Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others?

That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be —
we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.”

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Cross-disciplinary and curious systems-thinking digital native. Well-versed in customer support, managing projects from concept to completion, using critical thinking to guide actions, and working as a remote team member. Has an innate ability to recognize connections and act as a liaison between a diverse range of roles and teams. Passionate about ecosystem building, community and economic development, creative economy, education, entrepreneurship, emerging technology, and innovation.

Monique (she/her) is a designer, gamer, geek, and connector. She graduated from University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program and holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and an Associate of Science in Graphic Design from Northern Vermont University – Lyndon.

Monique telecommutes from Bradford, Vermont as the COVID Business Recovery Project Manager for the Vermont office of the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE). Monique has been working in technology related positions since 2001 doing network administration, database management, web design and development, social media marketing, digital communication strategy, and customer support. She is the Director of Digital for CampusCE Corporation in Seattle, Washington, a software company she has worked for since 2010. She serves as Executive Director for The Space On Main, which she founded as a nonprofit in 2017 and opened it in 2018 in hopes that it could promote a greater sense of community and connection for people living and working in the Cohase Region (Northern Upper Valley) of Vermont and New Hampshire. (Watch the ribbon cutting ceremony.) In 2021, Monique launched a new company, Convoy Digital, which focuses on WordPress site design, maintenance, and hosting. Under MEPriestley, Monique provides technical consultation.

Monique believes strongly that everyone has a responsibility to give back to their communities. In Bradford, Monique holds several elected positions (JP and Auditor) and serves on a number of town commissions (e.g. Planning, Public Safety, Business Association). She is a director for Vermont Council on Rural Development, Community Capital of Vermont, Cohase Chamber of Commerce, Cohase Rotary Club, and chairs Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation and Vital Communities.

Monique was a member of the 2018–2019 cohorts of Leadership Upper Valley (Vital Communities) and Vermont Changemakers’ Table (VBSR & High Meadows Fund) as well as the 2019–2020 cohort Vermont Leadership Institute (Snelling Center for Government, Marlboro College). She received Cohase Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award (2018), was featured by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office as March (2019) Vermonter of the Month, was recognized as one of Vital Communities’s Heroes & Leaders (2019), received Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission’s Volunteer of the Year Award (2020), and was recognized by Vermont Business Magazine for their Rising Stars (Top 40 Under 40) Class of 2020.

When she is not at work or board meetings, she can be found exploring, paddle boarding, cooking/eating, attending live shows, tinkering with tech, and anything quirky she can find in her travels.

Core Values: Integrity & Service

Enneagram: 3w2; Type 3 The Achiever, Social Instinct, Wing 2 (1st 3-6, 2nd 2-7)
Taken February 2020 through The Enneagram Institute

MBTI: ENTJ (T1N2S3F4); PCI Extraversion 5, Intuition 5, Thinking 7, Judging 10
Taken September 2019 through The Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont Leadership Institute

DiSC: Supporting Coordinator (20, Adapted); Coordinating Supporter (19, Natural)
Taken September 2018 through Vital Communities’s Leadership Upper Valley

CliftonStrengths: Responsibility, Individualization, Achiever, Learner, Input, Arranger, Connectedness, Intellection, Positivity, Developer; Lead with Executing
Taken January 2021 through Gallup

Convoy Digital CEO | Bradford, Vermont | 2020–Present
Managed WordPress hosting, maintenance, and design.

Center for Women & Enterprise Project Manager, COVID Business Recovery Vermont | Burlington, Vermont | 2020–Present

CampusCE Corporation Multiple Positions (below) | Seattle, Washington | 2010–Present
Support both administrative and end-user experience of CampusCE’s education management system (EMS). Evaluate and adapt user experience based on customer needs and industry trends. Communicate application changes and customizations to existing and potential customer base.
Positions at CampusCE Corporation:
Director of Digital (Part-time Contract) | 2020–Present
Director of Digital | 2017–2020
Technical Implementation Manager & Web Designer | 2011–2017
Digital Marketing Strategist | 2010–2012

The Space On Main, Inc. Multiple Positions (below) | Bradford, Vermont | 2016–Present
Have built a nonprofit coworking, maker, and community gathering space from the ground up including, but not limited to design, development, and implementation.
Positions at The Space On Main, Inc.:
Founder & Executive Director | 2019–Present
President & Founder | 2016–2019
Examples of Courses Taught: REACT UV 9-Week Business Accelerator, Zoom 101 Webinars, Slack 101 Webinars, Social Media Digital Marketing, MailChimp Newsletters
Examples of Facilitation: 9-Week Citizens’ Academy, 6-Session REACT UV Entrepreneur Stories

MEPriestley Owner, Sole Proprietor | Bradford, Vermont | 2004–Present
Consultation, development, and design of print and digital projects (250+ clients).

Northern Vermont University Adjunct Professor | Lyndonville, Vermont | 2014–2015
Advanced Design (DES4030), Visual Arts Department, Fall 2014.

River Bend Career and Technical Center Social Media Marketing Coordinator | Bradford, Vermont | 2016Present

Flexible Business Systems Web Designer & Frontend Developer | Seattle, Washington | 20132014

Creative Circle Web Designer & Frontend Developer | Seattle, Washington | 20102012

Feral Motion Web Designer & Frontend Developer | Seattle, Washington | 2011
Lead UI designer and front-end developer of extreme sports video-capture network.

LSC Digital Media Studio Web Developer & Project Manager | Lyndonville, Vermont | 2007

Whitman Communications Database & Web Developer | Lebanon, New Hampshire | 20062007

University of Vermont Computer Lab Assistant | Burlington, Vermont | 2005

Lebanon College Network Administrator (Interim) | Lebanon, New Hampshire | 2005

Oxbow High School Technology Coordinator Assistant & Webmaster | Bradford, Vermont | 20012007

University of Washington Magna Cum Laude | 2010–2011
Master of Communication in Digital Media

Northern Vermont University Summa Cum Laude | 2006–2008
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media & Associate of Science in Graphic Design

University of Vermont 2004–2005 (Transfer)
Double Major: Computer Science, Russian

Specialities: User Experience (UX), Leadership, Customer Support, Collaboration, Digital & IT Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Multi-Channel Marketing, and Graphic & User Interface (UI) Design.

Applications (highlights): Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft 365 Enterprise, Google Workspace, HubSpot, Zendesk, Freshdesk, Slack, Discord, Zoom, GoTo, Salesforce, Visual Studio, Axe DevTools, Google Lighthouse, WAVE Web Accessibility, ClickUp, Asana, Jira

Web & CMSs: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Shopify, Squarespace, Square, Wix, Weebly

Equity Solutions Cross-Class Dialogue Circles | 2020

The Snelling Center for Government Vermont Leadership Institute | 2019–2020

Leadership Upper Valley Vital Communities | 2018–2019

Changemakers’ Table VBSR & High Meadows Fund | 2018–2019

2020 Rising Stars (Top 40 Under 40) Vermont Business Magazine | 2020

2020 Volunteer of the Year Award Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission | 2020

2020 Friend of RBCTC River Bend Career & Technical Center | 2020

2019 Heroes & Leaders Honoree Vital Communities | 2019

Vermonter of the Month (March) Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan’s Office | 2019

2018 Citizen of the Year Award Cohase Chamber of Commerce | 2019

Community Capital of Vermont Board Member | 2020–Present

Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation Chair, Vice Chair, Executive, Search | 2019–Present

Vital Communities Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Executive, Finance, JEDI | 2019–Present

Vermont Council on Rural Development Board Member, Board Dev., VT Proposition, Search | 2018–Present

Rotary International: District 7850, Cohase Club President | 2017–Present

Green Mountain Tabletop Gamers, Inc. Secretary, Executive | 2017–2019

Little Rivers Health Care Secretary, Executive, Board Dev., Finance | 2014–2019

Changing Perspectives Founding Board Member | 2014–2016

Cohase Chamber of Commerce Secretary, Executive, Workforce Dev., Econ. Dev., Search | 2013–Present

Bradford Resilience Founder, Chair | 2020–Present

Bradford Planning Commission Commissioner | 2018–Present

Bradford Public Safety Commission Secretary | 2018–Present

State of Vermont Notary Public | 2018–Present

Town of Bradford: Board of Civil Authority Chair | 2016–Present

Town of Bradford: Board of Abatement Chair | 2016–Present

Bradford Steering Committee Member | 2015–Present

Bradford Public Library Trustee, Technology, Fundraising | 2014–2019

Bradford Young Makers Club Co-Founder, Steering Comm. Member | 2014–2019

Bradford Business Association Co-Chair, Executive | 2012–Present

Bradford Conservation Commission Vice Chair, Edu., Fund. | 2009–2019

Code for America, Code for UV Brigade Community Engagement Coordinator | 2019–Present

Vital Communities Listserv Administrator | 2017–Present

The Mentoring Project of the Upper Valley Youth Mentor | 2016–2019

Cohase Young Professionals Co-Founder | 2016–2017

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc. Instructor | 2012–2014

Vermont Council on Rural Development
Community Leadership Guide (Chapter: Develop a Coworking Space) | 2020

Vermont Council on Rural Development
Community Response Advisory Team Member (COVID-19) | 2020

East Central Vermont Economic Development District
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Update, Strategy Committee Member | 2019

Vermont Arts Council: Vermont Creative Network (Cornerstone Creative Community)
East Central Vermont Leadership Team, [Founding] Board Member | 2016–2017

Stagecoach Transportation Services
40th Anniversary Celebration Comm. Member | 2016

Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission
ECVEDD Creative Economy Inventory & Action Plan, Steering Committee Member | 2016

University of Washington Alumni Mentor (Master of Communication in Communities & Networks) | 2020–Present

Vermont Futures Project (VT Chamber of Commerce) Young Professionals Advisory Council | 2020–Present

Vermont Community Foundation General Member | 2020–Present

Wells River Savings Bank Incorporator | 2019–Present

El Campo, Coffee Importer Advisor | 2019–Present

River Bend Career & Technical Center Advisor (Communications, 21st Century Media & Design, Emergency Services & Criminal Justice | 2018–Present

Town of Bradford Auditor | 2019–Present

Town of Bradford Justice of the Peace | 2016–Present

Leadership Upper Valley – Economic Development Day Panelist 2021

Women Business Owners Network VT – Workshop Presenter 2021

Black River Innovation Campus – Women in Leadership Moderator & Panelist 2021

Center for Women & Enterprise – Various Technical Workshops 2020

University of Washington Department of Public Libraries – Virtual Engagement Workshop 2020

Vermont Council on Rural Development – Leadership Summit Speaker 2018, 2019

National Arts StrategiesCreative Community Fellows Mentor 2018, 2019

Court Street Arts – Discovering Oxbow Series iPhone 101 Instructor 2016

New England Society of Assoc. Executives – Social Media Roundtable Leader 2014

Employee/Leadership Recruitment, Formation & Reorganization, Community Surveys & Outreach, Strategic Planning/Visioning, Fundraising, Event Planning, Multi-Program & Location Operations, Grant Writing, Meeting Process & Documentation, Resource Identification

Co-Working Space Aims to Boost Downtown Bradford (Valley News)
Someone You Should Know… Monique Priestley (Trendy Times, PDF | Page 9)
Bernie’s Beat: Comments & Observations On Our Local Scene (Bridge Weekly, Archive | 8/26/18 | Pages 1,4,7,17) “Monique Priestley’s ‘The Space On Main’ is shaping up to be an important commerce generator for the area. A recent Cohase Chamber tour revealed an exciting entrepreneurial adventure ahead!”
Downtown Hub Set to Open (Journal Opinion, PDF | Pages 1,12)
The Space Represents Bradford Commitment (Journal Opinion, PDF Pages 1,14)
Worth Knowing: The Space on Main in Bradford is open and it’s pretty darn great (DailyUV)
Caledonian Record Business Watch November 10, 2018 (Caledonian Record)
Space on Main Founder Monique Priestley Cultivates Engagement in Bradford (Seven Days)
Bradford space aims to bring independent workers together (WCAX News)
The Space on Main Hopes to Connect Bradford Residents to Each Other and the World (DailyUV)
Cohase Chamber Announces Business and Citizen of the Year (Trendy Times, PDF | Page 1)
Monique Priestley and Copeland Furniture to be Honored by Cohase Chamber (Bridge Weekly, Archive | 12/27/18 | Page 11)
Lawmakers explore potential of co-working spaces for rural development (NBC5 | 2/19/19)
Internet Tops Committee Hearing (Journal Opinion, PDF | Pages 1,12)
Vermonter of the Month: Monique Priestley (March 2019 | Vermont Attorney General)
Vermont Innovation Hubs Launch Network to Support Rural Entrepreneurs (VT Digger)
Heroes & Leaders: Creating a Vital Upper Valley (DailyUV)
Monique Priestley with Bill Sayre at VT Leadership Summit (WDEV Radio)
Monique Priestley / The Space On Main (VCET’s Start Here Podcast)
Coworking spaces grow in number, start to get organized (VT Digger)
Coworking plans aim to breathe new, collaborative life into old buildings in Windsor, Lebanon (Valley News)

Websites 101 & Google My Business, Social Media 101, Email Marketing 101, Search Engine Optimization 101

“The more I learn,

the more I realize how much I don’t know.