Tony Walton-President

Tony Walton, President

Tony is a North Carolina transplant who has called Waterbury, Vermont, home since 1978. Married with two sons, Founding Partner of New England Landmark Realty and former Chef by trade, he's a force in any kitchen. He is the "Go-to" professional in Central Vermont with his vast knowledge of the area including recreational offerings, schools, community initiatives and the hidden gems that are often found off the beaten path.

In addition to skiing, snowboarding, golf and mountain biking, Tony enjoys music and art. He also tends to read a lot and walks the occasional forest path. Tony actively supports the Boys and Girls First mentoring program and is a former Director on the Central Vermont Board of Realtors. He has been Board President 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.

kalev freeman.jpgDr. 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.

Brian Robinson - Board Member

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 the Manager of Technical Services at Utility Services, located in Waterbury. 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.

Carrie Zeno - Board Member

Martine Antell - Board Member

Nick Antell - Board Member

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