Barb Baird: Office Manager, ext 100, email@example.com
Barb has been with the District since the turn of the century (this one) and loves chatting with residents about their solid waste and the CVSWMD’s programming – no, really – so give her a call with questions or comments. She has a BA in writing, likes to cook, read and make music.
Donna Bowen: Finance and Human Resources Administrator, ext 104, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna joined CVSWMD in October of 2022. She was born and brought up in Vermont got her Associates Degree in 2014 but left to Massachusetts for several years before returning. Donna hobbies are remodeling houses, tinkering on anything mechanical, motorcycles, traveling and spending time with her two pug puppies and two chihuahua rescue dogs.
Dan Casey: General Manager, ext 100, email@example.com
Dan joined CVSWMD as general manager in April of 2023. He has worked in non-profit management for most of his career, most recently as director of the Barre Opera House. Although he’s changed fields with this new position, the leap isn’t quite as wide as it might seem. During his wife, Donna’s, 15-year tenure as CVSWMD general manager, he gained familiarity and volunteered with the organization and developed a commitment to responsible waste management. He has both American and Irish citizenship and spends much of his free time playing Irish button accordion in sessions with friends.
Jeremy Carpenter: ARCC Assistant
Jeremy joined the District as compost monitor in 2017, but now works at the ARCC where he is a master at processing batteries for safe recycling. Jeremy graduated from Spaulding High School in 1990. At Spaulding, he received a well-rounded academic and vocational education, and enjoyed social opportunities for being a cool guy with an extra cool older brother and younger sister. He learned to read, write, and do basic math; but he also learned to navigate life; to be seen and valued by peers, teachers, and co-workers; and to be a good friend.
Charen Fegard: Program Coordinator, ext. 105, HWcoordinator@cvswmd.org
Charen Fegard came to CVSWMD from 20 years working in the non-profit world, where she has worn many hats. Her professional introduction to chemical safety was in the Haz-mat/Environmental Health in the Civil Service on USMC Camp Butler in Okinawa decades ago. She served in the VT Legislature in the 2019-20 session and has worked in the non-profit sector as an environmental consultant/employee over the years with foci spanning youth programming, forest ecology, waste diversion, as well as childcare and K-12 Indoor Air Quality and Infection Control. Charen grew up an Air Force brat living in many states and countries. She has also owned and operated registered in-home childcare and landscaping and cleaning businesses, which filled in gaps and had flexible schedules when her children were young. She had no idea this would be her path when she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Bob Freeman: Program Field Assistant
Bob Freeman is our longest standing staff member, having worked here since 1998. In addition to staffing the ARCC, Bob helps keep all field operations and the District’s vehicles running smoothly. Bob is a native Vermonter and likes being helpful to the community. Away from work, he enjoys working on model cars and watching sports, especially hockey.
John Jose: School Zero Waste Coordinator, ext 111, SZWCoordinator@cvswmd.org
John joined the District in September 2016. He holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies from East Stroudsburg University. His background in the environmental realm includes work in wildlife conservation, water resource protection, and environmental education. Combining his diverse environmental program experience with his experience working in public schools in various capacities, John is excited to be working with the District’s schools on their zero waste programming. Documenting Vermont’s herptofauna, hiking, canoeing, and gardening are some of his weekend pursuits.
Theron Lay-Sleeper: Assistant General Manager, ext 110, AGM@cvswmd.org
Theron joined the CVSWMD team in September 2019 after serving here for a year as an ECO AmeriCorps member. Since then, he has immersed himself in trash, recycling, food scraps, and hazardous waste management. He studied international relations, focusing on environmental and energy policy, and graduated from Tufts University in Boston in 2015. He is passionate about working to make Vermont a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability. He is an avid outdoorsman, craftsman, musician, and cook.
Briana Morin: Public Relations & Outreach Coordinator, ext 102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Briana joined CVSWMD in April 2022. She was born and raised in Vermont and graduated from Johnson State College in 2017 with a double major in Journalism and Anthropology/Sociology. Her work history includes multiple customer services roles and four years as a domestic violence advocate. When she is not working, you can find Briana reading, painting, playing video games, and spending time with her friends and family.
Alexandra Oles: Program Coordinator, RECCoordinator@cvswmd.org
Alexandra joined the CVSWMD in November of 2023. She is a Massachusetts transplant, having moved to the Kingdom a decade ago to pursue education with Sterling College. Her ecological education and professional background wove through the agricultural sector with experience spanning from field work, to food service, as well as teaching kids about food and nutrient cycles. In her personal time, Alexandra is dedicated to the livelihood of her dozens of houseplants, playing with her hound/lab mix puppy, cooking from scratch, and pursuing happiness. She’s thrilled to uphold environmental stewardship and join Vermont’s crusade of responsible consumption and safe disposal of various products.
Lachlan Pinney: ARCC Facility Manager, ext. 101, ARCCMGR@cvswmd.org
Lachlan joined the District in August 2022. Having studied international politics and economics as an undergraduate at Middlebury College, Lachlan discovered his enthusiasm for responsible waste management following two years as a student employee at the Middlebury Recycling Facility. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Shanghai, China, he remains steadfast on his quest to discover the best soup dumplings in New England. Out of the office, you’ll find Lachlan devouring the latest hard rock and hip hop albums, reading, gaming, motorcycling, or plotting his next adventure on public transportation.