Staff & Board

STAFF:

Anne Marie Shea: Our General Manager is Anne Marie Shea, who has been manager at the Maple Corner Store for several years. She has lived in Maple Corner and worked at the store for nine years. She lives with her 12 year old son about a two minute walk from the store. Anne Marie is an active community member, serving on the Maple Corner Community Center board of directors since 2015. She has spent the last nine years learning about her fellow community members and how to run a general store. In her free time she enjoys baking gluten free treats.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Jim Clark (President): Jim was born and raised in Berlin, one of 7 children. In 1985 Jim and his wife Debbie built their home in Maple Corner, where they raised 3 children. All 3 attended Calais Elementary School, U 32 High School and UVM. Two of their children worked at the Maple Corner Store when they were younger. Jim owns and operates Clark Builders Inc., a family business that his father started in 1958. Clark Builders Inc. has had numerous jobs in the Maple Corner area, including the renovations on the Maple Corner Store to build The Whammy Bar. Jim and his family use the store and the Post Office daily.

Chris Miller (Vice President): Chris landed in Maple Corner several decades ago and resides just up from the store by Curtis Pond. Chris is a career sculptor and maintains a studio in Maple Corner. His two grown children, Sierra and Silas, both
had their first jobs at the Maple Corner Store. Chris has hosted and cultivated years of community events including town wide celebrations, dances, potluck and building the Blue Barn Theater. As Mr. February in the famous Community Center calendar, Chris is not a stranger to taking extreme measures to raise funding for a community asset. Please do not make him resort to it again.

Janet Chambers (Treasurer) In the fall of 2017, Janet moved to Maple Corner and immediately became a regular at the store, Whammy Bar and post office. After getting through that first winter with the help of the community, Janet decided to make this her permanent home. Janet has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, currently working in software as the CFO of ClearCompany. She is excited to be part of the Finance committee and serve on the board of the MCCS.

Rob Lamb (Secretary): Rob is a Maple Corner resident of 4 years, and a homeowner that lives with in 100 yards of the Maple Corner Store. Rob has founded and managed both start-up businesses and non-profits and is currently the President of EcoForesters, a forest restoration non-profit with offices in North Carolina and Vermont. Rob serves on the business planning committee for the Maple Corner Community Store and provides strengths in issues surrounding finance and governance. Rob and his 3 kids are regular customers at the store and Whammy Bar, where Rob also performs regularly, playing bass in a band with
current owner, Artie Toulis.

Elizabeth O’Casey moved to Maple Corner in 2018. She was drawn to the location because it offered a strong sense of place: a tight-knit and welcoming community, an array of outdoor recreation opportunities out the back and front doors, and a renowned bar-cafe-general store-lending library-music mecca
just steps away. She grew up in Oregon and moved to Vermont in 2013, taking a job with the National Park Service in Woodstock. Today, she works for the Agency of Natural Resources in Montpelier. When not at work, she’s either swimming in the pond or exploring the Robinson Ridge trails.

Brian Clark: Brian and his wife Barbara McAndrew built their Maple Corner home over 20 years ago, following his earlier career as a Central Vermont teacher. Since then he’s created Brian Clark Woodworks, a business specializing in handcrafted furniture of the highest quality. He is a regular musician on the Whammy Bar calendar and can often be found running, skiing and biking the roads and trails of Maple Corner. He serves on the business planning committee of the MCCS, focusing on building and fixed assets assessment.

Nick Emlen: Nick worked on the early planning phase of purchasing the store as a member of the original exploratory committee. He led the effort to obtain state permitting to bring the wastewater system for the Whammy Bar into regulatory compliance. He currently serves on the MCCS Personnel Committee. Nick worked for Vermont’s community mental health system of service delivery for 23 years, most recently as Mental Health Services Director for the Vermont Council. Now nominally retired, you can usually find him walking in the woods.


ADVISORY BOARD:

  • Janet Ancel
  • Rodney Buck
  • Marialisa Calta
  • Reed Cherington
  • Olivia Gay
  • Carolyn Herz
  • Richard Maizell
  • John Rosenblum
  • Dirk Van Susteren
  • Leslie Ward