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Glenda Reust

Executive Director

Glenda Reust is the executive director for Solstice Senior Living at Mesa View. Glenda joined the Solstice family in October 2018 at the Grand Valley location as the Business Office director. She was promoted to senior Business Office director in August 2020. Happily, she was promoted again and joined Solstice Senior Living at Mesa View in November 2020 as executive director.

Glenda has over 17 years of business management and human resource experience. She has been living in Grand Junction since 1991 after transferring to Colorado Mesa University from the University of Wyoming. Glenda is married with three grown children, who also live in Grand Junction. She is passionate about helping seniors and making their lives a little better every day. Since the early ’90s when she was a certified nursing assistant, she knew she wanted to work with seniors. Glenda has made Solstice Senior Living at Mesa View home and is a wonderful asset to the community.

Robert Smith

Director of Sales and Marketing

Robert Smith is a Western Slope native who has been in Grand Junction since 1992. With over 20 years of marketing and sales experience, he enjoys helping seniors find a community to call their own.

Outside of his job, Robert is active with his church and a proud father of two daughters. He also enjoys the outdoor lifestyle of mountain biking, hiking and camping.

Jacob Duke

Business Office Director

Jacob Duke is the Business Office director for Solstice Senior Living at Mesa View. Originally from Farmington, New Mexico, Jacob has worked the past nine years in long-term skilled nursing facilities in New Mexico. Jacob enjoys many things the Solstice community offers and is passionate about working with the elders, meeting their needs and providing quality care.

He began his career in health care as a certified nursing assistant working for Genesis Healthcare, where he worked his way into a managing role as the facility scheduling supervisor. Early in his career, he developed a strong desire to pursue upper management. Jacob earned his bachelor’s degree in health care administration in 2016 and completed his Master of Business Administration in degree 2019.

By bringing his knowledge and experience to Mesa View, Jacob will continue his career path, while making Grand Junction his new home.

Travis Venema

Culinary Service Director

Travis Venema is the Culinary Service Director for Solstice Senior Living at Mesa View. Travis has worked in all aspects of the restaurant industry for the last 20 years. Having had the opportunity to travel the world, he has been able to accumulate worldly culinary knowledge. Travis grew up cooking with his mom and quickly realized where his passion lay. At the age of 15, he started working in his first professional restaurant. He has worked in many different styles of restaurants over the years including fine dining, private county clubs, convention centers, universities and small mom and pop shops. He finally landed here with Solstice Senior Living at Mesa View where he creates delicious meals for our residents.

Hope Lovisone

Vibrant Life Director

Hope Lovisone has been working with seniors since she was 17 years old, the same age she started as a server at Mesa View. Although she has lived in Wyoming, Montana and throughout Colorado, she has called the Grand Valley her home for the past nine years. Hope enjoys learning more about the past through hearing the stories of the residents and believes she has truly found her passion working with the senior population. Her main goal in life is to make others smile and is glad to have found a job that allows her to do that.

In her free time, Hope enjoys volunteering in her church to work in the children and youth ministries, exploring new restaurants, and watching movies with her husband.

Tony Randall Zahl

Building Services Director

Originally from Orange County, Calif., Tony Randall Zahl moved to Colorado in 1992. Although his background is primarily in construction and building maintenance, Tony went back to school to receive his culinary degree before starting in the kitchen at Mesa View in 2013. He transitioned to his current position as Building Services director last year.

Outside of work, Tony raised his daughter on his own and now has two grandchildren he enjoys spending time with when he’s not at work.

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