Bella Solviva means Beautiful Hope. Solviva is the name of a Swedish flower that means hope or it will at last be the way we wish. The word also means sun life, which is a primary goal of our venture: a sustainable, zero-footprint, wind, hydro & solar heated/powered Eco-resort unlike any other in Michigan--if not the nation.
Brad and Sandy Carlson have a passion for the outdoors and premium camping experiences, combined with real-world experience in a variety of companies that they have owned, making them ideally-suited to this venture.
Brad is an entrepreneurial, senior executive with over 30 years of proven leadership in business startups, team and project management. He utilizes a team oriented, process focused management style to build and retain highly motivated development, sales and support teams. Mr. Carlson is proficient in operations, development, technical application, testing, marketing and training of personnel for startups as well as established public and private sector companies.
Sandy is a seasoned leader who has led, managed, and trained teams in a variety of service related industries including education, fitness, ministry, hospitality, and private duty home care over the last 25 years. As a trainer, Sandy has been invited to speak at seminars and conferences on the topics of personal development, interpersonal relationships, teambuilding and creating viable profit centers as a strategy for short and long term growth of an organization. She is recognized for discernment and strong interpersonal skills while compassionately serving the unique needs of others. Honest transparency, a strong work ethic and integrity - doing the right thing when no one is looking - are central to what she expects from herself. As an entrepreneur, she has started and/or owned several other businesses, including an adventure-based travel venture.
Additionally, you will find Brad & Sandy, along with the entire staff, eager to please, open to ideas and wishing to make Bella Solviva as much your place as ours.