Amy Shollenberger has more than 20 years of grassroots organizing, policy, and political issue campaign experience, including work as a press secretary for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as a senior policy analyst for Public Citizen’s Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program. As Rural Vermont’s executive director, she worked to help members successfully lobby for several bills. In 2010, she was the campaign manager for a gubernatorial primary candidate in Vermont. She currently serves multiple clients through her Action Circles firm, offering help with political strategy, organizational capacity building, and meeting facilitation. Learn more about Amy.
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Cell: (802) 793-1114
Cindy Willard Metcalf has twenty five years of experience in community organizing, project development, issue promotion and political campaigning. Her experience includes coordinating the complexities of large community events, managing successful election and re-election campaigns at the county and state-wide levels, administering the Lt. Governor’s office, chairing the Vermont Democratic Party, organizing and managing grassroots issue promotion and lobbying efforts, and administering and arranging projects for a nonprofit organization.
Cell: (802) 793-7800
Colin Gunn has focused his work on the development and administration of websites, constituent resource management software and systems, and office management systems for nonprofits and small businesses in Vermont. He provided the administrative base for Rural Vermont during the passage of multiple agriculture-related bills in the statehouse, ran the database for a gubernatorial primary campaign, and is one of the founders of a collectively-run bike shop in Montpelier. Colin volunteers time providing administrative support, meeting facilitation, and grassroots organizing for community issues.
Cell: (802) 793-1133
Megan Fuerst is a Cleveland native who moved to the Upper Valley of Vermont in 2017 to earn her Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She came to Vermont with five years of non-profit and advocacy experience from her previous career with Turning Green, a youth-oriented environmental advocacy organization based in the Bay Area of California, where she started working when she was just 18 years old and became Chief of Staff at age 21. During her graduate studies, Megan held an internship at a U.S. Senate Office and focused her research on sustainable food systems. She is now the Legislative Associate at Action Circles, where she assists Amy in the Statehouse and with client work. Megan also stays actively involved in her community, where she is the lead coordinator of the Royalton Mutual Aid Group and Co-Manages the South Royalton Community Garden alongside her partner Caroline.