Andrew Everett has lived in Shelburne for seven years and during that time has been very involved in local organizations. In addition to his role as a board member at the Craft School, Andrew is the co-President of Shelburne Youth Lacrosse, he is a Vice President on the board for Northern Vermont Youth Lacrosse League, as well as a board member of the Vermont Chapter of US Lacrosse. He previously served as the President of the Boulder Hill Homeowners Association. He has also spent the last year in the Shelburne Planning Commission, and was recently named the Vice Chair.
Andrew has a varied professional background, having spent time as a teacher, coach, and school administrator at Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT and Seattle Academy in Seattle, WA; an executive at a variety of technology startups in Seattle, including Starwave, Esurg, and Expedia; as well as briefly as a land planner. Most recently Andrew served as Director of Endeavour Middle School in Shelburne.
Andrew is a graduate of Williams College and did Masters work at Wesleyan University.
Andrew and his wife, Elise, who is a gynecologic oncologist at UVM Medical Center, have two children who are avid users of The Shelburne Craft School.
David Webster was fortunate to have attended the Shelburne Craft School during grades five through eight as part of the Shelburne public school curriculum in the late 1960s. In addition to classes in the visual arts and woodworking (the black chest in the photograph was a seventh grade project), he was let loose to learn silk screen printing and enameling on copper and enrolled in an adult night class in silversmithing. These explorations taught him the value of craft for both the process and the product. He has an M.A. in material cultural, an interest which was in part the result of exposure to the creation of functional decorative arts at the Craft School.
He is an accountant at A.M. Peisch & Co., LLP and serves on the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association board and the Shelburne Historic Preservation & Design Review Commission. He has been a Justice of the Peace for thirty-six years.
Jack Lazarowski, designer, maker and an educator.
Jack has degrees in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design and Teaching from Antioch Graduate School of Education.
Highlights of his professional career include anthropological classroom kits for the Boston Children’s Museum, an Artists in Schools Program for the Vermont Council on the Arts, Bicentennial Exhibits for Dartmouth College, a ceremonial mace for UVM, Commemorative Awards for the Smithsonian Museum and maple building blocks for the Frank Lloyd Wright Institute. He has crafted in a wide range of materials from wood and stone to metal and glass: kaleidoscopes, furniture, lighting and weather instruments. He is currently making patented symphony flutes in the rare earth metals Tantalum and Niobium.
For thirty years he and his wife Linda raised two children in Charlotte and so began a connection with the Shelburne Craft School. Both children took classes at the school and have since matured into creative adults. He and his family are all committed to the value of making beautiful things in this life.
Katie Natale was raised in New Jersey and moved to Vermont from New York City 16 years ago. She has been a member of the Shelburne Craft School since she moved to Shelburne 6 years ago.
An inveterate dabbler in the arts, some of Katie’s more memorable experiences have been photography classes at the ICP in NYC, woodworking at Haystack Craft School (Maine), mixed media at Penland Craft School (North Carolina), and Animal Drawing from the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History (NYC).
Katie has taken painting classes at SCS, but spends most of her ‘craft school’ time in the pottery studio. After taking pottery classes in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, for 6 years, she was thrilled to find such a supportive, welcoming clay community at SCS.
After studying Anthropology/Spanish at UMASS/Amherst, Katie spent 16 years working in magazine publishing in New York City, mostly focused on international sales and promotion for Europe, Latin America and Asia. Katie has a passion for language study and international travel and has lived abroad in Spain, Italy and Chile.
Katie enjoys spending time with kids and can often be found digging in the the raised beds and working with a ‘farm-to-school’ program at the Shelburne Community School. She also runs an Open Play program for preschoolers at the Shelburne Field House.
Katie lives in Shelburne with her husband, Lou Natale, and their two children. She thrives on thinking up new ways to bring creative opportunities to our community.
Marshall has been a member of the Board since 2000. He began his relationship with the Craft School in the 1950's as a student at Shelburne Central School. In those days all art classes for the public school were taught at the Craft School.
Marshall grew up on Shelburne Farms and started doing chores at the age of 3. After attending college at Wesleyan and UVM, he came back to work on the Farm full time. In 1972 he and his siblings founded the non-profit organization which owns and operates Shelburne Farms today. Over the course of his years there he has held many jobs including: field hand, cheese maker, sugar maker, Buildings and Grounds Manager, Special Projects Coordinator and currently Carbon Drawdown Coordinator.
A lifelong photographer, Marshall started the Lenses on the Land at the Farm which has grown into an enthusiastic community of dozens of photographers. Many of his images can be seen in Farm publications. He dabbles in woodworking, specializing in chainsaw carpentry (bet you didn’t know that was a profession!). He continues to pursue his favorite sports, snow and water skiing. He has served on the boards of the Shelburne Library and All Souls Interfaith Gathering, where he sings in the choir.
Marshall lives on Shelburne Farms with his wife Kate, one of Shelburne’s representatives in Montpelier.
Matthew has lived in Vermont since 1998. His early years here were spent celebrating the farmers and makers of the local food community as a Chef. He joined the Craft School from 2011-13 as an inaugural member of the Woodworker in Residence Program.
In 2013, he founded RIVEN, a furniture design studio in the vibrant South End of Burlington, VT. Inspired by the deep history of traditional crafts in New England, he creates work that is warmly minimal and playful, and believes that the best designs are simple in form, honest about their materials and have a clear functional use.
In addition to his work as a designer, he is a musician, forager, climber, skier, and cyclist.
He lives in Burlington, VT with his wife and daughter.
Nancy Winship Milliken is an environmental sculptor creating site-specific work in urban and rural landscapes. Her work explores the tension of man in the landscape, and his desire to belong and be a part of the landscape. Communing with the earth is where this art lies. Milliken's environmentally performative sculptures reveal the actions of wind, rain and sun as they transform shapes and alternative materials, adding an element of time. Recently, Milliken has traded studio for farm to collaborate with the people, animals and land of Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne, Vermont to create work that reflects a passion and reverence for the environment
Rob is a lover of all things hand made and a wonderful supporter of craft and the arts. Over the years, he has explored photography, woodworking, stone wall building, blacksmithing and carpentry.
Rob is an attorney at Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf, LLP and owns a small property management company.
Tina moved to her husband's hometown of Charlotte three years ago with their three daughters. Eager to create roots while keeping her own heritage alive, she and her husband Johnny opened Peg & Ter's Bar and Kitchen in the heart of Shelburne Village. The bar is named for her late parents and hopes to invoke the warmth and hospitality of the home she grew up in. In building the bar, Tina and her husband had the pleasure of working with three staff members from the Shelburne Craft School in three different mediums including wood, clay and paint to highlight these local artisans of the community. While she has always been an admirer of hand crafted art forms, her professional background is in finance and operations. Tina currently does freelance financial consulting and holds a BS in Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from UCLA. When not crunching numbers she can be found skiing, sailing or rowing on Lake Champlain.