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About Us

Hilltop Reserve

At Ascent Senior Living Communities, we are more than Colorado-based. We are 100% Colorado-present. Every community we develop and manage is in the state of Colorado. Our roots go deep. In fact, one of our founders previously opened and operated a senior living community in the Hilltop area, and we now look forward to serving many adult children of those seniors. For us, it’s personal. That’s why you’ll regularly find us walking through our communities, working with our teams and interacting with residents. 

Our Marketing and Information Center is now open!
For the health and safety of our guests, visits are kept private and are by appointment only.

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Management

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Our founders’ 40 years of combined professional backgrounds provide the backbone of our operation. We have celebrated many successes with our residents, their families and our associates. One Ascent community, The Village at Belmar in Lakewood, Colorado, received the 2019 Large Business of the Year award from the West Metro Chamber of Commerce, recognizing excellent customer service, community engagement and business success.

We know success, and we know how to work through challenges as we continue to build and improve every day. We are invested in creating a first-class experience for residents and their families, and to hire and retain the best associates in the business—and we believe we can do it exceptionally well.

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Leadership

An extraordinary senior living community such as Hilltop Reserve calls for a special team of professionals who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it. Our group truly embodies our promise to elevate senior living in every way we can.

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Rhenne Cervantes

Executive Director
Rhenne Cervantes’ senior living career began in 2007 when he was elected as chairman of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the New Orleans area. Combining his expertise in commercial and business development, Rhenne led the community’s growth plan to accommodate a full spectrum in senior care; Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and a Health and Wellness Center. Rhenne then continued to hone his senior living executive leadership skills working and training with some of the nation’s largest senior living and health care providers in the country developing a depth of knowledge in operations management, sales & marketing, talent development, construction management, business development and regulatory compliance. Throughout his career Rhenne has cultivated servant leadership among his peers and direct reports. He thrives in inspiring trust and collaboration among residents and families, team members and business partners.
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Christin Tubbs

Sales & Marketing Director
Christin has built a successful career in luxury hospitality over the past 14 years, all with The Ritz Carlton brand of luxury hotels and resorts. She has an impressive track record in elevating guest engagement, employee engagement and surpassing annual sales goals. Christin inspires exemplary service through innovating the customer experience. She consistently delivers in attracting new clients, and has received commendations for her successes. Christin’s un-wavering service commitment to her craft will ensure a smooth transition to our senior living community. She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she majored in business management and hospitality administration. Christin is excited to help you find your most meaningful journey in your next home at Hilltop Reserve.
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Addie Cumonow

Move-In Coordinator
Addie Cumonow began her career with Ascent Senior Living Communities in 2021 as the Move-In Coordinator for Hilltop Reserve. Previously, Addie gained experience in sales at Nordstrom where she was recognized for her achievements in both, breaking seasonal sales records and customer service. Addie’s background in sales and her enthusiasm for senior living solutions allows her to provide every client with personalized and unique solutions based on their needs. Addie is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Aging and a Certificate of Gerontology at the University of Northern Texas and expects to graduate in December.
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Andrew Bugbee

Sales Specialist
Andrew comes to the Hilltop Reserve Community with 7 years of senior living and medical sales experience. He has a background working in both Independent Living and Memory Care. Most recently, Andrew has provided business development support to the Institute for Life & Care which works to strengthen caregivers from burnout. His knowledge of the complexities of the senior living industry and his creative abilities as a marketer will be a nice compliment to the community.
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Morgan Graphman

Business Office Director
Morgan grew up in the Assisted Living world with her mom being a Physical Therapist at an Assisted Living Community. When Morgan graduated first in her class with her degree in Finance, she knew she wanted to use her knowledge to help make a difference in the lives of seniors. She married into the Long-Term Care business and helped launch a new company in Long-Term Care Pharmacy. She then transitioned to the community side of the industry and has been doing Business Office in other assisted living communities for over four years before finding her home at Carillon. In her free time Morgan loves spending time with her husband and two kids!
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Wayne Lindsey

Environmental Services Director
Wayne is a native of Colorado! One of the few left! He worked his way through Art School employed at Littleton Public Schools in the Maintenance Department. His specialty was boiler systems, plumbing and pneumatic controls. When he finished college he tried his hand at his degree – Advertising Design! Wayne owned his own Graphic Design Studio, worked as a Senior Art Director, Creative Director and eventually ended his Design career as a Marketing Director. But, he was always still fixing stuff. At his last Marketing job he took on the role of Maintenance and Building Management in addition to his role as Marketing Director. It was from here that Wayne decided to go back into the Maintenance and Facility Management field. Wayne has 6 years of experience in Senior Living and takes pride in making sure his residents feel comfortable and at home as quickly as possible. In his free time you’ll find Wayne camping, fishing or tinkering with his truck. Avid Bronco fans, Wayne and his wife Heather reserve Sunday for the game, good food and time with our three girls.
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Kim Arredondo

Culinary Director
Bio coming soon!
Lauren Horowitz

Lauren Horowitz

Life Enrichment Director Memory Care
Lauren recently graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with her degree in Therapeutic Recreation and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). She completed her internship at Shalom Park with focus on two major projects that impacted the community directly. She has a strong passion for working with the senior population, specifically memory care. Lauren truly cares about the goals and needs of each resident. She will help improve individual’s quality of life by rebuilding strength, improving communication, and establishing confidence. During her free time, Lauren enjoys being around her family and playing with her Goldendoodle puppy, Noodle!
Jennifer Harrington

Jennifer Harrington

Health Service Director
Jennifer holds the title of Health Services Director here at Hilltop Reserve. With over a decade of experience in senior living, including skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care, Jennifer brings to the Hilltop team, a passion for aging in place and providing and supporting the highest quality of life for our residents. Her career started in her home state of Virginia. Her family and her have since transplanted themselves here in this beautiful state. Exploring all this Colorado has to offer such as flyfishing and back country hiking. Jennifer vows to bring her values for a positive life to all who walk through the doors of our community.
Kelly Moriarty

Kelly Moriarty

Fitness Director
Originally from Vero Beach, Florida, Kelly moved to Colorado in the Fall of 2021 to pursue her love of the great outdoors. Kelly graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and has since continued her education to become NASM Senior Fitness certified. After graduation, she worked as a fitness director for a local retirement community in Florida, teaching balance, strength, and aerobic classes (just to name a few) and offered personal training sessions. Kelly loves working with seniors and helping them get stronger and more confident both inside and outside the gym. Her favorite part of the job is connecting with the residents and listening to their life stories. When she isn’t in the fitness center with the residents, you can find Kelly exploring everything Colorado has to offer, like going on hikes and trying new food, and traveling the world.
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Miguel Remillard

Assisted Living Director
I started my career in senior living at the young age of 15, calling bingo while my mother worked her shift. Most people don’t know what they want to do at 15, but I knew at that very moment I wanted to work with the elderly. I lost both sides of my grandparents at a young age, I didn’t quite have the grandparent and grandchild relationship growing up. Working with the elderly was the closest I would get to having a grandparent relationship. As soon, as I turned 16 I was able to get my first job in senior living in dining. Over the course of now 16 years (half of my life!!), I have worked in every aspect of senior living by choice; dining, caregiving, medtech, activities, coordinating, etc. The reason being is having your loved one in mind but elevating every aspect of senior living in quality of service and customer service. My mother told me one bit of advice before I began my journey many years ago: “if you are going to enter this field, you be sure you treat every single person you take care of as if they are your loved one.” These words are my mantra and I will continue to remember these words for many years to come.
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Tina Wilson

Life Enrichment Director Assisted Living
Tina started her career in the medical field at the age of 14 at her hometown hospital, as a volunteer. Even at an early age Tina knew that she wanted to make a difference in the care of others. Her experienced has spread in several different healthcare departments. She started as a phlebotomist. Her career has included being a CMA, CNA ,QMAP and a Activities Coordinator. Now she’s starting a new chapter as Assisted Living Coordinator at Hilltop Reserve.
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Ben Davison

Executive Chef
Bio Coming Soon!
Samantha Miller

Samantha Miller

Assistant Culinary Director
Assistant Culinary Director – Samantha started her Senior Living career 11 years ago as a waitress in a fine dining community setting, and over the years has developed a true passion for the hospitality industry and serving residents. Creating memorable and satisfying dining experiences every meal is her goal. The food and beverage industry is close to her heart, and she loves to throw a party for her residents!

Ascent Living Leadership

The Ascent Founders are notable for their roll‐up‐your‐sleeves, detailed, and focused approach that is further augmented by creating a familial environment within each senior living community we own and/or operate. We create highly successful and market differentiated communities that we can hang our hats on. We are ambitious; however, we have the discipline and patience to operate within our means.

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Tom Finley

Founder & Principal
Mr. Finley is a founding member of Ascent. Prior to Ascent, he held positions with a senior living and development company as a finance and development manager. His professional career in finance and real estate began with Arthur Andersen in their tax consulting practice. He then worked for ProLogis, a large REIT, in various capacities ultimately serving as fund manager for a $2 billion property trust which was publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Havern School, a nationally recognized school serving students with diagnosed learning disabilities since 1967. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in accounting and taxation and is a certified public accountant (inactive). Mr. Finley is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, its communities, and future growth opportunities. He oversaw over $150 million in completed senior living development and acquisitions for the company over the last several years. He has over 20 years of experience in finance, real estate, and operations.
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Susie Finley

Founder & Principal
Susie Finley is a founder of Ascent. Her professional career in senior living spans over 20 years. She began her career working in various capacities in day-to-day operations for local and regional senior living operators in the Midwest. Mrs. Finley then joined a large national senior living firm, where she has served as Executive Director for multiple communities in the Denver market. She joined Ascent in her current capacity in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology from the Ohio State University. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and an Assisted Living Administrator. Mrs. Finley serves on the Board of Trustees for Temple Emanuel, and previously served as a Board Member and the Assisted Living Chair of the Colorado Healthcare Association from 2011 to 2018. She is responsible for the evolution of Ascent’s operating model, strategic planning, functional programming, project design, and optimizing ongoing operational performance.

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