Alta Vista Staff
Meet the exceptional team who make Alta Vista the premiere senior living community in Prescott, AZ.
With over 30 years of marketing, community relations and operations experience, Maggie found her true passion working with the senior community when she opened Alta Vista Senior Living back in 2011. Maggie, her husband Bob, and their now grown children, relocated to Prescott over 16 years ago from Phoenix and fell in love with all Prescott offers. Maggie always tells people, “Prescott is a place where you can truly make a difference, you just have to jump in”.
Since opening in July of 2011 Alta Vista Senior Living Community has been awarded several community and business awards. The highest, the 2016 Best Retirement Community in Yavapai County, which is voted on by the business community, as well as the residents of Yavapai County.
Using her PR and community relations experience, Maggie has become a big part of Prescott, getting involved and making a difference in the community. Maggie has sat on over 7 community boards including Salvation Army, Yavapai Silent Witness and City of Prescott Acker Trust. Maggie was the recipient of the Arizona Governor’s Award for Community Service in 2007 for her work in Yavapai County. She also received the National ICSC Marketing Award for Community Programs in 2006.
Maggie and her husband have been married for over 32 years and raised their two children here in Prescott. They are now the very proud grandparents of a beautiful little girl and are looking forward to many more grand babies! Maggie’s passion, when not working with her residents, is spending time with rescue dogs. Currently, she and her husband have three dogs, and she is hoping to sneak a few more in when Bob is not looking!
Business Office Manager
Phyllis has worked at Alta Vista from June of 2011.
Along with human resources,she also performs as the business office manager.
She is very committed to excellent customer service for residents and employees alike.
Originally from Colorado, Phyllis found her way to Prescott in 2003.
She likes spending her free time working out, spending time outdoors and caring for her finicky felines.
Chef Robert Davis comes to Alta Vista Senior Community from the beautiful Prescott Resort and Conference Center. He began his career locally in Prescott washing dishes at the Pine Cone Inn. After graduating from Prescott high school, he attended I.T.T. Technical Institute studying in the field of computer aided design and engineering. After spending 2 semesters at I.T.T tech Chef Robert transferred back to Yavapai College, and continued his love for cooking. Taking a semester off from his studies he earned a position on the opening culinary team for Planet Hollywood Phoenix. After a year in Phoenix Chef became a certified corporate trainer and move to San Diego to open Planet Hollywood Horton Plaza. While in San Diego Chef Robert trained under Chef Scott Meskan, who was a partner, chef owner of Georges at the Cove. When the time came for Chef and his wife to start our family, coming home to Prescott was the only choice for them. Upon returning to the area, Chef Robert accepted a position at the Prescott Resort and Conference center, where he has worked for the next 14 years, as banquet chef, Sous chef and in 2006 accepted the position of Executive Chef.
Faith M. L Sugahara
Live Well Director
Aloha, my name is Faith M. L Sugahara, I am married to my best friend Joel or 37 years. Our family consists of two gorgeous children, our daughter and her husband, our son and eight beautiful grandchildren. As I write this, we are expecting a great-grandchild we are excited about. Joel worked for a company who decided to transfer him to Breckenridge, Colorado. Being in the Hospitality Business I was able to transition into the company with no problem and into the Corporate Management Program and became Corporate Certified. After fourteen years, the children have left Colorado and went back to Hawaii, my husband & I got tired of the snow and searched for a perfect place to move to “Prescott.” We moved here twenty-four years ago with our oldest grandson, we tried leaving Prescott once but couldn’t do it, it’s a cute little town!
I am a professional hula dancer, started when I was a little girl and till today, I will still perform, not as often as I want to but as much as I can. I have worked as a restaurant server for forty-four (44) years, worked in Hospitality and Customer Service for most of my life. Managed Restaurants Fine Dining Restaurants, Sushi Bars & Restaurants and I helped open and was the General Manager of a Brewery in Colorado. I am also a Certified Caregiver, have been the Human Resource Director for the Gaming Industry and at the Resort. I have also Managed the Restaurant at the Resort and at Alta Vista and have worked the Front Desk here in Prescott, Arizona.
Sales & Marketing Director
Perriann moved to Prescott, AZ in 1989. She came from Chicago, IL where she graduated from Western Illinois University with a BA in Communications and a Minor in Marketing. Perriann joined Alta Vista in August of 2011. As an experienced licensed real estate agent with the Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation, Perriann understands the challenges seniors and their families experience during the transition to a new home/location. Her knowledge and skills offer “peace of mind” during that transition period. Perriann makes Alta Vista shine a little brighter every day.
Director of Community Relations
Shannon Vialpando joined the Alta Vista Senior Living family in March 2013 as Director of Community Relations. She has over 20 years working in advertising and marketing, and seven years ago decided to find her real passion, with the experience she had. That passion was, and is, senior living!
Working in the senior industry has allowed her to be a big part of the Prescott community! Vialpando sits on the board of directors for Prescott Meals on Wheels, does committee work for the American Diabetes Association, and makes herself available as a resource to the community wherever she can! Hosting events and giving back to those in need are at the top of her priority list! Through Vialpando’s work on these committees, several fundraisers have been developed and have become key signature events, such as the annual Meals on Wheels Queen of Hearts Tea. Held every March at Alta Vista Senior Living Community, the event sells out in a few days and raises over $5000 a year. Vialpando and Alta Vista Senior Living also support the American Diabetes Association. They participate with teams in the annual walk, provide the Alta Vista shuttle to make sure walkers get to the starting line on time, and have been the hosts of a volunteer dinner!
For over 23 years, Vialpando has lived in Prescott where she raised her two daughters as a single mother, teaching them that integrity and work ethic go hand-in-hand. Her girls are her pride and joy! Adding to that, she is the proud grandmother of a beautiful young lady whom she loves dearly!
Alta Vista Senior Living is different. It is a family of residents and staff, and is also family owned! Vialpando believes that her passion and career have crossed paths, and that Alta Vista is home! You don’t find that too often in life, but she has!
Danielle joined the Alta Vista team in December 2010 and serves as our Move-In Coordinator and “Jill” of all trades. In August 2014, she experienced her greatest accomplishment when she welcomed her beautiful daughter into the world. Danielle has been in customer relations since 2005 and feels she has truly found her passion working in senior living.
Dining Room Manager
How’s your day?
I’ve been a restaurant brat almost all my life. My grandmother used to own a coffee shop/bowling alley in San Diego, CA, and I spend most afternoons there. I learned a couple of valuable lessons – people really love coming to a place with good food, and they do want to go where everybody knows their name.
I have worked every position from dishwasher to General Manager, in almost every concept from white-tablecloth to fast casual. (There were also a few years in there training dolphin & killer whales – ask me about my scars sometimes!) But I found my true calling at a retirement community in La Jolla. Turns out the opportunity to take care of the same people every day, to build real relationships was what I’ve trained for my entire career.
My wife and I moved to Prescott in 2015. Out of all the many communities in Prescott, I chose Alta Vista in 2018. I look forward to meeting you and finding out how my staff and I can serve you!
Christina Jerrells, RN
Director of Clinical Care
Christina Jerrells, RN comes to Alta Vista with over 18 years of Nursing, Emergency Medical, and Senior Living experience. She has an 18-year-old son and a 22-year-old daughter. She and her fiancé recently purchased a “fixer upper” and are enjoying making it all their own. Christina also loves to garden and be outside with her Golden Retriever “Gideon” and German Shepard “Abby”.