Sunrise of Webster Groves

Meet the Sunrise of Webster Groves Team

Meet some of the members of our team here at Sunrise of Webster Groves, Missouri.


Sunrise of Webster Groves Team Member SueSuzanne Huffman–Team Member since 2012

Executive Director

"I have worked for Sunrise since January 2012.  I have been in healthcare for over 30 years.

My favorite part of my job is making people smile and feel good about who they are, what they do and whom they serve.  It’s watching the spark in the eyes of one of our senior residents and a Sunrise Team Member when they experience a special moment that connects them, creating a memory.

The best part of working at Sunrise is to carry on our mission, “To Champion Quality of Life for ALL Seniors”.  It is knowing that through all the hard work put in each day, I can go home knowing that I have done my best to challenge and champion for team spirit. GO ORANGE!

In my spare time I thoroughly enjoy sharing the grand parenting experience with my husband, as we help to shape the generation of future caregivers."


shirley smith dos websterShirley Smith–Team Member since 2005

Director of Sales

"I have been working in health care and senior care for 25 years starting in Neuro Rehab in Occupational Therapy and then moving to Sales and Marketing. I joined the Sunrise Team in 2005 at a sister community.  I left for a different opportunity and was happy to come back to Sunrise of Webster Groves  in September of 2017 . 

I really love that Sunrise Senior Living is dedicated to taking care of the frailest of frail and our residents may age in place in their home.

The best part of my job is to be able to help families and seniors and to be a resource for them.

In my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends.  I enjoy Yoga and other exercise, outdoor activities, playing cards and reading."


julia scotts webster grovesJulia Scott–Team Member since 2000

Assisted Living Coordinator

"My passion for serving seniors began over 20 years ago as an Administrator for a Residential Care Facility in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I first joined Sunrise Senior Living in 2000 when I relocated from Arkansas to the St. Louis area and served as an Assisted Living Coordinator and Executive Director for our sister communities. I was thrilled to rejoined Sunrise Senior Living in 2017 as the Assisted Living Coordinator of Sunrise of Webster Groves.

I really love that Sunrise of Webster Groves team takes pride in delivering high quality care with a personal touch. The best part of my job is getting to know and love all our wonderful residents and families!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my Husband and 2 sons, shopping, gardening, going to concerts, watching movies, and baking."   


Brittney White.BOC_WebsterBrittney White–Team Member since 2017

Business Office Coordinator

My favorite part of the job would be getting to work in such a warm home-like environment and getting to spend time talking with residents and hearing their stories.

The best part of working at Sunrise is always knowing I can get whatever support I need and being surrounded by people that all share the same passion.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends just having fun and trying new things.


Barb Smith.AVC_WebsterBarbara Smith–Team Member since 2017

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"I cared for my mom with dementia for 3 years and understand the challenges that family members can face with their loved ones.

My favorite part of my job is talking, joking, and laughing with the residents. I love hearing about their families and their previous work life, travels and accomplishments. I also LOVE engaging with the local schools to visit our residents and create opportunities for these children to spend time with our seniors.

Best part of working at Sunrise is all the support I get in order for me to be the best at my job.

In my spare time, I love to watch movies, attend theater and sporting events and cook." 


Richelle.RC_WebsterRichelle Simms—Team Member since 2011

Reminiscence Coordinator

"I have a degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. I have worked in health care, senior care for nearly 20 years starting as a CNA, CMT and as a Registered Behavioral Technician. I first joined Sunrise Senior Living in 2011 then I switched gears to pursue a career in Children’s Advocacy. I recently returned to Sunrise of Webster Groves when I realized my passion lies in Senior Care. I bring with me an abundance of experience that has greatly influenced my passion to care for and support seniors to live a life of purpose of their own choosing.

My favorite part of coming to work is spending time with the residents and learning their story. I enjoy seeing the residents light up when you ask them about their lives and where they have traveled throughout the years. The reason I love Sunrise is because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission just as much as I am.

In my free time I love to travel and meet interesting people along the way."


Brian Kelly.MC_WebsterBrian Kelly–Team Member since 2017

Maintenance Coordinator

My favorite part of the job is the limitless conversations and invaluable relationships that our resident share with me. In addition, I appreciate the feedback and insight I receive from my peers and team members help me to achieve my goals.

The best part of working at Sunrise is having so many levels of support. I find it refreshing that so many leaders have my success as a priority.

In my free time I enjoy working with my hands as a Master Carpenter and socializing with family and friends.


TomZuber.DSC_WebsterGroveTom Zuber

Dining Service Coordinator

"I have worked in Senior Living for the past 4 years prior to coming to Sunrise of Webster Groves in February 2020. After receiving a degree in Hospitality from Illinois University, I went on to Kendall Culinary School in Chicago. My past experience has been with the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis, Ritz Carlton in Puerto Rico and back to St. Louis in the kitchen of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. I have also taught classes at L’Ecole Culinaire.

My favorite part of my job is building friendships with the residents. I love to learn about them, their likes and dislikes and knowing that the residents are receiving the best care possible. Their lives are enriched with the help of our staff.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my wife and daughter watching movies and going out to eat trying different restaurants."


Minnie.Dog_WebsterMinnie–Team Member since 2017

Community Friend

My favorite part of my job is belly rubs, napping with my neighbors, meeting new friends oh… and bacon.

The best part of working at Sunrise is being the center of attention. I am everyone’s favorite Pooch.

In my spare time I like to go for long walks, sleep, eat and snuggle.


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