Meet our managers!
Sharon Britt - Administrator
Sharon came to Mountainside Senior Living in 2013 after spending the previous 30 years providing hospice care. She is an LPN, a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator, a Certified Senior Advisor, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a PAC Approved Trainer for Positive Approach. Sharon is committed to caring for the elderly with dignity and compassion. She also is a firm believer in diversion vs medication for behaviors.
Sharon was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania but moved to South Florida as a small child and was raised there. She is the proud parent of two children and three grandchildren. After hours she is committed to cheering on the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, visiting her grandkids, travelling, spending a lot of time making quilts and being a voracious reader.
Karren Simonsen, LPN – Director of Nursing
Karren Simonsen came to serve Mountainside Senior Living as the Director of Nursing in 2018. Prior to joining the Mountainside community, Karren spent the majority of her licensed practical nursing career specializing in mental and behavioral health. She’s passionate about treating every resident as a unique person with individualized needs and preferences. She believes that love, dignity, and compassion are the core of nursing care.
Karren was born in New England but was raised in the Shenandoah Valley. She considers herself a proud Virginian with a love for her community. She is married with one young son, two dogs, and a cat. When she isn’t at Mountainside, she can be found spending time with her family, with her nose in a Harry Potter book, traveling, or serving as a doula to expectant mothers.
Marcus Bell -
Dining Services Manager
Marcus Bell has been the Dining Services Manager since 2018. Prior to that he was Head Chef of the Mountainside Senior Living kitchen since 2016. He also spent many years as a chef at The Colonnades, in Charlottesville. He is originally from Alexandria, VA and comes from a large family, 6 sisters and 1 brother. The residents look forward to seeing his smiling face every day. He has a passion for cooking wonderful food and especially loves cooking for the elderly.
In his spare time he loves to go fishing and spending time with his kids. He has two boys and two girls.
Petie Satterwhite- Maintenance Manager
Charles “Petie Satterwhite, III is the Maintenance Manager here at Mountainside Senior Living. Petie joined Mountainside in August of 2017 as a Maintenance Assistant and became Maintenance Manager in March of 2018. He is a life-long member of this community.
Before coming to Mountainside, Petie retired from the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority as a Wastewater Relief Operator and Maintenance Technician. Petie has been in the Maintenance field for over 40 years and has his Virginia Certificate of Maintenance and also his Wastewater License.
Petie is an avid hunter, loves riding his Harley, and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, Jackson, who’s 4 and Ava, who’s 2.
Petie enjoys overseeing the maintenance aspects of his job, but he also enjoys interacting with the residents and sharing life stories with them.