Business Partners

Stafford’s ties to the local business community include companies that support programs, employees, and managers who participate in the governance of the school through the Regional Advisory Board, student internship opportunities and participating in the various program advisory committees that help keep strong ties to current thinking.

The following are a few of the businesses that help support Stafford by participating in program advisory committees, participating on the Regional Advisory Board, or by offering their time, materials, or expertise both in and out of the classroom. If you’d like to find out how you can become part of the Stafford family, please contact: Melissa Connor, Director.

Construction Technology

  • Gilmore Home Center
  • RK Miles
  • Efficiency Vermont
  • Sherwin Williams
  • LaValley Building Supply
  • Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont


  • A-Plus Plumbing and Heating
  • CDP Electric
  • Yankee Electrical Supply
  • B.E. McGee Inc.
  • FW Webb
  • Excel Plumbing and Heating
  • Green Mountain Power

Health Careers

  • Southern Vermont Area Health Centers
  • Mountain View Center-Genesis Healthcare
  • Office of Dr. Daniel Hogencamp
  • Castleton State College Nursing Education Program
  • School Nurse Rutland High School

Video and Multimedia Production

  • West View Digital
  • Bob Gershon-Castleton State College
  • Vermont Film Commission
  • Comcast
  • Fox 44 Television
  • RSN-Killington

Digital Arts

  • DC Townsend LLC
  • Bill Ramage, Artist and -CSC Fine Arts Professor
  • Phototec-Gil and Chris Wideawake
  • Awesome Graphics-Mike Napolitano, Mike Woods
  • Greg Youkov, Freelance Web Designer
  • Lisa Raider, Illustration Instructor Hannaford Career Center
  • Meg Barros, Director, Chaffee Art Center
  • Peter Huntoon, Painter

Culinary Arts

  • Norm Milot, ServSafe Instructor, Training to Excel
  • John “Brownie” Brown Head Chef Little Harry’s
  • Jack Mangan, Owner/Manager-Little Harry’s
  • Lindsey and Scott Arbuckle, Owner/Farmer-Alchemy Gardens and Farm Coordinator, Rutland Area Food and Farm Link
  • Nick DeLauri, Head Butcher, Co-Owner Vermont Butcher Shop
  • Greg Lang, Executive Chef, Killington Grand
  • Vermont Food Bank
  • Connie Mendell, Occaisions Catering
  • Norm Milot, ServSafe Instructor, Training to Excel
  • Ken Shattuck, Hannaford
  • Donna Vargas, Retired Chef Instructor, River Valley Technical Center
  • Black River Produce
  • Reinhardt Foods
  • US Foods

Public Safety Services

  • Lt. Michael Dion, Vermont State Police
  • Lt. Kevin Geno, Rutland City Police
  • Sheriff David J Fox, Rutland County Sheriff’s Department
  • Bill Lovett, Rutland City Fire Department
  • Sgt. Matt Bandy, Vermont Army National Guard
  • Mike Davidson, VT Departemnt of Liquor Control
  • Tom Curran, VT Departemnt of Liquor Control
  • Mike Davidson VT Departemnt of Liquor Control
  • Mark Stockton, Stockton Security


  • Ken Gagnon, Gagnon Lumber
  • Dave Schneider, Rutland City Forester
  • Nancy McGuire, Rutland NRCD


  • Jackie Lorman, Shear Heaven Salon and Day Spa
  • Kim Bove, Joy of Nails
  • Christine Poulit, Christine’s Hair Styling

Human Services

  • Elaine Beal, Family and Consumer Science Teacher, Rutland High School
  • Sarah Bedard, Rutland Healthcare
  • Dardy Pour, Early Essential Education

Power Mechanics/Welding

  • Alan Cox, Vermont Welding Supply
  • Peter Essenlinger, Pro Cycle
  • Ed Keith, Pittsford Small Engine Repair
  • Jim Hansen, General Electric