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 […]

Rob Farley: Sharing his love of dogs through October Siberians

Rob Farley: Sharing his love of dogs through October Siberians

Rob Farley’s day job involves conducting surveys and issuing permits for the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, but around Hinesburg, where he has lived for 25 years, he is known as the sled dog guy for his forays along the trails and backroads with his team of […]

Jessie Price: Turning a love of food into a career

When she was young, Jessie Price spent her summers on Thompson’s Point, where her grandparents had a year-round home, so it was only natural that when she wanted to take a break from her job in San Francisco she would head to Charlotte. What started as a three-month hiatus soon became the start of a […]

Marie Ambusk: preserving the urban canopy

Marie Ambusk: preserving the urban canopy

    Marie Ambusk spent forty years working behind a desk as an accountant, but when she retired from GE Healthcare, the Hinesburg resident followed her passion to the great outdoors as a tree steward. “It was an interesting segue,” she said. “Part of the job I had was maintaining the hierarchy of our financial […]