Meet Our Team – Eskaton Gold River


Neal Torres, Executive Director at Eskaton Gold RiverNeal Torres
Executive Director
Neal Torres is the Executive Director at Eskaton Gold River and loves getting people to laugh with his constant stream of infamous “Dad Jokes,” creating a strong family environment, and helping both his residents and team members live life to the fullest. He has spent the majority of his career in the senior living and care industry, gaining experience in areas such as dementia support and awareness, sales and marketing, and elevated customer service. Outside of work, Neal also enjoys spending time with his family, watching his teams play (49ers and Golden State Warriors), and trying different types of foods and restaurants. For Neal, the most rewarding part of the role is knowing Eskaton residents and staff have a strong sense of self and security.

Sitarah McDonald, Residential Living Advisor at Eskaton Gold RiverSitarah McDonald
Residential Living Advisor

Sitarah McDonald is the Residential Living Advisor at Eskaton Gold River and loves helping people to recognize the many benefits of community living. She has served in the senior living industry for five years, gaining experience in areas such as dementia care and health and wellness for older adults. In addition to supporting residents and their loved ones with their transition into a new setting, Sitarah enjoys artistic expression, reading fantasy novels, and spending quality time with family when not at work. For Sitarah, seeing residents thrive is the most rewarding part of her role, and she remains committed to providing superb service and the Eskaton experience for her residents.

Jocelyn Perena, Business Services Manager at Eskaton Gold RiverJocelyn Perena
Business Services Manager

Jocelyn “Lyn” Navarro-Perena has been with Eskaton for 13 years. As the seasoned Business Services Manager for Eskaton Gold River for nine years, Lyn is passionate about helping residents with their ongoing financial needs and assisting her co-workers with their payroll, benefits and much more. Prior to joining Eskaton, she was involved in the administration of various businesses. Outside of work, Lyn enjoys baking different kinds of bread, traveling and spending time with her family.


Mark Stull, Maintenance Supervisor at Eskaton Gold River Mark Stull
Maintenance Supervisor

Mark Stull has worked at Eskaton Gold River for over 20 years. As the community’s Maintenance Supervisor, he is passionate about meeting the needs of the residents and keeping Eskaton Gold River in top shape. He has spent the majority of his career in aging services, and has owned his own business. Outside of the office, Mark enjoys going to church, the outdoors, woodworking, computers, and reading.








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