BARNARD COMMUNITY TRUST, INC.
The Barnard Community Trust has been formed as a local, non-profit organization committed to finding a way to save our much loved and much needed Barnard General Store. Our larger mission is to promote and enable the Town of Barnard to maintain and enhance its rural quality of life in a positive and sustainable way.
Our Board of Directors Includes:
Rick Carbin has lived in Barnard for forty years. In the 1970s he was executive director of
the Ottauquechee Regional Planning and Development Commission, working with local
communities on land use and community development issues. In 1977 he founded what has
become the Vermont Land Trust, one of the most successful land conservation organizations
in the United States. He served as the Land Trust’s first executive director and president and
served on the board of trustees through 1996. Carbin retired from Dartmouth College 1n
2007 where he served as a gift planning advisor. Most recently, as vice-president of the Pacific Islands Land Trust, he helped bring together local land trusts to form a state-wide organization, the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.
Lee W. Resseguie earned an AB in Sociology, a JD and an LL.M. (Masters of Law in
Taxation). He is admitted to the Vermont, New Hampshire and California bars.
He was Managing Director in New York and London for Salomon Brothers, Citigroup,
and HSBC providing tax, regulatory and accounting benefits through structured finance.
Since retiring from investment banking in 2006, he has practiced law in Vermont
focusing on tax, estate planning and corporate matters.
Tom moved to Vermont from Cape Cod in 1971 following 4 years of service in the U. S. Coast Guard. After working and living in and around Killington for 10 years, Tom and his wife, Julia Watson, moved to Barnard in 1982 with a dog named Oscar, where they built a shop to house his cabinet making business. The three of them lived in the shop during the summer and fall while they built a house and have been in the process of finishing it for the past 30 years.
Tom is chairman of the Barnard Conservation Commission, a founding member of the Chateauguay NoTown Conservation Committee, and now the Secretary of the Barnard Community Trust.
In his words, “I got involved with the BCT because I believe we need to keep the store a vital and successful part of the community, this is the heart of the village, and we need to get it back up and running.”
Boyd Bishop has a BA degree in International Relations. He served in the U.S. Air Force and as a senior Foreign Service officer in Washington, DC, and American embassies abroad. After retiring from government, he started a company to create new business partnerships between the U.S. and Europe and the countries emerging from the Soviet Union. He has been a board member of several international start-up companies that resulted from these partnerships. Boyd came to Barnard in 2005, discovered the special place that it was, and is committed to restoring the centerpiece of this town.