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884 Garvin Hill Rd
Greensboro, VT

802-533-2566

 

 

 

Staff

MEANINGFUL WORK IN A PLACE THAT WE LOVE

Jasper Hill Farm and Cellars employs around 80 people to staff two dairies, two creameries, a hay drying facility, our aging caves, and our new retail outpost in the Boston Public Market. Roles range from herdsmen and nutrient managers to vault captains and cheesemakers. Below are profiles of our long term staff members.

Interested in joining this team of professionals? Start here! 


RUSSELL DRAPER

Milkman, Cheesemaker Assistant

Fueled by 17 hours of sleep each week, Russell's unique schedule as Jasper Hill's milkman is fairly normal in his 3-generational family of milkmen. Russell has 3 daughters and 37 pets. When not making cheese or delivering milk, he loves to fish, hunt, and boat. 

Favorite Cheese: Alpha Tolman 

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VINCE RAZIONALE

Sales, Purchasing, Sensory Evaluation

A self-proclaimed 70 inches tall, with 0 inches of beard, Vince hustles around the Cellars, purchasing, tasting, selling, allocating, performing logistics, managing contest entries, and worrying.  Outside of work, Vince's passions include ancient history and etymology.

Favorite Cheese: Comté or Stilton

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SAYER DION-SMYCZEK

Microbiologist

Sayer looks at how the microorganisms in our milk and in/on our cheese interact with and affect sensory characteristics of the cheese. When not reading scientific articles or looking forward to her goal of being a licensed AEMT, Sayer loves to hike, camp, ski, and travel.

Favorite Cheese: Montenebro


I’m proud to be an ambassador of the Northeast Kingdom - turns out, cheese is a great tool for making new friends!

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NATE VAN GULDEN

Milker, Milk Quality Specialist

As our morning milker, Nate has been working with cows and milk for a while. Passionate about both dairy farming and his family, Nate is also excited by anything having to do with canoeing. When not working, he can be found with his kids.  

Favorite Cheese: Cabot Cheddar

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ZOE BRICKLEY

Sales, Marketing, Education

Creator of this website and owner of a complete set of decorative plates featuring jungle cats in space, Zoe loves lounging with kittens, learning about food, educating about cheese, skiing, frisbee golfing, and getting excited for our pastured pork program.

Favorite Cheese:  Some obscure, Portuguese, thistle-renneted, stinky goo bomb 

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BRIAN CRANTON

Bloomy Rind Specialist

Brian oversees the aging of the bloomy rind cheeses.  However, when not doing this, Brian can be found doing yard work. Known by few, he is both a monopoly rule-wonk and political junkie. In the future, Brian plans to relax and enjoy his remaining trip through cosmos.

Favorite Cheese: Whatever is in front of me


I pump milk into the creamery, feed the cows, clean the barn, wash the bulk tanks and start milking by 5 in the morning.

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KATRINA RAZIONALE

Mail Order, Charitable Giving

As the sole member of the mail order department, Katrina does everything from customer service to shipping each mail order box. She's passionate about food with a mission, whether that's filling your belly or sustaining local agribusiness. When not at work she can be found chasing toddlers, in the garden, or hiding with a good book.

Favorite Cheese: Comté

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MOLLY BROWNE

Monger Liaison

A lover of travel and cheese, Molly's job is to reach out to and support our cheesemongers. However, when not at work, she's probably hanging out with her main man, Doja B (her 8 year old black dog), reading a book, or trying out a new recipe in the kitchen. Her next goal is to expand Jasper Hill's influence in America and beyond.  

Favorite Cheese: Alpha Tolman

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NAT BACON

Creamery Manager

The manager of the Jasper Hill Farm Creamery, Nat is a lover of cows on grass and milk chemistry.  6'1" with a peach fuzz beard, Nat is passionate about his wife and kids.  When not at work, Nat can be found trying to get his 6-year-old to stack firewood. 

Favorite Cheese: Challerhocker


When I’m alone in the parlor, I sing to the cows.

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MICHAEL BLODGETT

Cheddar Specialist

Working full time to age the 37 lb cheddar wheels in the two cheddar vaults at the Cellars, Mike also works with the bloomy rind and washed rind cheeses on the weekends.  When not bunkering down to age cheddars, Mike can be found at home with his family.

Favorite Cheese: Cabot Clothbound, of course

EVAN BENDICKSON

Pork R&D

The owner of two pet bonsai trees, a lover of charcuterie and a disapprover of milk on cereal, After working in the Cellars and Creamery, Evan is now developing recipes for cured pork products. Originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, Evan hopes to both work on VT99 pork and travel to South East Asia next.

Favorite Cheese: Moses Sleeper

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SCOTT HARBOUR

Creamery Manager

With a "just right" height and a three day old beard, Scott works in the FVC, making cheese, cleaning equipment, and managing operations.  When not at work or pursuing his passion for naps, Scott can be found hiking, biking, swimming, struggling at ping pong, or reading.

Favorite Cheese: Wilde Weide Gouda


Not only did I get a job that I really enjoy, but I also found a company that I think is very special and unique.

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STUART GABORIAULT

Washed Rind Specialist

At the Cellars, Stuart works with our washed rind cheeses and assists our shipping team to help get cheese out to market. Since 2013, he has added to the Cellars team not only with care for his salt-brine washed babies, but also with humor.  Outside of work, Stuart is passionate about deer hunting and fishing.

Favorite Cheese: Cheddar

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TIM AIKEN

Cheesemaker

A self-decided 69.5" tall with clean stubble, Tim makes cheese in the Jasper Hill Farm Creamery. When not at work, Tim can be found on the ball field or cooking.  He is passionate about his family and enjoys spending time with his four children and his dog.

Favorite Cheese: Cheddar

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DALLAS WILLEY

Washroom, Sanitation

At Jasper Hill, Dallas washes everything that cheese sits on. Taking pride in what he does, he can often be found educating or inquiring about ways to make the business run smoother and smarter.  When not at work, Dallas can be found at a sports field or shuffling his kids to a game.

Favorite Cheese: White Oak Cheddar


I’ve fed ice cream in a cone to a black bear.

NANCY CARPENTER

Greenhouse Manager

A lover of ping pong and spinning wool, Nancy is Jasper Hill's gardener.  Scooting around, raising plants such as tomatoes, basil, limes and pineapple, Nancy grew up moving all over the country.  With seven kids and a love of travel, she now travels to spend time with her family.

Favorite Cheese: Parmesan

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TIM WHITNEY

Director of Shipping and Receiving

Manager of packing and shipping, Tim watches everything that enters or exits the Cellars.  At work, he can often be found listening to country, or today's pop hits. When not working, he can be found at home with his family, coaching basketball, or sleeping.

Favorite Cheese: Winnimere

ANNIE JACKSON

Wrapping

At the Cellars, Annie works wrapping and boxing cheese.  Since 2010, she has commuted every Friday to Jasper Hill from her home at Heartbeet Lifesharing in Hardwick, Vermont.  When not at work, Annie can be found knitting, singing, needle felting, dancing or writing.  

Favorite Cheese: Moses Sleeper/Harbison


In the beginning, there was a flicker, a thought, a realization, that cheese is a powerful force for good.

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MATEO KEHLER

Managing Member

With a passion for fungi, Mateo works throughout the company, making and tasting cheese, solving problems, and making sure that we are staying true to our mission.  When not at work, he can be found at the lake, spending time with his wife and two kids.

Favorite Cheese: Colston Basset Stilton

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EVAN RYMARSKI

Alpine Specialist

At the Cellars, Evan oversees the aging of our Alpine cheese collection.  Before settling at the Cellars, Evan worked both at the Cabot warehouse and the Jasper Hill Creamery.  When not at work, he can be found at home with his pet Inu, bulking up, or playing Magic.

Favorite Cheese: Constant Bliss

JAMES COE

Project Manager, Farm Operator

A retired long-haired-hippy, James has worked at Jasper Hill as our architect, maintenance man, and construction manager since 2010.  He now lives on and operates Andersonville Farm with his wife, two children, and a passion for dirt, concrete, steel, lumber, and glass.

Favorite Cheese: Cabot's Everything Bagel Cheddar


The more you learn, the more questions you have.

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ANDY KEHLER

Managing Member

Andy is Jasper Hill's Fire Chief, Head Plate Spinner, and Money Bags. Constantly looking for ways to improve the places around him, Andy avoids catastrophe as best as he can.  He is passionate about music, community, his family, public service, and agriculture.  

Favorite Cheese: Comté

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REGGIE HASTINGS

Cheesemaker

Everyday Reggie brings good spirits and drive to the Jasper Hill Farm Creamery, making cheese, cleaning, and doing administrative work.  Passionate about his family and the outdoors, Reggie hopes to increase his home brewing knowledge next.

Favorite Cheese: All of it

EMILY HERSHBERGER

Human Resources, Food Safety

Passionate about living life to the fullest, food, and connection to land, Emily's love for learning and growing shows in her role as keeper of secrets and interpreter of the vibe survey at Jasper Hill. Outside of work, Emily enjoys hiking, boating, and instigating fun.

Favorite Cheese: Bayley Hazen Blue


We all share the responsibilities and bring lots of motivation, pride, and good spirits to the job; they’re the fundamental building blocks of our success

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RANDI CALDERWOOD

Cropping Manager

Andersonville's Cropping Manager and a dairy farmer of 22 years, Randi is also the assistant Fire Chief and EMS Responder in East Craftsbury.  Always outside, he can either be found at work or in the sugarwoods, working towards maple sugar season. 

Favorite Cheese: Monterey Jack

BILLY TANKO

Cheesemaker

At the Food Venture Center Creamery, Billy makes and turns Alpha Tolman.  This means, that while his two cats wait for him at home, he gets a free milk bath everyday.  A lover of turtles and Risk, Billy can be found mountain biking when not at work.

Favorite Cheese: Mozzarella

KATHY WHITE

Bookkeeper, Payroll Manager

As Jasper Hill's bookkeeper and payroll manager, Kathy supports the entire business. Easy to get along with, she is always willing to lend a hand when it is needed.  When not at work, Kathy can be found at the stock car races, camping, knitting, or enjoying her home. 

Favorite Cheese: Moses Sleeper


It’s really amazing to be able to work with our entire dynamic and interactive crew.

ARTHUR WESSELS

Cheese Care Specialist

A former chef, Arthur's lunches routinely fill our break room with intoxicating aromas. Arthur works in our washed-rind cheese vault, caring for Oma, Willoughby, Winnimere, as well as young Alpha Tolman. Arthur is a member of our food safety team, and is an all-around stand-up guy. 

Favorite Cheese: He's not telling. 

ADAM SMITH

Quality Manager

As the overseer of all affinage operations at the Cellars and as a lover of cured things, Adam has a passion for anything that involves salt, time, and a little bit of love.  When not ensuring the quality of our cheeses, he can be found hiking, in the woods, or on the lake.

Favorite Cheese: Beaufort d'Alpage

JEN WRIGHT

Education & Events Coordinator

A Long-Island native, Jen has spent almost two decades in Vermont and shows no sign of giving up anytime soon. One of the inaugural Cellars employees, she has worn every hat here including bookkeeping, sales, food safety, and education. Her handsome dog Ollie is prone to skunking, quilling, and other mountain-life hazards. 

Favorite Cheese: Harbison

 


I get a free milk bath everyday.

ADAM WHITNEY

Milker

At Jasper Hill Farm, Adam "Wizzer" Whitney works as a milker, lending a hand around the farm.  When not striving to produce high quality milk for high quality cheese, Adam can be found playing summer league basketball, softball, or with his friends.

Favorite Cheese: Bayley Hazen Blue

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ETHAN ATWOOD

Farmer

At Jasper Hill's Andersonville Farm, Ethan Atwood does a little bit of everything. Having worked at Andersonville Farm since before it sold milk to Jasper Hill, Ethan has a strong sense of place and understanding of the practice.

Favorite Cheese: White Oak

THIS COULD BE YOU!

Employee

If you'd like to be included in this team of professionals, get in touch to find out more.  We have both employment and internship opportunities. Click here to start.

Favorite Cheese: All the cheeses


Its fun watching plants grow!