Sunrise of Studio City

Meet the Sunrise of Studio City Team

We’re pleased to introduce you to some of our extraordinary team members who work hard to make our community a great place to live.

sean ed studioSean Taghizadeh

Executive Director

Sean has worked at Sunrise Senior Living for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the Sunrise family, he worked as an Asset Manager for a property management company. Sean’s favorite Principal of Service is Preserving Dignity because he understands what seniors go through and what it takes to make them feel at home with the utmost respect. 

When not at Sunrise, Sean enjoys following European Soccer Leagues and taking vacations with his wife traveling to new places and sightseeing. He also enjoys spending time with their one year old daughter.


Roy Valarao 

Dining Services Coordinator

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA, Roy has been in senior living food service since 2002. Roy was born in the Philippines and currently resides in Alhambra with his family. His favorite type of cuisines to make are Mexican and South East Asian. 

His favorite thing about Sunrise, other than the residents, is our mission - to Champion the Quality of Life for All Seniors. He has truly found his passion in making delicious meals for seniors that not only nourish their bodies but keep their appetites hearty!


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