Meet the Team


Heather Yost

Executive Director

Our executive director, Heather Yost, comes to Sunnycrest with more than 15 years of experience working in different capacities in the senior care industry. She has a passion for working with seniors, and her goal is to learn how to best support each resident to ensure Sunnycrest is a place they are proud to call home. In her free time, Heather enjoys hanging out with her 14-year-old daughter, their cat named Sweetheart and their dog Ozzie.

Ryan Ziegenbusch

Director of Sales and Marketing

Ryan Ziegenbusch joins our team at Sunnycrest Senior Living with more than 13 years’ experience in the senior living industry. He is truly passionate about serving our residents and providing them with the highest quality of care possible.

In his spare time, Ryan sits on the boards of directors for two charitable organizations. He is also an avid baseball and football fan. Ryan loves traveling and spending time with his wife and young son.


Raeven Gonzalez

Business Office Director

Raeven Gonzalez started her career in senior living in 2013 as a server. Through the years, she has been able to be a part of many different departments; but her love of paper keeps her happy in the Business Office. When Raeven isn’t hard at work, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Joel, and their dog and two cats, improving their home with DIY projects and going to Disneyland. 


Jessica J. Thielmann

Resident Care Director

Jessica J. Thielmann has been in the assisted living industry for over five years. She is committed and passionate about making a difference every single day. She has been a nurse for 18 years, and has two children. When she isn’t at work, Jessica loves going to the beach and playing golf.


Juli Sanchez

Vibrant Life Director

Juli Sanchez has worked in the senior living industry for over 20 years. She comes to Sunnycrest Senior Living with a joy for making a difference in the lives of seniors. She is passionate about working with our residents to participate in the activities they enjoyed before moving to Sunnycrest and creating new adventures for them to experience. Learning about the lives that our residents have experienced is Juli's favorite part of her job. She welcomes any suggestions or ideas to implement into our programming here at Sunnycrest.

Juli enjoys working in creative arts with painting classes, sewing and mixed media, and is an award-winning polymer clay artist. She enjoys gardening – especially propagating plumerias – trips to the beach and nature walks at local parks. Juli also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and her favorite person to spend time with is her granddaughter, Gwen.


Nick Doot

Building Services Director

Our Building Services director, Nick Doot, came to Sunnycrest with more than 20 years of experience in customer service and maintenance positions. Seven years prior to joining the Sunnycrest team, Nick started working in the senior living industry and found a passion for serving seniors. Nick truly loves what he does and aims to improve the quality of life for residents at Sunnycrest every day. In his free time, Nick enjoys gardening, fishing and being outdoors.

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