Hi, I'm Sally Achey
WHERE I COME FROM
I have lived in Middletown Springs for
almost 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 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).
“Vermont is not for everyone,
but for some, it is everything.”
This is my photo of Vermont.
The hillside is my hillside.
The barn is my barn.
Middletown Springs, Vermont is my “home”.
Find Out More
* actuarial dept. of insurance company in mid-town Manhattan
* market research General Motors headqtrs. In Detroit
* computer dept. Central Vermont Public Service, Rutland computer analyst, then manager
* adjunct professor Castleton University business
* forestry company – data base for Green Certification review
* 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
Middletown Springs town offices
* Justice of the Peace
* Lister – currently board chair
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 (applying for 501 ( c ) 3 status)
fundraising bike ride to benefit Teen Challenge Vermont
* training current dog, Penny Pup, for visitation therapy dog work
* kayaking on a local lake (favorite time – early morning)
Married to Stan Achey (42 years), 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren