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Kristen Hagan

Executive Director

Kristen Hagan is the executive director for Solstice Senior Living at Plano. Kristen was born in London, Ontario, Canada, and moved to Dallas at the age of 5. She fell in love with seniors at an early age while spending time with her grandma, Harbold, volunteering at the Harvest House in Burleson, Texas. Kristen was so passionate about the senior population in high school that she volunteered with the Sisters of Service at a local nursing home.

She is passionate about leading her team and looks to inspire them to better serve seniors every day. She knows that the work we do makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her miniature schnauzer, Elvis, and her boyfriend, visiting family and friends, reading, going to concerts and sporting events, and most of all traveling.


Tanya Husser

Director of Sales and Marketing

Tanya Husser is the director of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living at Plano. Tanya was born in New Orleans, La. After school, Tanya worked as an office manager in her family’s mechanic shop, at a doctor’s office and in a nursing home. This experience helped lead Tanya to senior living in Mandeville, La., where she stayed for six years before transferring to Dallas.

During the past 13 years in senior living, Tanya has been able to grow and learn. She started as a part-time receptionist and moved her way up to sales manager. After transferring to Dallas, she was quickly promoted to sales director and had the opportunity to support troubled communities grow in occupancy. Some of Tanya’s accomplishments include achieving 60 move-ins in 2018 and 60 move-ins in 2019. She achieved the Presidents Club status in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and also achieved Chairmen’s Club status in 2019.

Tanya is a proud mother of two. She has a daughter named Courtney and a son named Kevin. She also has a fur baby, a miniature schnauzer named Sophie. In her spare time, Tanya enjoys sitting at home or spending time with family and friends. She is a New Orleans Saints, LSU and, oddly enough, a Boston Red Sox fan.


Kathleen Hotz

Business Office Director

Kathleen Hotz joined Solstice Senior Living during May of 2018. She began her career in senior living during 2009 working as a caregiver and has worked through various positions in the retirement industry. During 2018, Kathleen joined Solstice at Plano as the Vibrant Life director. However, her attention to detail, efficiency and eagerness to help others earned her a transition to business office director. She enjoys working with seniors and hearing about their lives. She enjoys building a happy community for residents and co-workers alike. When Kathleen is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her three kids and enjoying a great novel!


Larry Hill

Culinary Services Director

Larry Hill joined the team at Solstice Senior Living during February of 2019. He began working in the senior living industry during 1994. Larry was a food service specialist for the United States Army and has been on continual KP duty ever since. Larry gained his passion for the culinary arts from his mother, who enjoyed providing meal services to our educational system. He enjoys going to church, working out and spending time with grandkids. He is the father of five children and seven grandkids. Life is FULL!


Martha Sanchez

Vibrant Life Director

Martha Sanchez joined the team at Solstice Senior Living in March 2019. She started her career in senior living in 2010 as an activity director, and she has loved it ever since. Martha is passionate about her job; she has the patience and passion to keep the residents active and enhance their quality of life. She’s dedicated to creating a happy home for our residents. Martha has a great attitude. She’s a very sweet, lovable person. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her three furry friends.


John Bayonne

Building Services Director

John Bayonne is the Building Services director for Solstice at Plano. He was born and raised in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy. After serving, he returned home and began renovating mobile homes. He then moved to Kansas City, Kan., and began renovating apartment complexes. During his time in Kansas, he became the Maintenance director at a skilled nursing facility. It was during this experience when he discovered his joy in helping seniors – he felt rewarded for their sincere appreciation.

He realized that he missed the warmer climate and Southern living and packed up his wife and two children and moved to Dallas. He was hired at Emeritus Senior Living as their Maintenance director for 12 years. He believes all his experiences led him to Solstice.

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