My grandparents, parents, and myself were all raised in this tiny town. Rebuilding the school house will truly be a family affair (whether some family members realize it yet or not)! My parents and I are spearheading the effort but there’s not a small voice to be found in the Tefft clan. Here’s a run down of who’s who!
Jill Tefft – Business Manager
Jill’s background is in non-profit arts management and community engagement. Her recent adventures include seven years of thrills and film at Cucalorus Festival, an interdisciplinary arts organization and film festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. During that time Jill wore many hat’s within the organization including engagement coordinator, box office manager, and development director. Jill also had the privilege of programming documentary films and youth programs for the festival. Prior to Cucalorus, Jill was the program coordinator at a non-profit arts education center serving at-risk youth. Jill holds a M.S. in Theatre from Illinois State University and back in the day spent time at various theatre festivals in New England. Jill currently resides in upstate New York with her husband, Ben, toddler Philip, and two very bad dogs, Buddy and Stella.
Richard Tefft Jr. (Gramp) – Operations Manager
Rick is a lifelong resident of Greenwich, New York and father of five. Jill is his oldest child and the youngest will be the fifth and final Tefft to graduate Greenwich Central School in the spring. Rick is no stranger to construction and renovations. At his family residence he tackled many house reimagining’s with the arrival of each new offspring. In his professional career Rick supervises production at a local paper mill. He’s bringing all of his engineering and project management skills to this new adventure. Rick has a lifelong love of music and spends his free time jammin’ on the guitar. In 2011 he released his first album of country music, entitled Hardscrabble Lane. You can check out his musical musings here or on itunes. Rick just celebrated his 38th wedding anniversary with Em!
Beatrice Tefft (Em) – Chief Executive of Pretty Much Everything
Benjamin Schultz and Philip (husband and toddler) Voice of Reason and Cute Factor
Luke Tefft – (bro) Project Archivist, Manual Laborer
Sarah Tefft – (sis) Social Media and Art Consultant
Jesse Tefft – (bro) Manual Laborer
Buddy and Stella – Resident Guard Dogs
p.s. Jason -don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about you!