RW Board Bios
Katya D'ANgelo (Apr 1, 2018 – Mar 31, 2021)
Katya has been the marketing assistant at the adventure tour operator Boundless Journeys since January 2016. Before getting into marketing, she was a baker and wedding cake decorator for many years. Katya grew up in the Boston suburbs but has lived all over the country and in Italy. She and her husband, Chris, decided a couple of years ago that Vermont was where they wanted to make their home, and Waterbury hit every box on their checklist. Katya enjoys growing her own food, cycling to work in the summer, and traveling to places few people have heard of.
MARK DRUTMAN (Jan 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2019)
Mark is the co-owner of Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury and is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic member of the beer community/industry. Mark has over 10+ years working in various facets of the industry, from the distributor side, to the retail experience and everything in between. His experience from a broad range of positions and opportunities has provided a more complete picture of the industry. Mark is highly knowledgeable about beer brands and the brewing process and is also experienced at legal, financial, logistic and analytical aspects as well.
MELISSA GORHAM (Jan 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2020)
Melissa (Missy) has worked for Keurig Green Mountain for the past twelve years and currently works as a sensory researcher in their technology division. She has also worked in marketing, retail operations, and project management. She serves on the Waterbury Area Development Committee and was a board member of Revitalizing Waterbury in 2008. Melissa grew up in suburban Philadelphia and appreciates the small town vibe that the Waterbury community provides. Melissa and her partner, Dan, enjoy beekeeping, cooking, constant home renovations, traveling, exploring other cultures and drinking Vermont beer.
Heidi Hall (Apr 1, 2018 – Mar 31, 2021)
Heidi Hall has lived in Waterbury for the past 30 years. She currently works at Washington County Mental Health as their CFO. Prior to WCMHS, she worked for the State of Vermont for 22 years in various positions, the most recent being Director of Finance for the Department of Mental Health. There she developed and managed the department’s budget and assisted in creating program funding models and interdepartmental collaborations across the Agency of Human Services. Heidi is active in the Waterbury community and she can be found cheering her children on at their various sports and music activities, running the Perry Hill trails or climbing onto the ice for a game of hockey.
CINDY LYONS (Jan 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2019)
Cindy Lyons is a Owner/Broker of New England Landmark Realty. She has previously worked as an advertising specialist, editor, market researcher and teacher. She has been working with buyers and sellers in Vermont for over 15 years and is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), a licensed Broker in the State of Vermont, as well as a partner at New England Landmark Realty. Cindy is very active in the community as member of the Waterbury Area Development Committee and former chair of the Revitalizing Waterbury Economic Development Committee. She has written a monthly real estate column for the Waterbury Record and volunteered at the Waterbury Food Shelf. Cindy has lives in Waterbury with her husband and three children.
Vinny Petrarca (Nov 14, 2017 – Mar 31, 2019)
Vinny Petrarca is the Co-Owner of The Blue Stone, with locations in: Waterbury, Waitsfield, and Montpelier. He enjoys listening to the Replacements, drinking cold beer, creating spreadsheets, playing Frisbee with his son, and spending time with his eternally patient and wonderful wife. He is committed to the long term growth and development for Waterbury, and the communities surrounding it. A flatlander transplant that has chosen Vermont as the place to live his life, start a family, raise his son, and grow a business - he currently employs over 60 people and is proud to pay a livable wage.
He believes that RW can make an impact in a meaningful way, and is proud to be welcomed to a dynamic team with years of experience who share a common goal of continuing to enhance, grow, and preserve the integrity of the crossroads of Vermont.
THERESA WOOD (Jan 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2020)
Theresa is the state representative for the towns of Waterbury, Bolton and Huntington. Her career has been primarily in State government where she found her life’s passion – helping people with disabilities live full lives as valued citizens in our communities. Her nearly 30-year government career ended as Deputy Commissioner of the Dept of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living. After Tropical Storm Irene devastated Waterbury, she became chair of ReBuild Waterbury, the town’s long term recovery committee, and arm of Revitalizing Waterbury. She helped raise nearly $1 million and assisted 104 families to recover from the damage they faced. Theresa also chaired the Waterbury-Duxbury School District, which she led into a merger and led the community through the building of Crossett Brook Middle School and renovation of the 100+ year old Thatcher Brook Primary School. Theresa lives with her husband, Gordon, in Waterbury. She’s an animal lover, enjoys flower gardening and is an eager card and board game player any chance she gets.