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The Catamount Arts Team is a dedicated group of individuals who work passionately to fulfill Catamount’s mission to inspire appreciation of and participation in the arts, promote the arts throughout the region, and cultivate the arts as an integral part of community life.  Our Vision is to be a vibrant and sustainable Arts institution, serving as an essential force in the Arts for individuals, organizations and communities throughout the region.

Staff Contact Information

AJ Gonzalez, Box Office


Alli Sousa, Internship Coordinator / Bookkeeping Assistant


Alli has been with Catamount Arts in some way, shape, or form for the last five-ish years. She started as an intern in summer of 2019 during her final year at Northern Vermont University – Lyndon (now Vermont State University – Lyndon). Her very first job was parking cars for the Levitt Amp series at Dog Mountain, and, well… the rest is history.

She considers herself an avid collector of Catamount Themed Hats, and–if left unchecked–would continue to collect hats to her heart’s content. Some of her favorite hats are those of the box office, the Auction prep, the hustle and bustle of First Night, the humbling and revitalizing work with youth at Open Stage, and the hat that let her meet so many cool dogs (and people too!) at Levitt Amp–naturally, this one is one of her favorites. It did kickstart this wild and wonderful journey, after all.

Alli has since moved back to Massachusetts to be closer to family, but rest assured–you may remove the girl from Catamount, but there is no removing the Catamount from the girl. She’s still holding down a virtual role as a Bookkeeping Assistant, with the occasional in-person appearance for KCP events. But her favorite hat to wear now–by a longshot–is that of Internship Coordinator. How fitting it is to have the opportunity to guide VTSU students through the same opportunity that shaped her into the person she is now?

And, as all things tend to come full circle, she’s planning on attending several of the Levitt Amp shows at Dog Mountain this summer. As a patron this time, she says adamantly–but she’s keeping her walkie-talkie and high-vis vest in the car, just in case.

Andrea Otto, Community Liaison/Box Office/Projectionist


Andrea Otto (she/her) is the Community Liaison and Film Curator for Catamount Arts. Andrea works with various partners including community organizations and artists to make the arts more accessible and integral to programs throughout the Northeast Kingdom. When not curating a community film discussion, installing artwork, or collaborating on a community event, Andrea resides in Peacham with her husband on an off-grid homestead. Andrea also is a singer, and performs with local folk band Rake Factory Union.

Anne Campbell, Education Director


Anne started working with Catamount Arts as a consultant in 2012 to help the Arts Education Committee design a program for children in grades K-8. She was hired to implement the program in 2013. Her background in arts administration, education, and community development includes working in a variety of positions with two local arts councils, managing a 200-member community chorus, overseeing marketing and PR for an opera company, designing and directing afterschool programs, working in alumni relations and development, directing a downtown revitalization program, and working as a children’s librarian. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Smith College, and a master’s in community education from Goddard College.

Anne develops and promotes classes, workshops, camps and artist residencies for all ages. She recruits and hires teaching artists and oversees class registrations. She drafts grant proposals and reports, and develops tracking and evaluation systems. Anne supervises part-time staff, interns, and volunteers. She collaborates with community partners on festivals and arts initiatives such as PoemTown St. Johnsbury. She is co-chair of the New England Teaching Artist Collaborative, an active member of the Vermont Community Arts Education Council, and secretary of the board of directors of Friends of Dog Mountain. Anne loves to dance, hike, and play percussion and ukulele. She lives in Danville.

Ashley Van Zandt, Director of Development and Communications


Ashley lives in Lyndonville with her husband, two children, and her cat, Figaro. Ashley earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lyndon State College in 2009, then taught Kindergarten and worked at St. Johnsbury Pediatrics before joining the Catamount Arts team in August 2016. Outside of Catamount, Ashley enjoys reading, traveling, paper crafting, photography, and spending time with her family.

Ashley currently handles the majority of the fundraising for events such as the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series and First Night North. She works with the marketing team to develop print, social, and press materials, and manages the marketing timeline for events including our two annual raffles, KCP Presents, and our Annual Benefit Auction. Ashley also organizes the annual appeal.

As the First Night North Coordinator, Ashley not only works with local businesses for sponsorships for the event, but she manages all marketing materials, and is the main event contact on the evening of the event.

Ashli Roberts, Production Manager – Gallery Installation


In the summer of 2017, Ashli volunteered as a stagehand for the first Levitt AMP summer concert series at Dog Mountain and she became a member of the Catamount staff that same year. Upon discovery of her love and talent for the production of live music, she enrolled in the Music Business & Industry program at Northern Vermont University and graduated in 2021. Since her start at Catamount, Ashli has continued to expand her role as a member of the production team and has aided in the success of hundreds of events all over the Northeast Kingdom, including KCP Presents and Artport performances, Levitt AMP’s Dog Mountain and St. J. Final Fridays, Newport’s Wednesdays on the Waterfront, Littleton First Fridays, as well as summer concerts in Island Pond and at Lake Morey Resort. In addition to Catamount’s live events, Ashli assists with art installations for the Fried Family Gallery and the Rankin Gallery.

When Ashli isn’t building a Catamount stage, she can be found painting, sewing, or snuggled up with her dogs, Sophie and Ramona.

Autumn Chamberlain, EPIC Music Program Coordinator


Autumn Chamberlain joined the Catamount Arts team in 2021 as an education intern, helping out with anything related to music and/or teaching. This included summer camps, live shows, EPIC Music, and Open Stage. In past years, Autumn has participated in various Catamount events, such as performing live music at First Night, and enjoyed working behind the scenes after experiencing firsthand the on-stage operation.

Autumn graduated from Northern Vermont University – Lyndon in May 2022. She finished with her bachelor’s degree in Music Business and Industry, double concentrating in self-promotion and audio production. She grew up in the NEK and has been involved in music for almost as long. Autumn started learning the piano at the age of five and has added a myriad of instruments to her toolbox since. She now performs live music sets by herself, with her sisters, or with other musicians, as well as writes, records, produces, and distributes her own original music. Aside from music, Autumn enjoys ultimate frisbee, cooking, and baking.

Campbell Jillette, Open Stage Assistant/Production


Campbell can always be found where the music is. His internship with Catamount Arts is just a small piece of a full resume, both on and off the stage.

Campbell is a junior at NVU – Lyndon, working towards a degree in Music Business and Industry with a focus in audio production. When he’s not behind the soundboard for Catamount, he can be found working tech at the Alexander Twilight Theater on campus, or teaching his fellow students as the Production Manager for the MEISA club. As well as interning with Catamount, Campbell is also the Open Stage Program Assistant on Friday nights. When he isn’t working, he’s still making music–sometimes solo, sometimes with bands locally or back home in Conway, NH. And when he’s not making music, you can find him hiking or cooking.

Carmen Darling, Box Office


A recent returnee to the area, Carmen brings a wealth of experience to the Catamount Arts box office team. Her eclectic background includes time as a baker, caterer, nanny as well as a box office agent for Berkeley Repertory theater in California. With a passion for songwriting and an eye for graphic design, Carmen is eager to immerse herself in the vibrant arts scene at Catamount. She’s excited to be surrounded by new music, art and film and is particularly looking forward to running the projector in the movie theater.

Christine Nockels, Youth Program Assistant/Box Office


Originally from the west coast, Christine (she/her) was born and raised in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

In 2007 she graduated with a BFA in traditional illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

While living in Los Angeles, Christine worked in various creative positions, including clean up artist for animation, puppet builder, wrangler, and set designer, theater production technician, and freelance illustrator. Her illustration work has been exhibited at several galleries in Los Angeles such as The Hive Gallery and Studios, Hyaena, and La Luz De Jesus.

Christine also served the community as a mortician for 9 years in Los Angeles before relocating to Vermont in 2019.

Christine regularly leads after school visual arts classes in St. Johnsbury and Lyndon in conjunction with Catamount Arts, leading individual youth art classes and camps, and can also be found in the Catamount Arts box office.

Derek Campbell, Production Manager


Catamount Arts/KCP Presents production manager Derek Campbell, has been a driving force on the local Northeast Kingdom music scene for the past two decades. Over the years Derek has acted as talent buyer/promoter/audio engineer for several NEK venues, and collaborated with fellow promoters on a variety of events. He operates Lyndonunderground Studio where he has recorded a variety of albums and EPs for local and regional artists, spots for National Public Radio, and a series of best selling audio books for Steven Huneck’s “Sally Goes To…” children’s book collection.

Derek can be seen performing regularly at venues around New England as a solo act as well as with bands, StarratS, Subject To Change, and Electric Sorcery, for whom he is the vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter, and record producer. Derek is a graduate of Lyndon State College’s Music Business and Industry program where he earned his Bachelor’s degree, graduating summa cum laude, in May 2015. He currently works as adjunct instructor at Northern Vermont University where he teaches Guitar, Rock & Roll Form and Style, and other music related courses. Derek co-founded and directed the very popular Rock & Roll Recording Summer Camp for teenagers at NVU Lyndon.

As Catamount Arts/KCP Presents Production Manager, he supervises a crew of college interns, guiding them in hands-on learning of sound and light engineering, and overall event production. Derek is also a visual artist working in paint, ink, mixed media, and photography, as well as producing music videos, instructional videos, and more. He can be seen acting in a variety of student/amateur films. Derek is the proud father of two very talented and motivated teenagers, singer/songwriter, actress and student of musical theater, Irie, and web-streaming gamer/comedian, Felix. To see his work visit

Dianne Gingue, Bookkeeper


Erin Narey, Communications Coordinator


Jerry Aldredge, Film & Digital Curator


Jody Fried, Executive Director


Jody Fried has been the Executive Director of Catamount Film & Arts in St. Johnsbury since 2008. Jody began his career in Colorado working in healthcare management for a large national corporation before deciding to move back home to Vermont in 1998. His work in the rural Northeast Kingdom, as both an entrepreneur and as a volunteer, has included owning multiple private businesses and serving as the current President of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative, as a Corporator of both Passumpsic Bank and the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, and as the past President of both the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association.

Jody has also served in various statewide leadership roles including as the current Chair of the Vermont Creative Network, Director of the Vermont Leadership Institute at the Snelling Center for Government, as a Governor-appointed member of the Vermont Travel and Recreation Council, Trustee of Community Heart and Soul, as well as having previously served as a founding member of the Vermont Tax Advisory Board.

Martin Bryan, Membership, Room Rental and Volunteer Coordinator


Martin has been a St. Johnsbury resident for most of his adult life. He was raised in Western Massachusetts, and is a 1969 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.S. in education. He is a former elementary school teacher and has been on the staff of Catamount Arts since the early 2000s; formerly he was a volunteer.

As an avid collector of vintage sound recordings and related ephemera, Martin has a profound appreciation for history and the need for its preservation. He is a former president of the St. Johnsbury Historical Society, and he currently serves as secretary of the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center.

In addition to being the Membership Coordinator, Martin’s duties include Box Office back-up, curating the video rental collection, booking Catamount’s facilities for public use, etc. He likes to think of himself as Catamount’s oldest intern!

Molly Stone, Artistic Director


Molly Stone currently serves as the Artistic Director for Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. As AD, Molly oversees all of Catamount’s live performances including (but never limited to) the curation, booking, and producing of concerts both indoor and outdoor in several venues (capacity range 100-1500+). Venues/concert series include the KCP Presents Performing Arts Series, Levitt AMP St Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, Final Friday signature concerts in downtown St Johnsbury, Artport performances, First Night North, as well as performances at the York Street Meeting House and several other area venues. In addition, she gladly serves as a consultant and/or partner on live performance projects in both Vermont and New Hampshire for both for-profit and nonprofit entities. Project examples include: “Facing the Sunrise Black Performing Arts Series”, “Lake Morey Resort Summer Concert Series”, “Fall in Love” & “Be Mine Ball” drag balls, “Route 5 Fest”, “Tuck’s Rock Dojo Music Fest” to name a few. Molly has had the pleasure of working directly with artists of all kinds for over seven years including local creatives, DJ’s, Drag artists, nationally and globally touring acts, as well as Grammy and Emmy winning artists to name a few. Her role requires knowledge and skill in all aspects of show production (curating, talent buying, production, advancing, hospitality, backline procurement, hosting and emceeing etc.) Molly also serves as “Gallery Director” for the Fried Family Gallery and Rankin Family Galleries both located at the Catamount Arts Center. Molly is a 2006 graduate of the University of Vermont as well as a 2020 Vermont Leadership Institute graduate. Molly sits on the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Creative Network Steering Team and serves as the Northeast Kingdom Zone Agent for the VCN. She currently holds a seat amongst other leaders in the brand new CAN/USA 360 Arts project, a cross-border collaborative dedicated to Culture, Creativity and Building Community in Vermont’s upper Northeast Kingdom and Quebec’s Eastern Townships. The goal is to collectively market the arts, culture and creative opportunities in a cross-border micro-region in an effort to strengthen the creative economy in both countries. On a global level, she currently represents St. Johnsbury in the “Center for Music Ecosystems Music Policy Resilience Lab”, a landmark transnational collaboration with the aim of implementing music policies in remote, rural and isolated communities. Labs include representatives from Mariehamn (Aland Islands, Finland), Nuuk (Greenland), Torshavn (Faroe Islands), Umea (Sweden), Whitehorse (Canada), Gander (Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada) as well as US representatives from Whitesburg KY and Gallup NM. The final report work will be launched at a global music festival in May 2024.Molly has appeared on several panels both locally and on a National level as an advocate for the “Creative Economy” as well as an exuberant supporter of community building, and cross sector collaboration and partnership.

Owen Davie, Graphic Designer/Associate Director of Marketing & Communications


Owen has been an employee of Catamount Arts for six years, having begun as an intern while studying Music Business at Northern Vermont University, before transitioning onto staff following the successful culmination of his studies. Owen currently works as the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, operating as the graphic designer for Catamount Arts, as well as handling the creation and dissemination of Catamount’s promotional materials, both digitally and in print, as well as collaborating with other area organizations to co-produce and market regional events.

Owen continues to broaden his ability and skill set with relation to communications and design software, as well as develop a more nuanced understanding of contemporary marketing strategies.

Patrick Black, Ticketing/Regional Box Office Manager & Head Projectionist


Patrick started working for Catamount straight out of college in the summer of 1987, eventually becoming the chief projectionist and part time box office. When he came back from Arizona, where he ended his time at Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas as Front Office Manager of the Wahweap Lodge, he returned to being the chief projectionist as well as being full time in the box office.

Currently Patrick is responsible for creating content for and maintaining the ticketing system, maintaining the Catamount websites, handling email communications with customers, and maintaining/building relationships with our presenting partners. He also oversees Catamount’s two theaters, managing content (film, satellite, and DVDs), maintaining equipment, and providing technical support to the staff.

Rose Nunn, Building Caretaker


Rose started working at Catamount Arts in April of 2019 and is responsible for the indoor and outdoor cleaning, care, and beautification of the Catamount Arts building. She lives in Peacham, VT with her husband, their two dogs (Misty and Arlo) and cat (Bruno). Rose previously worked at the Peacham School as the After School Assistant. In the summertime she loves to be outdoors, camping, swimming, fishing and riding her four wheeler on her land. Rose is accomplished in hand arts, including felting, sewing, and crocheting. In the winter Rose loves to ice fish, and make maple syrup in their family sugar house.

Sarah Amos, Director of Operations


Sarah grew up in the Northeast Kingdom and has been a great lover of the arts since childhood. She began performing professionally as a singer with her father Bob Amos when she was in 8th grade at St. Johnsbury School and has continued to perform locally, regionally, and nationally ever since.

After attending high school at St. Johnsbury Academy, she spent four years studying at New College of Florida where she also worked as a Music Theory TA and Choral Director. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in May of 2015 and began working at Catamount Arts the following fall. In 2017 she was accepted into the Vermont Leadership Institute and graduated the following spring.
Sarah currently lives in the Stark District in her grandparents’ old house with her partner Owen, her Bernese Mountain Dog Bash, and her cat Fritzeen.

As Director of Operations, Sarah’s primary responsibility is coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of the Arts Center, Box Office, and Catamount’s ArtPort venue. She manages front of house operations and staff for all live events, including KCP Presents, Levitt Amp, and ArtPort performances. Additionally, she coordinates the Annual Auction for the Arts. Grateful for all she has learned from her work so far, Sarah hopes to continue expanding her role as a leader at Catamount Arts and make a lasting positive impact in the community.

Tim Mikovitz, Technical Director


Tim has directed the lighting and sound for our KCP Presents Performing Arts Series since we started in 2009. His full-time job is as the Director of Theaters and Programming at NVU. Tim has spent decades in the industry including as Director of Production for the Wanderlust Tour where he oversaw a multi-million dollar technical budget and a staff of over a hundred technicians. Tim’s expertise will be critical as we continue to expand our production support services and use of the mobile stage throughout the region.

Northern Vermont University Interns

  • Seairra Anderson – Administration Intern
  • Miles Haimovitch – Production Intern
  • Charlie McKelvey – Production Intern
  • Silas Gruber – Production Intern
  • Cody Corcoran – Production Intern
  • Keke Austinville – Production Intern