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!”

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.”

RoseRose Mohajer

Reminiscence Coordinator

“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.” 

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.”

TraceyTracy Long

Business Office Coordinator

"I'm so glad to be at Sunrise where I can work with caring individuals and enjoy a variety of responsibilities. Previously, I worked as an accountant with technology companies and a as a teacher of students with special needs. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, walking trails and spending time with family and friends." 

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.”

I have been with Sunrise for a few months now.  I started cooking at Aqua in Dana Point at the age of 17.  From there I was a chef at California Pizza Kitchen, Mimi’s Café, and was a chef instructor at Sur La Table
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