Todd Haire: Brewing up a good head of foam

Todd Haire: Brewing up a good head of foam

Todd Haire has worked in the beer industry for twenty years, including stints at Magic Hat and Switchback, where he was the head brewer. While at Switchback, two of his coworkers suggested opening their own brewery, and Haire jumped at the chance. “I didn’t hesitate for a moment,” he said. Two other partners were brought… Read More »

Bruce Corbett: a modern-day Snowflake Bentley

Bruce Corbett: a modern-day Snowflake Bentley

Bruce Corbett has a fondness for snow. He loves to cross-country ski, but he has another reason for looking forward to winter precipitation: he likes to photograph it. In the 1980s, Corbett borrowed his father-in-law’s medical microscope, and using 35mm film, began to take pictures of snowflakes. These days, he uses digital photography, but he… Read More »

Tag Carpenter: a perfect job for an eclectic athlete

Tag Carpenter: a perfect job for an eclectic athlete

There are very few sports Tag Carpenter hasn’t tried. In December, the 30-year Shelburne resident was named operations manager at Catamount Outdoor Family Center, where he will have the opportunity to get paid while overseeing several of those sports. “I’ve known Catamount since they opened 40 years ago,” Carpenter said. “I played here and brought… Read More »

Richard Benson: art and food going hand-in-hand

Richard Benson: art and food going hand-in-hand

Richard Benson has been a chef for 30 years. He’s been an artist for 12 of those years, and he believes the two talents go hand-in-hand. Residents of Charlotte can find examples of his culinary artistry at the Little Garden Market, which he has owned since 2008. Benson started his culinary career in Manchester in… Read More »

Sarita Baker: Sewing to save the planet

Sarita Baker:  Sewing to save the planet

It all started three years ago when Sarita Baker volunteered at Hinesburg Community School for a day devoted to composting. She had been making reusable snack bags for her three daughters: colorful cotton designs on the outside but lined with nylon for easy cleaning. At the school, she noticed that the majority of the trash… Read More »

Paul Budnitz: successful serial entrepreneur

Paul Budnitz:  successful serial entrepreneur

It’s been one business venture after another for Shelburne’s Paul Budnitz. He started one clothing company while still in college, and that morphed into another venture involving collectable vintage clothing. He moved on to 16mm movies and then to customizing MiniDisc players for other filmmakers. His next venture was Kidrobot, which produced toys suitable for… Read More »

Lynne Bond: finding her voice in art

Lynne Bond: finding her voice in art

Lynne Bond loved crafts as a child, but she never considered herself an artist. “I wasn’t one of those kids who could draw something that looked like something and that’s how art gets defined,” she said. Instead, Bond focused on a career in psychology, but while getting her doctorate in Boston, she found time to… Read More »