White River Valley Consortium Working Communities Challenge Project Manager

Sarah joined Vital Communities in 2022 to support the White River Valley Consortium, 11+ towns working to collaboratively address community challenges, beginning with a 3-year project on affordable housing. She previously worked with the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, and is involved in grassroots community development work including the 4-Town Coalition and White River Land…

Vital Economy Staff, The Local Crowd Coordinator

Jen joined the Vital Communities team in 2021, after successfully leveraging The Local Crowd crowdfunding project in the Monadnock Region, NH.  She’s working to build up our project to bring the power of crowdfunding to the Upper Valley and is also working on our Local First local business network. Jen started The Local Crowd Monadnock…

Nancy LaRowe, Food & Farm and Local First Coordinator

Interim Director for Food & Farm and Economy

Nancy joined Vital Communities in 2014. She works with farms, businesses, and communities to build a thriving regional economy that is regenerative, self-reliant, and that serves all. She has lived, worked, and farmed in the Upper Valley for  more than 30 years, most recently running Hogwash Farm, a pasture-based livestock farm. A perfect day includes…

Tony Grasso, Project Coordinator

Project Manager

Tony joined Vital Communities in 2021 to build and manage community partnerships in a collaborative effort to implement successful, equitable, and inclusive community-based projects benefiting the Upper Valley region. Prior to joining Vital Communities, Tony developed agricultural infrastructure and cooperative organization frameworks for sustainable farming enterprises across Central Texas, ran a local food hub program…