Marketing team, pictured from left to right:
My name is Julie Deriso and I am the Client Relations Coordinator at Harbor’s Edge. The most fun aspects of my role are planning and preparing for events, helping to write and edit marketing material and staying engaged with current and future residents to help them in any way that I can. I was born in Augusta, Georgia and grew up in North Augusta, South Carolina. I have a beloved dog named Barry who is one and a half years old.
My favorite holiday traditions are going to see The Nutcracker, baking an assortment of cookies with my mom, eating pizza at Mellow Mushroom with my family on Christmas Eve and so many more. My mom’s peanut butter blossom cookies are my favorite Christmas treat.
Christine Carruthers is the Vice President of Marketing. She develops our strategy for marketing efforts, supports the sales team to meet census goals and manages projects. Christine was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio. She has two daughters, three stepchildren, ten grandchildren and two Yorkie Poo dogs.
Christine’s favorite holiday tradition is making apple dumplings, and her favorite holiday food is sweet potato casserole.
Whitney Gwaltney is one of our Sales Counselors. She listens to understand each prospect’s values and goals, then effectively connects those values and goals to the benefits and lifestyle that Harbor’s Edge offers. Whitney was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in a small town called Weyers Cave.
Her favorite holiday tradition is a gambling game with her cousins where the winner leaves with $60. Whitney’s favorite Christmas treat is her own homemade granola.
Laura Diachenko is also one of our Sales Counselors. She provides all information about Harbor’s Edge and guides the selection process of our community as their future home. She was born and raised in Connecticut. Laura has two beloved pets: a dog named Jack who is six and a half years old, and a cat named Nikko who is eleven years old.
Laura’s favorite holiday traditions are baking, cooking and sharing with others. Her favorite holiday treat is her mom’s sausage stuffing.
Peyton Auxt is our Marketing Administrative Assistant. He supports the administrative and marketing offices in a multitude of ways. Peyton was born here in Norfolk and raised in Virginia Beach. He’s the proud father of two adorable Yorkie pups, Bodhi and Bailey.
Rather than sticking to the same traditions, Peyton likes to mix it up and try something new every year around the holidays. His must-have holiday treat is his grandma’s chocolate-covered peanut butter balls and homemade hot chocolate.
Laurie Durrette is our Health Services Senior Living Counselor. She markets health services, which includes assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing. She also coordinates admissions to our assisted living and memory support areas within Harbor’s Edge. Laurie was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She has a six-year-old son named Kevin and a fourteen-year-old dog named Teddy.
Her favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family, and her favorite treat is sausage balls on Christmas morning.