Board Member Extraordinaire
Mary Beth Poli
Mary Beth loves being part of the Rutland Community. She moved to Vermont to attend college and has never wanted to leave. She met her husband while volunteering at the Rutland Food Co-op 14 years ago, and now they have 2 small kids, a dog, and a house and small market garden on their acre in Center Rutland.
Mary Beth is a Natural Resources Ecologist for Otter Creek Engineering in Rutland, serves on the Rutland Town Planning Commission, is a member of the Rutland Italian-American Club and the Pine Hill Park Partnership, and is excited about the positive impact Social Tinkering is having on Rutland. She is passionate about outdoor recreation, science, and bringing friends together.
As a child Mary Beth moved around the country with her family, and knows what it’s like to start over and make new friends. Mary Beth is excited to serve on the board of Social Tinkering, which she sees as a way to welcome people new to Rutland and help anyone living here to connect with their neighbors in an inclusive environment. She hopes that Social Tinkering will help our community gain a greater appreciation for this wonderful place that we call home.