Meet The Team

Taylor Welch, Hub Director

Taylor joined the Hub team April of 2019. After growing up in the Lakes Region in New Hampshire Taylor moved to Vermont when she began attending the University of Vermont in 2012. As the Director Taylor draws on her experience working with youth in a clinical setting to make informed decisions to around creating an environment that is inviting, nurturing, and engaging for the youth that use the space. Taylor is excited to work with the teens and community to actualize the hopes and dreams that everyone has for the Hub.

 

Alex Mihavics, Recreation Assistant Director

Alex joined the recreation department team in August, 2018.  Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Alex relocated to Vermont in 2015.  Before joining the Bristol Recreation Department, Alex spent six years working in the Outdoor Education Industry in both Wisconsin and Northern New York.   Working with youth from big cities and small rural towns provided a wealth of experience in developing communication, cooperation and teambuilding skills with students from 5th to 12th grade.

As Recreation Assistant, Alex will work closely with The Hub team to  achieve both short and long term goals. Drawing on both academic experience (BA in Business Administration, Augustana College, 2010) as well as experience working directly with youth, Alex is excited to help the Hub continue to grow as a non-profit Teen Center.

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Ray Beaver, Hub Co-Founder, Volunteer

Ray became coordinator of The Hub in 1997 while working for the University Of Vermont’s Expanding the Caring Community Program. This Program was a collaboration of the University Of Vermont Extension Service and the Bristol Recreation Department. There were at one time seven such efforts in Vermont; The Hub is the only one still in existence. Ray has worked for over 35 years with youth in Addison County and the Burlington area. The Hub was his idea to allow youth a place of their own to hang out and develop the relationships with peers that support their development into healthy, caring adults who have an interest in their community.

Tayler Goodwin, AmeriCorps State Volunteer

Tayler is a member of AmeriCorps State, under the Vermont Youth Development Corps (VYDC) program. Hailing from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Tayler joined The Hub’s team in October 2018. As the VYDC-Hub Nutrition and Outreach Coordinator AmeriCorps, she manages The Hub’s Nutrition Program and community outreach through planning, developing and overseeing activities as well as actively promoting The Hub in the Bristol community.  During her time at The Hub, Tayler hopes to improve community engagement and be a positive adult figure to the youth.