John Little, President
John Little received a Master’s degree from Lyndon State College in 1996 and has taught in the sciences at Richford High School and Vermont Technical College. He currently teaches at both the Vermont Community College and North Country Union High School. He received the Commissioner’s Award for Vocational Technical Education in 1993 for a Solar Race Car Project, as well as the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in 2009. John also played an integral role in garnering support for a study of the eligibility of the upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers for inclusion in the prestigious national Wild and Scenic River network, a 10-year effort that ultimately became a success in 2014. He is also a member of MRBA and the President, along with being a lifelong paddler.
Paul Stanley, Vice President
Paul was raised on his family’s farm in Franklin, VT and has always been involved in agriculture. For the past 30 years, he and his wife, Linda, have owned and operated a small registered Jersey dairy farm in Bakersfield. Paul also serves as a Certified Crop Adviser for 30 local farms of all sizes. He is an avid volunteer, serving as a director for MRBA. He is the assistant chief of the Bakersfield Fire Dept., an active member of Franklin Watershed Committee, and a 4H leader. He enjoys motorcycle riding and downhill skiing in his limited spare time.
Cynthia Scott, Treasurer
Cynthia has been involved with MRBA since 1997 when she assumed the position of coordinator. She is now the organization’s Treasurer. Cynthia is also a member of the Enosburg Conservation Commission and the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions. She works for the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail.
Wendy Scott, Secretary
Wendy Scott has been involved with MRBA for many years. An avid paddler in Canada, Wendy decided after many northern trips that it was important to pay attention to the local waterways of Franklin County. Wendy lives in Enosburg Falls with her husband Al Stirt and has been enjoying retired life after 30 years of teaching. Most summers Wendy and Al head north for long canoe trips and in the winter they enjoy winter camping in Algonquin Park in Ontario.