Roger Giroux: Small-town Medicine at its Finest

Roger Giroux:  Small-town Medicine at its Finest

Roger Giroux was invited to join a number of group practices when he re-entered the field of medicine roughly 15 years ago, but that just isn’t his style. “A solo doc is a different breed,” said the lone physician at Brookside Family Health Center in Hinesburg. “In some practices, the group is so large and […]

New owner for iconic Shelburne establishment

New owner for iconic Shelburne establishment

Jonathan Wish is a classically trained sushi chef, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to find Maki rolls on the menu at Buono Appetito any time soon. Wish knows the restaurant’s loyal customers are happy with the way things are so he has no intention of making any changes now that he has purchased the […]

Robin Turnau: A passion for public radio

Robin Turnau: A passion for public radio

For 27 years there has been one constant in Robin Turnau’s life: her employment at Vermont Public Radio. Fresh out of college, Turnau joined VPR in 1989 and twenty years later was named president, moving from the fourteenth person hired at the station to overseeing a staff of 55. Turnau grew up in what she […]

Travis Elliott: Shelburne’s newest naturopathic physician

Travis Elliott: Shelburne’s newest naturopathic physician

Travis Elliott has always been drawn to the teaching profession. He was a high school science teacher for the Teach with America program in Portland, Oregon when he realized the classroom management part of the job had less appeal for him. While looking into teaching at the graduate level he learned about the National College […]

Michelle Holland: Helping others find their personal sense of style

Michelle Holland: Helping others find their personal sense of style

Michelle Holland’s career trajectory has been atypical. Trained as a mechanical engineer, she went from quality control at Toyota to interior design for customers across the country. Today, she is the owner of Michelle Holland Interiors as well as Patina, an antiques and home furnishings store in Shelburne. Holland’s parents were set designers and she […]

P. Brian Machanic: The patience to capture visions of beauty

P. Brian Machanic: The patience to capture visions of beauty

P. Brian Machanic spent youthful summers in Marshfield and the Groton State Forest where he learned to appreciate wildlife. That love led to a bachelor’s degree in zoology but from there, Machanic took what he refers to as a “professional detour” with a career in medicine. Although his job as an ophthalmologist included some photographic […]

Suki Flash: Sharing her love of horses

Suki Flash: Sharing her love of horses

Suki Flash did not grow up with horses but that did not stop her from finding ways to ride. She would search for excuses to visit a friend in Nantucket who had horses and later worked 15 hours a week in order to get an hour-long group lesson. “Loving horses is a mutant gene,” she […]

Nicole Conley, keeping Charlotte active

Nicole Conley, keeping Charlotte active

In June, Nicole Conley was hired to be the Recreation Coordinator for the town of Charlotte. Conley is no stranger to the area having grown up in Hinesburg and she is excited to be working close to home. An avid basketball player who also enjoys running, she is happy to be able to help others […]