About Edgeworth Park at New Town

This all-new community provides the combination of service-rich, hospitality-based support and the amenities that residents desire—whether they need assistance with the activities of daily living or specialized memory care. Edgeworth Park at New Town captures the feeling of simpler times.

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Every member of our team is passionate about serving seniors and thus is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents and their loved ones. We recognize that the expectations of today’s consumer are rapidly changing, and as a leader in the industry, we are dedicated to providing exceptional culinary experiences, innovative programming, and technology, as well as high-quality coordinated care to help our residents stay healthy, engaged, and fulfilled.

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In April 2016, Adam leveraged his 15+ years of experience to launch Solera Senior Living, a next-generation senior living operations, development, and investment company with the goal of elevating the resident experience. At Solera, Adam identifies strategic growth opportunities, sets the vision for the operating model and program design, sources and structures capital relationships, evaluates innovative technologies, and is responsible for building a highly engaging culture. 

Adam received his BA from Cornell University, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Adam credits the constant love and support from his wife for his success to-date in building Solera. Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three incredible children, two boys and a girl, socializing with close friends, traveling, reading, skiing, golfing, and fitness. 

Edgeworth Park is curated by an outstanding team of managers and staff

Leadership Team

The Edgeworth Park community boasts an on-site staff of excellent individuals. Our team is comprised of:

Melissa Nelson

Melissa Gary, Executive Director

Melissa’s inspiration for senior living came early, with wonderful grandparents who helped raise her. She credits them for her work ethic and her commitment to care for others, which she carries over today in her position as Business Office Manager. For Melissa, being a part of the Edgeworth extended family gives her an opportunity to enhance the quality of someone’s life each day, whether it’s a resident or an employee. She particularly embraces the core value of communication in everything she does. Whether she’s assisting a resident with paperwork, or helping a team member, Melissa sees her role as not just a job, but a commitment to caring for the lives of others.

A perfect vacation for Melissa is a mix of serenity and activity. A beautiful beach for quiet and calm, but with lots of interesting shells to collect. Or camping and hiking with her husband as they explore new destinations.

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Victoria Bowen, Director of Sales and Marketing

Victoria Bowen knew it from the moment she first walked through the doors of Edgeworth Park four years ago:  this was the place for her. First as an intern, then Activities Director, and now as Sales and Marketing Director, Victoria can’t say enough about how Edgeworth is family. How it has the small-town feel where everyone knows each other and cares deeply for one another. As she puts it, “I gained a bunch of grandmas and grandpas. I love hearing their stories and learning from them.” In fact, Victoria’s favorite part of her job is meeting with families and listening to them, and helping them find their home in the Edgeworth Park community. And it doesn’t stop there for Victoria, as she continues those relationships, doing everything she can to make sure they are happy and living every day exceptionally.

Having lived in Williamsburg all her life and graduating from James Madison University, Victoria is grateful to be close and connected to her family. She and her fiancé love to camp with family, friends and River, her German Shorthaired Pointer. She also loves Italian food—bring on the carbs!

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Kimberly Kiesman, Business Office Director

When Kimberly first toured Edgeworth Park at New Town and saw how happy staff members and residents were, working and caring together, she knew Solera was the right choice for her. She considers seniors to be our backbone and she’s proud to be of assistance to them whenever she can, in addition to taking care of business affairs for the community. Compassion, communication, creativity, commitment—all of Solera’s core values strike a chord with Kimberly, who says, “they are all equally important for making Edgeworth the best community of all.”

She brings 20+ years of experience in both health and business, as an EMT, CNA and business office manager, in a variety of venues: inside an ambulance, in a jail, in home care, and now at Edgeworth Park. When she’s not busy with business, Kimberly loves to spend time with her daughter who is a college student, especially for events involving music.

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Dan Carr, Executive Chef

For Dan Carr, culinary is both an art and a science. He understands how important it can be to have high quality food for residents, families and visitors. And, being Executive Chef at Edgeworth Park at New Town offers him the high level of resources that allows him to think outside of the box to meet those high standards. He feels privileged to use the skills he’s learned over 30 years of working with seniors in Hospitality.

For Dan, having a meaningful impact both on residents as well as fellow team members is always important. When he’s not in the kitchen, you might find Dan preparing his favorite dish, classic Italian spaghetti (“nothing could beat my Mom’s spaghetti and homemade bread”), playing percussion, or enjoying quality time with his wife, sons, and parents. Not to mention five ducks, eight chickens, and a very “Lucky” rescue dog.

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Alexis Manuel, Life Enrichment Director

Enriching the lives of residents—helping them feel happy and loved so they can live long and sociable lives—is the perfect vocation for Alexis Manuel. And it comes with a big bonus:  a second family. That’s how Alexis feels about serving as Activities Coordinator for Edgeworth Park at New Town. She loves what she does, and she loves the residents as well as her fellow team members. She blends her experience as a certified activities director with six years in senior living to make a difference in every way she can.

Alexis is a self-described “shopaholic and loves being social herself. But she also enjoys being at home and watching the Steelers play or catching up on a favorite television program. Perfect vacation? Look for Alexis on the beach, without a worry in the world.