Saturday May 25, 2013

Von Krusenstiern named Brattleboro Retreat VP of Strategy and Development

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Retreat has announced the appointment of Konstantin von Krusenstiern as Vice President of Strategy and Development. Von Krusenstiern has served as Senior Director of Development since joining the hospital in December, 2008.

In his new role, he will expand his responsibilities to include management of the Outreach & Education department, which includes the Retreat’s marketing and communications, media relations, continuing education, and strategic planning efforts. Von Krusenstiern will continue to oversee the Office of Development and remain on the Retreat’s 10-member Executive Team.

He has held several executive leadership positions in Windham County including serving as executive director of the United Way of Windham County, director of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, and managing director of Sandglass Theater in Putney.

Von Krusenstiern currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Performance Lab and is a Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Incorporator. He is also a member of the Brattleboro Rotary Club and serves on the President’s Council at World Learning. A resident of Brattleboro, von Krusenstiern lives with his wife and two school-aged children.

Forest*Care celebrates
35th year in business

DUMMERSTON -- Forest*Care is celebrating its 35th year in business.


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Lynn Levine, owner of Forest*Care, has been dedicated to the long-term protection of natural resources, while carefully utilizing the gifts it provides. Levine was the first woman consulting forester in New England.

Levine works almost exclusively in Windham County, where she manages thousands of acres of land, with the aid of Silos Roberts. Her husband, Cliff Adler, primarily a middle grade math teacher at Putney Central School, is also her administrative assistant and accountant. She works as a team with such loggers as Mark Coester, Calvin Powling Jr., Don West, Todd Brown, etc. all of whom strive for excellence. She accomplishes the management of the forest in conjunction with Windham County Foresters, Bill Guenther and Sam Schneski.

Levine has served on the board of the Woodland Owners Association in Windham County, and is a member of the Dummerston Conservation Commission.

Over the years, Levine has co-authored two books, "Working with You Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide," and "Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Tracking Guide," and she is the author of a children’s fiction book, "Snow Secrets." Levine is working on several new books, one of which is "Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide."