BOARD MEMBERS

Officers

William Holtz, President
Mr. Holtz is a licensed architect and a member of the AIA, NHAIA, and NCARB. His more than thirty years of professional practice has included residential and commercial projects in over twenty states and Canada. For more than two decades he has hung his hats at Benson Woodworking Company, a design-build firm in Walpole, NH, as design team leader and co-owner. Evening and weekend pro-bono dabbling has included rebuilding from the Alstead flood (Alstead Gazebo and Kmeic’s Garage), a single family residence with Habitat for Humanity (Alstead, NH), and the Orchard Hill Breadworks Pizza Pavilion. His early years at WOOL, before gray hair, were enjoyed co-producing a weekly radio show, “The Generation Gap,” with his then-teenage daughter.

Bruce Sterling, Vice President
Mr. Sterling has worked in archaeology for three decades, excavating prehistoric and historic sites in New England, the mid-Atlantic, the desert Southwest, Oregon, and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. He made early contributions to battlefield archaeology through his work at Antietam Battlefield in Maryland. His archaeological pursuits brought him to Vermont in 1999, where he cares for a house on the Connecticut River with his wife, two children, a dog, and a cat. His obsessive interest in music drove him to join WOOL Radio in 2007 to host, as Border Pete, the show “Border Radio.”

Tracy Klonowski, Treasurer

Cheryl Gay-Sherwin, Secretary
Ms. Gay-Sherwin was born in Bellows Falls and raised in North Walpole, where she now resides. A U.S. Air Force Veteran of Desert Storm, she worked at her family’s business, Gay’s Fuel Service, before pursuing her degree in Communications Disorders. Cheryl is a speech-language pathologist in the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union, serving the needs of local children. She lives with her husband Chris (whose glassblowing studio is also located at 33 Bridge Street), their awesome daughter Cassie, and multiple dogs, cats, chickens, and fish. She is the “C” in The ETC Show on WOOL.

Directors, alphabetically

Melissa Berry-Brown, Director
Ms. Berry-Brown, a resident of Bellows Falls and a lifelong Vermonter, is a classically trained musician and certified teacher, having studied at The New England Conservatory and received her degree in Elementary Education from Simmons College. She currently works in the Information Technology Department for UNFI, the largest distributor of Natural, Organic, and Specialty products in the United States. Ms. Berry-Brown is a published poet, and enjoys baking and doing her weekly radio show, “The Dish.”

Dickie Colo, Director

Virginia Driscoll, Director
Miss Driscoll spent half of her life in Connecticut and half of it in Oregon. She has since discovered Bellows Falls and now calls Vermont home. She has over 20 years’ experience in the natural food industry, leading to her current job at the largest natural and specialty foods distributor in North America. She is a lapsed actress and a prolific and daring visual artist. After a lifetime of vaguely wishing she could be one of the “cool kids” with her own radio show, it finally happened when co-host Jade Barbee suggested they share the resurrected Mixtape Radio.

Gary Smith, Director
Mr. Smith has been a member of the Board of Directors at WOOL since its founding in 2003. A veteran of the music industry, for 25 years he was owner of Boston’s Fort Apache Studios which, as production, management, and recording house worked with artists including the Pixies, Billy Bragg, Radiohead, Belly, Natalie Merchant, Juliana Hatfield, and Uncle Tupelo. In 2012, Smith started The Popolo Restaurant Group with two ex-directors of WOOL, and is its General Manager, helping to put regional growers in contact with consumers in a farm-to-table setting. Smith also promotes concerts and cultural events in the area. Popolo often works in tandem with WOOL. Smith is ex-president of Great Falls Community Broadcasting Company.