Sunrise of Sandy

Meet the Sunrise of Sandy Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise of Sandy, Utah. 

Paul.ED_SandyPaul Wilkinson

Executive Director

“I started my career with Sunrise Senior Living in March of 2014 after I graduated from Weber State University with my masters in Health Care Administration.

The thing I love the most about my job is hearing the residents call our community their home, I am proud to know that I had a part in making them feel at home. The best part about working at Sunrise is forming relationships with our amazing residents and being surrounded by professional care givers who come to work and share their compassion day after day.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures with my wife and five kids.”


Angie.DOS_SandyAngie Burgon

Director of Sales

“I started working in the senior living industry in 2008 and immediately found out that I had a passion for helping seniors.  I began my career with Sunrise Senior Living in 2013 as a Designated Care Manager, and I was promoted to the Director of Sales in 2016.

The most rewarding part of my job is offering a solution to families, whether it is in the form of Sunrise or another resource. I enjoy witnessing the relief that seniors and their loved ones experience after making the transition into our community. My coworkers and residents have become an extension of my family and that is what I love most about my job. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, traveling, and spending time outdoors.”


Holly.RCD_SandyHolly Chambers

Resident Care Director

“My career started as a young Certified Nursing Assistant in a memory care community where I worked with Alzheimer's and dementia residents for 3 years, this is where I really fell in love with seniors. I then took some time from work and school, where my intention was to become a nurse and focused on starting my family while doing foster care. In 2011 I pushed forward and decided to pursue my life long goal to become an Nurse and since graduating have worked with youth in treatment as well as seniors in skilled nursing.

My decision to join Sunrise in 2018 as the Resident Care Director was solely based off my love that never left for my seniors, each day I light up when I get the opportunity to see our residents smile. I enjoy hearing about their lives and being there to support them through the good and bad days. It truly makes me happy to be a part of their journey while here at Sunrise.

Outside of work my family is everything, traveling with and enjoying precious time with my 5 children and their spouses & spending every moment I can with my grand babies is my love in this amazing life.”


Charlene.RC_SandyCharlene Padilla

Reminiscence Coordinator

“I began working for Sunrise Senior Living in 2005 as a Designated Care Manager at a community in California. After my family and I moved to Utah, I started working at Sunrise of Sandy as a lead care manager in our assisted living neighborhood. In October of 2016 I was promoted to the Reminiscence Coordinator and have loved it ever since.

I love the Sunrise mission and our resident-centered care philosophy. Spending time getting to know the residents and their families makes my work worthwhile each day.

I live in Saratoga Springs with my husband and two beautiful children.”


Dede.AVC_SandyDede Redford 

Activities and Volunteer Coordinator 

“In 2014 I started my career with Sunrise as a Designated Care Manager. After a few years I was promoted to Reminiscence Coordinator at Sunrise of Holladay and loved the relationships I was able to build with our residents and families. Just recently, I moved back to Sunrise of Sandy to become the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator. 

I am passionate about my job. My love for the residents and my desire to make each day great for them is my motivating force. I love to see their smiles and know that the activities we provide are increasing the quality of their lives. 

I am married with two wonderful teenage sons and live close by in Sandy.”


Jeff.MC_SandyJeff Mamales

Maintenance Coordinator

“I started at Sunrise in 2007 as the Maintenance Coordinator but have been in the industry for 19 years. I started in this industry purely by accident. When I retired from Kennecott Copper Mine, I saw a part time maintenance position for a rehab facility and I fell in love.

The friendships I have made with the residents and family’s just make my day. I love knowing that I help give them a safe, warm home to live in and they can count on me with any maintenance or safety concerns.

I enjoy spending time with my wife and family and cheering on the San Francisco 49ers!”


Cassandra.BOC_SandyCassandra Sokol

Business Office Coordinator

“I started my career with Sunrise Senior Living in March of 2014 after I graduated from Weber State University with my masters in Health Care Administration.

The thing I love the most about my job is hearing the residents call our community their home, I am proud to know that I had a part in making them feel at home. The best part about working at Sunrise is forming relationships with our amazing residents and being surrounded by professional care givers who come to work and share their compassion day after day.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures with my wife and five kids.”


Paul.DSC_SandyPaul Willardson

Dining Service Coordinator

“In 2016 I took a part time position at Sunrise and immediately fell in love with the company. I was promoted to the Dining Service Coordinator at Sunrise of Sandy in 2018. I graduated from culinary school in 1999 and worked as an Executive Chef at various fine dining restaurants in the valley for 20 years!

As I started working for Sunrise I felt like I had come home and found a place where I could really contribute to the health and happiness of the residents. I work incredibly hard each day to make sure all of our residents have a pleasant dining experience with a delicious meal in front of them.

I am a Utah native and live in Salt Lake with my partner and our dogs.”


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