Sunrise of Mission Viejo

Meet the Sunrise of Mission Viejo Team

We’re honored to introduce you to some of the outstanding members of our hard-working, compassionate team.

Anie Becker, Executive DirectorAnie Becker

Executive Director 

“I have seven years of experience with Sunrise Senior Living. Prior to joining Sunrise, I worked in child therapy and as a marriage and family counselor. 

The best part of my job is making a difference for our residents and team members. At Sunrise, excellent teamwork is cultivated and we receive fantastic support for our leadership teams.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, having coffee and finding a good place for brunch.”

Tricia Shelton, Director of SalesTricia Shelton

Director of Sales

“Before coming to Sunrise, I spent many years as a hospice patient advocate. At Sunrise, the highlight of my role is move-in day for new residents. Families feel so much hope, and there is excitement from the team members. Picking up the welcome plant always brings a smile to my face.

Since joining the Sunrise team, I have fallen in love with the feeling of family and teamwork that you get being here.

I spend much of my spare time with family. My two kids are active in sports and scouting so my husband and I are as well.”

Sunrise of Mission Viejo Team Member PatriciaPatricia Darsow

Director of Sales

“My favorite part of my job as Director of Sales for Sunrise of Mission Viejo is the relationships I get to build with the residents and families of our community. I have confidence in our team’s ability to provide the highest quality care to our residents each and every day. We truly are a large family here. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends. I love the beach, barbequing and poolside fun in the sun!”

Tisset Domingo, Assisted Living CoordinatorTisset Domingo 

Assisted Living Coordinator

“As the Assisted Living Coordinator at Sunrise of Mission Viejo for the past seven years, my favorite part of my job is always when a resident recognizes me and gives me a hug and/or thanks me for what I’ve done. I love seeing our residents flourish, and knowing that I can make a difference in someone’s life.

When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with family and friends. We talk, eat and plan our next vacation!”

Charlene Tiu, Activities & Volunteer CoordinatorCharlene Tiu

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

“Before coming to Sunrise, I was an activities director at a skilled nursing facility and also worked at St. Jude’s Hospital, coordinating activities for the kids and young adults that have to spend much of their lives in the hospital.

My favorite part of my role is encouraging our residents’ independence and interacting with a diverse group of people. The team members and the residents make working at Sunrise so special. 

In my time outside of Sunrise, I teach dance and yoga. I spend some of my free time doing volunteer work at a local women’s shelter. I also love to host board game nights with friends and family.”

Kate Lising, Reminiscence CoordinatorKate Lising

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I have worked with seniors for 9 years as a memory care coordinator and as a floor nurse in skilled nursing
My favorite part of my job is when I enter our residents’ world and understand their behaviors, feelings and experiences. The feeling of calmness that happens when I have a breakthrough with a resident with Alzheimer’s.  
The best part about working for Sunrise is that it feels like home and I enjoy waking up in the morning being ready to go to work with a feeling of glee. 
During my spare time, I love to spend it with my family. I enjoy talking to my family about our day, eating together and going to places together. Also, I love spending it with my daughter.” 

Ito Chong, Health Care CoordinatorIto Chong 

Healthcare Coordinator

“As the healthcare coordinator at Sunrise of Mission Viejo, I get to develop lasting relationships with my residents. The other day, a resident grabbed my hand and said, ‘I love you! I love you!’ That kind of thing gives me purpose. 

Outside of work, I like to play the guitar, dance and watch my daughters play volleyball and softball.”

Sunrise of Mission Viejo Team Member RobertoRoberto Marquez

Dining Services Coordinator

“I have been in the restaurant and hotel business since 1981; I have worked as a dishwasher, line cook, and front of house and back of house manager and chef.

I love to get involved with the service in both the dining room and kitchen. It allows me to get to know our residents and build close working relationship with the team.

I enjoy spending my free time deep sea fishing and golfing.”

Thuy Borthwick, Business Office CoordinatorThuy Borthwick

Business Office Coordinator

“I have been with Sunrise for over three months. I have worked in a similar position with another memory care assisted living community. My favorite part of my job is spending time with the residents and doing my sewing activity with the residents.

The best part of working at Sunrise is helping the team members make a difference to the residents’ lives. 

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, volunteer at my church, walk around the community, read and watch Turner Classic movies.”

Roberto Marquez, Dining Services CoordinatorMarco Reyes

Maintenance Coordinator

“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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