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.”

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

Resident Care 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 in March of 2021, I was promoted to the Resident Care Coordinator. 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 & Volunteer Coordinator 

“In 2014, I started my career with Sunrise as a Designated Care Manager. After a few years, I was promoted to the Reminiscence Coordinator at Sunrise of Holladay and loved the relationships I was able to build with our residents and families. I transitioned back to Sunrise of Sandy in 2018 as the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator and absolutely love 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.”

Cassandra.BOC_SandyCassandra Sokol

Business Office Coordinator

“I have been working in Senior Living since 2001 and started my career with Sunrise of Sandy as the Business Office Manager in January of 2013. 

I love it here and feel so fortunate to be working for such a great company. The thing I love most about working here is visiting with the residents every day. Being able to get to know them and their families is really a special experience. This community has become an extension of my home, the residents and my co-workers are like family. 

I live in Herriman with my husband and two beautiful daughters. We enjoy spending our time camping and taking weekend trips to Southern Utah.”

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.”

randy boskaRandy Boska

Maintenance Coordinator

"I started my career with Sunrise as the Maintenance Coordinator in 2021. I have been in the maintenance business for over 40 years and have a degree in Construction Management and I am also a licensed HVAC Contractor. 

My favorite part of working at Sunrise is the people I work with and helping the residents who live here. I love getting to know everyone and enjoy making a difference in their days."

erin stanojevicErin Stanojevic

Lead Care Manager

"I started my career at Sunrise of Sandy in 2014 as a Designated Care Manager and was soon after promoted to Lead Care Manager. My father took me to volunteer at a nursing home when I was young and I immediately loved interacting with the seniors and knew I wanted to work with them. My favorite part about Sunrise is being able to meet so many new people and interacting with all of our residents. I love knowing that I make a difference in our residents' lives and can help them to have meaningful and happy days.

In my spare time, I love to cook, travel and spend time with my family and husband!"

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