I have been blessed to find Summerhill, or rather they found me! I have never known a place quite like Summerhill. The wonderful residents who have become part of my family. The attentive and caring staff who are also like part of my family. I love you all.
Summerhill has been my second home for six years. When I am not here, I enjoy time spent on our farm with my husband, children and grandchildren.
Aylmer grew up right here in the heart of the Monadnock Region, he received his Associate of Science Culinary Degree from The Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park NY. He spent the majority of his career in the Hotel Industry throughout the United State working alongside many European Chefs.
Aylmer is devoted to working with the local farming community in the Monadnock Region and beyond. Aylmer has been with Summerhill since September 2010.
I was born and raised in Medford Massachusetts. After I was married I moved to Tucson, Arizona for 2 years but I missed my family who I am very close with and missed the changing seasons so we moved back to Massachusetts. After having my first child we moved to New Hampshire when he was 4 months old. He is now 18 and I am still in New Hampshire!
Both my children are my pride and joy! My son just graduated high school and will be attending Keene State College to be a music educator. He plays the trumpet extremely well and because of him I now love Jazz (of course that is when he is playing it) and my daughter is a sophomore in high school and is a talented artist, crafter and photographer.
I am very much enjoying Summerhill. The atmosphere here is like no other and that speaks volumes. I hope to be here for a long time to come.
Jean Kundert has worked at Summerhill for over 8 years wearing many hats. More recently she has taken on the role of our Community Relations Coordinator which involves working with our Marketing Assistant and our Activities staff. Another important hat, is arranging for residents to be accompanied and transported to medical appointments when family can’t drive.
She is responsible for the many remarkable and personal photos of our residents. Jean captures memorable moments of them participating in the incredible and varied activities; be it in-house or on far away excursions and of course times with family and friends. Jean also shares treasured photos with those not geographically close to residents, via their personalize annual Holiday Calendar.
Jean oversees special events that include our resident baking team that make delicious pies and other tasty treats to support the Alzheimer’s Association. She creatively fills the many “wish lists” of our residents. Jean and Alymer, our Executive Chef spend many hours dreaming up different dining experiences and fun events. Creating moments of joy for them is what our work day is all about!
It means a great deal to be a member of the “Summerhill” team that enhances the lives of our residents. When not working, Jean and her husband Mike spend as much time possible with their 4 adult children and 5 grandkids.
Perry grew up in Dublin, has lived several years in Cambridge, MA and Bermuda but returned to the Monadnock Region where her family has lived for four generations. Recently her immediate family grew from just Anita to include multi-talented and exceptional chef husband, Aylmer along with his delightful sons, Brandon and Joshua and the many other wonderful “Given’s.
As a true New England gal, Perry enjoys being outside spending time on the water; kayaking or paddle boarding, skiing, walking or hiking and exploring new places and happy to even weed her garden! Time with friends and family and or having them over for an impromptu meal makes life even more special.
Having known Summerhill when her grandmother was here in the 80’s Perry was very pleased to join the Summerhill family over nine years ago in the role of Concierge and Marketing Assistant. It’s an honor to support our extraordinary residents, their families and our staff in any way that helps them.