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Tanya Hasman

Executive Director

Tanya Hasman is the executive director of Solstice at Palatine. She first came to Solstice in 2018 as the Business Office director. Tanya enjoys connecting with residents on a daily basis and loves to take part in the many vibrant events and activities in the community. The best part of her job is being able to bring her residents and staff together.

She grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, and has been working in various aspects of health care since 2003. She is fluent in three languages and enjoys reading, learning about different cultures and history. At home, she loves spending time with her three children, husband and the rest of her family.

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Kelly Raske

Director of Sales and Marketing

Kelly Raske is the director of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living at Palatine. Kelly has over 11 years of experience working in senior living, assisted living, independent living and memory care. She enjoys helping seniors and their families make decisions that will enrich their lives.

Kelly has won numerous senior care awards from SeniorAdvisor.com and Best of the Fox. She was a member of the McHenry County Task Force on Aging, a member of the Continuity of Care for Lake and McHenry counties, and was also the president of the McHenry County Senior Advisory.

Kelly has been married for 25 years and has three kids. She enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. Her hobbies include crafting, reading, going to movies, and seeing stage plays and musicals. Kelly believes that honoring community seniors is a privilege, and she is proud to help Solstice shine and care for its seniors.

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Stephen Scott

Culinary Services Director

Stephen Scott is the Culinary Services director for Solstice Senior Living at Palatine. Born in Illinois, Stephen has lived in Chicago, Des Plaines, Dallas and Vail and now resides in Huntley. He attended Kendall College in Evanston, where he graduated with an AAS degree in culinary arts with a certificate in business. Stephen has been in the culinary industry for 24 years and has experienced many aspects of the industry. He has been a sous chef for the Hotel Nikko and two catering companies, as well as a chef for an Italian steakhouse in Arlington Heights.

Stephen has one son, who is 16 years old. He attends Huntley High School as a sophomore and plays lacrosse and football. Outside of work, Stephen enjoys kayaking and reading. He has coached lacrosse and youth football for nine years. He is also a Type 1 diabetic and had a kidney transplant eight years ago.

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Vicky Knoll

Vibrant Life® Director

With 20 years of experience, Vicky Knoll, A.C., CDP, joined Solstice Senior Living at Palatine in 2019. Her passion is working with the senior population while creating fun, energetic and educational programs.

Vicky has certifications in national dementia care, chair chi and ageless grace. She has been a speaker and instructor for the Illinois Activity Professional Association and the Chicago Activity Professional Association, and chair of the Fundraising and Event Committee at her church.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, church outings and snuggling with her dog, Sassy. Her hobbies include, sewing, painting, crafting and horseback riding.

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Elias Flores

Building Services Director

Elias Flores is the Building Services director for Solstice Senior Living at Palatine. Elias joined the team 13 years ago when he was still in high school. He started as a dishwasher/prep cook on the weekends, and then moved into housekeeping and serving full time. He helped anywhere he was needed, including driving the bus, moving and maintenance. He slowly started learning about maintenance and, in time, was promoted as a head housekeeper for nine years. Elias really liked doing maintenance and helping in maintenance as much as he could. He decided to take a chance when there was an opening for Building Services director.

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