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MEET THE TEAM

Jeff Chapman
Co-Organizer 2019-

Jeff has a deep appreciation for ice cream and animals. If there's an animal at a social situation, it is a guarantee that he will find it and make friends. 

Keifer Gammell
Co-Organizer 2018-

Have you ever looked in the mirror? Like really looked? Your face will never lie to you. It'll be sure to warn you of stress and frustration, as well as joy. Be sure that you're doing things you love to do. If it doesn't bring you joy, don't do it. I'm fortunate enough to love what I do. Being involved with the Down Street Art and MASS MoCA, in addition to being an alumnus of MCLA, has been a wonderful journey that has brought many smiles to my face. Being involved with so many things, you'd think I'm up super early... you'd be correct. Being productive brings me joy.... at least that's what the mirror says at 5am. Morning people.....#amiright

Brian Handspicker
Co-Organizer 2019-

Brian is our resident night-owl. While others are snoozing he starts companies. By day (after 8am please!) he is a software product consultant specializing in security and privacy. By night he helps launch startup companies with investible propositions. These currently include ‘bicity (publicity without the ‘p u’), Enterprise IoT Apps (e-iota), CheckIn, and Tourism.com. He is also on the board for a number of local non-profit companies, including TEDxNA, North Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, and Citizen Media.

Jenna St. Pierre
Co-Organizer 2020-

Jenna fills her time with tea, roller coasters, stationery, Clem (her cat), smashing the patriarchy,  making itineraries, camping, DIY projects, tiki drinks, gardening, and graphic design.  

Leah Thompson
Co-Organizer 2019-

Leah is the Director of Enrollment and Development at BART Charter Public School in Adams. She is passionate about her community and loves to find different ways to get involved. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Berkshire United Way and ProAdams, and she volunteers at numerous local institutions. Leah founded a student group, the BART Student Ambassadors, that helps young people get more involved in their communities. Leah grew up here in the Berkshires, in Savoy, and enjoys traveling and exploring other countries and cultures.

Amelia Wachur
Co-Organizer 2019-

Amelia is an accountant, museum lover and baker originally from Western New York; therefore she also has a great admiration for excellent food, well-plowed roads and underdogs.

Geeg Wiles
Co-Organizer 2018-

The Caretaker, Keeper of Chronicles and Voice of Captain Ahab, a 3ft tall 40lb bright yellow wooden statue of a fisherman/wannabe pirate captain.
Some of the other hats he wears include; scientist, white water raft guide, carpenter and motivational speaker.
Enjoys jumping into cold bodies of water, cutoff flannels, neon colored string rings, traveling, free t-shirts, watching movies, and not following as many rules as he can.
Also, for some odd reason, he loves the challenge of problems many find impossible to solve.

Former Organizers 

Christa Collier
(2019)
Ben Lamb 
(2018, 2019)
Emily Schiavoni
(2018, 2019)