Brian Robinson - Board President

Brian and his wife Jess (college sweethearts) moved to Vermont from Crested Butte, Colorado, in 2010. Brian grew up in the Catskill Mountain region of New York. He enjoys the outdoors as much as possible, skiing in the winter and hiking and fishing through the summer. Brian is Manager of Technical Services at Utility Services, located in Waterbury, Vermont.  Utility Services is a consulting firm assisting entities in the electric power industry. Brian and Jess have two kids enrolled in TCELS and have been part of TCELS since 2012.

Naomi Alfini - Board Member

Naomi recently relocated from Washington DC to Duxbury, just in time to have Fineas (born June 2015), who joins his father in the quest for a family line of true Vermonters. Just two more generations to go (according to most counts). Naomi has a bachelors in developmental psychology and a masters in children's rights. For a number of years, she worked internationally as a child rights advocate. In DC, she trained as a Reggio early childhood educator and taught preschool for 7 years. She loves playing and working with children in creative arts and in nature.

Dr. Kalev Freeman - Board Member

Kalev is a professor at the UVM College of Medicine, with an interest in education and child safety. He and his wife Monique have lived in Duxbury since 2007. They enjoy hiking, backcountry skiing, music and art. Kalev plays violin and fiddle. His experience in grant writing and fundraising are an asset to TCELS development efforts. He also provides perspective on child development and health.

Martine Antell - Board Member

Martine is a pharmacist at UVM Medical Center.  She lives in Waterbury now but grew up in the Northeast Kingdom. Her children have both enjoyed their experiences and growth at TCELS and she is thankful for that. She loves being outdoors hiking, biking, camping and paddle boarding. 

Nick Antell - Board Member

Nick grew up in Colchester but now lives in Waterbury.   He is one of the orthopaedic surgeons at Mansfield Orthopaedics at Copley Hospital in Morrisville.  He and Martine have two children.  He enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, hunting and being outside with his family.


Katie Scribner - Board Member

Katie is a graduate of Norwich University and a paralegal in Barre.  She is a former teacher in our Infant Toddler program.  She grew up and resides in Middlesex.  She is invested in opportunites for quality childcare as well as quality work environments for early educators.  

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