Meet the Team


Benito Del Toro

Executive Director

Benito started his career in senior care working with seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006. In 2007, he was promoted to executive director in training and was assigned his first community as an executive director in Georgia. In 2015, he became a regional director of Operations of an assisted living company located in North Carolina assigned to 14 communities throughout Southern California. Benito missed the interactions between residents, staff and family members and decided to return to a community as an executive director. “As a child, I always wanted to be in law enforcement to protect and serve. Little did I know that I was destined to protect and serve, in a different way.” Benito enjoys physical training and spending time with his daughter.

Ignacio Lopez III

Generations Program Director

Ignacio has been in the assisted living industry for over 12 years, with his main focus being dementia care. He is a certified medical assistant, EKG technician and a certified dementia practitioner, as well as a licensed RCFE administrator. He believes that, in order to have success in this industry, one must learn to listen and follow through on promises. For fun, Ignacio likes to play pool (mostly 9 ball) and is an avid bowler. He enjoys playing chess, checkers and an occasional game of mahjong. Board games can be fun as well as card games; anyone up for a game of King’s in the corner? Ignacio enjoys musicals and absolutely loves the opera. He also likes keeping up with current events and politics.

Amelia Elgin

Vibrant Life Director

Amelia is the Vibrant Life director at Sagebrook Senior Living. She loves her job in the community because she gets to have the best of both worlds, working with residents and connecting them with the wonderful San Francisco community.

Before relocating to San Francisco, Amelia attended the University of Nevada–Reno, where she earned degrees in community health sciences and communication studies. During her time there, she also had the opportunity to work on multiple health campaigns, developing events to promote wellness in the Reno community that helped prepare her for the work she is doing as Vibrant Life director.

In her spare time, Amelia enjoys getting outside, preferably with a friend’s dog, eating Thai food, or checking out the latest exhibit at the museum of modern art. All in all, she loves making each day new and exciting and can’t wait to start doing exactly that for all her residents!


James Alvarez

Building Service Director

James is a native of San Francisco. He’s been in the business since 2003, when he started working as a tile installer for a grout company. From that position, he was promoted and became a supervisor handling estimates for tile and granite installation and restoration of old tile and granite. In 2009, he moved on to become a foreman for Pacific Steel in Berkeley, where he handled the cleaning and finishing department, managing over 150 employees. After having gained so much experience, he decided to start his own business. James Repairs began in 2015 and was based in the East Bay. In February 2017, a sister community recommended that Sagebrook contact James to get remodeling work done on the building. Since then, James was offered the position as building service director and has been here ever since!

James is happily married with a wife and two lovely children. He enjoys going with his family to church and church-related events. Currently, he’s enrolled in a VETI course in order to become a licensed minister. His favorite pastime is watching football, and he’s a big 49ers fan!


Steven Catindig

Culinary Services Director

Steven was born in San Francisco but grew up in the Philippines. He has been in the food industry for over 12 years but has not “worked” a single day in his life since he’s been serving seniors. He does all that it takes to provide the best-tasting food and amazing service for our residents and guests. Steven’s motto always has been “if you nourish your body, you nourish your mind.” A few things he enjoys doing for fun include fixing cars, exercising, hiking and surfing. You will always see Steven smiling when he’s working, simply because he loves what he does.

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