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.
Vice President of Operations
For Sheila, helping Solera create an exceptional senior living experience catered to residents is a commitment she holds dear, inspired by the remembrance of a great aunt who faced memory loss. After graduating with a BA in dietetics, she began her career in the food and beverage area, working with multiple health care communities. That sparked an interest in all aspects of operations, so Sheila pursued and received her MBA, which led to serving as an associate executive director of a 474-unit community. Her experience includes overseeing various communities with Memory Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Helping Solera continue its focus on being different from the rest appeals to Sheila, who also likes to stand apart from the crowd. She’s been skydiving, avidly collects vinyl, is a foodie and, along with her husband, cares for parrots and rescue cats. Perfect vacation: a cabin in northern Wisconsin.
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.
Jane Markel, CPA
As an accomplished pro at process improvements, for Jane, Solera’s core value of commitment resonates the most. In her position as controller is she is committed to supporting the team members at Solera communities, providing accurate and timely financial reporting. She brings 15 years of experience in multi-entity accounting and 7 years in senior living to Solera Senior Living, which feels like a perfect fit. Jane has wonderful memories of time spent with grandparents and values the ways they have helped shape who she is today.
Jane has a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from University of California, Berkeley. She loves spending time hiking with her husband and two children and also baking with them. Dream vacation? Relaxing on the beach. Favorite food? Sushi.