Vermont Folklife Center Middlebury Vermont

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


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.


Madeleine Winterfalcon, Assistant Archivist

Madeleine Winterfalcon received a B.A. in Sociology and Womenís Studies from the University of Michigan and a M.A. in American and New England Studies with a focus on gay and lesbian history and oral history from the University of Southern Maine. She held an internship at the Maine Historical Society as a cataloger. She also collected oral histories of gay elders and people active in the gay liberation movement of the 1970s in Maine. Madeleine has also collected oral histories for her Vermont Marriage Project and made public presentations of that project.


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Archive & Research Center :: By Appointment
Office :: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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