WINNER of the 2021 HOBI Award for “Outstanding Multi-Family Design".
Jandi has been a Speech & Language Pathologist for the Region One Schools for twenty-four years.
Raised in Goshen, her family has been in the Northwest corner for 90 years, and Jandi has lived in Falls Village for the past sixteen. Jandi is a founding member of the FVHT.
Jandi is an orrignal voice actor of the Nutmeg Junction Radio program. This busy lady can also be found on weekends lifeguarding at the YMCA in North Canaan.
Tracy is a native of Falls Village with 40-years of experience managing agricultural and economic development programs for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children, and the International Voluntary Services. He lived and worked for 30-years in several countries in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Tracy has served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity for nine years, five as President. The FVHT is fortunate to have a founding member with his experience and commitment to affordable housing.
Phillip has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. He was the Deputy Director of Scholarship Programs at the Open Society Foundation he designs and runs scholarship programs for individuals from repressive environments who are eager to improve their home communities but lack educational and professional opportunities that might help them.
Phillip grew up in Texas where his family had a dairy farm in a small rural community. He and his husband were introduced to the charms of Falls Village while visiting friends. They purchased a home and moved here in early 2017.
Lara Mittaud grew up in Falls Village and grduated from Housatonic Regional High School and Vassar College. She is a military veteran and after living abroad moved back to Falls Village with her husband and two children.
Lara runs the family’s farm, manages various rental properties, and served on multiple boards and commissions in the town. As one of the original members of the Falls Village Housing Trust, she believes strongly in the importance of providing affordable housing opportunities for all income levels.
Jason grew up in rural Iowa and has lived in Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and now Falls Village. He and his wife thoughtfully selected Falls Village for their "forever home" to raise their two children.
His father is a general contractor who provided Jason with hands-on experience building homes in the Midwest.
Jason is an artist. He is also Director of Business Development and Marketing for a large International shipping logistics company for the last 14 years.
Allen and his wife lived in Falls Village for 28-years while they raised two sons.
Allen served as both member and Chair of the Lee H. Kellogg School Board and the Region One Board of Education and member of the Falls Village Planning and Zoning Commission.
Since 2006 the Cockerlines have lived on and operate Whippoorwill Farm in Salisbury while remaining active in the local community. Allen serves on Salisbury’s P&Z.
The Cockerlines own a rental home in the Falls Village center and may retire there someday.
Eric was raised in Rhode Island and spent 21 years in the military. He retired as a Major in the Army and was the Commander of various units deployed overseas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
Eric is the co-owner and operator of the Falls Village Saw Mill. He is married to a native Falls Villager, and they have two young children who they are raising in our town
Eric also service on the Board of Finance.
Abigail grew up in Queens, NY. After earning a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the New York Institute of Technology in 2010, she began a 10+ year career in the NYC Interior Design high-end residential field.
Abigail frequently visited her college friend in Kent, Connecticut and fell in love with the Northwest corner. She and her family were renters in Falls Village from 2020-2023.
In 2020 Abigail founded her interior design firm, Casa Marcelo, in response to creative burnout, a lack of representation and work/life balance in the NYC Interior Design Industry.
She has experience with volunteer work in NYC, serving the homeless population, and caring for children in an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico through her college years. As a renter, she believes that everyone deserves to have a home, including in a town like Falls Village.
Felicia has a B.S. in Public Health Education & Marketing, and has completed Certifications in Community Economic Development, Grant Writing and HousingWorks. She is a founding member of the FVHT, and has served on the board of the Foundation for Community Health, Falls Village Community Development Corp. and was a Falls Village Wetland Commissioner.
Felicia and her family lived in Falls Village between 2005-2023 before moving out of state.
Craig is both an Architect and an Interior Designer and local small business owner. He specializes in low environmental impact design elements, up-cycling and refuribishng mid-century modern furniture to create healthy and beautiful environments.
He grew up in Austrailia and has lived and worked in a number of countries. This gives him a broad perspective and lager view of the housing industry. He and his husband have lived in Falls Village since 2017.
Craig is committed to developing housing that serves the community as a whole, and includes multiple sizes, designs and prices that supports long term sustainability and economic viability.
Dave is a native of Sailsbury, CT and can trace his family toots in the Berkshires to the min-1800’s. While attending Tufts University, he spent summers and a gap year working in construction. Renovating vintage homes became a passion and he has appeared in several epixodes of the PBS series “This Old House” and numerous books and periodicals. He is a licenced real estate agent and has built or renovated over 150 homes in the tri-state region.
Dave is also a professional musician and has appeared on stage in the local music scene since 1991.
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