Most of our talented staff comes year after year. Here's a sampling of staffers that have come in the past.
- Marc Gussen - Marc is a naturalist extraordinaire who lives the lost arts, with no TV or computer. He teaches knot tying, fire making, flint knapping, survival skills, and rope making among other things. In the winter he lives in Baja California on the beach and spears fish for food, and for fun he builds catapults. Last year he won the championship at the pumpkin chunkin competition. His catapult threw a pumpkin over a half mile.
- Sandra Griffith - She studied handwork at Waldorf-inspired Sunbridge College. She learned to knit at her grandmother’s knee at the age of 7 and loves to share her skill with people of all ages. She also spins, weaves, and dyes (yarns and fabrics). And she can play a mean game of Boggle or Rummikub.
- Bruce Ballistrieri - photographer - Bruce will keep us all looking our best with his great shots. We can't wait for the slide show at the Big Show! His photo of the rainbow from last year is framed and hung in the Wellness Room.
- Joan Balistrieri - Youth Leader - Joan has been entertaining her own children with arts & crafts projects for 19 years. She's been coming to Common Ground for the past three years and is looking forward to sharing her projects ideas and getting messy with kids!
- Kim Dunkley – Youth/Teen Leader, Lifeguard, Jill-of-all-trades - After a long history in outdoor ed/rec with many ages, Kim has settled down with a great program working with 5-8 year olds in Morrisville , VT. She still makes time for the important stuff like traveling, skiing and standing on her head. She's looking forward to sharing some of her silliness and playing with folks this summer in Starksboro.
- Lori Biamonte - Primarily a self-taught artist, Lori takes great joy in finding beauty in unexpected places, creating something from nothing, and helping others discover creativity within themselves.
- Pat Hendee, Jr. - Pat can normally be seen at Common Ground around the site as he is our property manager. During Lost Arts, however, Pat jumps right in and helps out with archery. He grew up just down the road from our site, so he knows every inch of our 700 acres and can fix anything from the roof to underneath the ground.
- Sequana Skye - Camp Nurse - Sequana Skye, RN, BA, has had the opportunity to move in many wondrous ways thus far on this planet: she's worked as an nurse, expressive arts therapist with diverse groups, facilitated dream workshops and taught classes from Yoga for Seniors to LaMaze for pregnant couples. She's currently a storyteller, sharing her own as well as others' stories in word, song, movement and theatre.