NOW Board Of Directors
JB lives in Waitsfield, Vermont with his wife and two daughters, ages six and nine. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2001, JB moved to Vermont and has never left. A life-long competitive tennis player, JB became a USPTA certified tennis instructor and taught at various facilities across Chittenden County.
in 2003, JB enrolled at Vermont Law School, receiving his juris doctor in 2006. Subsequent to law school, JB worked in the insurance and medical malpractice field until moving to the Mad River Valley in 2008. JB currently works for the Town of Fayston as Planning & Zoning Administrator and Assistant Town Administrator. He also serves on the Waitsfield Development Review Board.
Carrie was first introduced to the Mad River Valley in 2003 while working at the Waitsfield Farmers Market for a local Bakery. She returned to The Valley often over the following years to hike, backpack, and to enjoy the many swimming and sunbathing opportunities along the Mad River. She and her husband, Bret, made Waitsfield their home in 2017 along with their two children, Miles and Aubrey.
A local REALTOR® with New England Landmark Realty, Carrie loves her work! Real estate allows her to connect with people in and around the community who she may not otherwise get to know. She finds it incredibly rewarding to help others unite with the home or property they’ve been dreaming of.
John and his wife Dana first visited the Mad River Valley to ski at Sugarbush in 1973. After decades of moving around the country they moved to the Valley in 2001 following John's retirement after 33 years as a corporate attorney for IBM. Since that time he has been active in community and non-profit organizations.
John was on the Warren Planning Commission and currently serves on the Waitsfield Development Review Board. He has been treasurer of a number of non-profits in Vermont. John currently is a substitute teacher at Harwood, and drives for Meals on Wheels and Freewheelin'.
Magge grew up in the real flatlands of Illinois. She moved to a ski house in Vermont in 1999, and has lived in the state ever since. She worked for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports before deciding to attend nursing school at Norwich University. She lives in Moretown with her husband and two daughters. Currently, she works in Nursing Education at the University of Vermont Medical Center where she has worked in various positions since 2008.
Director of Equity, Culture & Belonging
David believes deeply in creating an environment where children and families are nurtured in all areas of their being. A place where there is a realization that in order for all people to truly learn and engage at their deepest levels they need to feel safe, welcomed and unafraid to fail and learn from their mistakes as well as engage in sometimes difficult and uncomfortable conversations.
David also believes that NOW is a place that grows and embraces the ideas of empathy, collaboration, community, giving and joy. A place where there is a continuous flow of ideas and conversations that become integrated into the community.
Some of the things David loves are family, friends, being a librarian, being a firefighter, music, photography, libraries, both Star Trek and Star Wars, SCUBA diving, (Marvel and DC, but Marvel a bit more), laughing, games, trees, furry animal family and potato chips (to name just a few).
Linda has been coming to the Valley from Lexington, MA, since 2001 first to ski with her husband and their 4 kids. Linda taught fourth grade in Concord, MA, for 15 years. Now mostly here full time Linda is committed to giving back to this wonderful Valley. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance - not sure how that EVER happened - as well as a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. When her children were young, she volunteered at her children’s pre-school, their elementary school and eventually became a PTO leader. When she is not volunteering her time, you can find Linda on the tennis courts in summer, the ski slopes in winter and hiking with her dog and husband in between.
Rob was first introduced to the Mad River Valley in 1978. Visiting the valley from the Boston area to ski, bike, and hike for over 40 years. He remains active in both the life sciences industry fostering new companies focused on developing therapies for rare diseases while also working with local groups/non-profits to support sustainable businesses. Rob lives in Warren with his wife Liz and their dog
Ally Shea grew up in Waterbury and still lives there. She loves being involved in this amazing program that provides such incredible programming for children. She teaches PE and health at the Moretown and Waitsfield elementary schools, and in her free time she enjoys skiing, hiking with my dog, and spending time with friends and family.
Finance: John Donaldson and Betsy Jondro. Responsibilities include creating budgets, IRS compliance and taxes and reporting finances to the Board.
Buildings/Grounds/Construction: Carrie Zen and Matt Blood. Responsibilities include ongoing renovations, upkeep of grounds including handling mowing/plowing bids, and any rental agreements. Long term planning and going out for construction bids.
Community Connections and Development: Linda Levin, Rebecca Baruzzi and Roy Rose. Responsibilities include, community outreach, fundraising, grants and development of future events.
Licensing / Compliance: Moie Moulton, Erica Gongloff, Katie Alexander, Suzanne Milnick and David Green-Leibovitz.