Sunrise on Clayton

Meet the Sunrise on Clayton Team

Meet some of the members of our fantastic team of serving hearts who make Sunrise on Clayton, MO, a wonderful place to call home. 

Michele Murphy—Team Member Since 2016Michele Murphy

Executive Director

"I have worked with Sunrise for 2 years. I started at Sunrise of Des Peres before moving to Sunrise On Clayton about 8 months ago. I have worked in senior living for over 10 years, in many areas, social service, marketing and sales, business office and administration. I interviewed at Sunrise on my birthday; it was the best present! The mission, principles of service and values were.. are the best! A perfect fit for me. I could not wait to be a part of the team. 

My favorite part of my job is sharing my day with residents and team members, seeing and spreading smiles, assisting our seniors, and supporting our team. Bringing Sunrise to more families and more team members is a passion of mine.

 I love traveling with my family taking a long weekend and driving to fun and exciting places. I enjoy reading and listening to books; I am always looking for suggestions. I also appreciate photography, both taking pictures and admiring others’ work. I am Sunrise."


Sunrise on Clayton Team Member AshleyAshley Brooks, MSG—Team Member Since 2008

Director of Sales

“I started with Sunrise shortly after undergraduate school, over 9 years ago. Soon after starting, I realized I was lucky enough to have found the company I would want to be with for years to come.

Sunrise truly believes in its employees and encourages their growth. I started as a move-in coordinator, became activities & volunteer coordinator, sales associate, director of sales, a travelling sales specialist, and now am back in St. Louis as director of sales at Sunrise on Clayton to be closer to family and friends.

As director of sales, I help families make informed decisions that fit their individual needs. I learn about each family’s challenges and difficulties to see if Sunrise on Clayton might be a good fit. I love providing families with resources and information to find them the best solution and alleviate some stress.

In my spare time, I love going to concerts, baseball and hockey games, and playing cards or board games with my friends and family.”


Terrie Tayloe—Team Member Since 2018Terry Tayloe

Assisted Living Coordinator

"I came to Sunrise Senior Living after 25 years in rehabilitation management, as well as a short time assisting with the opening of a franchise home healthcare agency. I am a Physical Therapist Assistant by trade. 

My favorite part of being the Assisted Living Coordinator is getting the opportunity to know and work directly with our residents and families and our team of Care Managers. The best part of working for Sunrise is being part of a family. Sunrise encourages fun and happiness every. The Core Values of Sunrise and our Principles of Service have made me a better person and leader. 

I am the mother of two adult children, both pursuing their degrees, which affords me time to spend with my parents and friends. I enjoy practicing my faith, doing yoga, reading and crocheting in my free time."


Bernie Corn—Team Member Since 2008Bernie Corn

Lead Concierge

“I have worked for Sunrise since 2010. Before working for Sunrise, I worked as a front desk manager for a hotel in St. Louis for eight years.

I enjoy working with all of our residents and their families. I am a people person and like helping and talking to everyone. Helping both fellow employees and resident family members gives me so much pleasure.

I love having contact with people and helping them, both inside and outside of the community. I’m proud to have recently received the 2016 Voyce Exceptional Caregiver Award and Sunrise Senior Living’s Joy in Service Award.

In my spare time, I work for and am a member of the 1904 World’s Fair Society in St. Louis. I also have recently purchased a new Buick convertible and really enjoy riding around in it.”


Clayton team member Stephanie

Stephanie Dickens, CNA—Team Member Since 2011

Lead Designated Care Manager

“I have always had a heart for working with seniors. It is something I realized from a young age. I started at home by taking care of my grandmother and continued as I grew older with my mother-in-law. Caring for seniors isn’t just ‘something you do,’ it is something you have to have a passion for!

I’ve been with Sunrise on Clayton since 2011. I started as a care manager, transitioned to a Designated Care Manager, and then moved to my current role as Lead Designated Care Manager. I love being an advocate for my residents. It gives me joy to know that families can breathe easier knowing I am here for their loved one.



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