Meet the Team
Samantha Williams is the executive director at Sterling Ridge Senior Living. She has over two decades of experience working in senior living and program management. Samantha received a degree in health care administration from Highline Community College in Washington. She also holds licenses in long-term care and Nevada residential facility administration from the Las Vegas Board of Examiners. Prior to this role, Samantha was an executive director at a memory care community and a health care administrator.
Resident Care Director
Memory Care Director
Laura Herrera is the Memory Care director at Sterling Ridge Senior Living. Laura has been working for Sterling Ridge since 2016.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys cooking for her five children. For her, there is nothing better than to hear “Mom, this was delicious.”
Culinary Services Director
James Barela is the Culinary Services director at Sterling Ridge Senior Living. James has almost two decades of experience as a chef. James enjoys preparing fun dishes for the holidays and organizing special events for the residents. He likes to provide a variety of food options and is always open to ideas from residents.
In his free time, James coaches his two teenage sons’ soccer teams and plays in a men’s basketball league.
Business Office Director
Gladys Guerra serves as the Business Office director at Sterling Ridge Senior Living and has been a member of this team since 2006. In this role, Gladys oversees bookkeeping and staff functions, guides community policies and procedures, and manages staff meetings. She is passionate about creating a caring and compassionate workplace where the staff can grow as people and professionals.
Outside of work, Gladys enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as her second family at Sterling Ridge.
Vernell Brown Sr.
Building Services Director
Vernell Brown Sr. is the Building Services director at Sterling Ridge Senior Living. Vernell has worn many hats over the course of his career. He has been an environmental services director, a Realtor and an assistant facilities manager at a nonprofit. He considers himself a service-oriented person and enjoys working at Sterling Ridge Senior Living to continue to give back and provide valuable service to our residents.
In his free time, Vernell enjoys playing guitar, golfing and restoring antique furniture.