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Robin Smith, Senior Executive Director, Solstice at Guilford

Robin Smith

Senior Executive Director

Robin Smith, Executive Director at Solstice at Guilford, is passionate about helping seniors thrive and age boldly. She has successfully managed senior living communities since 2010 and has learned that happy residents and staff create a dynamic community that all enjoy. 

Robin is delighted to be back in the Shoreline area, where she lived for more than 20 years, raising her children and managing a successful real estate office in Madison before beginning her adventures in senior living. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown children, as well as her “furry kid,” Faith, an English cocker spaniel. Robin also loves exploring new areas and trying new foods and is an avid Notre Dame fan. 

Mindy Goodrich, Director of Sales and Marketing, Solstice at Guilford

Mindy Goodrich

Director of Sales and Marketing

Mindy Goodrich, Director of Sales and Marketing, brings a wide variety of experiences in marketing and is proud to be a part of a community that emphasizes the strength and vitality of its seniors and that values the contributions of each team member.   

Initially drawn to Solstice at Guilford’s 80-acre nature preserve and tranquil “down-home country” setting, Mindy is excited to be a part of a team that celebrates the unique qualities of each resident, while encouraging a cooperative, neighborly atmosphere. 

Desiree Weber, Vibrant Life® Director, Solstice at Guilford

Desiree Weber

Vibrant Life® Director

Desiree Weber brings over a decade of experience working in independent living, assisted living and memory care. She loves getting to work with an amazing team, planning and organizing events, wearing tutus, and driving our amazing residents on the bus. Most of all, Desiree is grateful for her supportive team and residents.  

Desiree has relocated from Essex, where she raised her two children. In her spare time, she makes jewelry and attends crafts shows all around the Tri-State Shoreline. 

Jared Downing

Culinary Services Director

Jared Downing, culinary services director at Solstice Senior Living of Guilford, has a commitment to providing tasty, nutritious selections for seniors. He has spent many years working with senior living organizations and in the restaurant industry.

Jared enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also loves playing pool and competing in billiard tournaments.

Connie Fisher, Senior Business Office Director, Solstice at Guilford

Connie Fisher

Senior Business Office Director

Connie Fisher, business office director at Solstice Senior Living at Guilford, recently joined the Solstice team with more than 25 years of health care and assisted living management experience. Connie, a graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, has significant industry experience in office and financial management. Her community responsibilities include all aspects of accounting, payroll and human resources functions.

Connie recently relocated from West Hartford, where she and her husband raised their three boys. They are enjoying life on the Shoreline and spending time on the water with friends and family. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading and cooking and is a sports fan. She is active in her church as a member of the parish council.

Connie Fisher, Senior Business Office Director, Solstice at Guilford

Dan Spencer 

Culinary Services Director

Dan Spencer, Culinary Services Director at Solstice Senior Living at Guilford, brings more than 10 years of experience as a chef for senior living communities, ranging from skilled nursing to independent living. Prior to finding his true niche in the senior living industry, Dan worked in a variety of restaurants including cafes and high-end hotels throughout Vermont, New York, Connecticut and California.  

A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, he truly enjoys making the dining experience special for his patrons. Outside of work, Dan can be found spending time with his wife of 29 years, their three children and their black Lab.  

Christina Hunt, Building Services Director, Solstice at Guilford

Christina Hunt

Building Services Director

Christina Hunt, Building Services Director, joined Solstice at Guilford in 2020, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in the senior living industry. She supervises the housekeeping and maintenance departments and assists as needed with any repairs to the physical structure and grounds, while ensuring a safe environment for residents, visitors and staff.  

Christina is most impressed by the Solstice sense of family that resonates throughout the community, among the residents and staff members. Christina’s husband, Adam, is also in the industry, and their 2-year-old son, Gunnar, is Solstice at Guilford’s unofficial mascot. 


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