Director of Sales and Marketing
Business Office Director
Business Office Director
Mona grew up in the rural area of north central Kansas, where she and Garith, her husband of 46 years, raised their two boys. She loved teaching high school mathematics, gardening, sewing, and participating in community and church activities.
Early in their marriage, Garith and Mona were house parents for 12 boys at a time at New Mexico Boys Ranch. She and her husband relocated to the Lee’s Summit area when their son and his wife started their family. Grandchildren are her delight.
Culinary Services Director
Vibrant Life Director
Theresa Tanner has been working in the activities department for six years. Originally from Raytown, Mo., Theresa graduated from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., in 2008. While living in downtown Kansas City, Mo., for over 25 years, she worked with state and federal offenders. After meeting her husband and getting married, they moved to Belton, Mo. This is where they have lived for 30 years.
Before Theresa’s father passed away in 2009, he resided at Solstice Senior Living at Lee’s Summit for three years. It was during this time that Theresa became acquainted with the building and its residents and decided that it would be fun to work with the older population.
Theresa enjoys getting to know the residents and working with them to connect with each other, the community and their families. She loves planning new adventures every month and continuing monthly activities that work well for the residents. The residents simply enjoy the once-a-month “Mystery Trips” on the Solstice bus.
Building Services Director
Charles Rhodes has been in the apartment industry for almost 40 years, with most of his experience working in senior living community-style apartments. He’s been serving the Lee’s Summit community for the last 12 of those 40 years.
Over the years, he has held multiple positions, including assistant manager, manager and maintenance supervisor. Now, Charles serves as the building services director, where he oversees any construction, maintenance and housekeeping duties. Keeping 140 or so residents happy is his main goal, and according to our residents, he does a fine job at it.
Born and raised here in the Jackson County area, Charles is a local guy with a love and loyalty for the local sports teams. This includes Chiefs football and Royals baseball, which are his passion. He and his wife, Terri, have three grown children between them. Charles loves his job and believes the best part of it is how working for the seniors has helped him become the person he is now in life. His words of advice are to “just listen to what they are saying.”