Meet the team
Monica Chavez LVN
Generations Program Director
What once began as a Caregiving job soon turned into a promising career for Monica Chavez. Having a heart for Senior Care, Monica quickly stepped into the role of Med Tech before finishing her Nursing Degree. After ten years of serving the community of Canyon Trials, Monica is now the Generations Program Director, overseeing our Memory Care residents. Monica is thankful for her ten years of being with Canyon Trails and is thankful for her opportunity to cherish and serve the residents. When she is isn’t roaming the halls of the community she enjoys spending quality time with her 15-year-old son.
Liliana Solorzano LVN
Assisted Living Director
Liliana’s passion for nursing began at a young age. In High school she found herself volunteering at Nursing Facilities and serving as an Activities Assistant. It was then that her desire to care for others was ignited. With a background rich in skilled nursing which makes up 15 years cumulative experience in Assisted Living Care, Liliana looks forward to continued service to this very important and special community. Besides nursing, Liliana’s passions include family and spending time with her son. She’s been with Canyon Trails Assisted Living & Memory Care for the majority of her career and looks forward to many more years to come.
Business Office Director
Nine years ago, Sandra came to Canyon Trails to work as an assistant in Activities. Soon thereafter, she became the Front Desk Concierge. Following the birth of her son, she returned as our Vibrant Life Director and soon moved into the role of Business Office Director. As a mom to 2 young children, Sandra spends her time off with her family and her Bible study class. She has enjoyed her years of working at Canyon Trails and looks forward to what the future will bring.
Senior Director, Sales & Marketing
Having spent 18 years as a publicist in the music industry, Lori found herself contemplating a career change. After much consideration she opted to be part of an industry of compassion; which led her to Senior Living, where she has happily been serving for 10 years. As a native New Yorker, Lori found her move to California four years ago, to be an exciting one! She loves being in an industry that bestows the proper honor and dignity to a vital community of individuals. She spends her free time hiking, doing yoga, cooking and enjoying the company of her husband and dog. She looks forward to many years at Canyon Trails Assisted Living & Memory Care.
With more than 19 years professional experience of handyman and repair work, Erasmo has been working in maintenance all his life. As a rancher, he has been training to problem solve for as long as he can remember. Erasmo has been working for Canyon Trails for nine years. He enjoys working with his hands and feels that the experience of raising his five children, goats, horses, chickens and bulls has equipped him to handle anything maintenance throws his way. He is happy to join the Canyon Trails Team and is thankful for the opportunity. When he isn’t wrangling rogue chickens, teens, or toilets he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
Culinary Service Director
With 31 years of experience, 27 here at Canyon Trails, Chef Jose brings much expertise, determination, laughter and compassion to his cooking. He finds pleasure working alongside an incredible staff that love their jobs as well as the community and those they service. Chef Jose believes that the table provides a place of joy and rest and feels privileged to share his heart and talent with the community at Canyon Trails.
Vibrant Life Director
Hailing all the way from Wonderland, the Shire and Narnia, Valentine inhabits a world of great creativity and whimsy. With degrees in health science, liberal arts and biblical studies, Val has found her niche in life by marrying her favorite things into everything she does. From music to paleontology, from cosmetology to nursing, Val has always found that the way to live life joyously and to the fullest is to give every task all she’s got! Whether washing dishes or leading bingo, Val fully believes in hard work and efficacy. As our Vibrant Life director, she is excited to blend her years of artistry and fun with her continued passion for education and personal growth. Having built a foundation of understanding, compassion and love for our residents as our concierge for a year, Val is passionate about maintaining a thriving and dynamic Vibrant Life program and making sure that our beloved residents indeed live a very Vibrant Life! When she isn’t covered in glue and glitter or crushing playwriting deadlines, she loves spending time with her family, to whom she has been a caregiver for 18 years and counting. She also enjoys long, laughter-filled chats with her besties and lovingly annoying her beautiful Balinese cat, Dinah.