Dean Solden is a lifelong entrepreneur and the founder of Vibrant Life Communities, a Michigan-based senior living company. Vibrant Life currently has ten buildings on four campuses, with their newest campus opening in the Ann Arbor area, fall of 2018, in Superior Township. Mr. Solden has been involved in real estate and senior health care since 1990, and has owned, operated or developed 13 properties. He has participated in state and national assisted living boards of directors.
Dean is also an accomplished jazz and pop pianist, composer and entertainer, and has played in jazz clubs throughout the United States and Europe. In the last few years, he wrote and performed a one-man musical, and wrote his first novella, entitled “Burning Up the Keys.” He has been an Eastern Michigan University executive mentor since 2015, and considers working with Eastern students as one of his most rewarding endeavors.