Paul Peck joined the Solstice at Santa Rosa team in December 2019. He graduated from La Roche University in Pittsburgh, Pa., with a master’s degree in human resource management focused on employee and organizational development. He has worked in senior independent living, assisted living and memory care for over 18 years. Paul is active in his church and with the Boy Scouts and also chairs the Catholic Committee on Scouting. He is an avid softball player in the summer and can be seen at the local gym six days a week.
Business Office Director
Ericka Allen is the Business Office director for Solstice at Santa Rosa. Originally from Vallejo, California, Ericka has been with the community for nearly six years. Her favorite part about working at Solstice is the interactions with residents. She enjoys the feeling of being needed and making a difference in their lives – it gives her strength and motivation to continue being an advocate for seniors. She is thankful for her residents – they are wise and heartwarming.
Ericka is a die-hard musical fan and memorized the entire “Frozen II” soundtrack in a week. She’s thankful for the opportunity to work at Solstice and looks forward to what the future holds and the bonds to be made.
Culinary Services Director
Alexandria Harris was born and raised in Sonoma County. Her interest in food stemmed from working in her great-grandmother’s kitchen where she learned Cajun cuisine.
While going to school in Sacramento at the Art Institute for her culinary degree, Alexandria worked at the Farmhouse Inn Restaurant, a Michelin star-ranked restaurant, throughout college. After graduation, she worked at the Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, receiving her initial senior living experience.
She assisted with opening a new American restaurant in Petaluma called the Drawing Board while working at Davis Estates. She took some time off to raise her daughter, but then returned to work at Varenna.
She is thrilled about the opportunity to serve as the Culinary Services director at Solstice at Santa Rosa.
Vibrant Life® Director
Her favorite part about Solstice is being able to work and care for the seniors, calling it a true honor. She says, “Our seniors have given so much and have made it possible for us to enjoy the life we are living now. Being able to support our seniors in finding what brings them each purpose, passion, meaning and joy in their daily lives is honestly the best job one can ever have.”
A fun fact about Christina is that she helped put out fires around the community she previously worked at. She used a small garbage bin to help keep the flames from overtaking a building on fire.