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.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Steven Eggert is the director of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living at Santa Rosa. He joined the Solstice team with more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, the majority of which have been in the senior living industry. He has a proven track record in increasing occupancy levels, resident retention initiatives, facilities management and remodeling, as well as budgetary management.
Prior to joining Solstice Senior Living at Santa Rosa, he served as the sales director for Forest Hills Retirement Community in Pacific Grove, California.
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
Karen White is a certified nutritionist and therapeutic chef who has been working in the restaurant industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining the Solstice at Santa Rosa team, she worked at several hotels and upscale restaurants such as the Crystal Cathedral, Chanteclair and Café Jardin before shifting her focus to hospitals.
Originally hailing from the San Gabriel Valley, Chef Karen loves to cook all different types of cuisine, and her catchphrase is “I do not make mistakes. I create new dishes!”
Vibrant Life® Director
Christina Cruz is the Vibrant Life® director for Solstice Senior Living at Santa Rosa. She’s been in this role for two months.
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.