Sunrise of Gurnee

Meet the Sunrise of Gurnee Team

Welcome to Sunrise of Gurnee, Illinois! We are delighted to introduce you to our team members who are committed to championing the quality of life for all seniors. More than 24% of our team has served at Sunrise of Gurnee for more five plus years, and 18% has been with Gurnee for more than a decade. We happily serve as a resource to residents within our Sunrise community and their families, in addition to those who reside in the greater Lake County area. We look forward to personally meeting with you and sharing the Sunrise Signature Experience.

Kimberly Dilg | Executive Director

Kimberly Dilg—Team Member since 2009

Executive Director

“I enjoy the opportunity to visit with residents, understand their needs and expectations for care, and to be an advocate to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided. Sunrise is a progressive company continually striving to “do it best.” I appreciate the strategic initiatives that help each of our communities to succeed in offering exceptional care that focuses on each person’s individual needs and preferences.

maryelizabeth tamerMaryelizabeth Tamer—Team Member since 2019

Director of Sales

"I joined Sunrise with years of sales experience in the Luxury retail market. My favorite part of my job is the opportunity to do what I love most which is building trusting relationships with families and residents as well as selling a product that I am passionate about. The best part of working at Sunrise is the culture and how it always feels like home. I enjoy working alongside such a great team who is passionate about our Mission and truly believes in it. In my free time, I love to travel and plan trips with my close friends. I also enjoy going to as many Cubs and Blackhawks games that I can throughout the year!"

Sunrise of Gurnee Team Member Eldarada

Eldarada Searcy—Team Member since 2015

Resident Care Director

“I love working at Sunrise because it is a company that aligns with my personal values and beliefs in championing quality of life for all seniors. Sunrise’s mission is fully lived out by fellow team members as we serve our residents and families.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my three children, reading, and walking my dog.”

The Sunrise of Gurnee community is proud to share that Eldarada has been distinguished as a 2017 Quality of Care Champion by Sunrise Senior Living.  This recognition is well deserved, as Eldarada provides an outstanding model of nursing management to the Wellness Nurse team.  We appreciate her devotion, leadership, and compassion in ensuring a high-quality of clinical care to Sunrise of Gurnee residents.

jonathan rodriguezJonathan Rodriguez—Team Member since 2011

Assisted Living Coordinator

"The best part about my job is being able to learn every day from residents. Their life experiences are all unique and give me inspiration to be the best person I can be. The best part about working at Sunrise being able to work with our team members to build a great environment for our residents to live. In my spare time in enjoy spending time with my golden doodle named Sadie and hangout with family and friends."

carl oliveriCarl Oliveri—Team Member since 2016

Reminiscence Coordinator

"Before joining Sunrise, I was part owner of a memory care community in Southern Oregon. My favorite part of the job is spending quality time with the residents, their family members, and Sunrise team members. The best part of working for Sunrise is getting a chance to learn validation techniques, teaching the techniques to my team, and being able to use the techniques to help our residents experience pleasant days. In my spare time I enjoy archery, skeet shooting, golf, bowling, billiards, and taking my dog on long walks."

william feichtWilliam Feicht—Team Member since 2012

Dining Services Coordinator

"Prior to joining this amazing team, I’ve cooked for seniors in kitchens across the country. I also ventured out on three tours to Baghdad and Kabul feeding the troops overseas! My favorite culinary tasks is flipping omelets at breakfast…I hit the pan almost every time! The best part of my job is when a resident offers an unsolicited compliment on the daily meal. In my spare time I like to go up north and pretend I’m a fisherman! William is a recipient of the Excellence in Dining Award for 2018 and 2017."

Jean Thiemeyer team member profile

Jean Thiemeyer—Team Member since 2002


“The best part of working at Sunrise is what the seniors give back to me.  From the very first senior to the present, they have taught me that no matter what their life concerns are, they are still worthy and can contribute a lot. They share life memories and many talents. I equally enjoy talking with their families and value the trust they have in me.  Most of all, I love to tease and make everyone laugh.

Many team members would say that my favorite part of my job is that I get great joy “hounding” them to get their paychecks. I consider myself a team player, so I enjoy providing that service, and others, for them during their busy shifts. 

The activities I like to do outside of Sunrise would be spending time with my twin grandsons, reading, biking, working out, church activities, wine-tasting, subbing, sharing time with good friends, and taking ballroom dancing lessons. Working at Sunrise has definitely enriched my life…leaving me feel very blessed not only within our home but also out in the community.”

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