraordinary team members here at Sunrise of Bothell, Washington.
As a Certified Senior Advisor, Katrina strives to be a resource for all seniors and their families, and she utilizes her experience to assist families as they transition their loved ones into the community here at Sunrise of Bothell. Katrina joined the Sunrise team in 2015 with Sunrise of Palo Alto as a Director of Sales until transferring to Sunrise of Bothell in 2017. With over 13 years of professional experience working with seniors, including co-founding a successful in home-care agency, she also experienced the dementia journey through the eyes of both grandmothers who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s. She applies her professional and personal experience to try and bring families ease and peace of mind while they go through the different steps of transitioning their loved one to senior living.
Katrina is married with two young children, Enzo and Zeke, as well as a fur mom to their two rambunctious cats, Raven and Coopurr. In their free time, they enjoy spending time outdoors whether it be working in the garden, hiking, biking or searching for their favorite beach.
Ralene has been a nurse since 2001, working predominantly as a nursing leader in sub-acute care before transitioning to Sunrise’s memory care assisted living. After 14 years of being an LPN, she returned to school to obtain her RN. She excelled in Shoreline Community College’s Nursing program, graduating in the top of her class and is a member of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. She is now enrolled at Gonzaga University, working to obtain her Master’s degree in Nursing with a focus on Health Systems Leadership. Ralene loves working with residents who have dementia as it presents greater opportunities to have deeper connections with them. The love and compassion that is shown from these residents is so genuine. Ralene believes that within each resident is a wealth of knowledge and life experience waiting to be shared with someone who will listen.
Outside of her time at work, you will find Ralene spending time with her family, gardening and doing home DIY projects at her family homestead on the northern hills of Mount Baker in Maple Falls, WA. She enjoys reading, music, playing with her little dog, Ginger, and watching her tropical fish and aquatic turtle, Shelly.
Akruti has worked for Sunrise since 2016. She has an extensive background in the field as she holds a master’s degree in Business Management and Human Resources. Akruti loves being able to listen to our residents share their wisdom and life stories. She values the relationships she builds within the community and strives to be a resource for families.
Akruti is happily married with two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and playing with her girls. Akruti also loves to travel with family and friends.
Adriana was raised in Mexico City and later Los Angeles, where she became an EMT. After moving to Washington, she became a CNA and later an LPN. She also received a teaching degree from Western Washington University and taught in the Bellingham area before returning to the medical field as a private caregiver.
She started working at Sunrise of Bellevue as the Life Enrichment Manager in 2016 and has since transferred to Sunrise of Bothell as the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator. Adriana enjoys getting to know each individual resident and seeing them thrive. She uses her role as the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator to promote resident individuality and improve their quality of life.
In her free time, she enjoys running, travel, dancing, painting, and sewing.
Asim has worked at Sunrise of Bothell since 2012 as a Med Care Manager. What he enjoys most about working at Sunrise is to be able to bring a smile to his resident’s faces. Asim continues to pursue excellence in work quality and team building, which are the hallmarks of his personality.
Asim is currently working towards earning a degree in nursing as he enjoys working in the healthcare industry and strives to develop and enhance his skills with hands-on experience here at Sunrise of Bothell. Asim considers himself privileged to be part of the Sunrise team.
Asim is married with a wonderful 7-year old daughter. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and spending quality time with his family.
Navneet loves working as the Life Enrichment Manager because she gets to spend one on one time with her residents. She cherishes the trust she establishes with them and having the opportunity to relive some of their most precious moments.
Navneet is happily married with two active boys, Gurek and Samrath. She loves spending time with her family.
Teshome has over 12 years of professional experience working with seniors and has worked with Sunrise since 2011. Teshome loves coming to work every day knowing he will be caring for his residents. His passion for caring for seniors started with his passion for caring for his own loved ones. Teshome enjoys engaging and learning from his residents. Most importantly, he said that his favorite moments of the day are when he checks on his residents, as he feels a sense of purpose knowing that although they may have difficulty verbalizing their wants and needs, he knows them well enough to connect with them and bring joy and comfort to their lives. Teshome said the love he has for his residents is that of the love he has for his own family.
Teshome is a proud husband and father to his 3 beautiful daughters. After work every day he enjoys going for runs with his youngest daughter, and on his days off, he serves at his church as well as enjoys playing outside with his daughters.
Our concierge, Jonathan Wiedemann, is always first to greet visitors, family members, and residents with a smile. He loves working for Sunrise and has been with us since 2014. Jonathan started off in the kitchen as a server, transitioned to activities, and now, he has been a wonderful concierge since 2016. He has worked in all of these departments because he plans to finish school and continue building his career with Sunrise on his way to one day becoming a Director of Sales. At some point in his career, Jonathan also plans to work in the other departments within the community so that he can better understand the operations and inner workings of the industry.
His favorite part about working at Sunrise is getting to know the families and making lifelong friends and memories with the residents. His goal each day is to bring joy and purpose into their lives, along with putting a smile on every face he encounters. He is passionate about his work and considers it an honor and a privilege to work with residents that he considers his family.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing soccer, basketball, hiking, and bonding with his recently adopted Beagle puppy, Loki.
Celeste Starne loves being the concierge for Sunrise of Bothell. Her energetic and upbeat disposition brings a smile to every person she interacts with. Celeste has always enjoyed being able to help others and be there to listen to what people’s needs may be. Her previous career has always been focused to helping and serving others. She was a studio portrait photographer for the last 10 years.
In her free time, Celeste loves being outdoors in the sunshine, the arts, and cooking healthy.
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