2017 began with three new additions to our Development office: Development Assistant Staff-Artist Kieran Riley Abbott, Grants Coordinator Alice Dodge, and Development Director Sarah Judd.
Here's a brief introduction from each of them, in their own words:
During my residency this past December I fell in love with VSC and am thrilled to now be here for a year as a staff-artist. I was born and raised in Minneapolis and received my degree in printmaking from the U of Minnesota in 2014. Since then I've worked for several nonprofits including Women's Studio Workshop in upstate New York and Castle Hill on Cape Cod. You can usually find me in the studio, listening to comedy podcasts and drinking La Croix.
I started at VSC in Mid-March. I'm a visual artist who recently moved back to Vermont after a decade in Minnesota, where I went to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and worked as an art librarian at Midway Contemporary Art. I live in Montpelier, where my husband teaches writing for kids at VCFA. I like to build things, and I'm very excited to get my first chainsaw.
I started at VSC in February. Before joining the staff here, I worked as a criminal law and civil rights lawyer, a consultant for international landmine and water organizations, and a fundraiser for schools, environmental nonprofits, and museums. I can tell you a lot about landmines, and the over 300 historical shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Champlain. I am most inspired by Jane Austin and temporary art. I live in Burlington, VT with my husband, dog Trinket, and 3-legged cat Tipsy.
We're thrilled to welcome these incredibly talented women to the VSC team!