Dennis became a Vedantist during his teenage years. Vedanta is the philosophical basis of Hinduism and Buddhism. He resided in a Vedanta Temple in Chicago for three years and travelled north India as a monk for 10 weeks in 1977 during which he was initiated into yoga meditation. Never having found his true purpose, Dennis has been a med lab tech, EMT, engineer, programmer, homeopath, brother, son, husband and father. He is currently owner of New England Data, LLC which does data processing and web programming. He and Trisa share a deep appreciation of sustainable community and “alternative” energy useage. Favorite pasttime: making children laugh at complete and utter silliness (and often trying to do the same with grown-ups).
Trisa had her first honey bee hive at the age of 6, and her current hive is located in Shelburne. Her honey bees are exceptionally healthy and she wishes to get the word out that maintaining hives with no artificial intervention is practical and a true wonder of nature. She practiced Api-therapy (localized honey bee sting) for arthritis patients for a number of years. She received her BA (English) from Brown University, and Homeopathy Certification from New England School of Homeopathy. She is a certified Muscular Therapist. Her current passion is designing an ultra-energy efficient “monolithic dome” home using the principles of Feng Shui. She designed and had built a 5-star energy rated home in Morrisville. An avid micro-gardner, she has been an active participant at the Shelburne Community Gardens. When not busy being a full-time wife and mother, she volunteers at the Waldorf School.
Andrew is an active fourth grader at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School. He has attended three different Vermont Waldorf Schools since the age of three. His current interests include building things from Legos that no one has ever seen before, reading and learning to play the viola.