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John Spaun

Executive Director

John Michael Spaun is the executive director for Solstice Senior Living at Lodi. John was born and raised in Southern California. He attended Citrus College and the University of Phoenix, where he majored in business administration with a minor in music and the arts. John’s grandparents owned a nursing home in Baldwin Park, California, where his grandmother taught him everything about the business. John enjoyed the experience working with seniors and became a licensed nursing home administrator in 1997. He is also a licensed RCFE administrator and has been working in the senior care industry for over 25 years.

He and his wife, Dollie, are avid golfers, and John has a 6 handicap. John’s son, JJ Spaun, is a professional golfer and plays on the PGA tour. John also plays guitar and piano.


Tawni Gonzalez

Senior Director of Sales and Marketing

Tawni Gonzalez became a part of the Solstice Senior Living at Lodi community in 2017. Prior to joining the team, she was a licensed EMT and worked for a private ambulance company that provided emergency services to senior living communities in the Sacramento area. Tawni graduated from California State University–Stanislaus in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Tawni currently lives in the Sacramento area with her husband and adorable fur-baby.


Celeste Honeycutt

Business Office Director

Celeste Honeycutt is the Business Office director for Solstice Senior Living at Lodi. Celeste brings over a decade of successful experience in finance and management to the team. She specializes in management and is always looking to educate and develop strengths in employees. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, Celeste prefers to develop relationships and bridge the gap between management, employees and residents. Celeste enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and four children.


Recklie Hortizuela

Culinary Services Director

Recklie “Ricky” Hortizuela joined Solstice Senior Living at Lodi in 2008. He began his career as a dishwasher and worked his way up to eventually become the Culinary Service director. His main goal is to serve each resident to the best of his ability and prepare amazing food every day. Ricky received his culinary degree from Quality College in the Fresno area. He lives with his wife, Bianca, in the Stockton area.


Jeri Boyd

Vibrant Life Director

Jeri Boyd joined the Solstice Senior Living at Lodi team in June 2020. She comes with 20 years of experience as an activity director. She has worked in all levels of care, including skilled nursing, assisted living and now independent living. The care and compassion that she has for our seniors is what makes her great at her job. She lives in the Stockton area with her husband and three children.


Emanuel Ruiz

Building Services Director

Emanuel Ruiz joined the Solstice Senior Living at Lodi team in April 2020 as the Building Services director. Emanuel comes to Solstice with five years of maintenance experience, along with two years of specialized electrical experience. Emanuel is originally from Bakersfield, California, and currently resides in Lodi with his wife, Alba. In their free time, Emanuel and his wife enjoy exploring new cities and sightseeing.

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