Morgan Webster, Director of Common Good Vermont
When I was 16, I wrote my first grant as part of United Way of Windham County’s Youth Initiated Grants Program. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it sparked a lifelong journey and passion for nonprofit work. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College in 2009, I returned to Vermont and have served in various nonprofit roles in nonprofit management, capacity building, events management and strategic communications.
As Director of Common Good Vermont (a recently merged program of UWNWVT), I manage the overall operations and planning of Vermont’s “go-to” resource for nonprofit professionals to share resources, gain skills, and build partnerships.
I hold a master’s degree in Mission-Driven Management with a focus in Nonprofit Leadership. I have completed two graduate certificates from Marlboro Graduate School in Nonprofit Management and Training, Facilitation and Consulting.
My fiancé and I currently reside in Essex Junction. On the weekends, we enjoy getting to know Vermont’s communities while exploring museums, antique shops, bookstores and coffee shops.
Emma Paradis, Program Associate
I came to Common Good VT (a program of UWNWVT serving Vermont nonprofits) after graduating from UVM’s Master of Public Administration program. In my role as Program Associate, I support the administration, advocacy, and programing of CGVT. With a background in food systems, community organizing, and non-profits, I am excited to be working for an organization whose mission and values align so closely with my own.
When I’m not working for CGVT, I work part-time as the Operations Director for Rural Vermont, a non-profit farmer advocacy organization, and sit on the boards of two farm-based education programs. I live in Barre, VT with my fiancé and in my spare time, I enjoy gardening, crosswords, cooking, and getting outside.
Sawyer Zundel, Summer Intern & Nonprofit Summer Camp Coordinator
I was first drawn into advocacy and nonprofit work during my service year with AmeriCorps NCCC before college, during which I worked on hurricane recovery operations across the country. This started a chain reaction of realizations and opportunities, eventually developing into my current career goals in nonprofit management. I’m now a business administration student at Champlain College with a specialization in cybersecurity. Currently serving as my college’s Eco-Reps captain, I get to spend the academic year overseeing numerous projects, events, and initiatives related to climate justice for the Champlain College Center for Service and Sustainability, as well as training and mentoring other on-campus advocates.
With a background in disaster response, technology, and environmental sustainability, my long-term goals are in nonprofit management centered around promoting ethics and sustainability in technology. Coming from Farmington, Maine, this is my first summer in Vermont and I couldn’t ask for a better way to spend it than interning for CGVT, connecting with nonprofits all over the state, and experiencing the thrilling behind-the-scenes work that goes into making positive change in the world.