Andrew Deaett

Project Manager, Farm to School

Andrew joined Vital Communities in July of 2022 as the Farm to School Manager. Prior to joining Vital Communities, Andrew taught Environmental Science for five years at Conserve School in northern Wisconsin. While there, he developed a place-based AP Environmental Science curriculum connecting students with the forests, lakes, and wildlife of the northwoods. Most recently,…

Project Manager, Valley Quest & UVTPC

Gabrielle (she/her) joined Vital Communities in 2021. Gabrielle’s experience is centered around serving communities to become stronger and more civically vibrant. She has supported communities in past roles with state government, local schools, and philanthropy. She is a trained facilitator and program manager. Gabrielle is passionate about creating opportunities for people to learn and innovate…

Rob Schultz, Leadership Upper Valley Manager and Director of Development

Director, Place-Based Education

At Vital Communities since 2018, Rob manages projects including Leadership Upper Valley and the Community Discussion Lists and works with staff on place-based education and early care and education. Before Vital Communities, Rob was Executive Director of COVER Home Repair and of the Farm & Wilderness Foundation. He worked for many years facilitating experiential learning…