Meet the Team

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Rita Carlson

Executive Director

A Mesa native, Rita Carlson has worked in Senior Living for more than 20 years. She came to Bella Vista in 2012 and in her current role as Executive Director, oversees all departments. Rita loves spending quality time with —and learning from — Bella Vista residents.  She knows that simply listening to someone can make all the difference in their day. When not at work, Rita enjoys photography, nature and greeting each day with the highest moral and ethical standards. Inspired by the moral and ethical standards of Mahatma Gandhi, Rita's guiding principle is "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

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Adam Snyder

Vice President of Operations, Senior Division

Originally from Lancaster, PA, Adam Snyder has been involved in Senior Living since 2003. He now oversees the day-to-day operations for all Beztak Senior Living communities. Adam enjoys interacting with people every day and helping brighten lives. He has a passion for tackling issues and finds brainstorming and implementing new solutions very rewarding. Outside of work, Adam loves attending his kids’ sporting events, golfing, hiking, and fishing. His personal motto is “We’re only as strong as our weakest link” and he strives to push his team to be their best every day.

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Daniel Novak

Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, Senior Division

Daniel Novak a native Detroiter has been working in management, food service, and senior living for over 20 years. His day-to-day responsibilities include working with our culinary teams developing dining programs, setting and maintaining standards, verifying food safety compliance and ensuring quality. Dan treats each day as an opportunity to exceed our residents expectations by creating a spectacular dining experience from start to finish inclusive of food, ambiance, décor and service. When not at work, he enjoys cooking for family and friends, dining out trying new restaurants, and fishing and spending time at his cottage in Northern Michigan.