The Roby House

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The Roby House on Durham Road is the Scholars’ home away from home. It is a warm, comfortable, and secure place where they enjoy friendship, share meals, study, and sleep. A basketball game on the outside court provides a perfect outlet to unwind and release energy.


Originally from South Pasadena, California, and raised in Dover, Massachusetts, Laura D’Aiello has been Resident Director at the Roby House since January 2017. A successful project manager for United Technologies prior to joining Madison ABC, Laura is a natural at running a high-functioning team of thriving students. She brings experience, wisdom, and compassion to the program on a daily basis. In her free time, Laura enjoys hiking and camping; she’s also an avid crossword puzzler and ACT II volunteer.


We are pleased to welcome Marvin “Tre” Baker III as the new Resident Assistant of Madison ABC. A 2020 graduate of Mitchell College in New London, Tre was recruited to play basketball and majored in Sport and Fitness Management. Tre is from Pensacola, Florida; as part of a military family, he also lived in several other states and England while growing up. He is passionate about basketball, fitness, and working with young people. He is looking forward to getting to know our Scholars and to serving as a role model for them.


Charles Montesanto, who lives in Old Lyme, joined ABC as Cook in January 2017.  Prior to that, he worked as a chef at the Grove School in Madison for 14 years.  Charles says what he likes most about cooking for our Scholars is showing them that the same foods can be prepared in many different ways, and exposing them to foods of different cultures. He appreciates cooking for the boys as much as they appreciate having him there. Charles also enjoys kayaking, spending time with his family, and doing home projects.