VT LCV Board of Directors
Stark Biddle is an independent consultant who works with public and private development institutions to improve their impact and effectiveness. He has held senior executive positions in industry, government and the non‑profit sector and has worked with more than fifty domestic and international not-for-profit organizations in this country and overseas.
Stark has been Vice President of the Overseas Development Council, Director of a White House Task Force on international science and technology, Associate Assistant Administrator for Planning and Budget for the US Agency for International Development and a senior analyst for the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. Prior to his US government experience, Mr. Biddle spent 5 years with the Colgate Palmolive Company and was Director of Marketing for Colgate's Thai subsidiary.
Stark has an MBA from the Wharton School an MA in political science from Brown and an MA Lit from the Breadloaf School of English at Middlebury College. Stark’s voluntary activities have included: Trustee of the Vermont Council on the Arts; Trustee of the Vermont Natural Resources Council; Trustee of Spring Lake Ranch; Trustee of Green Mountain College; Vice President of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy; Vice Chair of the Shrewsbury Planning Commission; Friends in Council, the Folger Shakespeare Library. Mr. Biddle served as a member of the Board of Directors of Development Alternatives of Bethesda. He is a member of the Cosmos Club of Washington, DC and the Explorer’s Club of New York.
Warner is the author of "Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind: A Naturalist Debunks Our Favorite Fallacies About Wildlife" and "The Kids' Wildlife Book" (A Williamson Kids Can! Book). He is also the former regional director of the National Wildlife Federation. Warner lives in Calais with his wife Edie.
Charlotte has taught management courses at the college level for over 20 years. She currently teaches at Lyndon State College, and consults with nonprofit organizations on board and management topics.
Charlotte is also a board member and past president of Audubon Vermont; a board member and past president of the Calais school board and the Washington Central Supervisory Union board.
Charlotte has a BA from Bennington College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Judy’s first career of twenty-five years was that of exercise trainer and teacher and fitness center owner. She was an adjunct faculty member of SUNY, Old Westbury NY where she taught courses in weight management, personal health and fitness and personal weight management. Coachworks Farm, her VT fitness center was open for ten years, during which she also taught water aerobics classes and classes in weight loss.
Her volunteer activities were focussed on political activism. In 2003, Judy became the chair of the Orleans County Democratic Party. In 2007 she became the State Party Vice Chair, and served as Party Chair from March, 2009 - September 2011.
When Judy stepped down from her position with the Democratic Party, she joined Sterling College as a consultant to develop and administer their major gifts program.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology from the Goddard College Adult Degree program, and her Master’s degree in Exercise and Human Performance from Southern Connecticut State University.
Judy lives in Albany VT with her husband, their Yorkshire terrier, and their many cats.
Sue Prent is a writer/artist who lives with her sculptor husband in St. Albans, where they own and operate Pink House Studios, a fine art molding and casting business specializing in life-molding and education.
A grassroots environmental activist, she is the spokesperson for the Northwest Citizens for Responsible Growth who advocate for environmentally responsible resource use and development in Franklin County. She is also a Front Page contributor to Green Mountain Daily where she covers a range of environmental, social and political topics from a progressive vantage point.
Thomas K. Slayton
Thomas K. Slayton is a Vermont journalist with a strong interest in Vermont, the environment, and outdoor sports. He served as editor-in-chief of Vermont Life magazine for more than 20 years and is currently editor emeritus of thatpublication. In his retirement he works as a freelance writer and editor, and is a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio.
He is the author of several books, including Sabra Field, the Art of Place; Searching for Thoreau, on the trails and shores of Wild New England, and others. Searching for Thoreau won the 2007 Gold Award for creative nonfiction, awarded by the Independent Publisher’s Association.
He edited and helped write the Green Mountain Club’s 100th anniversary book, A Century in The Mountains. That book won the 2010 Hathaway Award for outstanding contribution to Vermont history.
Slayton has been awarded honorary doctorates of letters by the University of Vermont, Sterling College, and Southern Vermont College. He is a recipient of the Franklin Fairbanks Award, given annually to a Vermonter who contributes in a significant way to the cultural life of the state.
He lives in Montpelier with his wife, Elizabeth.
Scott Skinner is a lawyer in the Montpelier law firm of Biggam, Fox & Skinner. He has been a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Nepal, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont, and was the first Executive Director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG). He has been a candidate for the U.S. Senate and for Vermont Attorney General, but has been most successful in races for Justice of the Peace. He is the President of the Phulmaya Foundation, a Vermont non profit organization that has built three primary schools in Nepal.
He lives in Middlesex, Vermont with his wife Mary Just Skinner where they raised beef cattle for fifteen years. Current interests include gardening and climbing the high peaks of the Green, White, and Adirondack Mountains.