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.


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Ann Siegel

Director of Sales

Ann grew up in New York with her parents, sister, Joanie, and their miniature schnauzer, Peppy. She majored in advertising and graduated Bernard Baruch College in NYC where she began her media career. After moving to Los Angeles and managing many consumer goods campaigns, Ann realized that she wanted to do something more fulfilling and moved into the healthcare sphere, launching Skirball Hospice.

Ann has been at Sunrise of Studio City since April 2013. She has served on the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Wellness Committee for three years, was on the LA Parkinson’s Board for two years and on the NeuroCommunity Foundation Board for two years.


David.RCD_Studio CityDavid Soltero

Resident Care Director

David Soltero has been the Resident Care Director at Sunrise of Studio City since October 2018. He has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years with a broad range of experience working in an acute hospital setting, surgical floors, long term care units and memory care units. David is a Public Health Nurse, has a Bachelor’s Degree and Director of Staff Development Certificate. His favorite thing about Sunrise, other than the residents, are the Principles of Service and our Mission - To Champion the Quality of Life for All Seniors. It is his goal to champion the quality of life for our seniors on a daily basis.

David has lived in Southern California most of his life and currently resides in Valley Village. He has three children: a daughter who is a Registered Nurse working for LA County, a son who is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and also works for LA County and his youngest son who is trying his luck in the movie industry as a stuntman.


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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