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Travis Thiele

20 Dec 2021By
Travis Thiele was born in Brattleboro, grew up in Westminster West, attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and has worked in Costa Rica, New Zealand, Lake Tahoe, and Park City. He is a certified ski and snowboard instructor since 2001 and has taught thousands of lessons around the world to predominantly clients with disabilities. He was...
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Jubal Hays

14 Dec 2021By
Jubal and his wife Dawn moved to Vermont from Washington state in 2019. They have two fur children, Arlo and Zipporah. In his spare time, Jubal enjoys skateboarding, hiking, watching documentaries, being creative, and visiting museums. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Web Design, from Southern New Hampshire University with an anticipated graduation...
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Dec

Erin Wessel

14 Jul 2021By
Erin, her husband Tim, and their energetic three and a half year old Declan reside in downtown Brattleboro. They are strong advocates for the Brattleboro community and love to explore their town’s many local features. Prior to joining Hilltop, Erin has spent her entire career working in the nonprofit sector, in various roles, around the...
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Desi Plumley

12 May 2021By
Desi joins Hilltop after 14 plus years at Grace Cottage Hospital. A local Vermonter, Desi had lived in various towns throughout the state before settling in Brattleboro, where she is happy to be close to family. Although Desi has deep roots in Southern VT, she loves traveling both internationally and domestically. So far, Desi has a dozen countries under her belt, and...
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William Gembarowski

14 Jan 2021By
Born and raised a Brattleboro resident. Semi-retired with 45 plus years in a variety of fields as a production manager in the printing industry, roofing, light construction, cabinet making and weatherization business. After three years in the Army from 1969 to 1972 working in a communications satellite, I spent some time working as a gandy...
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Jan

Trudy Vandertuin

14 Jan 2021By
Trudy joined the Facilities Team in summer 2020. She moved to Brattleboro in April 2016 from her home country of South Africa. In Johannesburg she was employed as a Stats Recorder at a Security company. Since moving to Brattleboro she has assisted her husband in building their last two homes. Trudy and Peter enjoy traveling...
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Jan

Kegan Refalo

7 Jan 2020By
Kegan is our resident Jack-of-All-Trades. He joined the Hilltop Community in 2016 with experience in remodeling and property maintenance. They have been building community creativity since 2003; from local food production to youth leadership development, from garment construction to community organizing, who provides an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving and skilled hands to get the...
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Jan

Marco Yunga Tacuri

6 Jan 2020By
Marco joined Hilltop in 2015 as an After Care and Children’s House assistant, after seeing what a positive effect Hilltop had on his two children, who are currently in the Lower and Upper Elementary Programs. He moved to Brattleboro in 2014 from his home country of Ecuador. In Ecuador he taught language through music to preschoolers...
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Jan

Barbara Beckwith

5 Jan 2020By
Barb and her family made Brattleboro their home in 2019 after living 4 years on the beautiful island of Saba in the Dutch Caribbean. There she and her husband TJ owned and operated a successful small business where she managed the finance and office responsibilities. Barb was born and raised in Maine and spent 11...
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