Sunrise of Wilton

Meet the Sunrise of Wilton Team

Melissa Adams

Melissa Adams

Executive Director

“I am proud to join the Sunrise of Wilton community as Executive Director. I am guided by our mission everyday as a servant leader. I lead with keeping the residents and my team members at the heart and as the foundation of our community. It amazes me every day with how much our team and organization truly cares about everyone we touch. I am committed to the Sunrise mission and begin each day with a joy for leading and serving. I am very blessed that each day I have the opportunity to touch someone’s life in a special way and too be a part of the most innovative company serving seniors.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and our two labs, Gunnar and Dixie.”


Rob TangelRob Tangel

Area Director of Community Relations

"I have been in the senior care industry for 9 years.

My favorite part of the job is knowing that I helped someone today! The best part of Sunrise is the amazing team atmosphere and the ongoing training to make you an expert at helping seniors and their families. 

In my free time, I love listening to music, attending concerts, sporting events, and spending time with my family!"


Nicole AshbyNicole Ashby

Resident Care Director

"I have been working for Sunrise for three years and eight months. Prior to my current position as RCD, I have worked in another Sunrise community for over three years as the RN Designee.

My favorite part of the job is interacting with and caring for the residents. Each resident is from various backgrounds and has their own unique story to tell. They each have different needs which gives me the pleasure to formulate individualized care-plans to meet their required care.

The best part about working at Sunrise is that we are not just numbers or name on a desk. We are treated like family. I am loved and respected by my peers and residents.

I utilize my spare time to work with the youth of my church by teaching them how to give back to the community. I also volunteer on a monthly basis in the health department to assess vital signs for the elderly and give referral as needed for follow up evaluation."


Michelle JaffeeMichelle Jaffee

Director of Sales

"I’ve been with Sunrise for a year. My favorite part about my job is working with our residents and their families. It is a privilege and I am blessed to have the opportunity to get to know each resident and their wonderful families and work to make a difference in their lives.

The best part of working at Sunrise is being part of an incredible team dedicated to serving our residents and their families. We are truly stronger and better together. I’m grateful to walk through our doors each morning knowing that each of us is dedicated to the Sunrise mission – to improve the lives of all seniors. I’m motivated knowing that team members are encouraged to say YES to our residents and then ask, "Now what's the question?" – it often means we get to be creative and think outside the box to solve problems.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children and our adorable dogs, Happy, Charlie and Muffy, as well as reading, sewing, knitting and gardening. And I love to travel - especially on hiking vacations to national parks."


Dylan EcksteinDylan Eckstein

Director of Sales

"I have worked with Sunrise just little over one year. Prior to working at Sunrise of Wilton I was the Associate Director of Sales for Sunrise of Stamford. Before coming to the Sunrise family, I had worked for several years in a senior living community as the Associate Building Services Administrator.

My favorite part of the job is getting the chance to educate families on how Sunrise will bring the greatest quality of life and care to their loved ones, as well as the personal interactions that I get to have with our residents on a daily basis.

The best part of working at Sunrise is getting the chance to working with other professionals whom all keep the resident’s best interest at heart and strive to bring the best to our residents.

In my spare time I enjoy camping, fishing, photography and film making, along with spending time with my family."


Amanda GlendinningAmanda Glendinning

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I have been with Sunrise Senior Living for 2 months. Prior to Sunrise, I had my own mental health-consulting agency, which focused on holistic mental wellness utilizing my psychology background, nutrition, and exercise.

My favorite part of my job is helping empower people to be as independent as possible.

The best part of working at Sunrise is the amazing team that is focused on helping seniors live their best lives.

In my spare time, I love to run (including marathons), cycle, and travel."


Mackenzie JohnsonMackenzie Johnson

Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

"I started my career as an Activities Assistant and as of July 2019 I joined the Sunrise team as the Activities & Volunteer Coordinator.

My favorite part of my job is taking the time to listen to the resident’s stories, whether it be about their careers, family, or past adventures. Each story tells me a little bit more and I appreciate getting to know them on a different level.

The best part of working at Sunrise is the sense of community you feel when you walk through the doors. Its home, not work.

In my spare time, I enjoy visiting family back home on Cape Cod and taking my dog, Tuck, down to the boardwalk."


Jennifer RamsauerJennifer Ramsauer

Business Office Coordinator

"On December 14th, I will be celebrating my 6-month anniversary with Sunrise. In my role as Business Office Coordinator, I am able to use my decades of Business/People Skills and assist with the successful operation of our community.

There are two aspects of the job that I love. First, interacting with a resident and hopefully making them smile during the course of their day. Second, working with this Wilton Team. They are all professional, caring and intelligent.

Being new to Assisted Living, I can honestly say the perpetual training has given me a sense of security on how to react and being prepared for working in the Assisted Living environment. In addition, being part of a team that acknowledges that we’re all learning and it’s ok to ask for a help is comforting.

In my spare time, I love reading - whenever I get the chance!"

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