“I have worked at Sunrise since 2008 but have had the pleasure of working with seniors as a Certified Nursing Assistant since 1989. In 2010, I was awarded Caregiver of the Year from the State of Delaware.
My passion is working with residents who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. One of the best aspects of my job is working directly with the seniors; they have taught me so much about life and about myself. I also have the privilege of being a facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association and we hold a support group the third Tuesday of every month. This allows me to connect with family members who are coping with these difficult times.
In my spare time, I am a comfort creature kind of a gal who likes to pamper herself with shopping and massages.”
“In addition to serving as the Dining Services Coordinator, I am also a Cluster Leader and help to support seven area Sunrise communities in the surrounding Pennsylvania region.
I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and worked locally at the Hotel DuPont for 15 years. I was also an Executive Chef for Fieldstone Golf Club and the Sodexo, Aramark and Compass Group corporations. As the Executive Chef for Gate Gourmet of Dulles Virginia Airport, my team produced 15,000 to 20,000 meals a day for 19 different International Airlines.
I take great pride in helping to produce delicious ‘home cooked’ meals for our residents here at Sunrise of Wilmington. Another great aspect of working for Sunrise is the work-life balance that enables me to spend with my wife, Lori, and almost 4-year-old daughter, Chloe.
In my spare time, I enjoy tropical vacations with my family, playing golf and listening to Jimmy Buffett. I also enjoy cooking for my friends and family at home.”
“I have been in the senior living industry for the past 10 years, and prior to joining the Sunrise of Wilmington team, I have worked in a variety of roles in memory care, assisted living, and independent living. Through my experiences, I have become a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Activity Director.
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