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.
I paint the majority of my works in the Vermont Landscape. Painting is all about color, light and shapes. I am constantly working a painting to reflect the color and light of an object or landscape. If an artist can capture color and light then the artist can capture the moment. I like to think of my paintings as capturing a moment in time, including the emotion experienced in that moment. The ultimate goal of a work is to share the beauty of the moment with the viewer.
Playing in clay is a way for me to practice life lessons like being centered, getting messy, and letting go. I love the process of creating and being surprised by the result, and I am eager to learn more about this flexible and multifarious medium.
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.
Jonathan Harris studied computer science at Princeton University and interactive art at Fabrica.
His multimedia projects combine data visualization, documentary, performance, photography, storytelling, ritual, and other tools and technologies.
His work has been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the CAFA Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where two of his projects (We Feel Fine and I Want You To Want Me) are in the permanent collection.
In 2009 the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader, and TIME Magazine named his project, Cowbird, one of the Fifty Best Websites of 2012. The recipient of five Webby Awards, his TEDTalks have been viewed millions of times.
He lives in Shelburne, Vermont, where he serves on the board of the Shelburne Craft School, directs the nascent Shelburne Institute, and helps to manage High Acres Farm—evolving the place where his family has lived for five generations.
He also created this website.
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.
Mike first started woodworking at age ten with the help of a mentor. During high school, he worked as a wooden boat-building apprentice at Arey's Pond Boat Yard on Cape Cod. Being from Vermont, it was natural for Mike to attend the Vermont Woodworking School. He now holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design. When Mike is not at the Shelburne Craft School he can be found studying at the University of Vermont, where is he currently pursuing a teaching degree.
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