Bram Kleppner

Jun
05

Bram Kleppner

Bram Kleppner, CEO at Danforth since 2011, has led the company from declining sales and losses to double-digit growth and profitability. He’s overseen Danforth’s becoming the world’s first 100% solar-powered pewter workshop; company-wide profit-sharing; paid parental leave; paid time off for community service; and an employee seat on the Board of Directors.  Danforth is currently […]

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Jun
05

Abbott Stark

After a decade working behind the scenes in the beauty industry, where Abbott learned how much of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into the body, Abbott combined his passion for organic food with the market demand for organic skincare to create OGEE. The brand launched in late 2016 to rave reviews from […]

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Mar
20

Jen Kimmich

Jen Kimmich is co-founder and CEO of the Alchemist Brewery and board chair of the Alchemist Foundation, focused on expanding opportunity for young Vermonters. With her husband John, she founded The Alchemist as a Waterbury brewpub in 2003. Building on the wild success of the pub and their beers, the team began canning Heady Topper […]

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Mar
20

Rae Carter

Rae Carter is an advocate, coach, facilitator, herbalist, musician, strategist, speaker, and writer committed to co-creating heart-centered social change that honors the cycles of nature with compassion and empathy for all living beings. She is reinventing her career following a transformational healing journey from cancer. Rae’s 20-year career includes serving as the communications director at […]

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Dec
17

Sascha Mayer

Sascha Mayer is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mamava, Inc. in Burlington, Vermont. Mamava designs solutions for nursing mamas on the go, and since 2015 has placed over 550 lactation suites in locations as diverse as airports, sports stadiums, automobile factories, and military bases. Mission driven, women-owned, and a Certified B-Corp, Mamava created a category […]

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Dec
17

Mickey Wiles

Mickey Wiles is the CEO and Founder of Working Fields, a mission-based staffing agency focused on second chance hires, predominately people in recovery from substance use addictions. Mickey leads a staff of Account Managers and Recovery Coaches that provides a supportive model of employment and recovery.  This innovative employment solution meets the needs of both […]

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Jun
21

Adeline Druart

A foodie by nature and an artisan cheesemaker by trade, Adeline Druart is President of Vermont Creamery, one of the leading American specialty cheese and dairy makers based in Websterville, Vermont. Born and raised in the French countryside, Adeline studied dairy science at the prestigious National Dairy School of France. Looking to learn English, Adeline […]

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Apr
13

Mieko Ozeki

Mieko joined the VBSR team in January 2018. Prior to working with VBSR, she served as Program & Marketing Director at Yestermorrow Design/Build School and was the Projects Coordinator at UVM’s Office of Sustainability for 8 years. She is a VBSR member, owner of Radiance Studios, a digital marketing and event production consulting service, and co-founder of […]

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Mar
27

Toby Aronson

Toby Aronson, a long-time VT resident, has a uniquely diverse background working in sales, non-profit management, arts publicity and music, and is a small business owner. His record label NNA Tapes 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 […]

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Feb
03
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