Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

  Marcela Pino’s interest in coffee growers began in 2003 when she started working for Grounds for Health, a group that provides cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in coffee-growing communities. The Shelburne resident spent five years with the nonprofit in a variety of roles, including site selection, strategic planning, donor outreach, and monitoring… Read More »

Drew Slabaugh: Finding a better life on the farm

Drew Slabaugh: Finding a better life on the farm

Drew Slabaugh was working in a butcher shop in Philadelphia and his wife Brittany was about to start an accelerated nursing program at Drexel when they realized that neither of them was thrilled with what they were doing. They loved gardening and growing things, and when they talked to a friend who had interned on… Read More »

Kim Johansen: Sharing her love of horses

Kim Johansen: Sharing her love of horses

For as long as she can remember, Kim Johansen loved horses. “When I first started talking that’s all I wanted to talk about,” she recalls. Johansen started riding when she was five years old and took her horses to shows well into adulthood, only stopping when she handed the reins down to her daughter. These… Read More »

American Meadows heads to Shelburne

American Meadows heads to Shelburne

It’s rare to find a teenager who knows exactly what he wants to do with his life, but Mike Lizotte was that teenager. At the age of 13 he started working for American Meadows in Williston, and he never left. In 2009, he bought the company. This summer, he and his business partner Ethan Platt… Read More »