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A typical October view from my house. That's my barn. That's my hillside. I am so blessed to be able to call this 'home'.

Hi, I'm Sally Achey

I have lived in Middletown Springs for more than 40 years. I am not a native Vermonter, but my mother was. She was born and raised in Poultney, the daughter of a Welshman whose family had come to this area to work in the slate industry. Since she was so proud of her Vermont roots, it seemed only natural that I would attend UVM. After graduation with a degree in math, I returned to New Jersey.

This Changed Everything

One day I found a Vermont tourism ad in a Sunday newspaper. The picture was of a beautiful Vermont hillside. The words printed said “ Vermont is not for everyone, but for some it is everything”. The slogan touched a chord in my heart and I realized that Vermont was “home”. I kept that ad for many years (In fact, it may still be in a box in my storeroom).


 

Find Out More

Work

  • Actuarial dept. of insurance company in mid-town Manhattan

  • Market research General Motors headquarters in Detroit

  • Computer dept. Central Vermont Public Service, Rutland computer analyst, then manager

  • Adjunct professor Castleton University business

  • Forestry company – database for Green Certification review

 

Businesses

  • Moonridge Farm – raised Morgan horses and made maple syrup

  • Co-owner – Moonridge Photography (portrait studio)

  • Owner – The Sensible Dog taught CPR and 1st aid for pets

  • Therapy (visitation) dog “Tucker” – the therapy dog for Green Mtn. College
    and the West Rutland Library

 

Volunteerism

  • Middletown Springs Community Church

    • Member and clerk

    • Participant in mission trips to a Navajo church in New Mexico

    • Local outreach – event coordinator for ”Free Indeed”(Donated items collected all year then everything is given away
      at a summer and a Christmas event)

  • Tour de Slate "riding to end addiction”

    • Vice President Board of Directors 501(c)3 fundraising bike ride to benefit Teen Challenge Vermont

 

Middletown Springs Community

  • Justice of the Peace

  • Lister – currently board chair

 

Hobbies

  • Training current dog, Penny Pup, for visitation therapy dog work

  • Kayaking on a local lake (favorite time – early morning)

 

Family
Married to Stan Achey (44 years), 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren

 

 

Committee Assignment:
House Committee on Energy and Technology

First Elected: 2021
Current Term Ends: 2023

 

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