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SIVAN Cotel 


Favorite Part of Job: Sharing Stonecutter Spirits with folks when we pour tastings, both in our tasting room and at festivals and special events. The enthusiastic responses we get make all of the hard work worthwhile!

Tell us something fun about yourself that few people know: I'm a trained jazz guitarist, but prefer banging out rhythm with my bare hands on the nearest table.

Favorite downtime activity: Downhill skiing, at Sugarbush or anywhere else the schedule allows.

Person you would like to share a Vermont beverage with: Gregg Easterbrook, writer/philosopher/editor at The Atlantic, NY Times, et al.

What is the best career advice you have received? Saying or thinking "That's not part of my job" is unacceptable. Consider everything your responsibility, and then ask for help when you need assistance!

Community Involvement:

Porter Medical Center Board of Directors

-Active board member of Porter Medical Center, a non-profit hospital and health care system located in Middlebury, Vermont. Additional roles at Porter: Member of the Finance Committee Member of the Retirement Plan Committee Member of the Porter Practice Management Advisory Council

North Country Angels

-North Country Angels brings together successful and experienced entrepreneurs who are active in making early-stage and seed investments in companies located in Vermont and surrounding Northeastern areas.

Founding Rider FreshTracks

-The group travels around the state to listen to business pitches from teams of entrepreneurs seeking advice and capital.

Various Entrepreneurs and Startup Employees

-Serve as a confidential advisor and mentor to numerous young entrepreneurs and employees of area startups. Vermont has a wealth of talented young workers who need encouragement and want experienced perspectives.


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