OUR TEAM

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.

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Adam Kaplan

CEO/Founder

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. 

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Jamie Ranzan

President/Principal

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.

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Crystal Roberts

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.

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Brittany Patrick

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.

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Brian Jennings

Corporate Controller

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

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Anna Wynn

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Anna brings over 20 years of sales and marketing leadership in the senior housing industry to the Solera team. Most recently, she served for more than eight years with Senior Lifestyle Corporation as Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Development, where she successfully managed a portfolio of over 20 new development communities from groundbreaking through leasing. Anna also has held roles in regional sales leadership for well established entities including Brookdale Senior Living, Horizon Bay Retirement Living and Sunrise Senior Living - all with proven success. Her reputation for strategic and innovative marketing, brand awareness and sales implementation is complemented by an emphasis on team engagement and collaborative culture, as evidenced by a sales force retention rate topping 90 percent. 
 
Anna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Marketing from Maryville University in St. Louis.   Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, her beloved niece and friends and, when time allows, traveling to two of her favorite relaxation destinations on opposite coasts - Napa Valley, CA, and Rosemary Beach, FL. 
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Phil Lord

Director 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.

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Bill Blouin

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.

 

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Lisa Nelson

Vice President of Operations

Hospitality is lifelong passion for Lisa—one she’s spent over 30 years perfecting. She discovered her love of service as a teenage server in a CCRC, and after honing her skills in hotels, resorts and private clubs, she returned to senior living 12 years ago. Along the way, she managed food and beverage operations for the Navy in Japan and Italy; Yosemite National Park; and Marriott; also serving as Dining Director, Executive Director, and Senior RDO for Senior Lifestyle. Now as Vice President of Operations for Solera, Lisa is fueled by the passion of residents and fellow team members who relate positive experiences they’ve had in a Solera community. For Lisa, commitment is the core value that inspires Solera to continue to innovate and be the home of choice for seniors.

Lisa earned two bachelor of science degrees from Virginia Tech: one in hotel, restaurant and institutional management, and another in marketing. In her spare time, Lisa loves to hike and camp with her husband and two children. Guilty pleasures revolve around food and traveling. That is, when she’s not caring for her dogs, cats and two wild mustangs. Or planning that dream vacation where warm, turquoise water and sandy beaches await…

Corporate Partnerships

Solera is privileged to have established national strategic partnerships with some of the most proven and trustworthy names in the real estate and senior living industries, allowing for the continued development of next generation communities across the U.S.
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Local Partnerships

At Solera Senior Living, we believe in working closely with the surrounding community, so that our residents are able to still enjoy many of the benefits within the broader community. Aligning with local colleges enhances our continuing education offerings. Partnering with grades kindergarten through high school can lead to reading groups, volunteer initiatives, and mentoring programs. Connecting with local hospitals allows us to create preferred provider networks for everything from hospital care to home health services to pharmaceuticals in order to improve the coordination of care and outcomes for our residents. Additionally, we search for the favorite local coffee, ice cream, or pastry brands to include as part of our culinary offerings.

If your school, organization or business is interested in connecting as a local partner, let us know.

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