Our Coordinators and Board of Directors



jessmaya 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!
alanbarn150 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.  Alan is an AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteer, Senior Solutions energy visits volunteer, and he maintains websites for several other nonprofit organizations.  He joined BTT in 2011 and has been our IT coordinator since 2012.


Board of Directors

 RobbiePaley159 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.
 KatherineBarratt5 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 Donna Faith K-Brooks:  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.
Kathy Lewis Kathy Lewis
Kathy has been time trading since 2010. She worked in the arts NYC and Boston and Cambridge, MA. She developed gardening skills in western Massachusetts and Umass at Amherst and is active with public garden movements. Her Time Trade interest is with member organizations integrating with individual members as well as global inter trade.

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