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Misty Odhner, Executive Director, Solstice at Austin

Misty Odhner

Executive Director

Misty Odhner is the executive director for Solstice Senior Living at Austin. Originally from Prescott, Ariz., she moved to Austin in 2006 and has worked in the senior living industry for 27 years. She joined the Solstice team in March 2019.

Misty began her career as a CNA for hospice when she was just 18 years old. She went on to receive a master’s degree in social work from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in gerontology from Arizona State University.

She is a proud mom of two: Misty’s son, Hillel, lives in Austin and also works in the senior living industry, and her daughter, Joanie, is a junior at Washington State University in Seattle. In her spare time, Misty loves to travel, swim and cook.

She is ecstatic to be a part of the Solstice family here in Austin and believes that, if you love what you do, you never have to work another day again.

Jodie Sanford, Director of Sales and Marketing, Solstice at Austin

Amanda Rodriguez

Director of Sales and Marketing

Amanda Rodriguez has enjoyed senior living since the age of 13, when she volunteered to play piano for residents at a skilled nursing center where her mom worked. During high school, she volunteered with the activities department, which led to her first senior living role as activities assistant. When Amanda moved away for college, she got a part-time job as a restaurant server in an independent living and assisted living community and completed an internship in a hospice facility. She earned a degree in music therapy from Colorado State University and became a board-certified music therapist, specializing in geriatrics.

Before joining the Solstice at Austin team, Amanda served as director of programming at a senior living community, with a special interest in helping families navigate difficult conversations and decisions to find a safe place for their loved ones.

“My first love will always be the residents I serve on a daily basis. My second love quickly became helping families navigate senior living and providing answers and a solution during a stressful time.”

Amanda was born and raised in Colorado. She and her husband moved to Austin in 2022. In her free time, Amanda enjoys making music, listening to podcasts, working jigsaw puzzles, and getting out on a trail with her husband and dog.

Beth Carmean

Vibrant Life Director

Beth Carmean is the Vibrant Life® director for Solstice at Austin. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Beth has lived in Texas for 15 years, and has been married to her wonderful husband for 14 years as well. Beth has a strong passion for working with seniors, veterans and military personnel. She enjoys working at Solstice because of the wonderful, fun-loving residents. As people continue to get vaccinated, Beth is planning on making a lot of new memories with her fellow associates and residents.

Her son, Jason, proudly served in our military until his passing in 2006. Beth also has a daughter who lives in Ohio and has five grandchildren. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband riding his motorcycle throughout the beautiful Hill Country and RVing.

Denny Godoy, Culinary Services Director, Solstice at Austin

Denny Godoy

Culinary Services Director

Denny Godoy brings nearly 25 years of culinary experience to his role as Culinary Services Director. He previously worked for senior living communities in California and Texas, and managed kitchens in a variety of Mexican, Korean and Jewish restaurants. He looks forward to continuing to develop his passion for cooking and bringing joy to the residents of Solstice at Austin.

Jaime Schwartz

Business Office Director

Jaime Schwartz is the Business Office director at Solstice Senior Living at Austin. Passionate about helping seniors, Jaime joined the team three years ago and fell in love with the job instantly. Previously, Jaime worked as a medical assistant and an administrative assistant. Jaime was born and raised in Austin and in her spare time enjoys cooking, crafting and spending time with her 10-year-old son. 

Jeffrey Dittrich

Building Services Director

Jeffrey Dittrich is making his mark as the new building services director at Solstice at Austin. He comes with a history of project management and oversaw the many contractors and builders involved in the recent remodeling effort of the community. He is a certified contractor and has been self-employed through his own business for the past five years. He also has extensive experience in commercial construction as well. He is known for building amazing decks, pergolas and screened porches, as well as total home remodels.

Jeffrey has an adorable 10-month-old daughter and a beautiful fiancée whom he loves dearly. This is Jeffrey’s first experience in a community setting like Solstice, and he is committed to providing a safe, clean and well-maintained home environment for our residents.

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