MEET THE VWWP LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Vermont Welcome Wagon Project is a volunteer organization, founded and managed by the following Vermonters (and Vermonters-at-heart):
Never believing that the grass is greener somewhere else, Tim has called Vermont home since the beginning. Bringing people together and helping as often as possible he strives to support people in living enriched lives! As a Partner and Financial Planner at Professional Financial Associates, LLC Tim brings his passion and purpose to his professional cause helping individuals and businesses. He also serves as the President of the Western Slopes Business Association (WSBA) and is a board member of a couple small non-profit organizations.
Tim and his wife, Rebecca, live in Richmond with their two children (and pets!) where they produce 15 – 20 gallons of Vermont liquid gold (maple syrup) each year to share with their family, friends, and friends of friends! In his “free” time Tim is an avid paddler, hiker, and is looking to start fly fishing and scuba diving.
Krysta was born and raised in between the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain in South Burlington, VT. She ventured out of state first for school in Boston and then on to Washington, D.C. The early years of her career took her to Colorado, Australia and then back to DC and Boston. After too many years of being away, she was thrilled to move home to Vermont in 2016!
Krysta is now a Senior Manager with the Human Resources Consulting Division at Gallagher, Flynn & Co. where she passionately supports companies with their Talent Strategy needs. When not in the office, Krysta can be found hiking her favorite VT trails, tasting VT’s finest foods and brews, or geeking out on economic development issues.
Whytnee lives in Chicago but left a big piece of her heart in Vermont! In addition to the Vermont Welcome Wagon Project, she is engaged with the New Leaders Council - Vermont, Interchange Productions and Protect Our Defenders. She is passionate about criminal justice reform, sex education, financial literacy and women in politics. In her free time, Whytnee likes to travel to visit friends and family, go out to eat, and beat her Gram at card games. She has a B.A. in Archaeology and Anthropology from Boston University.
Chris Loso is Vice President of his 36 year old family business, Loso’s Professional Janitorial Services, Inc., serving in this role since 2013. Previously, he worked as a management consultant for 20 years in New York City and Washington, DC, serving in leadership roles at such firms as Deloitte, BearingPoint, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Chris divides his time between his homes in South Burlington and Baltimore, Maryland, where his wife is a gynecological oncologist at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. They have a 6 year old Cogi named Halifax, who is their pride and joy!
Chris volunteers with many organizations, which keeps him informed on the many happenings across Vemont. He has been a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable and serves on the Board of Trustees of Lund, both since 2016. Chris was also appointed to the Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities in 2012, serving as Chair from 2014-2016. He is also a business representative of the Vermont State Workforce Development Board and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s Vermont Training Program, serving in both positions since 2012. He also serves on the Development Committee for the Community Health Centers of Burlington, a position he has held since 2006.
Chris has also been a faculty member at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs since 2003, teaching management-related courses.
In his spare time, Chris likes to explore the culinary scene around Vermont with his wife. He loves trying the many award winning cheese and beer Vermont has to offer. He and his wife also like to hike the many beautiful trails around the state.