Toby Aronson(Membership Manager)
Toby Aronson, a long-time VT resident, has a uniquely diverse background working in sales, non-profit management, arts publicity, and music. …Read More...
Toby Aronson, a long-time VT resident, has a uniquely diverse background working in sales, non-profit management, arts publicity, and music. He founded the record label NNA Tapes which has received international recognition in publications such as The New York Times and NPR. Previously a Sales Associate for Local First Vermont’s Buy Local Book & Mobile App, Aronson was responsible for continued growth in ad sales for the Chittenden & Stowe sales territories. Aronson has also worked with the non-profit Vermont Symphony Orchestra in their education outreach programs, including the Musical Petting Zoo. As a professional musician, Aronson has toured in musical groups throughout the United States and Europe, and is currently a regularly performing classical guitarist in Vermont. Toby’s strong skills in outreach and communication and his familiarity with Vermont’s business community make him an excellent advocate and recruiter for VBSR’s triple-bottom line mission and membership. Toby actively embodies his passions for good food, good community, good art, and the great outdoors. Contact Toby to learn more about membership at TobyA@vbsr.org.Collapse
Molly Barfuss(Education and Events Manager)
New to Vermont, Molly joined the team at the start of 2022 as our Education and Events Manager. Originally from Connecticut, Molly was lured …Read More...
New to Vermont, Molly joined the team at the start of 2022 as our Education
and Events Manager. Originally from Connecticut, Molly was lured to
California to join AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)
where she served local communities through environmental stewardship,
disaster relief, and volunteer coordination. From there she moved to
Colorado to work with Volunteers of America where she managed volunteers
and events to assist low-income seniors. Most recently Molly worked with
Warren Village, a nonprofit in Colorado that helps low-income, single-parent
families. In addition to working on their Development Team, Molly led their
Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Culture Committee and earned a certificate
in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Colorado. Molly has
always loved visiting Vermont and is proud to be a full-time resident and a
part of VBSR where she can align her work with her passion for community
engagement. She spends her free time hiking with her dog, snowboarding
and camping with friends, or enjoying board game nights with her family.
Email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Racine(Finance Manager)
Linda joined VBSR in January 2019 as the Finance Manager. In 2018, she retired early from Perrigo, where she was a financial analyst for 25 …Read More...
Talley Summerlin(Communications Manager)
Talley joined VBSR in February 2022 with over two decades of agency public relations experience in Texas and New York where he practiced int …Read More...
Talley joined VBSR in February 2022 with over two decades of agency public relations experience in Texas and New York where he practiced integrated, strategic communications with a variety of Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofits, state agencies, and challenger brands. His collaboration with innovative CSR/ESG organizations included stakeholder and media relations, team and event management, partnership and content development, and executive visibility and thought leadership.
Talley’s clients have included Capital One, Philips Healthcare and Lighting, Best Friends Animal Society, Common Cause, Texas Department of State Health Services, car2go, Seventh Generation, Dell, GoGo squeeZ, the National Chicken Council, and Whole Foods Market. Prior to agency life he worked for a music industry dot-com, ran an outdoor program for at-risk teens, fronted an independent rock band he started with his brothers, and wrote a comic strip for his college newspaper.
He and his wife live in Brattleboro, VT, and have two daughters attending the University of Vermont. Reach Talley at TalleyS@vbsr.org.Collapse
Roxanne Vought(Executive Director)
Roxanne brings over 20 years of experience in Vermont’s private, public, and non-profit sectors, including business development, education, …Read More...
Roxanne brings over 20 years of experience in Vermont’s private, public, and non-profit sectors, including business development, education, human resources management, workforce development, and non-profit management.
Formerly the Deputy Director of Advance Vermont, a statewide initiative to increase the civic and economic vitality of Vermont through educational attainment, Roxanne has also led education and workforce development initiatives for VBSR, managed human resources and public-private partnerships for a Vermont-based startup, and developed non-degree programming for University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education.Collapse
Kristin Warner(Public Policy Manager)
Kristin is a native Vermonter, raised and currently living in Montpelier. She brings an extensive background as a successful organizer, stra …Read More...
Kristin is a native Vermonter, raised and currently living in Montpelier. She brings an extensive background as a successful organizer, strategist, and advocate to the VBSR team. With nearly two decades committed to the labor movement, she is adept at bringing many disparate voices together in consensus around common issues and developing impactful leadership skills within membership bases.
Warner continues VSBR’s long tradition of legislative action at the State House. She is experienced at lobbying, having worked to champion reforms in early education and advance sound public policy in both public and private sector healthcare and child care here in Vermont and Nevada. Committed to creating a sustainable future, Warner is energized by Vermont’s unique opportunity to accomplish impactful progressive change that can help Vermonters while raising expectations nationally.
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