"Over the past 25 years, I have worked in residential group homes, independent, and assisted living apartments, memory care residences and HUD senior housing in different positions ranging from being a care giver to managing the overall operations. I am excited to be a part of Sunrise where I can still continue to be involved in the day to day activities with residents and also manage the business.
Family is extremely important to me. I look at the relationships that are formed here at Sunrise like family. Strong bonds are created with residents, their family and friends, and the team members I work with every day. It is wonderful to come to work every day and be with those who feel like family. We all want to continue to support each other in living life each and every day with purpose.
My husband, Bert, and I have two children, Graeme and Liesl. They keep us pretty busy each day of the week with their activities. When I get time for myself, I enjoy being outdoors, eating good food, and going to see live music. I am also a dachshund lover."
"I served as a Sunrise Wellness Nurse for nearly a decade, and in that role I had the opportunity to ensure that Sunrise residents have a better quality of life. My belief in the company was solidified when my grandmother moved into a Sunrise community and she was able to experience the care and dedication the team provided my own family member.
I also enjoy working with residents’ families and helping provide them a peace of mind that their loved one is being cared for in the way they deserve."
“I have over a decade’s worth of experience providing care for those living with Dementia, and I have been with Sunrise since October of 2013.
Five years ago, I began my Sunrise Journey with Sunrise of Edina, starting as a Care Manager and later, Lead Care Manager and Med-Care Manager. I took on these positions all while dipping my toes into housekeeping, dining, nursing, administrative work, and giving tours whenever I could. Eventually, it led me to becoming the Reminiscence Supervisor for Sunrise of Minnetonka. All of my experience over the past years has lead me here to Sunrise of Roseville. Becoming the Reminiscence Coordinator was nothing short of a milestone obtained!
My favorite part about working for Sunrise is and always will be the residents—it truly brings me so much joy to serve those living with dementia, to see their smiles, and of course to learn something new every day!”
“I’ve been with Sunrise of Roseville since 2014, and in that time, I have taken on many different roles. I first started my journey as a part of the care team, so I know firsthand the dedication, love, and compassion our residents receive from our staff.
The best part of my job is being able to continue the work in helping individuals and their families navigate through the senior living process. I understand the decision-making process that families go through and I enjoy being their resource.
I am proud to work for a company that truly believes in championing the lives of all seniors. There is nothing better than introducing new seniors to our Sunrise family and seeing them be successful!”
"I have been an Activity Coordinator since 2003 and have been in my role at Sunrise of Roseville since 2017. The unique “Live with Purpose” programming with its 8 signature programs is what sets Sunrise apart from all the rest. I love my job- getting to know each resident, doing small, intentional groups with them such as Book Club & Troopons or larger Special Events like the Ladies Tea or the Summer Picnic.
I believe in the Sunrise mission- championing the quality of life for all seniors- and am proud to be a part of the resident centered activity program that has something for everyone. Plus, I get to work with a fantastic team, both front line & leadership, that often times make me realize that if you choose a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life!"
"I graduated from UW-Eau Claire in Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and have almost two years of experience working in senior care. I joined Sunrise of Roseville in April 2018 and feel confident that I have found someplace special. The team I’m surrounded by truly cares about our residents with a compassion they would show their own family members. I look forward to gaining more experience in a wonderful community that I am happy to be a part of!
I have to say, my favorite part of my position is easily each and every one of the residents we care for. The fun banter along with seeing that reassuring smile on each resident’s face tells me that we truly are providing those in our Sunrise family with a high quality of life in their Sunrise home.
Outside of Sunrise I enjoy being active, working out, the outdoors, exploring new breweries, and of course, cheering on my favorite Wisconsin sports teams (GO PACK GO!)."
"I’m Michael Mattson, Business Office Coordinator at Sunrise of Roseville. I started at Sunrise of Roseville in 2002 as a care manager. I also worked as a lead care manager and administrative assistant before being promoted to my current position in the business office. I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and have remained in Minnesota my entire life. I had worked in other long-term care settings prior to working at Sunrise but, I remember when I began working here how impressed I was with Sunrise’s philosophies, and how they fit in with how I naturally think, and I think that’s why it’s been such a good fit for me all these years."
"I joined the Sunrise team last December 2017. I have been in the hospitality business for over twenty five years. I love to bring great food and smiles to all that have dined at my tables. Working in Senior Living is a whole new world to me. When I come to work each day, I come into their homes. Food is our livelihood. It’s personal. I better make sure we get it right, make it good and hope the residents love it!"
“I have been working in assisted living for more than a decade and have been at Sunrise since May of 2015.
My favorite part about working at Sunrise is the fact that I get to come in every day and be an advocate, striving to create a positive end of life experience for our residents and their loved ones. I love hearing our families’ stories and building relationships with residents.
In my spare time, I am an active volunteer with the Minnesota Rabbit Companion Society, as well at the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. I also love to garden and spend time with my dog, Gilligan.”
"I have been at Sunrise Senior Living since 2011 and enjoy the company of our residents every day. My goal is to make every resident smile at least once a day.
I work hard everyday painting rooms, plumbing, fixing things throughout our building, driving my residents to activities in the Sunrise bus, cooking, serving and cleaning up in the kitchen, and traveling to our three nearby communities to help them out, too.
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, playing golf, traveling, and spending time with my grandchildren. They are my pride and joy!
I have great memories of when my husband Jerry and I were in the 1998 and 2001 Royal families for St. Paul Winter Carnival.
I love my job, the best part is coming to work to see our residents."
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