Vicki Loner: Making health care easier to access

Vicki Loner: Making health care easier to access

PHYL NEWBECK In August, Vicki Loner of Hinesburg was named chief executive officer at OneCare Vermont. She started working for the organization in 2012 and has been with them through a number of changes, including becoming the first (and only) certified ac-countable care organization in Vermont under the 2017 Affordable Care Act. Loner described an… Read More »

Nathan Irons: Mixing business and philanthropy

Nathan Irons: Mixing business and philanthropy

PHYL NEWBECK Bluestone, the business run by Nathan Irons, isn’t your typical insurance firm. For one thing, it’s a B corporation, which means it is required to consider the impact of its decisions on its workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. Additionally, Bluestone donates 1% of all premiums collected to 1% for the Planet,… Read More »

Reverend Micah Thompson: Ministering is a privilege

Reverend Micah Thompson: Ministering is a privilege

PHYL NEWBECK Micah Thompson wanted to study engineering, but while attending church camp, he opted to change his focus. “I grew up in the church,” Thompson said, “and I decided I wanted to help people with their spiritual journeys and give them a sense of direction. I haven’t looked back.” Now living in Hinesburg, Thompson… Read More »

Paul Laud and the dog and cat who saved Christmas

Paul Laud and the dog and cat who saved Christmas

PHYL NEWBECK Paul Laud isn’t your typical private equity investment manager. The 63-year-old Shelburne resident has always had an artistic side, although his early work was mostly political cartoons. This year, he employed his drawing skills to create a children’s book entitled, “The House that Santa (Almost) Missed,” using his dog and cat as the… Read More »

Peter Ker Walker designs beautiful outdoor spaces

Peter Ker Walker designs beautiful outdoor spaces

PHYL NEWBECK After graduating in 1960 from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in architecture, Peter Ker Walker wanted to come to the U.S. The chair of the landscape architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania, Ian McHarg, encouraged British students to apply. The Scotland-born Walker took the opportunity to obtain his master’s in… Read More »

Premila Peters: Helping speed the way to diagnosis

Premila Peters: Helping speed the way to diagnosis

PHYL NEWBECK Three years ago, Shelburne’s Premila Peters became president of Data Innovations, a global company based in Bur-lington. The business automates the workflow in medical laboratories, mostly in hospitals, speeding up the process and cutting down the risk of human error. Their software is used in over 85 countries and more than 6,000 laboratories… Read More »

Mike Kirk: Raising the sheep that tend the vines

Mike Kirk: Raising the sheep that tend the vines

PHYL NEWBECK According to Mike Kirk, neither he nor his girlfriend, Marion Bourgault-Ramsay, come from farming backgrounds. Kirk, 32, was born in Philadelphia and Bourgault-Ramsay, 29, is a native of Montreal. Nevertheless, the two have decided the farming life suits them. In 2012, Kirk purchased some sheep and two years later, when the pair began… Read More »

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