Officers & Board of Directors


Lisa Rees


(2-year term • 2020-2022)

Lisa is a vibrant member of the Milton Community, serving as a mentor in MCYC, on the board of the Vermonet Federal Credit Union, and is a driver for Meals on Wheels. She has taken many classes at the Guild, and is always interested to learn and grow!

Corrina Thurston

Vice President

(2-year term • 2021 -2023)

Corrina Thurston is a wildlife artist and creative entrepreneur working out of Craftsbury, VT. She's also an author, TEDx speaker, and business/marketing consultant for other creatives and nonprofits.

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Ellen Cislo

Treasurer | Director

(2-year term • 2022-2024)

Ellen works at the Milton Peoples United Bank as their Branch Supervisor with 11 years of experience in providing excellent customer service. Her passions include interior design, yoga, bike riding, and making her family Halloween costumes.

Julie Jones


(2-year term • 2022 -2024)

Julie is a Milton resident who has worked as a nurse at the University of Vermont Health Network. She enjoys books, water sports, jewelry making and paper arts.


Katherine Leung


(2-year term, 2021-2023)

Katherine is an artist, curator, writer, and teacher. She facilitates a monthly Drink and Draw meet-up for fellow teachers. She has been a member of the Guild since 2021. 

Jeff Pelchat


(2-year term • 2022-2024)

Jeff likes doing almost anything outside:   Hiking, skiing, biking, camping.  He considers himself a Jack-of-all-trades and master of none. His hobbies include amateur woodworking and bee-keeping (when they let him).