Meet Our Team

  • Joe Cupo

    Maintenance Director

    Coming soon.

  • Vanessa Quaresma

    Culinary Director

    A Portuguese American Chef who has always enjoyed cooking, Vanessa has had a passion for food since a young age. In 2014 she graduated from Cabrillo College with a Culinary Art &Hospitality Management Degree. Her experience includes kitchens from Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz to corporate cooking at Google in Sunnyvale to being a food service worker at Natividad Hospital in Salinas Valley, and finally working as a Chef in Pebble Beach, CA. She believes that “Food is Life” and is happy to share her passion with the residents at Madonna Gardens.

  • Jose Valenzuela

    Lifestyle Director


  • Brenda Velazquez

    Business Office Director

    As Business Office Director, Brenda is responsible for all of Madonna Gardens’ office management and billing, as well as the payroll of the community. She has been with Madonna Gardens for 16 years, with her past roles those of a med-tech helping residents and families with medication supervision for our community. She is excited to bring her longtime experience to this role, helping Madonna Gardens hire and build a great team.

  • Bridgette Payan

    Sales Director

    Coming soon.

  • Angelica Valdez

    Lightfinder™ Memory Care Director

    Coming soon.

  • Kristine Morquianos

    Assisted Living Director

    Coming soon.

  • Tyler Barnes

    Executive Director

    Born and raised in Southern California, Tyler Barnes has been in the senior living industry for 9 years, and has served as an Executive Director for the past 3 and half years. Working with seniors is his passion along with improving their quality of life. His hobbies include traveling, golf, and hanging out with friends and family, and he has a younger sister who plays professional soccer for Seattle, Wa.