MEET THE Southern Vermont VWWP TEAM

SoVermont welcomes you to the Green Mountain State, where we have it all! The region’s arts, educational and recreational offerings are world class, and our companies are connected to the world through trade and technology.


SoVermont is a partnership of the Bennington County Industrial Corporation, the Bennington County Regional Commission, and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. Serving Bennington and Windham counties, we work to support and build vibrant area economies and thriving communities in beautiful Southern Vermont. Come build a thriving life, career, and future with us -- jump on the Welcome Wagon today.

Learn more about hosting here.

Learn about participating as a new or returning Vermonter here.

Casey Haynes

With the culmination of a months-long road trip to "find himself," Casey ended up finding Southern Vermont and the New England Center for Circus Arts. As Casey became more involved with promoting the circus school as a national destination for artists, his awareness of and appreciation for his surroundings grew. Casey has spent the last four years falling ever-deeper in love with Southern Vermont—its stunning nature, its commitment to arts and community.

While you can't take the circus out of the boy, Casey now works as the Talent Specialist at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, connecting people to opportunities in this beautiful slice of Vermont.

Sarah Lang

Sarah is originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now calls Brattleboro, VT her home. She couldn’t totally give up her Cleveland pride, so her Vermont vanity licence plate is CLVLND (and there may be a handful of Cleveland-themed stickers to match). 

Currently, Sarah manages the Southern Vermont Economy Project and the Southern Vermont Young Professionals at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation and enjoys doing her part in lowering the median age of the region. Sarah thrives on leveraging her position as the YP coordinator to make newcomers to the region feel welcomed and connected. Her one piece of advice for newcomers: Start networking! Yesterday! Everything here is done through networks.

In her free time, she plays ultimate frisbee, snowshoes, views the world from her porch and gives many pets to her dog Rodeo. 

Matt Harrington

Matt Harrington was born in Bennington, Vermont and went to the State University of New York College at Oneonta where he studied marketing and advertising.  After a short stint at a Top 100 marketing firm in Albany, NY, Matt moved back to Vermont to work with his family’s leadership development firm.

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