Sunrise of Fresno

Meet the Sunrise of Fresno, CA, Team!

We’re excited to introduce you to some of the members of our fantastic team.

John Frey | Executive Director

John Frey

Executive Director

As a member of the Sunrise family since 1999, John Frey held many positions before taking on the role of Executive Director at Sunrise of Fresno. In his current role, he enjoys leading and working with a great team. He feels aligned with the Sunrise commitment to best in class care and the organization’s Principles of Service.

In his spare time, John likes to ride his bike, hike and travel.



fresno gary rossiGary Rossi

Director of Sales

Over the past decade, Gary Rossi has helped hundreds of families find solutions in senior living.  He enjoys shepherding families through the process and is a firm believer in the Sunrise foundational belief and the team member credo.

Outside of work, Gary enjoys playing the piano and spending time with his grandchildren.



fresno kathy keysKathy Keys

Resident Care Director

Before joining Sunrise of Fresno, Kathy was a Director of Nurses and an ICU nurse. Her favorite part of her role as Resident Care Director is working with a team that cares about the residents as if they were family. She enjoys being part of an organization, like Sunrise , that puts so much dedication in education , training and support to their team to ensure residents care is of first priority.

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her children and her horses.



Norshell Brewer | Resident Services Director Director

Norshell Brewer

Resident Services Director

As a member of the Sunrise family since 1998, Norshell Brewer says her favorite part of her job is caring for residents at the end of life. At Sunrise, she says she has the opportunity to lead, inspire and work with a great team.

When she’s at home, Norshell enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis and going bowling.



Nancy Braxton-Cartier| Business Office Coordinator

Nancy Braxton-Cartier

Business Office Coordinator

As a member of the Sunrise team for more than 13 years, Nancy Braxton-Cartier says what she loves most is working in an environment where she can help others. At Sunrise, she believes you are encouraged to really make a difference in the residents’ lives.

In her free time, Nancy likes to garden and care for her animals.



fresno samantha wrightSamantha Wright

Associate Director of Sales

Since joining the Sunrise of Fresno family in 2016, our Associate Director of Sales, Samantha Wright, has seamlessly integrated into the community with compassion and love. Her favorite part of her role is helping families find solutions for their loved ones. She loves being part of a company that focuses on the residents and ensuring they are cared for—mind, body and spirit!

Outside of work, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children.   

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