Inaugural Character In Action award winner at the Greater Burlington YMCA. Volunteering in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Playing part in the launch of a regional health and recreation center her in Springfield.
President, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Mentor, Windsor County Partners, Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, Springfield High School, Soccer Coach, Springfield Soccer Club, Board Member, Springfield Rotary Club and Member, Springfield Community Engagement Group
Favorite part of job? Interacting with the members of the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center as they take their journey towards a healthier lifestyle and helping people to understand what a vital role being active plays in our health care system.
Most inspiring mentor? Tim Rollings, my former boss and current mentor. Tim has provided me with a unique outlook on the role of an executive director and leader. I have learned an immense amount from Tim that relates to management of staff, interacting with community leaders, providing a great health wellness experience and most importantly creating great shared experiences. Tim's
Who is your living hero? Edgar May. Edgar, the former state Senator from Windsor County, has lived such an incredible life, from his days as a journalist and time working in the federal government during the 1960's to his service to the state of Vermont as state Senator from Windsor County. His wisdom, courage, and energy have inspired me to be a better leader and provide a greater service to my community. Sitting down for a talk with Edgar is better that watching a good movie; he is a terrific story teller who can truly inspire you. There are not many octogenarians that have more energy thank I do, but Edgar is certainly one of them.
Favorite downtime activity? I enjoy spending any free moments with my beautiful, patient, and caring wife Lizzy and our lab Ali.
Favorite Vermont Escape? Kingsland Bay, Ferrisburg
Favorite social network? Facebook to connect to friends and family. Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news from the state, country and world.
Favorite website? www.fastcompany.com
Vermont Business Person you would most want to network with? TIE:Rich Kalich, CEO VERMED and Paul Millman, CEO Chroma Technologies. As someone who is relatively new to southern Vermont I have enjoyed learning about successful businesses in this region. Both Chroma and VERMED have unique stories and I would really enjoy learning how Mr. Kalich and Mr. Millman have guided these companies successfully.