Originally from Arizona, Faron Bareham brings an extensive background in the senior living industry to his role as Executive Director at Solstice at Groton. Starting around 2010, Faron and his wife Diane started at Holiday Retirement as “live in” managers. Faron then went on to serve in communities from Senior Lifestyle Corporation as a Sales and Marketing Director, then as an Executive Director with Brookdale Senior Living and Atria Senior Living. Recently, Faron served as a Senior Executive Director, Regional Director of Sales and Operations with Meridian Senior Living.
Faron also previously served as a Navy Aviation Electrician Mate for the United States Navy and K9 officer in Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Science in information systems before becoming a network and computer instructor, curriculum developer and compliance officer. He worked in academia for 20 years before pursuing his MBA and Ph.D. When not at work, Faron loves to spend time with his wife Dianne, their son Joshua and two rescue pets, Keiko and Lincoln. They also have three older daughters and three older sons, along with six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Faron has many hobbies, including following his favorite sports teams, cooking BBQ and southern cuisine, outdoor sports, martial arts and reading. He hopes to finish writing a book on creating positive culture change, teambuilding, motivation and leadership in the near future.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Prior to joining the team, she spent the last 20 years creating relationships with residents and families, while demonstrating a caring and trusting bond. Joanne attributes her caring nature to her mom, who was in health care most of her life, taking care of the most amazing generation. She would not be as successful and passionate in her career if not for her family.
Joanne has been married for 35 years and has a daughter who is entering into her third year of college. She enjoys summers out on Block Island on her family’s boat and finding the most unique pieces of sea glass. Joanne also has quite a few canvas photographs that she has taken over the years hanging in her family home in Plainfield.
Business Office Director
Vibrant Life Director
Nicole Morin, Vibrant Life director, is passionate about creating fun, meaningful experiences for residents of our community, by offering stimulating activities for the mind, body and soul.
Nicole is a mother of two and happily married. She enjoys spending time in nature, reading and meditating.
Building Services Director
Sean Coleman joined Solstice Senior Living at Groton as the Building Services director in August 2019. Prior to joining the team, he spent 30 years as a retail, wholesale and catering business owner in Mystic and Groton. As a business owner, Sean is very experienced with property and equipment maintenance, and he understands the intricacies of running a successful business.
Sean is passionate about giving back to the community and established his own charity event that fed 4,000 military veterans and their families. Through this event, Sean donated $50,000 to the local charity, Work Vessels for Veterans. His charity event was recognized on the local, state and federal levels and was presented numerous civic citations and awards.
Sean has been married for 28 years and has a daughter and son. His hobbies include spending time with family, cooking and fishing. Sean is very excited to be a part of the Solstice team and loves to greet residents and visitors with a welcoming smile.