Annie Russell is VPR's weekend producer. She has interned for NPR at Weekends on All Things Considered and for WNYC at On The Media. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. She loves the Boston Celtics unconditionally.
31-year-old Peter Brown is a software developer at Agilion, a remote company based in Burlington. While Brown could make web applications anywhere, he chooses Vermont because of the quality of life he says he hasn't found anywhere else.
Ariel Brooks is the director of non-degree programs at Marlboro College. Living in Guildford with her husband and daughter, Brooks grew up in small-town New Mexico. Having met her husband in Boston, the two left the city in favor of southern Vermont.
Maureen McElaney is a digital advisor and soon-to-be quality assurance engineer at Dealer.com. She also founded the Burlington chapter of Girl Develop It, a nonprofit that encourages women to learn to code and break into the tech industry.
Jenna Pugliese is the environmental manager at Stratton Mountain Resort. After coming to Vermont for a summer job right after graduating college, where she initially fell in love with the small-town charm of Stratton and the beautiful weather.
A 32-year-old homeowner, Pugliese is active in several young professional groups and travels to Brattleboro frequently for events.
The upstate-New York native hasn't yet found a romantic partner and finds that her rural lifestyle can be isolating.