Promotions and Career Changes

David Mahoney, HT ‘59, After spending two years with contractors he joined the State Highway Dept. in 1961. He spent just short of 34 years there working in the maintenance district, bridge design, planning, and mostly in the construction division on interstate, state roads, and town roads. He has now been retired for 20 years and lives in Florida.

Robert W. Farnsworth, HT ‘64, is the owner of Farnsworth Surveys in Brownsville, Vermont.

Robert E. Maul,  MEC ‘65, retired at the end of 2013 after 43 years of Mechanical Design and Sales Engineering. He worked for Ringfeder Power Transmission, a mechanical power transmission components manufacturer, for 35 of those years. He looks forward to travelling around the U.S. and abroad with his wife, Pat.

Deborah Wilkinson, ABT ‘78, is working as a Senior Estimator for Batson-Cook Company in Atlanta, Georgia.

Richard W. Fisher, ABT ‘79, is working as a Sr. Architectural Designer for Integrated Project Services.

Craig Ferguson, MEC ‘82, is a Principle Consultant and the Owner of Ferguson Solutions LLC in North Carolina.

Eric Morse, TO ‘86, is being inducted into the Mount Washington Road Race Hall of Fame on June 20, 2015. He set the Vermont state record for the Mount Washington race – 1:01:09 in 1999. He has finished second in the race three times, in the top five 10 times, and 14 times in the top ten.  He was also inducted into the athletic Hall of Fame at Harwood Union High in 2010.

John R. Martin, ABT ‘87, currently serves as the military deputy director in the Defense Fuel Support Point Management Quality division. He was promoted to colonel during a promotion ceremony hosted by Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark McLeod, DLA Energy commander, at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Feb. 26. "Martin represents the top one percent of the Air Force and only one out of 100 make it to this level," said McLeod. "I know that saying one percent these days gets a bad reputation. But it is rare for an officer to rise up the ranks like he has and have so much experience as he does in fuel."

Peter Aldrich, ABT ‘89, is working as an Operations Manager for Milestone Kitchens and Cabinetry in St. Thomas, Ontario Canada.

Neil West, CPE ‘90, is working as a Customer Solutions Architect SAP for Cisco Systems in Texas.

Chad Whalen, ABT '94, joins Consigli Construction Co. as a project manager and the hub of team communications. His significant local work includes projects for Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, and the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta.

Hannah Rohloff, VET ‘00, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and the Owner of Tessera Therapeutic Massage in Montpelier, Vermont.

Corey B. Line, CET ‘01, has been hired as the project management director for the Montpelier Public Works Department. Line has experienced managing Federal Transit Administration- and VTrans-funded projects in his most recent position as the capital project coordinator for the Chittenden County Transportation Authority. He previously served as a project resident engineer and paving program manager for the Burlington Department of Public Works. He began his new position with the Public Works Department on June 16.

Jen Noyes, LAH ‘01, owner of Creative Contour Landscape Design wins Best in Show at the 2015 Flower & Garden show in Hartford, CT. 

Michael Black ABT ‘03, made the Connecticut Magazine’s 40 under Forty: Class of 2015 list.  He made the list for creating designs that are motivated by preserving the environmental landscape of Connecticut for future generations.

Danielle M. Martel, LPN ’06, of St. Albans, was appointed by Speaker of the Vermont House Shap Smith to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women. Commissioner Martel currently serves as President of Franklin County's branch of Business and Professional Women (BPW), which strives to achieve equity in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. Commissioner Martel manages many different BPW committees, coordinates meetings and events, helps raise awareness and awards scholarships for community members. She is currently employed as a Machinist at Superior Technical Ceramic while pursuing two college degrees: one in Business at Community College of Vermont, and the other in Nursing at the University of South Dakota in Brookings. After graduating from Vermont Technical College's LPN Program in 2006, she worked at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. During her high school and college years she worked as a Licensed Nursing Assistant at Redstone Villa in St. Albans. Commissioner Martel plans to open her own hospice and palliative care facility in the St. Albans area by 2020. Commissioner Martel resides in her native St. Albans, VT.

Shaun Tulley, BSCPE '06, was recently welcomed into the Bread Loaf Corporation’s workplace, a Vermont firm of architects, planners and builders that is excited to welcome him as an IT/Help Desk Specialist. Tulley has over 10 years of experience in the computer engineering field.

Nick Bigelow, EET ‘07, ELM ‘09, has accepted a position at New England Wire in Lisbon, NH as a Process Technician. Nick worked for the ACT (American Canadian Tour) and Thunder Road for almost seven years before taking the job at New England Wire.

Samantha J. Chu, BUS ’08, along with her husband, Chris Gale, own a 3,500-square-foot restaurant combining a noodle bar and frozen yogurt stand coming to Lebanon Street. The 30-seat Upper Valley eatery will feature self-serve yogurt and "bubble tea" on the left side as customers enter the building, with the noodle bar on the right, Chu said. Samantha is a Hanover High School and a Vermont Technical College graduate. Her parents, Peter and Nina Chu, have owned and operated The China Station in Lebanon, NH on the Miracle Mile since 1988. She expects to hire 10-15 mostly part-time workers. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Iris A. Davis, ABT ’08 & SDT ’11, has joined DuBois & King, Inc. as a mechanical designer. Iris works in the engineering firm's Williston office. A recent graduate of Vermont Technical College, Davis earned bachelors' degrees in architecture, and sustainable design and technology, and an associate's degree in architecture and building technology. Founded in 1962, DuBois & King has offices in Randolph, Williston, and Springfield, VT, and Bedford and Laconia, NH.

Billy-Jo Mills, FSC ’11, has recently become Rutland Town Fire Department’s first female officer. She was elected to the rank of lieutenant. Her career at the department began in 2013.

Mike McManus, CPM ‘12, opened the Powder Hollow Brewery LLC in Enfield, CT. The Brewery opened in November of 2014. The facility is 2,400 square feet and fits about 80 people. The brewery will feature five brews and will operate similar to wine tasting venues. Customers will be able to taste the brews, purchase a 64-ounce growler and bring in food.

Maryah Merlo, CPE ‘13, is working as a Software Engineer for Data Innovations, LLC in South Burlington, Vermont.

Tabitha E. Totten, FSC ‘13, has been hired by the Stark Summit Ambulance as an EMT in Wooster, Ohio.

Kyle Wells, SDT '13, has joined the Waterbury office of Environmental Compliance Services, Inc., as a Field Technician II, thanks to his Bachelor of Science in sustainable design technology-green sites.