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. 



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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.



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.


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.

Sherry Chance

Sales and Marketing Director
Born into senior living, Sherry’s great grandparents and grandparents owned and operated a nursing home in the 60’s and 70’s, where she spent childhood weekends with the residents visiting, serving, and learning the art of listening as they shared their stories. Now as an adult, she’s taken that appreciation for our elders and enjoys guiding them and their families to a quite different senior living experience. When not at work (and sometimes while at work!), Sherry enjoys both portrait and landscape photography, as well as exploring small mountain towns in Colorado and New Mexico.

Darcy Senador

Assisted Living Director
I fell in love with the senior population while on a trip to Washington D.C. when I was 16. While touring the Smithsonian, I saw a well-dressed elderly gentleman wearing a seer sucker suit and a straw hat sitting on a bench. I went up to him and asked if I could take a picture with him, he immediately lit up with a huge smile and agreed. The feeling I had after making this person smile over a simple act of asking for a photo, I knew I never wanted to forget. I started off 15 years ago in Life Enrichment, and have worked at many communities in Oregon, Tennessee and Idaho. I was raised in Nashville, Tennessee and love to travel. I have a loving husband, Louie and 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren.

Troy Dunning

Assisted Living Life Enrichment Director
During the course of my career, I have had the opportunity and privilege to serve in independent, assisted living, memory care and skilled living settings. I started in the field of Activities/Life Enrichment many years ago when searching for a fulfilling and fun career. I found an advertisement for an Activity Assistant in a skilled nursing community and the rest is history. I am a Certified Activity Professional through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. This is another fancy term for being certified to have a lot of fun. “Laughter is the Best Medicine” is my mantra. Being a part of the senior living world has brought great joy and satisfaction on this journey. I am excited to be a part of the Hilltop team and look forward to enriching the lives of those we serve…and having a whole lot of fun!

Kerence Osbourne

Resident Care Coordinator
As a little girl growing up, I wanted to be a RN and my first summer job was working as a Nurse's Aide in Pelham Pkwy Nursing Home in the Bronx, NY. As time went on, I fell deeper and deeper in love with my profession. During my time in the practice, I also obtained my CNA and QMAP certifications. I have a passion in decorating and am very excited when asked to host a party. I have done some beautiful weddings in NYC, Church lunches and lots of baby showers here in Colorado. Bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, & graduations and that is why I am the right person for Assisted Living Activities and especially happy hour where I will be able to show off some of my beautiful work. I am great with centerpieces, cake stands, cupcake stands, drapery, back drops, and I am very happy and excited to bring some of my decorating skills to Assisted Living activities. I am excited to work with my residents and team to coordinate stimulating activities for residents here at Hilltop Reserve.

Dave Bolden

Executive Chef
Dave’s 30 years in the food service industry indescribably enhances our culinary program. After starting his career as a big chain restaurant General Manager, Dave soon climbed up the ladder to positions as a Corporate Trainer, Regional Supervisor, Managing Partner of a Hops Grill House and Brewery, Sous Chef, and finally his current position of Executive Chef at The Village at Belmar. Hard to imagine that it all began from his early interest of cooking while in High School in the Home Economics Department. “I have always enjoyed the concept of cooking for family be it four people or twenty, and particularly embrace the opportunity to build relationships with the people I serve and the team with whom I work.”
Kim Arredondo

Kim Arredondo

Culinary Director
As a Colorado Native, Kim has always been drawn to the Hospitality and Food Business. 10 years ago, she ventured into Senior Living and has never looked back. She enjoys creating memories for Residents and their families by executing an elevated culinary program where they like to have fun, serve creative meals and enjoyable events. Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her family.

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.

Alejandra Salgado

Health Services Director
My name is Alejandra Salgado and my journey in healthcare began in my early years of life at the age of 11 when I was asked to care for my grandmother after a stroke. I come from a large family of immigrants who always instilled the value hard work and family. Due to these values, I spent my summer with my grandmother. I learned how to feed, bathe, transfer and toilet someone who was unable to do it on their own, but more importantly, I learned how to care. I found myself paying attention to little things like what kind of food she liked to eat or if she was wearing her favorite slippers. At that time, I realized that caring was my true passion. I decided to turn my passion of caring into a career and I worked my way to becoming medical assistant in 2015. As a medical assistant, I spent 7 years practicing in pediatrics, home health, urgent care, allergy and asthma before pursuing a career in nursing. Starting my career as a Wellness Nurse at Hilltop allowed me to grow with the facility. I had the pleasure of welcoming some of the facility's first residents and participated in establishing the standard of care we provide here at Hilltop. I look forward to working with care staff to provide the highest quality of care for your loved ones.

Robin Wilson

Director of Resident Services
Robin is a home-grown, Colorado native and comes to Hilltop Reserve Community as the Director of Resident Services. She has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Wellness from Colorado State University and ten years work experience in senior living. Robin’s passion for seniors comes from personal experience, caring for her grandparents, and currently, for her parents who reside in Colorado Springs. Robin additionally has a rich background in the not-for-profit sector, coordinating community volunteers and implementing outreach and health education programs. As a volunteer, she has served on board of directors for various not-for-profits with goals of improving lives of families across Colorado. Robin’s goal in joining Hilltop Reserve is to provide a well-rounded, active, high quality of life residents can enjoy on a daily basis. While Robin is not at work, she enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends in her home. She also enjoys walking, fly fishing, hiking, and playing golf in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
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.

Karla Simons

Independent Living Life Enrichment
Karla comes out of retirement to join our community! She has degrees from West Chester Univ, Gallaudet Univ, and The Catholic Univ of America. Her past roles include Director of Communications at Seattle Preparatory School and, most recently, Resident Liaison at The Children’s Hospital of Colorado. She is also a certified End-of-Life Coach. Her interest in being at Hilltop Reserve was borne from the profoundly positive experience of assisting in the transition of her own parents to senior living. “I am honored to be in the presence of the elders of our community; to listen to their stories and absorb as much wisdom as I can. It brings me great joy and solace.”

Allison Meredith

Sales Advisor
Allison joined Hilltop Reserve in June 2022. She brings with her 16 years of service in senior living sales. She loves helping seniors and their families discover all that Hilltop has to offer. "My favorite part about working in senior living are the connections and relationships that are made with the residents and their families." She graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor's in Communication. In Allison's free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 kids and 3 dogs which she adores!

Ann LaForte

Sales Advisor
Ann joined the Hilltop Reserve team in August of 2023. She has spent the past 10 years in senior living sales and the 8 years before that in senior relocation services. Ann grew up in the south and recognized the value of working with seniors through close relationships with her grandparents. Growing up in the New Orleans area and spending time on the Gulf Coast, during the summers with cousins, she learned first-hand the life stories told by her grandparents were true gifts. Today, Ann finds joy in hearing new stories from residents and their children. The one, no two other true gifts in Ann’s life are her twins and she spends as much free time with them as possible. Ann enjoys living in Colorado and looks forward to exploring more of our beautiful national parks and live music concerts.

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.

Tom Finley

Tom Finley

Founder & Principal
Tom 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 a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas, and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from the University of Denver, 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 $300 million in completed senior living development and acquisitions for the company over the last several years. He has over 23 years of experience in finance, real estate, and operations.
Susie Finley, Ascent

Susie Finley

Founder & Principal
Susie Finley is a founding member of Ascent. Her professional career in senior living spans over 24 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 & serves on the Assisted Living Advisory Committee for the Colorado Department of Health. Mrs. Finley 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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