Our team brings decades of experience within senior living and hospitality. We are fortunate to have a best-in-class leadership team and, as we grow, we’re always looking to bring on the brightest talent. We’d like you to meet the secret ingredients behind Solera.
In April 2016, Adam leveraged his 15+ years of experience to launch Solera Senior Living, a next-generation senior living operations, development, and investment company with the goal of elevating the resident experience. At Solera, Adam identifies strategic growth opportunities, sets the vision for the operating model and program design, sources and structures capital relationships, evaluates innovative technologies, and is responsible for building a highly engaging culture.
Adam received his BA from Cornell University, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Adam credits the constant love and support from his wife for his success to-date in building Solera. Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three incredible children, two boys and a girl, socializing with close friends, traveling, reading, skiing, golfing, and fitness.
Modena Cherry Creek. The team takes such pride and ownership in delivering a unique and special customer experience each and every day for residents, families, and guests. The food is incredible! I look forward to my visits so I can enjoy one of their signature flatbreads as well as an oat milk latte. There are so many comfortable places throughout the community to decompress or enjoy time with friends.
When it comes to having a passion for creating senior living communities that excite and surpass residents’ expectations, Jamie is fully invested. She brings nearly 20 years of experience rooted in residential real estate development, land acquisitions, and senior living. Before joining Solera, Jamie was the CFO of MorningStar Senior Living in Denver, CFO/VP of Corporate Finance for MBK Senior Living, and helped manage $1.8B in assets across the country during her time at KBS Realty in Newport Beach. Jamie holds a degree in business management from Chapman University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Jamie’s dream vacation is on a beach with her husband and two sons. So it’s no surprise her favorite movie is any Sharknado film. When she’s not watching fish fly through the air, she enjoys hitting the ski slopes and spending time in the outdoors with family.
Chief Clinical and Wellness Officer
Recognized as one of the top clinical and dementia experts in the industry, Crystal brings over 27 years of senior living and health care experience to Solera. She began her career as an acute care nurse for emergency room, labor and delivery and neonatal nursery patients, before moving into senior living and advancing rapidly with roles including Director of Staff Development in Skilled Nursing, Director of Health Services and Executive Director in assisted living. She subsequently moved into wider spanning leadership roles for well-respected senior living providers across the country and abroad, holding positions such as Senior Area Program Manager, National Director of Dementia and National Director of Resident Enrichment. During this phase of her career, Crystal helped develop programs for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Canada and China and also trademarked programs in the U.S. Her exceptional innovation, operational savvy and compassion has long made her a fierce advocate for residents and their families, and her extensive knowledge of the industry has helped position her as a go-to resource for print, television and radio news media covering Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Crystal was born in Louisiana, raised in Texas and Arkansas, and holds a Nursing degree and Business Administration Associates degree from Southern Arkansas University.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with friends, arranging parties and occasions, cooking and baking, wine tasting, traveling, reading and watching foreign films and television shows. She and her partner Jason, have been together for over 20 years and have a son, Kyle, and two beloved dogs, Gigi and Fero.
Director of Investments
Brittany is very good at collaboration. It could be because she comes from a large family with 33 first cousins. As lead project underwriter, Brittany has a knack for putting together great real estate deals, interacting with brokers and buyers and keeping a keen eye on the ever-evolving economic climate. And she does it all with the ultimate goal of contributing to Solera’s innovative and hospitality-driven approach to caring for seniors.
Previously Brittany was vice president of T2 Hospitality for 8+ years and also worked in the Hospitality Finance Group at Wells Fargo Bank. She received her bachelor’s degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. Brittany grew up on a large farm filled with animals, and she and her husband have a horse and a golden retriever. Her favorite vacation to-date was wine tasting in Burgundy and biking around the French countryside.
Brian has over 12 years experience in accounting and finance for healthcare and real estate companies. Brian’s background in the healthcare industry is what brought him into senior living, as he believes the two are highly correlated. Brian focuses on process improvement and takes a best-practices approach to build a highly skilled accounting and finance team.
Prior to joining Solera, Brian was the Controller at Morgan Creek Ventures in Boulder, CO and the Accounting and Finance Manager at MorningStar Senior Living. BA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Healthcare Administration and MHA from Florida Atlantic University
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Vice President of Operations
Once Phil commits himself to something, you can believe he’s going to hit a home run. It’s what first attracted him to Solera: the organization’s commitment to the industry and the genuine effort every team member puts into setting the bar for the future of senior housing. For Phil, it’s not just meeting expectations, it’s surpassing them—and supporting everyone at Solera in making a meaningful difference. During his career in senior housing, Phil has worn many hats, including business office manager, sales counselor, director of sales and marketing, and development specialist. He’s supported the successful opening of nine communities in five states.
Phil has a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in economics from Florida State University. He gets his love of teamwork from his long-held passion for baseball, which he played both as a child and in college. Favorite pastimes: watching football and baseball and spending time with his wife and three sons. Perfect vacation: setting sail and enjoying life on a cruise.
Vice President of Operations
For Brandy, working with a company as innovative as Solera is exciting, because it allows her to use her creative skills as well as play a role in changing how seniors are cared for industry-wide. “They deserve the very best we have to offer,” she says. Brandy’s passion for enhancing senior living stems from her beloved grandmother, who lived with Brandy and her family for many years. “She is the center of me; the core of who I am today. I see my grandmother in every resident we serve.”
Brandy’s responsibilities include helping Solera executive directors and team members find new ways to be proactive, anticipating and staying in front of upcoming challenges. Communication is the core value which speaks most to her. “We need to communicate openly and honestly with each other; making sure we are forthcoming with our teams, residents, and their families. That builds the framework of trust,” says Brandy.
Being able to anticipate what lies ahead is key to Brandy’s success. Her 20 years of experience in senior living includes serving as an executive director, regional director, and regional director-vice president of both acquisitions and new developments. Brandy has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from California State University Northridge, as well as a Master of Arts in psychology from Pepperdine University.
While Brandy takes her duties very seriously, she recognizes the value of laughter and joy. When she’s not working hard, you might find her snowboarding, playing tennis, practicing Pilates, or hiking with her beloved therapy dog, Forest. She also is an ace on the grill, and loves traveling with her mom. A perfect vacation is being with good people, relaxing, enjoying delectable food, and being able to recharge. (And she’s always ready to challenge anyone to a grill-off.)
Vice President of Human Resources
For Bill Blouin, memories of how his grandmother’s daily life was positively impacted by thoughtful team members in an independent living community really made an impression. He saw how they considered their profession as a calling, a way to give back to seniors—and he strives to do the same today as Vice President of Human Resources for Solera Senior Living. For Bill, it’s all about commitment: the commitment he and his associates at Solera have for residents, and the commitment he has to create and implement strategies to keep team members engaged and satisfied in their work. And with 25 years of experience in senior living as well as 31 years in human resources, Bill knows what it takes to create a best-in-class human resources experience at Solera.
What else helps fuel Bill’s energy? Running, taking vacations to the beach, and trying new restaurants with wife, Gina, and their four children—and skipping right to dessert.