New Breed Marketing has provided me the opportunity to work with many top Vermont business, as well as several Fortune 500 companies. It has been a rewarding experience to help grow New Breed into a leading B2B agency. In 2011, my two business partners and I started Dwell Properties & Contracting, a residential real estate investment and general contracting firm. Over the past year the company has grown rapidly and we have just recently added our third employee. Creating a successful business that provides innovative services to Vermonters as well as quality jobs is a large part of my mission.
For the past year my two business partners and I have been diligently working on the restoration and move of the St. George Little Red Schoolhouse. This particular project has a very significant meaning to our company. My business partner, Dana Bingham's grandmother, the late Senator Jean Ankeney started this project over a decade ago. Now, the three of us serve on the Board of Directors for the St. George Historic and Conservation Trust and over the past year we have accomplished a lot! We have helped to create a community effort and set up many volunteer days. These efforts have rallied the greater community and have allowed us to complete the necessary work to prepare the Schoolhouse for its big move into the St. George town center. Once fully renovated, it will serve as the town’s community center.
Favorite part of job? At both New Breed and Dwell, I enjoy the fact that I am able to embrace my entrepreneurial sprit.
Most inspiring mentor? My most inspiring mentor is without question my mother, Heidi Biddiscombe. She was an outstanding example of dedication and courage. She was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), when I was very young and fought to defy the odds of her terminal prognosis for many years. She passed away when I was a junior at the University of Vermont. Her fight and will to live have taught me to be the person I am today.
Who is your living hero? Sir Richard Branson. He is known for his ability to do things differently, which is the motto that I live my life by. Another one of his beliefs that I value is: “Work should be fun. Business should be fun. Marketing should be fun. Life should be fun.”
Favorite downtime activity? Sailing on Lake Champlain
Favorite Vermont Escape? The Woodstock Inn & Resort
Favorite social network? LinkedIn
Favorite website? www.inc.com
Vermont Business Person you would most want to network with? Tony Pomerleau.