|Jessmaya Morales, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
Jessmaya joined BTT in May 2016, having recently moved to Brattleboro after living and teaching abroad for several years. She holds an MA in teaching English to speakers of other languages from SIT Graduate Institute and a BA/BFA in Women’s Studies & Art from University of California at Santa Cruz. She has worked in a wide array of fields and loves learning new things that continually expand her world. From community advocacy and arts education, to working in a non-profit women’s rights law firm, house-painting, youth empowerment and leadership, and even earning a wildland firefighter certificate while serving on a U.S. Forest Service trail crew; Jessmaya’s done and seen way more than meets the eye. Striving toward social justice and equality, she’s a believer in kindness, planting seeds, listening hard, speaking up, getting out of boxes, and daily dreaming. She’s excited to join the BTT family!
|Alan Baker, IT Coordinator
Alan was an Air Force pilot for 5 years, a business manager for 7 years, and an information technology team leader at IBM for 28 years. Retirement is his giveback time. He has degrees in business administration and computer science. He spends the warm months in Vermont and the cool months in California. He created Windham County’s first Little Free Library. He also serves on Time Banks USA’s advisory team. In 2015 he received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for assisting non-profit organizations and Game of Logging level 2 certification. He joined BTT in 2011 and has been our IT coordinator since 2012.
Board of Directors
|Anna Gail Caunca
Anna Gail finished her masters at the SIT Graduate Institute in 2010. At the Wellington Time Bank in Wellington, New Zealand, she volunteered in the office, helped with the Trade Tales Project and the No Sh!t Gift Shop, a pop-up gift shop. She boomeranged back to Brattleboro as SIT Study Abroad’s program manager for International Honors Program.
|Dalit Sivan, Vice President
Dalit came to Brattleboro to go to the School for International Training in 2006. After graduating from SIT with a Master’s Degree in Teaching Foreign Languages, she liked Brattleboro so much that she decided to stay. She joined the Time Trade several years ago because she thought it was a good way to connect people who are willing to help with people who need help. Dalit joined the board to help facilitate exchanges between members and to expand the possibilities of Time Trade in our community, such as bringing in new organizational members and business partners.
|Robbie Paley, Secretary
By profession Robbie is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She has a private practice here in town and also works at the Brattleboro Retreat. She joined the BTT board of directors because she believes in the mission of Time Trade and loves how it builds community. She loves how it makes services available to people who might otherwise have to do without. She loves how people can find useful outlets for their skills, their creativity, their kindness and their desire to serve others.
|Paula Schwartz: Treasurer
Paula has been a member of BTT since moving to Brattleboro in the fall of 2014. Previously she worked for The New York Times Company for 15 years in Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Before that, she worked for many years in finance and treasury. Currently she is learning about the nonprofit sector through her involvement in BTT and by working on fundraising and grant writing projects at the Winston Prouty Center for Child Development.
|Tony Duncan: President
Tony has been a home owner in Brattleboro since 2002 and has a strong interest in contributing to the community in ways that support co-operative economic development.
He has been an instructor at NECCA circus school since about 2006, and is part of the associated Nimble Arts performing troupe. He is a professional juggler and has traveled around the world performing in various venues for 40 years. He has dropped out of college 4 times, but has been engaged in active adult learning with some leading experts in the fields of adult and childhood development. He has extensive training in peer counseling, and is currently very involved in countering inaccurate science by those opposed to action to limit CO2.
He has spent the last few years performing and putting into practice the principles of collaborative learning that he thinks are essential for building a strong community.
|Katherine Barratt: New Member Support, Vision & Planning
Katherine has been a professional educator in multiple areas of learning as well as Landmark College First-Year studies professor in the final 13 years of her career. Retirement was an opportunity to expand her volunteerism in the community and pursue educational consulting and a part-time food demo position at the Food Co-op. Although she remains physically active, quieter times are devoted to academic writing / publishing and poetry. A BTT member since 2011, Katherine has acted as a coordinator and new member buddy system leader; now, new to the board, she leads the Orientation / New Member Support Team.
|Donna Faith K-Brooks: Grants, Vision & Planning
Donna joined BTT as a pilot member in 2009. She is a long term office staffer, and also serves on the Future Now and the Potluck Committees. She is the owner of The Unskoolbookshop, an online bookstore rooted in her years of homeschooling her son. Having experienced the exhilaration, friendship, and usefulness, as well as the challenges in our community, Donna looks forward to helping to improve our trading experiences.