Pentangle Board of Trustees, 2023 – 2024
Bill Corson, Chair
(Member since 2020)
Phil Neuberg, Vice Chair
(Member since 2021)
Robin Gaby Fisher, Secretary
(Member since 2022)
Tom McCaughey, Treasurer
(Member since 2021)
(Member since 2018)
(Member since 2020)
(Member since 2019)
(Member since 2021)
(Member since 2023)
Jill Amato | Member since 2020 – Term expiration 2023
After living in the metro D.C. area for nearly 20 years, Jill and her husband moved to Woodstock in 2018. In Maryland, Jill taught art to high school students in Montgomery County, which includes more than 150,000 students in 206 public schools. As a teacher, her strengths included working with students with special needs, mentoring art-career minded students in portfolio development, and providing support in new teacher development. Jill holds a B.A. in art history, a B.S. in art education and a M.A.L.S. in art history. When they moved to Woodstock, Jill and her husband renovated and re-opened the Blue Horse Inn in the village of Woodstock. Jill enjoys drawing, painting, and plating beautiful, photo-worthy breakfasts.
Katie Brickner | Member since 2019 – Term expiration 2022
After a decade living and working in New York City, Katie and her husband moved to Pomfret in 2018. Katie is editor of Scholastic Art, a national classroom magazine exploring art history for middle and high school students. Prior to Scholastic Art, Katie worked in development and program management at the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit that identifies and recognizes teenagers with exceptional creative talent through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Katie holds a master’s in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education, New York, and an undergraduate degree in dance and art. She spends her free time exploring museums, hiking, and building her yoga practice.
Bill Corson | Member since 2020 – Term expiration 2023
Bill Corson just moved to Woodstock with his wife Lauran in 2019, having taken early retirement from 37 years in Benefits Insurance in New Jersey. After graduating from Colgate University Bill continued his passion for music and the performing arts in NYC with the various operetta companies including the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players (NYGASP). Once in New Jersey, Bill and Lauran co-founded the Light Opera of New Jersey where they both performed, directed and produced Opera and Musical Theater for 25 years. Bill directed music at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge, NJ for nearly 15 years as well. Now Bill can be found doing the natural thing here in Vermont: hiking and playing a lot of Pickleball.
Lauran Corson | Member since 2021 – Term expiration 2024
As a Native Texan having moved East and spent over 30 years in the Tri-State area, Lauran moved to Woodstock with her husband Bill in 2019. Lauran, a graduate of U. of Michigan with a Master’s in Voice Performance and scholarship student at The Juilliard in Opera studies, performed throughout the country in major roles with companies such as Pittsburgh Opera, Eugene Opera, American Opera Center, NYC, Long Beach Opera, and Amarillo Opera. Lauran was the Artistic Director for 25 years for Light Opera of NJ, an avid voice instructor with a thriving studio in Central New Jersey teaching ages 14 to 85, and an Interior and Floral Designer. She is thrilled to be living in the historic Village of Woodstock and on Pentangle Board! She currently co-chairs the Civic Beautification Committee with the Woodstock Garden Club and loves photography, snowshoeing, and pickleball.
Thomas McCaughey | Member since 2021 – Term expiration 2024
Tom and his wife Susan have owned a home in Woodstock Village since 2013. After four decades in investment banking in New York and another decade in London, Tom retired in 2019. He also serves on Woodstock’s Capital Budget Committee and the Woodstock EDC’s Policy and Zoning Sub Group. Tom has a keen interest in opera honed over four decades as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Club.
Angela Moore | Member since 2018 – Term expiration 2024 (second term)
A native North Carolinian who now calls White River Junction home, Angela is a jewelry, fashion and home interiors designer with an extensive background in marketing, design and retail management. Angela founded her iconic brand in 1997, and designed best selling collections for Ralph Lauren, Tiffany, Waterford and others. A graduate of UNC-Charlotte and former North Carolina Jr Miss, Angela has appeared on QVC, NBC, ABC and CBS. Magazine features include Vogue, Town & Country, Oprah, Yankee and Allure. Angela divides her Vermont time as a partner at the Quechee General Store, a Pilates instructor at the Woodstock Inn and the Pentangle Arts Marketing Director. A fan of antiques, nature & animals, Angela and her husband Gary love the spirit of Vermont and small town living with style.
Philip Neuberg | Member since 2021 – Term expiration 2024
Phil Neuberg is a licensed architect and architectural historian with specialized experience in historic preservation. He splits his time between Washington, D.C. and Woodstock where he serves on the Village Design Review Board.
As the federal preservation officer for the National Institutes of Health and now at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he has led these visionary scientific research institutions to recognize, protect, and assume stewardship responsibilities for their incomparable architectural legacies found on campuses from the national capital region to the Rocky Mountain West. The late-20th-century’s pattern of rapid technological change has increased the importance of protecting the physical environment that facilitated that change. He influences federal agencies managing scientific research to have a leadership role in the stewardship of their historic properties, development of sustainable facilities planning and architectural programs. He has leveraged the appropriate balance between an agency’s primary scientific and technical mission and its historic preservation responsibilities.
He and his wife Susan enjoy all the wonderful people and cultural offerings that Woodstock affords to its residents.