Meet the Team

Gabriella Ambrosi

President and Co-Owner
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Gabriella, a native of Italy, has dedicated her life to caring for others, beginning as a senior care provider as a teenager and eventually working as an RN in the ER and ICU departments. After moving to the U.S., she received her B.A. in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University and then pursued a career in marketing back in Europe, working as a marketing manager for Baxter Healthcare. Prior to starting Sequoia Senior Solutions with her husband in 2003, she earned a master’s degree in marketing from Golden Gate University. Gabriella most enjoys meeting with families who are beginning their search for home care, conducting home assessments, and helping potential clients and their families feel relaxed and relieved. She is a mother to three boys and lives with her husband Stanton Lawson in Petaluma, where she also serves on the board of the Petaluma Health Care District. In her free time, Gabriella enjoys cooking, gardening, and revisiting classic Italian literature through audiobooks.

Stanton C. Lawson

CEO and Co-Owner
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Stan grew up near the beach right here in northern California. He holds a B.A. in Business Economics and Italian Literature and spent the early part of his career in international finance positions before returning to the U.S. to take on the management of his family’s resort in Dillion Beach. He eventually returned to finance and worked in that capacity until 2003, when his wife Gabriella introduced him to the growing field of senior care. Together they co-founded Sequoia Senior Solutions and Stan quickly realized how rewarding it was to do something that matters every day, especially in the community he grew up in. He most enjoys interacting with a variety of different people each day – from co-workers and caregivers to clients and their families. He is a father of three living with his wife in Petaluma, and in his free time, he enjoys all things motorcycle and returning to the beach with his family.

Cynthia Goff

Director of Human Resources
Cynthia has been a Sonoma County local since she was 10 years old. A graduate of Empire College, she has been senior care for the last several years in HR roles and owned her own company prior to that. Cynthia’s experience in senior care was particularly helpful as she helped care for her grandmother before she passed. Her favorite part of the job is seeing the personal achievements of her coworkers and watching them grow and evolve. She also appreciates being able to take her knowledge of senior care and apply to other areas of her life.  Cynthia loves all things outdoors and is a certified scuba diver who has done dives all over the world. She is close to her family who often joins her on her outdoor adventures. Fun fact: She has both skydived AND bungee jumped!

Erik Vogel

Care Manager-- Lake and Mendocino Counties
Erik learned early in life to be caregiver from his mother, who was a Registered Nurse in Marin County. He attended College of Marin, studying Business Administration and Hotel Management, and he’s had a varied career path that led him to working with cancer and AIDS patients in Sonoma County. Erik started with Sequoia Senior Solutions in 2016 as a Certified Care Aid and worked with a large variety of clients. When the Lakeport office needed an Office Coordinator, Erik stepped up to help and assisted two Care Managers in their duties. When the Care Manager position became available Erik eagerly stepped into the role. Erik thoroughly enjoys his role as Care Manager, as he thrives on helping our caregivers and clients. Erik loves his time off with his wife as they explore Lake and Mendocino Counties on their road adventures.

Nadia Soto Moreno

Training Specialist
A Bodega native and oldest of four children, Nadia has been with Sequoia Senior Solutions for more than a year – first serving as a caregiver and now as training specialist. She’s currently enrolled in her senior year at Sonoma State University and became a CNA in 2020. Nadia’s interest in caregiving began in her youth when she was frequently caring for family members when they were ill, including her diabetic grandfather and a great-aunt who had cancer. After helping her family, she developed an interest in the health field and wanted to give back to the community, so she joined the team as a caregiver. Her favorite part of the job is the work environment and all the wonderful clients. She loves to make them smile, and also values what they’ve taught her – that there’s more to life than dwelling on problems. In her free time, Nadia loves to hang out with her family and go hiking with her husky-German shepherd, Odis.

Chris Shock

Chris is a Buffalo native but has called Petaluma home for more than 30 years. She joined Sequoia Senior Solutions as a bookkeeper in 2011 after having trained extensively in accounting, both at the collegiate level and with the American Management Association. Chris has a heart for caregiving, serving as a hospice volunteer for six years and helping out family members in need of personal care assistance. In addition to working at Sequoia Senior Solutions, she has also been a client – bringing in a caregiver to help her father who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Chris most enjoys talking with clients and their families and especially appreciates the wisdom seniors have to share. In her free time, she likes to garden, read, and spend time with friends. She also loves anything tie-dye!

Becky Coleman

Client Service Specialist
Becky has a passion for the senior community and caring for others. Born in Germany into a military family, she moved around much of her life but now resides in Cotati with her husband. She started with Sequoia Senior Solutions as a caregiver in 2006 but spent many years prior to that as a caregiver and governess and has completed all the state-accredited training for caregivers. Her favorite part of her job is being the first point of contact for a family caregiver. She loves to talk with them about their parent or loved one, answer their questions, and help them feel less stressed and anxious. Becky is a mom to a grown son and likes to collect Hummel figurines, tend to her orchids and African violets, and read mystery novels by James Patterson.