Shanta Lee Gander is an artist and multi-faceted professional in leadership, marketing, management, event planning, and other areas. Shanta currently is the Managing Director of the A Sense of Place project at the Clemmons Family Farm. As an artist, her endeavors incorporate writing prose, poetry, and articles, as well as photography. Shanta’s projects include a photography collaboration, Perfect Imperfection with photographer Liz LaVorgna. Shanta has an MBA from the University of Hartford and an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality from Trinity College. She currently serves on the Sandglass Theater board in Putney, VT and sits on the Brattleboro Selectboard. She has previously been the president of the Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC) board and has designed and implemented Oak Meadow’s social justice course. Shanta shares a consulting business with her husband, Gander Consulting, L.L.C. and has co-designed ACWC’s creativity forums, Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination, which reaches the watershed region (VT, NH, and MA).