The NBNC Team

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Our Staff

Naomi Heindel (she/her)
Executive Director

Carrie Riker (she/her)
Teacher-Naturalist

Emily A. Seiffert (she/her)
Deputy Director

Chelsea Clarke Sawyer (she/her)
Communications Coordinator

Arianna Dayharsh (she/her)
Director of Forest Preschool

Chip Darmstadt (he/him)
Bird Ambassador

Dave Muska (he/him)
Teacher-Naturalist

Emily Sloan (she/her)
Office Manager

Fiona Modrak (she/her)
Teacher-Naturalist

Jenna Plouffe (she/her)
Forest Preschool Teacher

Ken Benton (he/him)
Director of Education

Lauren Esserman (she/her)
Finance Director

Pete Kerby-Miller (they/them)
Teacher-Naturalist

Sarah Galbraith (she/her)
Finance Assistant

Sean Beckett (he/him)
Program Director

Our AmeriCorps Service Members

Kerry Brosnan (she/her)
VHCB AmeriCorps Conservation Technician

Griffin Cummings (he/him)
VHCB AmeriCorps Environmental Educator

Our Board of Directors

Emily Wetherell, President
Richard Paradis, Vice President
Georgia Valentine, Treasurer
Carol Vassar, Secretary
Bob Klein
Richard Littauer
Emily Merrill
Karen Saudek
Jan Thouron
Stephan Syz - Emeritus Board Member

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NBNC Staff: From left to right: Fiona Modrak, Griffin Cummings, Naomi Heindel, Em Sloan, Chelsea Clarke Sawyer, Carrie Riker, Emily Seiffert, Dave Muska, Jenna Plouffe, Sean Beckett.

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The NBNC Education Team: Clockwise from top left: Pete Kerby-Miller, Fiona Modrak, Amy Butler, Carrie Riker, Ken Benton, Dave Muska, Jenna Plouffe, Sue Pratt, Arianna Dayharsh

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206

Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7