Hello my name is Debbie Hill. I am a native Vermonter and spent my childhood exploring the beautiful hills, valleys, back roads and woods of East Montpelier.
Not traveling too far from home, I attended Champlain College in Burlington, studying business and earning a degree in Accounting. After completing college, I spent over 30 years living in Montpelier raising two sons (whom I love to brag about!).
During the time I lived in Montpelier, I had the pleasure of managing and overseeing a small association business in Waterbury for 18 years, and then working in Montpelier for 13 years in Human Resources, assisting employees to better understand their benefits.
I recently married and live in Wolcott with my husband, Steve. I have enjoyed getting back to country living and having an opportunity to catch a glimpse of a variety of critters that happen to mosey-on-by our property. Whether it’s walking in the woods, snow shoeing, cross country or downhill skiing, having a picnic on a beach, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming at a lake, I am the happiest when I am outdoors, communing with nature and all the peace and beauty it has to offer.
There is one other thing I just have to mention…. as of March 2015, I became a grandmother! So now one of the times I’m happiest is when I’m holding my grandson Lucas.
I joined the Hope Grows Community Farm Program team as Office Manager in February 2014. You may not see me in the arena or mucking the stalls as I’m probably in the office answering the phone or updating a form. I am thrilled to be a part of such a worthwhile endeavor and look forward to working with the Hope Grows team in welcoming and introducing new participants and families to all we offer as we continue to develop and expand our programs. Be sure to stop by the office to say “Hi” on your next visit to the farm.