Our Team | Retirement Community | Legacy Senior Living

Our Team

A premier residence needs a premier team. In developing Legacy, we started with a superb central location, then engaged architects and consultants with experience in senior housing. Most importantly, we talked with local seniors themselves, listening to their preferences and advice. Then we turned to The Lumina Group to help us plan Legacy Senior Living. Every staff member on the Legacy team is trained to deliver caring, professional service that will surpass your expectations.

Vice-President & General Manager, Jason Wertman

Jason has been managing all aspects of the real estate portfolio  for the Wertman Group for the last fifteen years- from restoring and maintaining residential properties to commercial leasing to being heavily involved in the construction of our projects.  Jason has been involved in the Leo Wertman Residence from inception through construction and is now overseeing the day to day operations.  While new to the retirement living industry, he has a wealth of knowledge in creating and maintaining high quality living spaces and is eager to keep Legacy Senior Living at the pinnacle of perfection in luxury retirement accommodation.

Assistant General Manager/ Executive Chef, Rob Cleland

RobRob brings a wealth of expertise from the Hospitality industry.   As Executive Chef, Rob takes great pride in ensuring Legacy uses only the finest fresh, local ingredients in the preparation of our daily chef inspired cuisine options.   As Assistant General Manager, Rob is always willing to help with anything you may need as a resident at Legacy.

Office & Operations Manager, Brayden Fald

Brayden brings a wealth of experience in customer service front office and Assistant General Manager experience.   Originating from Alberta, upon moving to Vancouver, Brayden undertook academic studies in Criminology and Psychology at Simon Fraser University.  Brayden is responsible for overseeing the Concierge Desk and chauffeurs as well as maintaining the day to day operations of the building.  Brayden and the Concierge team are there to provide advice, answer questions and assist with a number of tasks to make your day a pleasant one!

Marketing Manager, Barbara Arseneault

Barbara Arseneault Marketing ManagerBarbara has 25+ years of experience as a marketing and sales professional.  Her expertise in business development, partnership leveraging, image branding and marketing campaign development has been called upon by national business chains, senior level Government Executive Committees, Business Associations, Chambers, private corporations, and non-profit associations.   Barbara is responsible for all marketing and communications activities.

 Sales & Resident Relations Manager, Kathleen Pope

Kathleen Pope Residency Representative

Kathleen brings 15 years of experience in the relocation business.  At Legacy, in the role as Sales Manager, she ensures that Legacy is a perfect fit for all who decide to make it their home.  In her role as Resident Relations Manager, she works faithfully on behalf of all the residents to enhance their experience at Legacy Senior Living.


Chef, Chris Lee

IMG_2951Chris Lee was born and raised in North Vancouver. He brings a flair to our culinary department and likes to be challenged!  Chris has an extensive background in restaurants and senior living. Upon graduating from VCC for Culinary Arts, he went on to work at Centerplate at BC Place. From there, Chris worked at Tapestry O’ Keefe for 11 years, working alongside Rob Cleland for the past 6 years. Chris’ philosophy is to support local farmers, use the farm to table movement and prepare fresh, flavorful meals.  We are very pleased to have such a diverse and talented Chef running our Ash Street Bistro.

Chef de Cuisine, Jason Pablo

Jason, having worked throughout Vancouver’s top kitchens, decided to try a new side of the business and went to work with another retirement community where he found his love of being a part of something bigger and more important than a restaurant.  He decided to come and visit Legacy and has never left.  You will see Pablo calmly walking through the dining room looking to see if everyone is enjoying the meal.  He also loves to cook things that are new to him so feel free to chat with him about your likes and dislikes.

Maitre d’, Suzanne Samson

SuzanneSuzanne is a powerhouse! Her sweet demeanor and hard work ethic make her the perfect Maitre d’.  She has a wealth of experience in the hospitality and service industry. Suzanne also manages all of the dining room service staff.  Suzanne has worn many hats including server, bartender, lounge manager and Owner/Operator of a bustling restaurant! Her diverse background in the service industry and previous work at The Cedars Seniors Housing makes her a very well-rounded and experienced member of our team.  With her infectious personality and attention to detail she ensures that your culinary experience is one that will be remembered.

Program Manager, Angel Lai


Angel organizes all of the programs, entertainment, special events, and outings at Legacy. Angel’s degree in Psychology gives her a great perspective into the residents wants and needs. Be prepared, because she will keep you very involved and busy – but only if you want to be. She will help you re-discover old passions and hobbies, and venture into new territory.

 Wellness Nurse, Jennie Sapon

JennieJennie brings a wealth of knowledge to our Wellness Team at Legacy. Before moving to Canada, Jennie completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines. Upon moving to Vancouver, she worked as a Recreation Activity Aide which enhanced her resident-focused approach.  Jennie completed her LPN program and has since worked in a variety of different healthcare settings. We are pleased to have such a dynamic and skilled nurse within our Legacy leadership team. Jennie is responsible for overseeing our Wellness department and provides customized personal care plans as well as assists in additional care needs.