Tracy Stolese: Offering gifts with style

Tracy Stolese: Offering gifts with style

In 2008, Tracy Stolese took a leap of faith. She had spent the previous 13 years as sales manager for Hall Communications, which owns WIZN, the Buzz, and several other radio stations. “I was turning 40 and got the bug that I really wanted to try owning my own business,” she said. “Arabesque presented itself.”… Read More »

Jessica Scriver: Intersects art and science

Jessica Scriver: Intersects art and science

Jessica Scriver started her collegiate career studying art at Indiana University, but a combination of factors led her to believe that wasn’t a practical plan of action. She switched to biology, and after graduation she taught physics and chemistry at a boarding school in Connecticut, but art was never far from her mind. Scriver’s great-great-uncle… Read More »

Merrily Lovell: Serving the community she loves

Merrily Lovell:  Serving the community she loves

Merrily Lovell believes strongly that people should always have choices. In 2016, a Hinesburg Selectboard member ran unopposed, and in 2017, when it appeared that it would happen again, Lovell tried to persuade others to make it a competitive race. “Starting in September, I began asking people to run but everyone had valid reasons not… Read More »

Corporate coach on the go and at home

Corporate coach on the go and at home

Karen Walker spends a lot of time on airplanes. A few weeks every month, she’s traveling to Atlanta, Boston, Denver, New York and San Francisco for her business, One Team Consulting. Walker doesn’t mind the travel since at the end of each trip she gets to come back home to Shelburne. Most of Walker’s clients… Read More »

Tracey Brown: Walking to remember those who can’t

Tracey Brown: Walking to remember those who can’t

It was back in 2010 when Tracey Brown of Charlotte first noticed that her father, Levi Brown, was exhibiting some unusual symptoms. “He’d always been a really healthy guy,” Brown said. Living in upstate New York where there was no dedicated memory care center, Levi was initially misdiagnosed. In 2012 he went to the hospital… Read More »

Terry Wilson: Helping ugly (and beautiful) dogs hunt

Terry Wilson: Helping ugly (and beautiful) dogs hunt

Terry Wilson and his wife, Nancy Anisfield, have always enjoyed bird hunting. Seventeen years ago, they got a German Wirehaired Pointer named Scrub for his bristly facial hair. “They’re called ugly dogs,” Wilson said of the breed, not without affection. “I had just sold a manufacturing business and I decided to start a mail order… Read More »

Mary Catherine Jones: The woman behind the voice

Mary Catherine Jones: The woman behind the voice

By her own admission, Mary Catherine Jones spends a lot of time talking to herself in a small padded room. The good news is she gets paid for doing it. Jones’ business, Voice Over Vermont, provides commercial voice-overs and video narration for clients across the state and beyond. Growing up in Washington D.C., Jones acquired… Read More »