We are pleased to introduce you to some of the members of our dedicated team here at Sunrise of Huntington Beach.
"I have been with Sunrise since 2016 and recently transferred from Sunrise of Claremont. I really enjoy working for Sunrise and serving seniors. I began my career in health care as a certified nursing assistant more than 15 years ago. I've been an Executive Director for the past ten years, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in community health from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. I'm a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a job coach and enjoy training new team members.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time my wife Linda, daughter Madison and son EJ."
“I’ve been with Sunrise for eight years; four years in sales and marketing. Before that, I was the Reminiscence Coordinator here at Sunrise of Huntington Beach. I attended San Diego State University and obtained my gerontology degree. Previous to Sunrise, I worked at another senior living community that specialized in Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“I have been a nurse for over 30 years. I worked in a hospital almost all of my career. Mostly in women’s services and then went on to do hospice for three years and it was one of my most favorite jobs. I loved meeting people and families and felt as though I made a difference in their lives.
Doing hospice is what led me to Sunrise. I knew I wanted to work here every time I came to do a visit. I love the environment here and love the residents and families. It feels like a second home to me. I have been married for 37 years to my husband, Marlon, and we have six grown kids. We have four boys of our own and adopted a young teenager that was a friend of our boys in high school. We eventually ended up meeting and adopting his younger sister.”
"I joined Sunrise of Huntington Beach in February 2018. Previously, I worked for our sister community, Sunrise Villa Bradford as the Activities Assistant. I’ve worked in several jobs since the age of 18 coordinating activities for seniors, here in Southern California and in South Carolina. I received my bachelor’s degree in health science from Cal State Fullerton.
From a young age, I’ve had a strong connection with seniors. I love spending time with them. It’s like having a never-ending supply of grandparents! It’s a blessing to go to work each day knowing I am doing something I love. When I am not working, you can find me exploring and photographing different cuisines with my husband and friends or singing with the Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble."
"I joined the Sunrise of Huntington Beach team in 2012 and have held many roles during my time here. My favorite part of my current role is using my creativity and compassion to find resolutions to any problems residents may encounter. I enjoys being surrounded by like-minded people who share a resident-centered approach to caregiving. When I'm not working, I enjoy going to basketball games with my daughter and enjoying music at concerts or other events."
"I say that when the residents and their families are having a great time together, my team and I feel like part of the family. As the Terrace Club Coordinator, I feel that Sunrise gives me the opportunity to feel that I'm making a meaningful impact on residents’ lives. Outside of work, I like to garden, cook, watch movies and spend time outside."
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