Staff of The Vermont Folklife Center
Ned Castle, Development Coordinator and Programming Associate
Ned Castle coordinates VFC's development efforts and is deeply inovolved in our research and public programming. His photographic work focuses on documentary and ethnographic subject matter and includes In Their Own Words, a collection of stories from refugees resettled in Vermont Indigenous Expressions, comprising portraits of Native Peoples from the Lake Champlain Basin, and most recently the HIGHLOW Project, which is now touring the state. Ned attended photography school in Florence, Italy and New York City, and is a graduate of Williams College, where he majored in Biology and Psychology.
Kathleen Haughey, Director of Education
Kathleen Haughey has a diverse background in education, ethnomusicology, collaborative ethnography, and public humanities administration. As a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at Brown University, Kathleen co-led an audio and video documentary project with MbyŠ-Guarani musicians in southern Brazil. Kathleen also has years of experience as an educator, having taught in both K-12 and higher education settings. She has additional years of experience teaching early childhood music and cello in private music studios. Kathleen received a BA in Hispanic Studies and a BM in Cello Performance from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and a MA in Ethnomusicology at Brown University in Providence, RI.
Bob Hooker, Administrative Associate
Beth Knox, Philanthropy Outreach
Beth Anglin Knox holds an MPA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Her appreciation of diverse cultures has brought her to explore 21 countries. She previously served as Founding Managing Director of Outward Bound Peacebuilding and remains on the Board of Directors. With 11 years of development experience, Beth was Outward Bound's National Development Director and most recently served as Director of Development for Lund.
Andy Kolovos, Co-Director and Archivist
Andy Kolovos is the VFC's Co-Director and Archivist. He earned a BA in Literature from Bennington College, and holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology and an MLS, both from Indiana University. He has worked as an Instructor for the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, a researcher and archivist for Traditional Arts Indiana, a fieldworker for the Polis Center at IUPUI, project assistant for the Folklore volume of the MLA International Bibliography, and the librarian and archivist of the American Society for Psychical Research. His research interests include audio field recording, audio preservation and theory and practice in folklore and folklife archives. He maintains the Vermont Folklife Center's Audio Field Recording Equipment Guide.
Deborah Laframboise, Finance Director
Gregory L. Sharrow, Co-Director and Folklorist
Greg Sharrow serves as the VFC's Co-Director and Director of Education. Sharrow brings to the Center a history of academic excellence and years of teaching experience. He holds a BA from Oberlin College, a MEd from UVM and has his PhD in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. Sharrow taught at the Braintree School in the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union (Vermont) for several years and was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year for that district in 1983. He was also appointed as the Mellon Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania for the 1987-88 Academic Year. His current research interests include the interplay of folklife and personal identity and the role that culture plays in our construction of self.
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