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Emilee Brown

Sales and Marketing Director

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.

Delci Galusha

Business Office Director

Delci Galusha is the business office director at Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance. She was born in Canada but grew up in eastern Washington. She met her husband on the beautiful Oregon coast, and they got married in late 2012 before moving to Tacoma, Washington. Just a couple of months later, she started working here (back then it was called “Point Defiance Village”) and has worked in several departments. She loves working at a job that feels fulfilling and loves the relationships she has formed with the residents and staff. The beautiful and tranquil grounds here also draw people in to work and live.

Durelle Sims

Building Services Director

Durelle Sims is the building services director at Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance. He has worked in various maintenance jobs for eight years, making him very well-versed in making Point Defiance a lovely place for our residents to live. With 117 apartments and cottages located on 30 acres, Durelle has the big job of not only helping residents with their personal maintenance issues, but also keeping all 30 acres a beautiful and scenic place for our residents to reside. Durelle’s favorite part of the job is enriching the lives of our residents every day.

Judge Sullivan

Culinary Services Director

Judge Sullivan is the director of Culinary Services for Solstice at Point Defiance. Culinary arts has always been a passion for Chef Judge, and he studied it as early as high school. Chef Judge has a background in working in the hotel industry, exclusive country clubs and private restaurants. In 2003, Chef Judge moved into senior living and worked his way into a regional position for Washington. After a couple of years of traveling, Judge decided to come back home and take the position as executive chef at Point Defiance in 2009. “One of the joys of my job is to hear the stories of the residents who live here.”

Judge prides himself on developing relationships with the residents and delivering a fantastic culinary program. In his spare time, Judge likes to mush his Siberian Huskies. They compete regularly in sled dog races and have raced in West Yellow Stone, Mt. Hood and Priest Lake.

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