Meet Our Staff

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Anthony Venti,
 Executive Director
TVenti@HallKeen.com

Anthony Venti has served the residents of Sunapee Cove with great distinction since we opened our doors. Better know as Tony, he came to Sunapee Cove with over 35 years of communications, marketing and media experience at the very highest levels of the industry.

To that end, Tony’s use of his wealth of finely honed communications experience and marketing skills have helped make Sunapee Cove the premier Assisted Living community in the Lake Sunapee region.

His familiarity with the families and the lifestyles of the people from our region have given him a valuable perspective on coordinating and delivering the quality services we are so well known for and our residents have come to expect.

Highlights of Tony’s sterling career include his position as a former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in Washington, DC; News and Operations Director for various ABC and CBS television affiliates: and terms as Director of Communications and Marketing with Norwich University, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Alice Peck Day Hospital.

Tony is a longtime resident of Sunapee where he lives with his wife, Carla, and his 150 lb Newfoundland dog, Atticus.

When you meet Tony, ask him what it was like working for a President of the United States. You’ll delight in some of the inside secrets of life within the beltway

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Carol Meyers,
 Assistant Director/Enrichment
CMeyers@HallKeen.com

A varied background and wealth of life experience has inexorably led Carol to the shining shores and residents of Sunapee Cove.

Carol currently serves as the Executive Assistant Director at Sunapee Cove, overseeing facility operations, marketing, enrichment and admissions activities. She is drawn to the wisdom and spirit of its residents, and revels in participating in their care and their lives. Her life is far more enriched from her relationships with them.

Carol previously served as Executive Director of Winnwood Retirement Community in Marietta, Georgia, providing similar leadership to a facility with over 250 living units and 120 staff. Prior to Winnwood, Carol founded and operated her own floral design wholesale business in Marietta, Georgia, where she raised her three daughters.

As a student, Carol was involved in agricultural studies of Floriculture and Horticulture and those interests have always been a significant part of her life. She loved to nurture the growth of emerging specimens, and relished in the care of mature plants and landscapes. Carol has carried this affinity to her business and senior living endeavors.

Carol also spent years as a teenager and young adult skiing, hiking and camping in New Hampshire, introducing her daughters to the beauty and tranquility of the region. It was inevitable her journey would wind its way back to the shores of Sunapee Cove.

Carol loves her career and, more importantly, the engaging residents and staff of Sunapee Cove. She enjoys her eldest daughter and two grandchildren who live nearby. When the opportunity arises or when it turns especially cold, she follows her bread crumbs back to Georgia to visit her younger girls and to thaw a little.

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Kristopher Piquette,Director of Dining Services
KPiquette@HallKeen.com

Raised in a heavily Italian-influenced family and neighborhood in Cranston, RI, Kris grew up with great food at the center of all family gatherings. He recalls starting to cook at a very early age, learning his mother’s recipes while by her side preparing Sunday meals. At age 14, “I got an after-school job washing dishes and cleaning tables at a local restaurant. One year later, I was making breakfast for nearly 200 people every Saturday and Sunday morning. I loved it.”

And so a career in the culinary arts had begun. It blossomed under the tutelage of Chef Gregory Slade, one of the finest chefs on Providence’s historic Federal Hill, nationally renowned for its exceptional Italian food and restaurants. Together, they opened Temple Restaurant in the capital city’s magnificent new Renaissance Hotel.

Soon, thereafter, he met his lovely wife, Devon Marshall. They made the decision to move to her hometown of nearby Wilmot, NH, and start a family. There, Kris continued his culinary journey as sous chef alongside Chef Jeffrey Lewis at the New London Inn and Coach House Restaurant.

“When I was offered this position at Sunapee Cove, the opportunity to head up my own kitchen and prepare great meals for the greatest generation was a dream come true.”

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Phil Smith,
 Facilities Director
PSmith@HallKeen.com

Despite his youthful appearance, Phil Smith knows the Sunapee Cove property like the back of his hand, having served as the job superintendent for the renovations our community undertook before or grand re-opening.

His knowledge of the building and its mechanical systems is as extensive as his skill set to fixing any issues that may arise.

Phil is a native of New Hampshire, born and raised in the Upper Valley. His experience includes a wide range and variety of projects in the Upper Valley, a great number of them for the prestigious Dartmouth College, their Tuck School of Business, and the Baker Library.

He is an avid hunter and fisherman, and, when he is not working, you will probably find him in the woods or by a stream.