About Us

  • Program Staff


    Liz Gleason, Program DIRECTOR

    LG Photo Liz has worked for the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program since 2010. She coordinates partner organizations and consultants, enrollment, and program evaluations. She has a BA in Political Science from Williams College and has worked for a variety of farms and food-related non-profits in Vermont and Massachusetts. Liz fills her free time trail running, baking, and rock climbing.

    Contact Liz by email using firstname [at] vhcb.org




    Aaron Guman, Program Coordinator 

    AG Photo Aaron joined the Farm and Forest Viability Team in August 2020. He manages VHCB’s grant programs for farmers and assists with program administration and the Food Hub Collaborative. Prior to VHCB, Aaron worked in affordable housing, grew grass-fed beef, and ran an edible landscape services company. He holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Naropa University. Aaron is passionate about perennial and regenerative food systems, enjoys cooking and exploring the woods, fields and waterways of Vermont.

    Contact Aaron by email using firstname [at] vhcb.org



    MARIAH NOTH, Outreach & Communications Coordinator

    Mariah Noth Mariah joined the Viability Program team in July 2019. She conducts outreach efforts, assists in enrollment, and leads our annual reporting. Mariah holds a degree in Community & International Development and Food Systems from the University of Vermont, and prior to joining VHCB, she worked as a community planner and in sustainable viniculture. Mariah is passionate about strengthening food systems, enjoys cooking and getting outdoors, and lives in Burlington where she and her partner have a budding apiary, ONE BeeTV.

    Contact Mariah by email using firstname [at] vhcb.org or by calling or 802-828-1098.



  • Advisory Board

    Alyson Eastman, Deputy Secretary, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (Chair)
    Abbie Corse, The Corse Farm Dairy
    Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Economic Development
    Colleen Goodridge, Goodridge Lumber
    Adam Grinold, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
    Sarah Isham, VT Agricultural Credit Corporation/VT Economic Development Authority
    Pete Johnson, Pete's Greens

    Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
    Gus Seelig, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board