Meet the Team
Matthew Gagnon is the executive director at Solstice Senior Living at Bangor. Matthew has worked here since July 2017. Prior to working in senior living communities, Matthew worked in the hospitality industry, striving to always make the best possible experience for any guest. As an executive director, he is responsible for managing all community operations, fostering local relationships, and overseeing the successful Elevate® and Vibrant Life® programs. His passion is creating an environment for all seniors to thrive.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Deborah Wisdom, director of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living at Bangor, comes from 15 years in the senior arena. In 2011, Deborah returned to her home state of Maine, where she joined the senior living community now known as Solstice Senior Living at Bangor.
The last nine years have been passionately set in Bangor, meeting some of the most interesting people in history. One of Deborah’s favorite sayings is “History walks these halls: Just stop, sit for a moment and listen to the conversations taking place between any of our fascinating residents.”
An interesting part of Deborah’s distant past was rooted in the wholesale fashion industry in Dallas, Texas. Deborah spends her down time with family, friends and furry buddies.
Vibrant Life Director
Renee Smith is the Vibrant Life® director for Solstice Senior Living at Bangor. Renee is from Bangor, Maine, and has been with the team for almost 18 years. Her favorite part about working at Solstice is the unique family atmosphere with both residents and associates. A fun fact about Renee is that she has won three stock car races.
Business Office Director
Amy White has enjoyed working at Solstice Senior Living at Bangor since 2002, when she moved to Maine from New Hampshire. She has decades of experience working with seniors. She spent 17 years as head housekeeper, and then she moved into the business office position. Amy has always enjoyed sharing a smile or a good laugh to brighten a resident’s day.
Culinary Services Director
Michael Jacovino is the culinary services director for Solstice Senior Living at Bangor. Michael is from Belfast, Maine, and has been with Solstice for over seven months. His favorite part about working at Solstice is getting to make residents smile through food. A fun fact about Michael is that he has won an archery competition with his son.
Building Services Director
Jeff Tibbetts is the building services director at Solstice Senior Living at Bangor. Jeff has an extensive background in construction, electrical, plumbing and masonry. He also worked as a contractor for several years, owning and operating two companies. Jeff grew up in Garland, Maine, on a small dairy farm. He currently resides in Winterport, Maine, with his girlfriend and their two cats. He is the proud father of three children (two girls and one boy) and has been blessed with four grandchildren (one granddaughter and three grandsons). When Jeff is not at work, he enjoys spending time up in northern Maine camping, fishing and hunting.