Director of Sales and Marketing
Renee Segura was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and has loved living, working and raising her two children in such a warm-hearted and close-knit community. Renee attended NMSU and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel, restaurants, and tourism management.
She has worked in the senior living industry for 12 years and joined the Solstice Senior Living family nearly 10 years ago. Renee has found great joy in helping seniors transition from their home into a community setting that looks and feels like a boutique hotel and works just like a cruise ship! She is passionate about helping seniors discover their options when considering independent living even when assistance is needed or may be needed in the future.
She has a wide variety of interests but especially enjoys the arts, the outdoors, travel, and spending time with family and friends. Renee looks forward to serving you and your families as you begin your research into finding the perfect place to call home!
Vibrant Life Director
There is a person at Solstice at Las Cruces who always has a smile and a friendly word. That person is Rachel Villegas, our Vibrant Life director, who plans events and activities.
Rachel hails from Rincon, New Mexico. She graduated from Hatch High School in 2002. Rachel was an athlete in high school and played basketball and volleyball. At age 21, Rachel married, settled in Las Cruces and started a family. Rachel has two children, Justin and Nathaniel.
Rachel has been working with us for nearly 13 years. Her hobbies are spending time with family, traveling, camping, fishing and boating. She considers Solstice at Las Cruces’ residents as her family.
Business Office Director
Victoria was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and graduated from Mayfield High and attended New Mexico State University. She enjoys camping at the Gila, making jewelry and riding her bike, and traveling to experience different cultures. She took an interest in the senior community when she received her Certified Nurse’s Assistant Certification and Phlebotomist Certification. Her family and the residents at Las Cruces are the most important people in her life, and inspire her to strive for greatness every single day.
Building Services Director
Manny Maldonado was born in Silver City, New Mexico, but has lived in Las Cruces his entire life. He has been in the building services field for over 20 years, working in both the apartment sector and the hospitality industry. Manny has been with Solstice at Las Cruces for over nine years and enjoys all the different cultures and dynamics that the residents provide every day.
He is a proud graduate of Las Cruces High School and New Mexico State University, where he majored in child psychology (Go, Dawgs! Go, Aggies!). In his free time, his children keep him busy with their active sports schedule.
Culinary Services Director
Hilda Garcia has been in the culinary industry for over 25 years and has been with Solstice at Las Cruces for 15 years. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and raised in the United States, Hilda learned how to cook from her mother at the age of 13.
Hilda is a six-time award-winning chef of the Touch of Excellence Award. Known for her famous barbecue ribs and signature green salsa, Hilda says her favorite part about working at Solstice at Las Cruces is that she “considers residents as a part of [her] family. It is [her] passion to serve and cook.” Hilda is married and has two sons.