Leadership Team


Sonoma Hills Retirement Community Staff



Executive Director | Mark Nilsson

Mark Nilsson is responsible for the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of each resident.  He joined the Sonoma Hills team in 2002 as Executive Chef and built an amazing kitchen staff that is still intact. Sonoma Hills has a great food reputation of scratch cooking and farm to table fresh daily.Promoted in 2013 to his current position, Mark is completely dedicated and innovative with hands on approach to resident relations and quality standards.Host of Sonoma radio’s weekly Senior Hour and a long time mentor; Mark loves the Sonoma Valley and the quality of life within.


Office ManagerKimber Jandoc

Kimber Jandoc is a fifth generation Californian who has lived in Sonoma since 2002.  She joined the Sonoma Hills team as the Life Enrichment Director and ascended to her current position where she manages to day to day operations of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Human Resources for Sonoma Hills. Each day, Kimber brings an enthusiasm to her position with her love for numbers and her joy at working with her favorite generation.

During her time off she stays active by hiking, exploring the California coast and a variety of other activities to stay fit.  Her community passion for the past 20 years has been volunteering for Special Olympics both in Hawaii and in California.

“Each day provides a learning opportunity to be acquired.”


Marketing Community | Kelly Malchow

Kelly Malchow was born and raised in Sonoma and joined the Sonoma Hills team in 2007.  As Marketing Community Liaison, she enjoys welcoming and introducing prospective residents to the lifestyle they deserve in the beautiful wine country.

Kelly is intuitive while assisting to coordinate the residents’ selection for their apartment that will best suit their style and needs.  Her knowledge while assisting the resident simplify their lives is exemplary as she puts her best foot forward in personally assisting every individual.


Creators of Cuisine | Yasmin Barriga & Cathy Martinson

Long time employees and trained chefs, Yasmin Barriga and Cathy Martinson oversee Sonoma Hills’ innovative culinary program.  We create meals using only the freshest ingredients and herbs available.

We are well known in the Sonoma area for our outstanding cuisine.

The goal of Cathy and Yasmin and the serving staff is to work as a team to create a relaxing dining experience for our senior residents.  We strive to offer our community multiple choices with our self-serve fresh salad bar, homemade soups, and anytime dining.


Life Enrichment Director Carol Eldridge

Carol Eldridge recently joined the outstanding Leadership Team at Sonoma Hills.  She brings with her over 25 years of experience working with our senior population in a variety of settings.  Her passion is to bring each of our residents the best quality of the life they deserve.  Carol finds joy in planning activities and events that will enhance their mind through brain health, their sprit with Laughter Yoga, and body with Zumba Gold and Chair Yoga to name a few.

Humor and laughter are the sounds you hear filling our community!


Maintenance DirectorIgnacio Vargas

Ignacio Vargas joined our team in 2008.  His first hand knowledge of our building have proven to be a true asset, as he was apart of the original construction crew of Sonoma Hills during 1997-1999.

His dedication to his work is complemented by his consistent positive demeanor, sense of humor, and patience as he keeps everything running smoothly.

With his lovely wife, Susi, they are proud parents of five children ranging in ages form seven to twenty-four years old.

One year, Ignacio celebrated his 50th birthday at Sonoma Hills in style.  He invited a mariachi band t entertain the residents. He dressed in his traditional Charro outfit that was made in Guadalajara for him.

“I like to go the extra mile for all residents to make them happy.”


Transportation | Henry Coleman

Henry Coleman has been apart of Sonoma Hills team as a driver for several years.  Sonoma has been his home for 37 years and working for the seniors who reside at Sonoma Hills has truly been a wonderful experience for him.

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