Meet the Solomon’s Our December Family in Focus
Nine years ago, Dan and Grace Solomon moved to Parkland with their son Nicholas, now 11, because they heard it was a great place to raise a family. Married for 20 years, the couple jokes that their 13-year-old dog Rambo was their first child.
Grace, an attorney and Parkland City Commissioner, is happily involved in the community in an influential way. Friendly and obviously bright, she is grateful for the place her family chose to call home nearly a decade ago. Grace tells us, “It really is a privilege to live in Parkland. Working with our Mayor and the rest of our city’s commission and staff is a responsibility I take seriously. This city is unlike any in Florida. I guess you can say I’m a really proud Parklander!” Dan is very energetic and engaging. He is a publisher, producer and host. Most of his work is in the fitness arena, where he has worked with some very famous celebrities. His current project has him as co-executive producer for a major motion picture called BIGGER, starring Julianne Hough, Tyler Hoechlin, Robert Forster, Victoria Justice, Tom Arnold and other talented actors. He says, “Look for it in theaters this summer!” Dan also hosts events like the Mr. Olympia and other bodybuilding and fitness competitions. “It’s an interesting line of work,” he tells us.
A talented mathematician, athlete and musician, Nicholas is in the 5th grade at Park Trails Elementary where Math is his favorite subject and he’s a member of the Math Team. He plays baseball for the Parkland Pokers and also enjoys participating in Basketball and Flag Football. When he’s not holding a ball or a bat, the chances are pretty good that he’s holding his violin, which he’s been playing since he was 5.
Dan says, “We’ve always been a baseball family. Before Nicholas took the leap to travel baseball, I really enjoyed coaching teams in the Parkland Little League program, one of our city’s great organizations.”
When they aren’t at work or school, the Solomons like to keep things simple. On most weekends you’ll find them on a ball field, at a park or visiting friends. Grace says, “We eat out more than we should because we’re always running from place to place. I suppose we’re just like most families in Parkland, searching for some kind of balance. Each day is a blessing and we don’t take anything for granted.” All three Solomons appreciate the community they live and serve in. They love the small town feel of Parkland, but Dan is clear about his viewpoint. “The best part about living in Parkland is the people. This community inspires us in so many ways!”