Lisa Meinecke joined Solstice in October of 2019 and is passionate about creating a community that is vibrant and engaging for the residents. She is a licensed administrator with over 25 years working in senior living. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Trinity University in Deerfield, Illinois. She has dedicated her career to seniors, first as a social worker, then as a community relations specialist and finally obtaining her administrator license in 2015.
Lisa is a native of Washington and lives in the Tacoma area with her husband, Joe, of 33 years and her two children, Michael and Katie. She is an avid hiker and long distance runner, and has been bitten by the travel bug. She recently took her children on a European vacation, where they enjoyed the sights and cultures of France, Germany and England. .
Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
Emilee Brown is the sales and marketing director for Solstice at Point Defiance. She has worked with seniors since she was in college. Emilee started as a concierge and activity director before graduating from the University of Washington. After graduating, she moved into the sales side of senior living. She started at Solstice in April of 2018 and has loved every minute of it.
Her favorite part of the job is changing the lives of seniors for the better. She loves Solstice at Point Defiance because of how active the residents are and how much they participate in the community. It is truly one big, happy family.
Business Office Director
Denise Haugen joined Solstice at Point Defiance as the Business Office director in October 2019. She has worked in accounting for over 30 years. This is her first job in the senior living industry, and she loves it. All the residents are sharing their stories with her, and she enjoys listening to them and watching their faces light up. In her spare time, she likes playing with her seven grandchildren and her little Yorkie, Mocha.
Culinary Services Director
Vibrant Life® Director
Joelle Nyman has worked as an activity director for the past 11 years and is a nationally certified member of Washington State Association of Activity Professionals. She loves to work with seniors – her favorite part of her job is getting to know each resident. Everyone is unique and different, and has their own story. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to hear those stories and try to provide activities that reflect their interests. She values seniors and their contribution to society.
She recently moved to Tacoma after living near the small town of Elbe in the beautiful foothills of Mt. Rainier for the past 30 years. She has found Tacoma to be equally beautiful and is enjoying the gorgeous views of the Puget Sound area. She likes to go on long walks and spend time with her family. She has 10 grandchildren ranging from 1 to 18.
Building Services Director
Zac Zolnosky comes to Solstice at Point Defiance from Colorado, where he worked for a Veterans Affairs hospital. He is most looking forward to building relationships with residents and exploring the beauty of his new home state.
In his free time, Zac enjoys spending time with family, fishing, camping and cheering on the Denver Broncos.