Kitchen Assistant

Des is the kitchen assistant at The Children's Center. She is returning to the center in August 2020.

Past employment

In addition to working at the center in the kitchen and as a teacher, Des was a lead cook for Camp Merrovista in Tuftonboro. She has more than 15  years experience in the food industry.


Des graduated from Kingswood Regional High School.

On working with children

"I love working with kids because they are still so innocent and full of wonder. I love the sparkle in their eyes and the sound of their giggles. It brings joy to my day."


"I have three grown children and nine grandchildren who bring me great happiness and keep me busy. They are my world!"