Leadership Team



Map Artist

Cynthia Parker Houghton is a freelance designer, artist, muralist, quilter, costumer, and puppeteer. She is the lead designer for Natalie Blake Studios where she has designed and carved ceramic wall murals for public and private settings for over a decade. She has recently shared her design skills and sensibility with Brattleboro in a public art […]

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Communications Director

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Desmond Peeples’ writing has appeared in Five [Quarterly], Big Bridge, Goreyesque, and elsewhere, and their original music is released independently. Desmond received a BA in Creative Writing and Critical Theory from Goddard College and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. They are the founding editor of Mount Island, a small press […]

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VBike Founder

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Dave Cohen has more than 30 years of experience promoting bikes for everyday transportation. He was instrumental in guiding numerous bike and transportation-related projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Pedal Express in Berkeley, CA, a bicycle delivery service he founded utilizing a fleet of cargo bikes. Pedal Express gained national recognition for its […]

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Write Action

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Rolf Parker is a freelance journalist and a local history writer whose articles have been published in the Cracker Barrel, The Deerfield Valley News, and The Brattleboro Reformer. His primary interest is the histories that are buried in the pages of the newspapers of Vermont, published in the late 1700s to the early 1900s.

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The History of Printing and Publishing Book

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Mary Ide’s professional career has been in higher education libraries at San Jose State University and Vermont’s Lyndon State College; as the Director of the WGBH Archives at the public broadcasting station in Boston, and as Regional Director of Vermont Adult Learning in Brattleboro. My interest is in Vermont and Brattleboro history, particularly the importance […]

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