Robin Smith, executive director at Solstice Senior Living at Guilford, is passionate about helping seniors thrive as they age. Robin 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 adventure in senior living. Robin enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown children as well as her “furry kid,” Faith, an English cocker spaniel. She loves exploring new areas and trying new foods. She is also an avid Notre Dame fan!
Director of Sales and Marketing
Kristin Dahl, director of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living at Guilford, is passionate about seniors, health care and helping others. Kristin has focused on health care sales and marketing for many years while director at another retirement community, as well as during her home-care outside sales positions.
A unique part of Kristin’s past was that she was a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Togo, West Africa, and absolutely loved the experience!
Kristin has lived in Guilford for 30 years with her husband and two children, who are now out of college. Kristin enjoys spending time with her older sisters who live in the area and being with great friends. She loves animals, exercising and gardening outside.
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.
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.
Vibrant Life® Director
Blandina Orce, Vibrant Life® director at Solstice at Guilford, joined the team in November 2019. Blandina studied psychology at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, where she immigrated from more than 30 years ago. Blandina has lived for 18 years in Guilford, where she and her husband raised their three boys. She worked for Guilford Public Schools for 12 years before joining our team.
In her spare time, Blandina enjoys getting together with friends to celebrate life, love and friendship, cooking international cuisine, photography, and homemade crafts (scrapbooking, jewelry, paper making and sewing). She is happy to bring those skills into the Guilford community.
Building Services Director
David Figueroa is the director of Building Services for Solstice Senior Living at Guilford, a company that prides itself in providing the best services for independent seniors. David is responsible for the maintenance and housekeeping staffs. He loves being able to engage with the residents and enjoys getting to know them as individuals. He is very dedicated to his role and appreciates the time he spends at Solstice.
Prior to working at Solstice, David worked as director of Operations at Museum of Modern Art PS1 in Long Island City, New York, for many years, gaining a plethora of work-related experience. David is a devoted father and husband and enjoys spending his free time playing sports with his children or watching movies with his wife.