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Ty Sfat

Executive Director

Ty Sfat is the Executive director for Solstice Senior Living at Mesa View.

Ty is originally from Michigan but moved to Colorado in 2006 and has over 25 years of building maintenance experience. He is a master plumber and licensed in HVAC and refrigeration.

Ty is married with four boys and enjoys helping his boys with sports and schoolwork. He goes fishing whenever he can with his family. In the past, he was a high school football coach and still enjoys helping with weight training.

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.

Michael Pinotti

Culinary Service Director

Michael Pinotti is the Culinary Services director at Solstice at Mesa View. He has been a chef for 14 years. He has worked in private “mom and pop” restaurants and catering companies. For the past 10 years, he has been a chef at Colorado Mesa University.

He is married and the father of three kids. In his spare time, he enjoys working with his bow and arrow and taking care of his horse. He is excited to work for Solstice at Mesa View and bring his culinary skills to the residents.

Lauri Bertram

Vibrant Life Director

Lauri Bertram is the Vibrant Life® director at Solstice at Mesa View. She was born in Denver and has lived in Grand Junction for 47 years. She started working with seniors when she was 16 years old and was previously a nurse’s aide at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital. She brings her love for music and history to the residents at Mesa View.

She has been married for 23 years and is the mother of five.

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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