Sunrise of Petaluma

Meet the Sunrise of Petaluma Team

We’re pleased to introduce you to some of the excellent members of our team who make our community such a great place to call home. 

nathan laytonNathan Layton

Executive Director

"I have enjoyed being in the healthcare industry for the last six years with the last three years being spent specifically in Senior Care. I started with Sunrise in 2019 as an Associate Executive Director. In 2020, I had the opportunity to be offered an Executive Director position at Sunrise. In this capacity, I have been able to be the administrator for two different Sunrise buildings with Sunrise of Petaluma being my current building. I love Sunrise because of its Mission to "champion the quality of life for ALL seniors." This is truly my personal mission to champion the quality life of all seniors whether or not you belong to Sunrise. I will always be an advocate for seniors, and enjoy every minutes of this mission.

In my spare time, my wife and I enjoy spending time doing hobbies we love which include surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and snow skiing. I was originally raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where I met my wife in which we were married. We have more recently moved to California and have enjoyed our time here."


kathleen garberKathleen Garber

Director of Sales

"I enjoy meeting with families and sharing valuable information and resources that will help them make the right decision for their loved one. I'm fortunate to be apart of a loving community where team members, residents, and their families feel welcomed, valued and appreciated. 

When I'm not at work, I enjoy time at home gardening and entertaining friends and family. I look forward to our annual vacation in the Sierra's hiking, cycling and kayaking. I love being out in nature; it fills me with joy and serenity,"


tim comptonTim Compton

Director Of Sales

"I've been in senior living for over 3 years. My favorite part of Sunrise is the rich culture of providing excellent care to our residents. From the designated care managers to the personalized care plans, Sunrise does not skip steps when it comes to making our wonderful residents feel important. I enjoy sitting with families and being as informative as possible. Sunrise may not be a fit for everyone, but my job is to make sure families have the right tools to make the best decision for their loved one. 

I'm a huge sports fan! I believe that sports and being on a team can really shape ones life in a positive light."


sammy howeidySammy Howeidy

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise Senior Living since 2006, I started as a Designated Care Manager assisting our residents with their activities of daily living.  My favorite part of my job is providing leadership to our Care Team and additional support to our residents and their families.  I really enjoy working with and serving seniors, I feel like some day it will be me in their shoes and I hope I have Care Mangers like me who will advocate and care for me in the same way.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and being outdoors!"


gladys finchGladys Finch

Reminiscence Coordinator

"My background consists of 20 years of experience as an Operating Room Nurse Doctor’s Hospital Philippines, 4 years of experience as a school nurse at British International School (Cambodia), and 5 years of experience as Assisted Living Coordinator. I also have more than 1 year of experience as Reminiscence Coordinator and 2 years of experience as License Phlebotomist at Abbott Laboratory. My favorite part of Sunrise is the continued training and the excellent support from our leadership team.
                         
In my spare time, I enjoy settling my house to get things in order like cleaning, cooking, paying bills, checking my calendar at home for any important dates like doctors appointments, school meetings, birthdays, etc. I volunteer for my religious organization (help to pack and distribute relief goods). I also enjoy family bonding and spending some silent moments in conversation with God."

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