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Moriah Cabral, Executive Director, Solstice at Normandy Park

Moriah Cabral

Executive Director

After working many years as a bookkeeper, Moriah joined an Everett senior living community as an office manager. With a desire for a shorter commute from her home in Burien and more family time, Moriah made the switch to our Solstice community.

She previously served as Business Office Director and now serves as the Executive Director of Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park.

Away from the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors, especially camping with the rest of her family.

Zik Uduma

Executive Director

Zik Uduma has great skills as a senior living community operator. He knows how important a community is for long-term happiness and has invested his career into creating that type of community culture for seniors and their associates. He is skilled at communicating, organizing, team-building and solving problems to raise the stature of teams and community. He possesses strong analytical and interpersonal skills and enjoys contributing to activities geared toward innovation. He is a natural leader who seeks to make an impact on the lives of his team and the community at large. Zik was born in Lagos, Nigeria, the western part of Africa. He is an avid soccer and video game enthusiast. He enjoys spending his free time playing video games or binging on horror series. He is blessed with a wife and daughter. 

Diana Byers

Director of Sales and Marketing

Diana Byers is a Director of Sales and Marketing at Solstice at Normandy Park with over 16 years of experience in the senior living industry. Previously excelling in sales at Solstice at Point Defiance in Tacoma, Diana brings a wealth of expertise to her role.  

Before focusing on senior living, she had 18 years of experience in medical office management and administrative roles. With eight years each as a Business Office Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing in various senior living settings, Diana’s multifaceted skill set and dedication continue to make a profound impact in enriching the lives of seniors.    

Outside the office, Diana cherishes time spent with her family, including her three adult children and five grandchildren. She also channels her creativity into home projects and glass artistry, specializing in NFL and college mascot-themed birdbaths. 

Elizabeth Bannister

Vibrant Life Director

Elizabeth Bannister has been dedicated to senior care for the past three years, gaining valuable experience across multiple communities. Her approach is characterized by exceptional communication skills and a strong team attitude. She is passionate about continuous growth, both in her career and in personal development. Building meaningful connections with residents and fostering a sense of community are central to her philosophy of care. 

Originally from Washington, she spent much of her childhood in Orlando, Florida. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, painting, delving into pop culture history and cliff-diving. 

Fredrick Jones, Vibrant Life® Director, Normandy Park

Fredrick Jones

Vibrant Life® Director

Fredrick Jones has worked in the senior living industry for over five years. He fell in love with Vibrant Life® and quickly was promoted to Director at his previous community. His favorite part of working with seniors is building connections. He loves seeing new friendships blossom and residents getting out of their apartments to participate in activities.

When he is off the clock, Fredrick loves spending time with his family and his nieces and nephews and exploring all that Seattle has to offer.

Doug Lu

Culinary Services Director

Doug Lu has served as a chef for nearly 30 years, working everywhere from 5-star restaurants to mom and pop shops. He has cooked in kitchens from New York to Seattle and now serves as Culinary Services Director here in Normandy Park. Doug’s favorite part of his job is making sure residents are smiling and happy after finishing a fresh, homecooked meal.

Doug has two children and has been with his current partner for the past seven years. Away from work, he enjoys finding new spots around Seattle to dine. He enjoys taking care of his three freshwater fish tanks and learning new recipes.

Techilyn Ahlers, Business Office Director, Solstice at Normandy Park

Techilyn Ahlers

Business Office Director

Techilyn Ahlers began her career in senior living in 2014, initially working two jobs as a Receptionist. After a few years, she was promoted to Business Office Manager, where she fell in love with the industry and found true purpose and fulfillment in her work. She joined the Solstice at Normandy Park team as Business Office Director in July 2024 and is proud to be part of this community. 

Outside of work, Techilyn enjoys spending time with her husband and their son by going hiking and camping. Having grown up in a large family in the Philippines, she speaks three Filipino dialects and enjoys teaching her son as much as she can. 

Gino Aiello

Building Services Director

Gino Aiello is the Building Services director for Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park. Gino grew up working in his grandfather’s carpet and paint store in Anacortes, Washington. After graduating from high school, he worked in a local lumber yard in Issaquah, Washington, until he decided to go to school to become a diesel mechanic. He traveled the country repairing tug and fishing boats until making the choice to stay home with family and get back to his roots doing carpentry and maintenance for a local leasing company in north Seattle.
Dean Elliot, Maintenance Director, Solstice at Normandy Park

Dean Elliot

Maintenance Director

Dean Elliot has worked for over 45 years in construction, commercial development and manufacturing. He previously worked for over six years at Fernwood in the Park, a retirement facility located in Normandy Park, and 10 years at Holiday Retirement, a senior living management company in Winter Park, Florida.  

When he isn’t working, Dean enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

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