Sunrise of Des Peres

Meet the Sunrise of Des Peres Team

Sunrise of Des Peres Team Member JennaJenna Gullett

Director of Sales

"I have been with Sunrise since 2008. I started when I was in high school as a concierge and fell in love with this place. I have worked in many different positions within our community, and I feel very fortunate to have experienced many different roles so I can share with families what makes Sunrise great!

I spend most of my day talking to families who are trying to make a really tough decision. The highlight of my day is when someone tells me about their loved one's needs and then seeing their relief they get when I show them how Sunrise can meet their needs.

Sunrise is truly a family. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to build such close relationships with both residents and team members.

I enjoy spending my spare time with my husband and our young son. We love looking for fun and new things to share with him."

Cliffie Rucker

Cliffie Rucker

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I did not choose Sunrise Senior Living, it chose me. After fighting myself for six months, Sunrise Senior Living gave me the opportunity to be a Care Manager and I am so dedicated to Sunrise Senior Living and their core values that now I am the Reminiscence Coordinator!"

Kourtney team member profileKourtney Johnson, CNA CMT

Lead Designated Care Manager

“I found out about Sunrise because of school. Once I spent some time at Sunrise of Des Peres, there were so many things I found that I love. 

I love how we treat all of our residents with dignity, no matter their situation. There is so much support in the community, from team members to family members to residents. I think the home-like environment makes Sunrise a great place to work and it is certainly a great place for residents. My favorite thing about working here is all of my residents, who I love like my own family.”

Jill McMillen team member profileJill McMillen, LPN

Wellness Nurse

“I came to Sunrise looking for a place for my father to live. When I walked in, there was such a warm feel. I was so impressed with the interactions and laughter amongst the care managers and residents. Even then, I knew it would be a great place to work.  

Working at Sunrise of Des Peres has been very rewarding. When I leave at the end of the day, I’m hoping I’ve made a difference.  It’s a true family atmosphere and a positive work environment.”

Belinda Ratty

Belinda Ratty 

Certified Medication Technician

In the past I had only worked in hospitals and I applied at Sunrise because of the Sunrise Story that I read online. I love spending my day with the residents and I like going home knowing that I have helped someone. I started as a Care Manager and now my Sunrise journey has lead me to being a Certified Medication Technician.

Sunrise of Des Peres Team Member NickNick Napolitano

Dining Services Coordinator

"I have worked at Sunrise since 2011, and prior, I worked in a variety of St. Louis restaurants for more than two decades.

I love making residents' days better through creating dishes they love. My favorite days are events and parties because I really get to be creative.

Outside of work, I like spending time at home with my four children."

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