Sunrise of Issaquah

Meet the Sunrise of Issaquah Team

Amy Murphy Amy Murphy

Executive Director

"I began my career with Sunrise Senior Living in 2008 and have served in several roles along the way including Concierge, Activities Assistant, Business Office Manager and Resident Services Coordinator. I was nominated in 2010 for Sunrise’s Executive Director in Training Program and started my role as Executive Director in 2011. I attended Western Washington University and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management and earned my MBA in Organizational Management in 2012. Go Vikings!

I have a passion for senior living that has grown exponentially with my career at Sunrise. I enjoy being able to support seniors and their loved ones by providing a community that is warm, home-like, supportive and inspirational. I work daily to provide an atmosphere that encourages our core values of passion, joy in service, stewardship, respect and trust.

When I’m not supporting my Sunrise team, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 beautiful children (ages 4 & 6)".

Hannah KelleyHannah Kelley

Director of Sales

"I have worked in senior living since 2009, and with Sunrise Senior Living since 2012.  I began my career with Sunrise at Mercer Island as the Director of Sales, then became the Executive Director.  Most recently, I have worked as an Area Manager for Business Development and am now thrilled to be a part of our beautiful new Issaquah location, helping to educate families on Sunrise’ mission, values, and quality care and services.  I am passionate about helping families with the often difficult and challenging transition to senior living, offering guidance, support and resources along the way."

Shelley GuzikShelley Guzik

Director of Sales

"I am an Occupational Therapist with over twenty years of experience working with seniors and their families. In addition, I have been a source of support and guidance as a Senior Housing and Care Consultant in the Seattle area. My family has walked through dementia with both my Father and my Aunt. Due to this, I have a deep understanding of what families are going through.

What I enjoy the most is collaborating with families and individuals and being a resource for them as they navigate through the journey of moving to our community. In addition, I love getting to know all the residents and learning their life stories.

When I am not at work, you will find me spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling and watching the Seahawks."

katie walkerKatie Walker, RN

Resident Care Director

Katie has worked for Sunrise since 2016. She began her nursing career at the Sunrise of Bothell community, as a Designated Care Manager. While attending nursing school, Katie’s roles in the community also included Lead Care Manager, Concierge, and Medication Care Manager. Katie graduated from nursing school with her RN license in June, 2019 and was ecstatic to continue her nursing path as a Wellness Nurse. Katie’s passion for serving seniors and her aptitude for leadership quickly earned her the role of Resident Care Director, where she can truly showcase her skillset and make the biggest difference for the residents. 

Katie plans to continue advancing her nursing career by going back to school to earn her Master’s Degree and obtain her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner license. 

When Katie is not in the community she can be found enjoying all that the great Pacific Northwest has to offer - whether it be hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, or camping.

Jamie GunterJamie Gunter

Reminiscence Coordinator

"Hello, my name is Jamie. I have worked for Sunrise for seven years. It is a privilege to engage with our residents daily. Their sweet spirits and zest for life always brings a smile to my face. 

At Sunrise, my favorite core value is Joy in Service. As I serve needs in our community I am filled with so much joy and compassion in my own life."

Shannon PadillaShannon Padilla

Terrace Club Coordinator

"I am so excited to be in the position of Terrace Club Coordinator at Sunrise of Issaquah. I bring to the role over 17 years of experience working with seniors, 10 of those years have been with Sunrise. I have enjoyed working in several roles with Sunrise. I have been an Activities Coordinator, Terrace Club Coordinator and a Reminiscence Coordinator. I have learned so much in each role and know how important it is to create an environment that offers quality of life along with purpose and meaning to each resident.

My husband and I moved here from California, and are so happy to be here. We have 4 sons and 2 puppies. My family and I enjoy exploring new places and finding adventure. We’re looking forward to finding all the fun places Washington has to offer."

Anna ChonAnna Chon

Business Office Coordinator

"I began my career with Sunrise Senior Living in May of 2019. I bring to Sunrise of Issaquah over 15 years of management and customer service experience in the hospitality industry. By combining my passion for individuals with diverse backgrounds and my interpersonal and organizational skills, I am able to drive team members to maximize their potential. My priority is to provide excellent service to our Residents and Team Members. Outside of the community, I enjoy spending my time with my husband and my son traveling."

Joel CuninghamJoel Cunningham

Assisted Living Coordinator

"With my transition to Sunrise of Issaquah, I bring almost 10 years of counseling and team development experience. During my time in this line of work I worked directly in staff and team development, motivation/engagement, and cohesion. I look forward to bringing this experience to my work with Sunrise. I have a BA from Western Washington University with a minor in Business Administration. My passion involves genuine and caring service of our residents and fellow team members.

Outside of the community, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with my wife, daughter (age 1), and our two animals (1 cat and 1 dog). I also enjoy a range of hobbies and interests from backpacking to coffee shop hangouts."

Stephanie DecemberStephanie December

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

“Caring for and engaging with others is my passion so it’s no surprise that shortly after joining Sunrise Senior Living in 2017 it was crystal clear I landed in a special place working in Activities. It is exciting to build and implement meaningful programming based on the Sunrise Live With Purpose principles. It is even more exciting to witness firsthand the joy our residents experience when they participate in activities that are geared to their individuality while at the same time being part of a community. I look forward to spending time with our residents and Sunrise Team each day."

Danny CohenDanny Cohen

Dining Services Coordinator

"I love to nurture people. I take my job very seriously and think it is important to keep my guests well fed and hydrated. I know how much people look forward to their meals and hope to be a bright spot in your day. I enjoy cooking with the seasons. In the chilly fall, I love to make hearty soups and stews; and when the weather warms up, I look forward to firing up the BBQ on the patio! I also look forward to your suggestions and hearing about your family favorites.

I have been married to my wife, Erin, for nearly 12 years. We have a son, Alex, who is 9 and in the third grade. I also have a stepdaughter, Miranda, who is 22 and attends Western Washington University. We have two Portuguese Water Dogs (“Porties”), named Sophie and Amelie. They are actually cousins and are sweet, and a little dumb. We also have two cats, Lint (who looks like dryer lint) and is very social and talks to everyone. We also have a slinky all-black cat named Jane who is skittish and hides from everyone."

Kristine MeyerKristine Meyer

Sales Assistant

"I am so excited to be a part of the Sunrise Team! I spent the past 12 years as a preschool director helping to nurture the minds of little ones, lead a great team of teachers and support amazing parents! As the Sales Assistant for Sunrise of Issaquah I am looking forward to connecting with families to make moving into our community a seamless process. The connections I make with residents and their families will be the beginning of meaningful relationships!

When not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband, young adult children and our three miniature dachshunds! You can find us on walks, hikes and enjoying time at our cabin on Hood Canal."

Ryan DriverRyan Driver

Maintenance Coordinator

"A few of many things I love about my job is meeting new residents and getting to hear their life accomplishments and stories. I also love getting to help and assist anyone that is in need of help.

I have one child for who I have full time, her name is Mylee and she is almost 11, she is my pride and joy. We have one pet cat, his name is Keelo and he is 1 years old.

My favorite hobby is Art, I love to draw and have taught my daughter to draw like my grandpa taught me. My favorite sports are football and baseball."

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