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Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum adds new board members

RUTLAND—Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum in Rutland has announced the appointment of Lorrie Byrom, Francesca Bove, Paul Gallo and Tricia Huebner to its board of directors.

Lorrie Byrom is the owner-director of Camp Betsey Cox for Girls, a long-standing girls’ summer camp and family business in Pittsford. She served as an administrator/teacher at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, Mass. for many years. She and her husband, Mike, enjoy living in Pittsford where they can continue their passion for outdoor activities year round. They have two grown children and three granddaughters.

Francesca Bove is an attorney at Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. Bove was raised in Rutland, attending Christ the King and Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She currently serves as a member on the Vermont Bar Association’s (“VBA”) Board of Bar Managers, as chair of the VBA’s Young Lawyers Division, and as chancellor for the Joan Loring Wing Inns of Court. She is also an associate bar examiner on the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners. In 2015, Bove was awarded the VBA’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award. Bove lives in Rutland with her husband, Joe Bertelloni, and their two young daughters.

Paul Gallo has owned and operated one of northern New England’s largest commercial painting contractors, serving four states. He is passionate about his community work and has been involved in numerous community projects such as the redevelopment of Center Street Marketplace, the creation of the Rutland Creek Path and the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. He has served as a board member with Rutland Free Library, Rutland Head Start, the Paramount Theatre (vice-president), Rutland Regional Medical Center, Mt. St. Joseph Academy, the Rutland Creative Economy (chair), the Italian-American Club and numerous advisory committees for local non-profits. He attended Mount St. Joseph Academy and serves on many committees at the local high school including chairing the MSJ diversity committee. He resides in Rutland Town with his wife Ingrid and their teenage daughter.

Tricia Huebner is co-owner of Phoenix Books in downtown Rutland. Prior to opening the bookstore, she was the school coordinator for “Everybody Wins! VT” at Rutland Intermediate School for nine years, Vermont’s largest mentoring program. Huebner worked at Rutland Regional Medical Center for 18 years, concluding her career there as human resources manager. She has served on the boards of Rutland Free Library and the Paramount Theater.

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