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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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14
Jan

Kelsey Hilliard

14 Jan 2021By
Born and raised in New Hampshire. Kelsey works for a local community bank that is very involved in the community in which she resides. She has one nephew and two nieces whom she loves more than anything. She also has two fur babies, Mitts and Luna to keep her company at home.
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14
Jan

Emily Runnion

14 Jan 2021By
Emily was born in Barcelona, Spain, and lived in Mallorca until the age of 9, when the family moved to Brattleboro, Vermont, where she grew up attending local schools. Emily joined the Hilltop Facilities Team in summer of 2020 after returning to Brattleboro from London, England, where she lived for the past three years. This...
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14
Jan

Trudi 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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14
Jan

Rochelle Garfinkel

8 Jan 2020By
Rochelle has been connected to Hilltop for many years as her partner Jessica worked with Paul and Finn as a middle school teacher. Rochelle grew up in a small town on the narrow tip of Long Island where her family ran a small summer motel. She landed in Putney 25 years ago while earning her Masters in...
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08
Jan

Kegan Refalo

7 Jan 2020By
Kegan is our resident Jack-of-All-Trades. His primary task is to manage all the behind the scene tasks so that the campus is a safe and beautiful learning environment. He will also be supervising the Middle School Student Building Projects and assisting with campus theatre productions. Kegan has 5 years experience in remodeling and property maintenance....
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07
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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06
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 Nester ran a very successful small business where she managed the finance and office responsibilities. Barb was born and raised in Maine and spent 11 years...
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05
Jan

Roselle Garro

4 Jan 2020By
Roselle and her husband Paul moved to the area in 2000 from Nantucket, MA. Roselle’s son Sebastian completed the three-year cycle in both the Children’s House and Lower Elementary classrooms and is currently in Upper Elementary.  As a parent, she is excited to share her love of Hilltop and the importance of a Montessori education...
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04
Jan

Lauren Campbell

3 Jan 2020By
Lauren and her family moved to Brattleboro in 1991 from Washington, DC. They have two sons who are graduates of HMS, Ian, class of 2002 and Colin, class of 2008. Lauren is a graduate of American University and worked as a designer for many years before starting her own design firm in Washington. Vermont then...
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03
Jan
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