Board of Directors
Dena has been a member of the time trade for a number of years, sometimes more actively and sometimes less. She has been working on reviving the monthly newsletter and on the grant-writing team. She is a librarian and social justice activist by training, and founded the now-defunct Radical Lending Library in Brattleboro. She loves Brattleboro Time Trade for the way it functions to build community and an alternate economy that poses a challenge to the capitalist economy that is eating most of us alive. The Time Trade proves that another world is possible!
Kip has been a member of BTT since 2010. He was treasurer for 3 years, served 2 terms on the board, and helped organize the Spring Forward Events. He was married to Deborah Tewksbury for 35 years until her death 08/03/18 and has three step children and 4 step grandchildren. He grew up in Southern California, graduated from Antioch College 1970, and moved to Vermont. He is retired after working in child care, foster care, life insurance sales and remodeling/construction. He has lived in Windham County since 1974.
|Robbie Paley, Secretary
By profession Robbie is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She has a private practice here in town. 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.
|Donna Faith K-Brooks: Membership
Donna joined BTT as a pilot member in 2009. She is our Member Coordinator, and also serves on the Potluck Committee. 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.
|Denise Glover, Treasurer
Denise joined BTT soon after arriving in Vermont (2017) and soon after that made a greater commitment by joining the Board. She’s a firm believer in the time-trading concept: the opportunity for members to pool their collective talents and services. Her particular interests lie in art and the outdoors. She’s been a woodcarver and tattoo artist; now she works for artspan.com, a platform for artists to market their work online. She’s a member of Edible Brattleboro and Brattleboro’s Tree Advisory Board, tracking the condition of the town’s trees and supporting new plantings. On her own time, she enjoys hiking, meditation, and vegan cooking.
|Alan Baker, IT Coordinator
Alan joined BTT in 2011 and has been our IT coordinator since 2012. He 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 cold months in California. He serves on Time Banks USA’s advisory team and also created Windham County’s first Little Free Library. Alan is a volunteer on the Wilmington Trails Committee, AARP Fraud Watch Network, and maintains the websites for several other nonprofit organizations.
|Suzanne Weinberg, Member References
Suzanne has been an active member since 2010 and was a transition board member. She’s been corralled by the BTT volunteer leadership team into checking references for new applicants. Her first professional love is teaching and learning, having worked in various settings: outdoor education, middle school, high school, community college, private work, and consulting. Currently, she has a private practice and enjoys helping people through BTT who are on the learning curve with their iPads and elsewhere. She sees BTT as a way of doing more of what she likes and less of what she doesn’t like, and appreciates the community-building aspects of membership.