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.

Jonathan Woolbright

COO
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Jonathan is a Kentucky native who was raised primarily by his grandparents, giving him a unique perspective on senior care and passion for what he does. He began his time at Sequoia Senior Solutions as a caregiver in 2013, eventually taking on the role of HR Director before becoming COO. He holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, a bachelor’s degree in history and AFAM Studies with a PHR certification. Jonathan loves playing even a small role in helping seniors maintain their independence and works diligently to recruit qualified caregivers to keep service as consistent as possible. He is a big fan of “The Office” and enjoys traveling, reading, and horology. He lives in Fairfield with his wife and two daughters and is currently mounting a Bigfoot expedition in northern California.

William Pells

Lead Scheduler
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Will is currently based in Guerneville but was born to a military family in Scotland, spending the first years of his life abroad. Once he was of age, he joined the Marines where he served our country in a variety of roles, including battlefield triage and as a field surgeon assistant. After working as an EMT and obtaining his A.S. degree in Natural Sciences, Will joined Sequoia Senior Solutions in 2017. He started out as a caregiver but is now serving as the lead scheduler, where he enjoys matching up caregivers to clients to make sure every shift is filled. He’s a single dad to a 19-year-old daughter and in his free time he enjoys cooking meals from around the world and playing any type of game.

Chris Shock

Bookkeeper
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.