Sunrise of Seal Beach

Meet the Sunrise of Seal Beach Team

Our team of experienced caregivers works each day to make our community an outstanding place to live. We’re pleased to introduce you to some of the members of our excellent team.

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Jennifer Munoz

Executive Director

"Since 2004, I have enjoyed getting to know the residents and hearing their stories. I love brightening their days with a smile and a hug.

My favorite part of my job is building relationships with the residents, their families, and team members. I appreciate working alongside a team that truly cares about our residents and their families.

Sunrise is my extended family. My husband and three children enjoy participating in family events at the community. On my off time, my days are filled with athletics and spending time at home."

shannon huttner dosShannon Huttner

Director of Sales

"I’ve been with Sunrise since 2015 in the Director of Sales position. My favorite part of my role as Director of Sales is getting to know the families and working hand-in-hand with them to make the transition to Sunrise as easy and comfortable as possible for their loved ones. I also thoroughly enjoy experiencing every day with our residents, who always surprise me and always keep me laughing. Every day is different and I wouldn’t have it any other way! 

The best part of working at Sunrise is the Sunrise “family” I’ve gained and the genuine love and care they show for our residents every day. Everyone here is here for and because of them.

When I’m not working, I love to go thrift store shopping, nap, go to the beach, hang out with my teenage boys, read, work out, and watch documentaries and anything “true crime” related." 

roana cruz rcdRoana Cruz

Resident Care Director

"I have been a proud member of the Sunrise team since 2010. Recently, I was given the opportunity to become the Resident Care Director for Sunrise of Seal Beach, which I've been fortunate enough to learn and grow in this role since September, 2017.

The best part of my job is being able to work and help families on their journey with their loved ones through the aging process. The ability to help families find a silver lining with their loved ones during a time in their life that they may be most vulnerable is very rewarding.

My favorite part about working with Sunrise is the dynamic of the Sunrise team and how our team naturally becomes a part of the residents' families.

In my time outside of Sunrise, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, friends, and creating traditions with them. My favorite tradition with my husband and two sons is our weekly pizza and movie (mostly superhero) night."

angie lara alcAngie Lara 

Assisted Living Coordinator

Since her arrival in September 2004, Angie has been instrumental in providing top quality care to residents with commitment and passion.

She is professional in taking care of daily activities for all of our residents who need assistance.  Her combination of planning, listening and empathy make her drive for excellence in care evident, and she does it all with a smile on her face. 

keith castello rcKeith Castello

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I have been dedicated to providing quality care to senior residents since 2013, working as a caregiver, a nurse, a healthcare director, and a memory care director.

My favorite part of my job is being able to connect with the residents and their family members. I really enjoy being able to learn about the residents and their history. 

The best part of working at Sunrise is being around such a great team of caring individuals who provide such love and care to our residents. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters. We love to take mini trips and explore new places."

merrill matheson ilcMerrill L. Matheson

Independent Living Coordinator

With a master’s degree in leadership and a range of experience, Merrill brings a personal professionalism that makes him a unique fit for our Independent Living neighborhood.

Since joining our team in 2017, his passion and commitment have been influential in maintaining the quality of life for our residents.

Merrill reflects the daily effort of team members to align their performance with the Sunrise mission, Core Values, and Principles of Service.

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Mike Colter

Dining Services Director

A seasoned talent with extensive experience in the culinary arena, Mike is committed to providing great food, excellent service and the best dining experience possible. Since he joined the Sunrise of Seal Beach team in June 2003, you will frequently see Mike in the dining room talking and visiting with residents to guarantee he is meeting all their expectations. 

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