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Chris Hineman

Executive Director

Chris Hineman joined the Solstice Senior Living team in July of 2017. He began as the executive director of Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance in Tacoma, Washington, before transferring to Solstice Senior Living at Sandy in July of 2019. When Chris entered the senior living industry, he came to us with 20 years of experience as an educational administrator. Chris is passionate about his job and serving the residents and associates in his community, and he enjoys developing relationships and partnering with the residents and families to provide them with a happy and welcoming community. Seeing the residents active and enhancing their quality of life is what Chris loves. He is caring and full of humor, and his positive, can-do attitude is contagious. When he is not at work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and friends and staying physically active.

Jill Vath

Director of Sales and Marketing

Jill Vath brings five years of senior industry experience to Solstice Senior Living at Sandy. Before her senior living career, she was passionately involved in education and helping others, as she is still doing today with residents and their families.

In her spare time, Jill enjoys being with her family and pets and exploring the beautiful mountains and landscape of Utah and surrounding states. Her hobbies include trail riding with her horse, hiking, gardening, canoeing, and going on other water or river adventures. She loves the beach, especially if it has the backdrop of the mountains. In particular, she loves the Lake Tahoe area.

Emma Fuller

Vibrant Life® Director

Emma Fuller joined the Solstice family in September 2019 as our Vibrant Life® director. She has worked in the senior living industry for nearly a decade, and has loved every second of it. Emma is reaching for the stars daily. With a smile on her face and a positive attitude, she bring lots of love to her surroundings. You can tell her to jump and her response would be “How high?” She is always prepared for a challenge to improve herself and make someone laugh while in action.

Emma is very passionate about animals and has a fur baby of her own named Buddy, who is her whole world. She loves camping and enjoying a good book to read.

Beate Dautel

Business Office Director

Beate Dautel has been actively leading senior independent living communities since 2015. As an on-site living community manager, she enjoyed the opportunity of living in the community with the residents. She continued this at South Towne Ranch in 2016 with her husband as the lead managers until moving off-site in 2017. Since then, Beate has been the Business Office director with Solstice for the past two years. She is very passionate in what she does in serving the senior residents and their families, as well as the wonderful staff. Beate loves working with others to help resolve challenges while seeing the larger picture and focusing on priorities.

Due to her upbringing in Germany and diverse experiences, Beate can relate with others independent of their culture and background. Her compassion for others enables her to understand their needs, to comfort and find solutions in difficult situations. While living in Germany, she and her husband successfully led their own sales and technology consulting company for many years, which gave her a great insight and experience in managing a business in a professional and yet compassionate way.

Beate loves her 14 grandchildren more than anything. She also enjoys traveling, taking pictures, music (actively and passively), and most of all spending time with her husband and family!

Christopher Rodriguez

Maintenance Director

Christopher Rodriguez has been in the maintenance industry for over six years, but this is not where he began his career journey. Born in beautiful Southern California, Christopher attended Van Nuys High School before deciding to join Job Corps in the “Beehive State.” He knew Utah was the place he would start his own family. Christopher enjoyed working as a certified nursing assistant in South Salt Lake for eight years, and it was during that time that he also took on the role of maintenance assistant. He is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Solstice family!

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