I grew up in Jaffrey, one of six children to parents and grandparents who were staples in the community. My grandfather owned Perry's diner and rooming house in Jaffrey where I started my first job. My parents owned Anthony's Restaurant in Jaffrey where as a teenager, along with my siblings, learned the value of customer service. As an adult I owned and operated my own business in Peterborough for many years while raising two children.
In 2009, I decided to explore a career that allowed me to provide deeper meaning and service to others which led me to St. Joseph's School of Nursing, graduating in 2012 with my LPN. I worked during nursing school as an LNA at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. After graduating, I transitioned to charge nurse on the Rehab/Skilled unit where I remained until 2015. Before arriving at Summerhill, I worked in other Nursing homes and Assisted Living settings and was an LNA Instructor for the American Red Cross. My heart has always been serving the elderly population and when I found Summerhill I knew this was the "home" setting I was seeking.
I have worked at Summerhill since 2017 as Charge Nurse on Meadows One where I have witnessed the love, compassion, and care that all of the staff brings to each resident. It has been a privilege to work with the staff, residents and their families. I am fortunate to be allowed to share in their stories. I look forward to my new role as Resident Care Director to bring quality care to every resident while working to create an atmosphere of home.
When not working I make it a practice to take some time to walk. There are many beautiful places locally to enjoy nature. I also enjoy a good book especially during the long winter months which is the best time to sit by the fireplace and read. My two grown children are my biggest achievements and any time I can spend with them is a gift. I have a creative side that includes, painting, drawing, and recently working with my daughter in growing her new floral business. I'm a believer in "your never too old" to start something new and with each new experience we grow.