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Rex Peterson

Executive Director

Rex Peterson joins the Solstice at Lee’s Summit team with 25 years of leadership and management experience. For the past 15 years, he has worked in the senior living industry at both the regional and senior levels, serving as a marketing director and executive director. As a young boy, Rex volunteered at numerous senior living centers, where he found he was able to share his passions for music and service.

In his spare time, Rex enjoys playing the keyboard and singing with his worship band at church, helping out with the family business, and spending time with his wife, five children, and 10-month-old grandson.


Jill Baldwin-Morgan

Executive Director

Jill Baldwin-Morgan comes to Solstice at Lee’s Summit with a strong knowledge of the health care industry and more than a decade of experience in the senior living industry. She understands the important role home care plays in the lives of families and their loved ones and takes pride in crafting an environment where clients can maintain their health and independence while also alleviating their families’ stress.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful daughter and a dog lover. In her free time, she enjoys planting flowers and runs regularly to stay in shape.

Desiree Reese BOD Lees Summit

Desiree Reese

Business Office Director

Desiree Reese, Business Office director, brings over a decade of experience working in health care and human resources to Solstice at Lee’s Summit. Taking care of people is her passion. “It’s part of who I am.”

She is a mother of three and has two French bulldogs that keep her on her toes and make her laugh every day.

Susan Smith DSM Lees Summit

Susan Smith

Director of Sales and Marketing

Susan Smith brings over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership in independent living, assisted living and memory care to Solstice at Lee’s Summit. Prior to working in senior living, she worked in real estate in the Kansas City area. Susan enjoys helping seniors and their families navigate the first steps toward better living and making a positive difference in their lives.

She is a mom of three and grandmother of two. She enjoys spending time with her family and at the lake in the summertime.

Mike Harris CSD Lees Summit

Michael Harris

Culinary Services Director

Michael Harris brings nearly 20 years in the culinary industry to Solstice at Lee’s Summit. His experience ranges from fine dining to large resort management, to industry-leading senior living communities. 

He is a father of three and recently moved to Missouri from the Colorado Rockies. He enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with family.


Shawn Frazier

Vibrant Life Director

Shawn Frazier brings over a decade of senior living experience to Solstice at Lee’s Summit. She likes to think outside the box and come up with new and creative activities for residents.

Shawn enjoys staying active and being part of a team. Her family includes seven children, two grandchildren and a third grandchild on the way. She also enjoys playing on her ice hockey and roller blading teams.

Andrew Nolker BSD Lees Summit

Andrew Nolker

Building Services Director

Andrew Nolker brings over 10 years of experience in residential facilities maintenance. As Building Services director, he oversees all safety, equipment operations and vendor relations at Solstice at Lee’s Summit. He also makes sure each apartment is fully prepared for new residents, handles maintenance for current residents, and leads the housekeeping team to ensure the community is held to the highest cleanliness and safety standards for residents.

Patty Jo Wilcoxson


Patty Jo Wilcoxson has been in this great community for 13 years, serving at the side of her husband, Philip, as managing partners. When the change came for Solstice, it was the proper time for her to become the head concierge and become serve at the community’s front desk. She believes in loving and caring for her residents and their families as her own family. She enjoys being a part of the great staff here as we join arm and arm to help care for these wonderful seniors. Her job to smile in-person and on the phone sets the tone of a great experience for visitors and residents alike.

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