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.”

Actively engaged both civically and professionally. Well-versed in direct customer support, managing projects from concept to completion, and using critical thinking to guide actions. Skilled at communication, collaboration, and relationship building. Has an innate ability to recognize connections and act as a liaison between a diverse range of roles and entities. Passionate about community and economic development, the creative economy, entrepreneurship, emerging technology, and innovation.

Monique 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 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. Monique telecommutes from Bradford, Vermont as the Director of Digital for CampusCE Corporation in Seattle, Washington and freelances locally under MEPriestley, LLC. 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.)

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, Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation, Vital Communities, Global Campuses Foundation, Cohase Chamber of Commerce, and Cohase Rotary Club.

Monique was a member of the 2018–2019 cohorts of Leadership Upper Valley (Vital Communities) and Vermont Changemakers’ Table (VBSR & High Meadows Fund). 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, and was recognized as one of Vital Communities’s Heroes & Leaders (2019).

When she is not at work or board meetings, she can be found exploring nature, restaurants, live music, new tech, and anything quirky she can find in her travels.

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PROFILE

Actively engaged both civically and professionally. Well-versed in direct customer support, managing projects from concept to completion, and using critical thinking to guide actions. Skilled at communication, collaboration, and relationship building. Has an innate ability to recognize connections and act as a liaison between a diverse range of roles and entities. Passionate about community and economic development, the creative economy, entrepreneurship, emerging technology, and innovation.

EMPLOYMENT

CampusCE Corporation / Director of Digital / Seattle, Washington / 2017–Present
Have telecommuted full-time from Vermont. 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 current and potential customer base.
Previous Positions at CampusCE Corporation:
Technical Implementation Manager & Web Designer / Seattle, Washington / 2011–2017
Digital Marketing Strategist / Seattle, Washington / 2010–2012

The Space On Main, Inc. / Executive Director / Bradford, Vermont / 2019–Present
Have built a nonprofit coworking, maker, and community gathering space from the ground up including, but not limited to design, development, and implementation.
Previous Positions at The Space On Main, Inc.:
President & Founder / Bradford, Vermont / 2016–2019

MEPriestley, LLC / 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 / Freelance Web Designer & Front-End Developer / Seattle, Washington / 20132014

Creative Circle / Freelance Web Designer & Front-End Developer / Seattle, Washington / 20102012

Feral Motion / Freelance Web Designer & Front-End 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

EDUCATION

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

SKILLS

Specialities: User Experience, Customer Support, Collaboration, Technical Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Multi-Channel Marketing, Graphic & UI Design

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft, Sharepoint, Zendesk, Salesforce

Web & CMSs: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Squarespace

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Leadership Upper Valley Vital Communities / 2018–2019 Cohort

Changemakers’ Table VBSR & High Meadows Fund / 2018–2019 Cohort

HONORS

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

ENGAGEMENTS

Vermont Council on Rural Development Leadership Summit Panelist / 2018, 2019

National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellows Mentor / 2018

Court Street Arts: Discovering Oxbow Series iPhone 101 Instructor / 2016

New England Society of Association Executives Social Media Roundtable Leader / 2014

ELECTED POSITIONS

Town of Bradford Auditor / 2019–Present

Town of Bradford Justice of the Peace / 2016–Present

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Nonprofit Leadership

Little Rivers Health Care Finance Committee Member / 2019–Present

Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation Board Member / 2019–Present

Vital Communities Board Member / 2019–Present

Vermont Council on Rural Development Board Member, Board Dev. / 2018–Present

Global Campuses Foundation Board Member, Reorganization / 2018–Present

Rotary International: District 7850, Cohase Club President, Vice Pres. / 2017–Present

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

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

Changing Perspectives [Founding] Board Member / 2014–2016

Cohase Chamber of Commerce Secretary, Workforce Dev., Econ. Dev. / 2013–Present

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Municipal & Local Leadership

Bradford Planning Commission Commissioner / 2018–Present

Bradford Public Safety Commission Commissioner, 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 Member, Executive / 2012–Present

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

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ongoing & Variable

Vital Communities Listserv Administrator / 2017–Present

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

Cohase Young Professionals Co-Founder / 2016–Present

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc. Instructor / 2012–Present

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Regional Project-Based

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 Commission
ECVEDD Creative Economy Inventory & Action Plan Steering Comm. Member / 2016

EXPOSURE HIGHLIGHTS

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

IN THE NEWS

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)