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Isabel Rodriguez

Executive Director

Isabel Rodriguez has worked in senior living and health care for over 30 years. Each day, she looks forward to learning and making a difference in the lives of residents at Solstice at Las Cruces.

Outside of work, Isabel is a proud wife, mother and grandmother.

Laura Arriaga

Senior Director of Sales and Marketing

Laura Arriaga is the senior director of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces. She joins the team with more than a decade of experience in the senior living industry, and previously served as director of sales and marketing for Invigorate Post Acute of Las Cruces.

She loves putting a smile on people’s faces and giving back to the community. In her free time, Laura enjoys cooking, baking, spending time with Ruben, her husband of 30 years, and daughter Valeria, and supporting her favorite sports teams, the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers.

Kim Shipton

Business Office Director

Kim Shipton, Business Office director, joined Solstice at Las Cruces in July 2021 as a concierge and was promoted to her current role within five months. Kim previously cared for her grandmother for nine years and knew she wanted to work with seniors the first day she walked in the door.  

Aaron Springs

Culinary Services Director

Aaron Springs was born in Clovis, New Mexico, and raised in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he quickly found his passion for food, learning about the culturally rich cuisine of the Southwest. After high school, Aaron proudly served as a cook in the United States Army before embarking on his culinary journey. 

After his service, Aaron honed his skills under numerous international chefs, which inspired his “Southwest meets the world” approach to cooking. In 2009, he moved to Virginia, where he quickly incorporated a Southern cooking style. While in Virginia, Aaron served as executive chef at multiple oceanfront resorts and as owner/operator of his own full-service catering company.  

Aaron returned to New Mexico in 2018 to serve and inspire the community. Out of the kitchen, Aaron can be found spending time with his three children, enjoying the outdoors, watching sports and attending sporting events, especially the Denver Broncos. 

Miriam Torres

Vibrant Life® Director

Miriam Torres is the Vibrant Life® director for Solstice Senior Living at Las Cruces. She previously served as the Vibrant Life® assistant. She cherishes being a part of the Solstice team and is ready to embrace the role of director and motivate Solstice residents to be the best they can be.

Born in El Paso, Miriam has lived in Las Cruces most of her life. Miriam is married with two children, Alonso and Anahi.

Raul Morales

Building Services Director

Raul Morales, our Building Services director, has worked with Solstice at Las Cruces since October 2021. He loves making a difference in residents’ lives and putting smiles on their faces.  

Raul has four children and two grandchildren and enjoys spending quality time with them, being in the outdoors and watching his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys. 


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