We are extraordinarily pleased to welcome the recently elected members of Common Ground Center’s board of directors, including two who are renewing terms and three new folks!
New board members at CGC's annual meeting. From left: Rhoen, Charles, Lori, and Suzy (Not pictured: Maggie)
Rhoen Pruesse-Adams, President
Database Manager, Marcus & Millichap
Rhoen grew up with Camp Common Ground since he was a kid, and truly feels at home in the incredible community that Common Ground Center creates every day. He has served on the Common Ground Center board since 2008. Rhoen recently graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he studied critical theory, sociology, and mathematics.
Professor of Biology, University of Vermont
Charles has attended numerous Common Ground programs throughout the years, including Camp Common Ground, several annual meetings and the Men’s Retreat. He helped build Common Ground Center’s cabins and the brick oven. Charles is an avid wood worker, a bicyclist, and conservationist, although his passion remains his occupation, the study of evolutionary biology. Charles has two daughters, one of whom will be getting married at Common Ground Center in 2014!
Investment Advisor, CIBC Wood Gundy
Suzy has been a member of the Common Ground community since 2011, and has Camp Common Ground and Chinese Culture Camp with her daughter. Suzy has volunteered with several community organizations and is currently president of Adoptive Families of Quebec. When she is at Camp, Suzy can often be found working on watercolors or spending time with her wonderful daughter.
Recreation Superintendent for the City of Burlington, Vermont
Maggie holds a BS degree in Community Urban Recreation and has worked with the City of Burlington for the past 28 years. Maggie organized a Recreation Team Fall Retreat at Common Ground Center in 2013 and several of the Rec Department’s summer youth programs have used the property for hiking, swimming and fishing. She lives in Richmond, VT with her husband; they have a son who lives in Cincinnati, OH and a daughter who lives in Burlington, VT.
Nutrition Educator, University of Vermont Extension Service
Lori has been a member of the Common Ground Center community for several years and has participated in almost every program that CGC has to offer. Lori has been a board member since 2006, most recently serving as President. She has played a variety of roles at CGC, including teaching mosaics, organizing the Common Good store, and working in the kitchen. Lori recently moved to Vermont from Maryland.
The board will be tackling a number of projects this year, including a review of personnel policies, working with our founders on a succession plan, and continuing the work that has been done to ensure CGC’s long-term financial sustainability. We feel confident this group of leaders is up to the challenge!