Meet our Staff
The talented Adelynrood staff supports the work of the Companions and operations at Adelynrood. Learn more about their roles, what they love about their jobs and how to contact them below.
Sarah van Gulden
978-462-1589 ext. 11
Sarah leads the day-to-day operations and hospitality of Adelynrood, ensuring the successful accomplishment of duties and obligations directly associated with the Companions. This includes managing a six-member year-round staff and a small seasonal staff. She interfaces with Companions, external groups, visitors, vendors and the community. She treasures time spent walking on the beautiful grounds, enjoying the sights and the sounds of nature. Sarah loves to bake for her family and friends.
Reservations and Membership Coordinator
978-462-1589 ext. 31
Laura handles reservations for stays at Adelynrood and registrations for programs while assisting with other administrative and hospitality functions.
She is looking forward to learning all about the ins and outs of Adelynrood with a team that helps each other and works together for the good of the organization.
Laura spends as much time as possible on the boat with her longtime companion Craig. She also volunteers with several clubs to help with donations to veterans, students, and food pantries.
978-462-1589 ext. 30
Adam manages all aspects of our food service—planning, preparing and managing the kitchen staff. What he loves most about his job is the creative breadth of foods that we are able to offer. He appreciates that our guests enjoy everything from healthy to indulgent, from comfort foods to seasonal summer salads, and a wide variety of world cuisines. In his leisure time Adam hikes, bikes or kayaks during the day, and says when the sun sets he is a reader, a baker of yeast breads and a “contented” husband.
978-462-1589 ext. 14
Phil is responsible for financial transactions related to the Society and to Adelynrood, including collecting invoices and deposits and submitting financial reports and documents to the off-site accounting firm. He performs development functions such as posting charitable gifts in a donor database and producing acknowledgements and reports. Phil works closely with and supports the off-site accountant and the elected Treasurer of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. Phil enjoys wearing multiple hats as well as the opportunity to interact with the Companions. Phil is married and has four children – all adults now. In his spare time, he enjoys working on cars, doing yardwork, and playing competitive soccer in an over-the-hill league.
Nicole Grace Frizzo
978-462-1589 ext. 10
Nicole works closely with other staff and Companions to support communications strategy and coordinate communication initiatives, website maintenance, social media outreach, printed publication development, and community relations. Nicole is energized by her work to introduce the community to the special place that Adelynrood is. Nicole lives in Ipswich with her partner and her son. Nicole is passionate about integrative wellness and animal rights. She enjoys trying out new vegan recipes, kundalini yoga, and hiking in the White Mountains year-round.
978-462-1589 ext. 19
Stewart looks after the Companion-owned property at Adelynrood—physical buildings and grounds. This includes maintenance of buildings, construction and repair, grounds maintenance and nurturing, supervision of facilities staff, and snow removal. What he likes most about his job is that his role at Adelynrood is not just a job and the staff is an integral part of something much larger and meaningful. For fun, Stewart enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping and motorcycle adventure expeditions into remote areas of Canada.
978-462-1589 ext. 19
Jimmy helps maintain the Adelynrood buildings and grounds. He says this work has always been like working around the house, being sure everything is in working order so guests enjoy our facilities. His brothers and sisters tell him that this is the perfect job for him, and he says they are right. For fun, Jimmy hunts wild mushrooms every day. He kayaks a few times in the summer, smokes fine cigars as he walks through the woods (minding, of course, his ashes) and spends as much time as he can with Jeannie, his “girlfriend of 20-plus years.”