Director of Sales and Marketing
Maureen has been happily married for 27 years to her husband, Brad, and together they have two kids, ages 23 and 18 years old. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and mentoring teens.
Business Office Director
Stephanie Chapman, business office director at Solstice at Renton, worked in hospitality, in legal offices and as a receptionist prior to joining Solstice. She enjoys working with the senior community and taking care of the administrative duties for Solstice. Stephanie and her husband have just bought their first home in Renton and enjoy living there with Rhys, their corgi. Stephanie’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, hiking with her dog, reading, traveling, and going to the theater.
Jabari "JT" Thomas
Culinary Services Director
Jabari “JT” Thomas, Culinary Service director, has been with Solstice at Renton since August 2018. He brings over 15 years of experience working in the culinary industry. He is originally from Victorville, California. JT began his career in the hotel industry with Red Lion in Humboldt, California. He has implemented kitchen systems and has a desire to mentor young cooks. Guest service, plate presentation, menu development and customer service are his passions. After moving to San Francisco to attend culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu, JT met his wife, Ashley, and started a family. While raising two daughters, Anaiyah and Naima, he became an executive chef for Trader Vic’s in Emeryville. JT developed his skill and passion for international cuisine while working closely with an array of international chefs. He found the senior living hospitality industry in 2016 while working as a sous chef with Solstice at Apple Valley. JT is a sports enthusiast and loves the Lakers, Dodgers and Raiders.
Vibrant Life Director
Elva Camarena is the Vibrant Life® director for Solstice Senior Living at Renton. Elva is a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and started working in senior living in early 2019. Elva was born in Boulder, Colorado, and now lives in Seattle, Washington. She one day hopes to visit the Taj Mahal with her loving boyfriend. Some fun facts about her include that she is always craving Hatch chile, her favorite smell is when the rain first hits the ground, and she has a strong love for the Rocky Mountains.
Elva was born in Boulder, Colorado, and now lives in Seattle, Washington. She one day hopes to visit the Taj Mahal with her loving boyfriend. Some fun facts about her include that she is always craving Hatch chile, her favorite smell is when the rain first hits the ground, and she has a strong love for the Rocky Mountains.
Building Services Director
The youngest of 13 children, and born on a family farm in Nebraska, Olan Garcia started his adult life as a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he earned an associate degree in business and a theology certificate from Seattle University. After his wife’s passing, Olan raised their five children on his own and dedicated his life to helping others overcome obstacles, including working as maintenance director for a homeless shelter in Renton. He has found a home and a new family here at Solstice, where he continues to find joy and fulfillment in ensuring the safety and comfort of the residents.