"I have been a proud member of the Sunrise team since 2010. Recently, I’ve been given the opportunity to return to Sunrise of Mission Viejo as the Resident Care Director. I have had experience of being a Wellness Nurse and a Reminiscence Coordinator here at Mission Viejo.
The best part of my job is being able to work and help families on their journey with their loved ones through the aging process. The ability to help families find a silver lining with their loved ones during a time in their life that they may be most vulnerable is very rewarding.
My favorite part about working with Sunrise is the dynamic of the Sunrise team and how our team naturally becomes a part of the residents' families.
In my time outside of Sunrise, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, friends, and creating traditions with them. My favorite tradition with my husband and two sons is our weekly pizza and movie (mostly superhero) night."
"I knew at a young age that caring and working with seniors was my calling in life. By age 15 I began volunteering as a Candy Striper at the local nursing home, and by 18 I was a Certified Nursing Assistant. I have 30 plus years of experience in working with seniors in various settings. Joining the Sunrise team seemed natural since our core values are the same. I am honored to be part of such a great team. I am also honored to be working with your loved ones.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband, 2 daughters and I love basketball so we go to as many games as we can."
“Prior to joining the team at Sunrise I decided to pursue my passion by receiving a Masters in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. I have extensive experience with dementia and Alzheimer’s as a caregiver, advocate, and granddaughter to a loved one suffering from memory loss.
My goal is to improve the quality of life and self-efficacy of those in Memory Care. Sunrise allows me to be a part of the journey for the residents and their families experiencing memory loss. I love to be able to make such a difference.
I enjoy spending my free time with my family, friends and the newest edition to the family my little Maltese “Cookie”. When I am not with friends or family, you can find me with a good book, or in the kitchen baking. I am very excited to be at Sunrise and privileged to be part of the journey with your family.”
"I am a passionate Culinary Arts graduate with an intensive background on Corporate, Restaurants, Catering and Special Events. I received my certifications on: Food Service Management, Culinary Arts and Dining Room Operations from Cypress College. I have been in the Hospitality industry for over 30 years, seven of these have been with the senior community; I have to say, they have forever captive my heart!
A few fun facts about me: I am a mother of a daughter who has too pursue her passion in the hospitality industry, and grandmother of two amazing teenage boys! I am an animal lover and rescue senior dogs with special needs along with adopting three cats. I'm a coffee fanatic. I love taking my parents to casinos, and ironically, they hide from me when it's time to leave."
“I have been with Sunrise for over six years as a Maintenance Coordinator. Prior to Sunrise, I used to work for a real estate firm remodeling homes for sale dealing with all aspects of construction. I also have computer and technical knowledge from a prior employer of 17 years.
My favorite part of my job is knowing that I can make a difference to the residents’ lives by keeping this community as beautiful and as safe as it can be. I have a lot of pride in my position here at Sunrise.
My favorite part working for Sunrise is getting to know the residents and finding out the history behind their personal life stories and roles they had in life is amazing to me.
In my spare time I enjoy all sports as I have been a softball coach for all of my three beautiful daughters for the past 20 years. Spending time with family and friends is a big part of my life outside of Sunrise.”
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