The Brighton Staff

Our staff is responsible for the day to day operations of the building.  From maintenance, communications, marketing, fundraising, housekeeping, and activity support, we seek to provide a comfortable, clean and secure building for our residents.

Curtis Brown, Executive Director

Curtis joined The Brighton staff in 2010 and is thrilled to be working on behalf of seniors in his own neighborhood.  He brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management to The Brighton.  He has trained over 500 nonprofit organizations on innovative management practices and more than 10,000 people have accessed his articles on economic and social justice issues.  He earned his MBA from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania.  Curtis lives with his wife, two kids, and a dog, in the Rainier Valley. 

Pearl McCauley, Resident Manager

Pearl has been managing affordable housing projects for more than 29 years. She was hired by the Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation in 1999, when they purchased The Brighton, and has graced our halls ever since.  

As Resident Manager, Pearl is the first person guests and residents meet.  She lives at The Brighton, providing round the clock management coverage that plays a large role in the building's success.  An expert at project management, she makes sure apartments are ready for new tenants, addresses maintenance concerns, and manages capital improvements.

Housekeeping and Maintenance

Haile, Mario, Gidafu, Camara, Connor, ED and Bob

Our maintenance team has almost 150 years of experience.  Keeping the apartments and building is a large task.  This group does a great job and is one of a very few inside management teams in the nonprofit housing alliance.  This group keeps quality up and expenses down.