The Study Commitee members

Volunteering to serve on the committee from Dover, Marlboro and Wardsboro


Randy Capitani is a resident of Dover. He is married to Victoria Capitani, and they have two children, William and Wesley, who attended Dover School. He is the publisher of The Deerfield Valley News and has lived in the area for 31 years. He currently serves on the Journalism Education Foundation of New England. He has been active in youth sports and was a board member of and past president of the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce and the New England Press Association, and a founding member and former chairperson of the Dover Economic Development Committee.

Laura Sibilia lives in Dover with her husband TJ and son Casey and grew up in Connecticut and Whitingham, Vermont. She has lived in Southern Vermont for 27 years, the last 14 in Dover. Laura's two daughters Stevie and Sammy attend college, work and reside in Burlington. She has been an elected member of the Dover school board since 2003, and is currently its Vice Chair. Laura is Director of Economic Development for BDCC. She was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2014 and represents the towns of Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro and Whitingham.

Jonathan “Chip” Vicary lives and works in West Dover, Vermont where he is the Controller and Director of Finance for Mount Snow Resort. He has a 14-year old daughter in the Brattleboro School District, and he serves on the Dover School Board.

Rich Werner [Study Committee First Chair] lives in Dover with his wife Regina and their dogs Fred and Nikea. Richard works for the Town of Dover in several capacities and has been on the Dover School Board since the mid-1990s.


Lucy Gratwick has lived in Marlboro since 1970. Her son graduated from Marlboro Elementary School in the mid 80’s. She has been a Select Board member, a Planning Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, Hospice volunteer and Marlboro town rep to Senior Solutions. She has been connected with the Marlboro Music Festival for many years and is a Handweaver.

Dan MacArthur has lived in Marlboro since the early 1950s and attended school at the Marlboro school which his grandchildren currently attend. He runs, with his wife Gail, a small construction company and a small diversified farm. He has been on the Marlboro School Board for around 25 years and is currently active in educational issues as well as other efforts to address problems in our society.

Celena Romo lives in her hometown of Marlboro with her husband and 3 daughters ages 14, 11 & 5. During the academic year she works at Marlboro College in health services. On weekends and in summer she manages events at the Colonel Williams Inn in Marlboro. Her high energy level takes her many directions from daughters sporting events, to outdoor recreation, travel, and community volunteer work.


Dwight Boerem [Study Committee Second Chair] has lived in Wardsboro, VT, for 19 years, and he operates his company, Dutch Property Management, in Dover.  Prior to starting his business, he planned events for Mount Snow and developed membership at the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.   His children attendWardsboro Elementary School and Leland & Gray Middle School, and he cites one of his proudest moments as watching his daughter and her class stand by the governor as he made theGilfeather Turnip the state vegetable of VermontHe has enjoyed volunteering his time coaching soccer and leading CubScouts. Originally from Long Island, New York, Dwight has a B.A. in Political Science from SUNY Albanyan M.A. in International Politics from Fordham University, and has worked at the United Nations.

Jill Dean lives and works in Wardsboro. She is the Director for the Wardsboro Public Library and an active volunteer at the Wardsboro Elementary School. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, walking her two dogs, and exploring towns in Vermont with her husband, Greg Dean.

Mike Murphy, of Wardsboro, and his a wife have two children (ages 6 & 8) in 1st and 2nd grades at Wardsboro Elementary School. He works in Client Services for a software company.