Angela M. Labrador, Ph.D.
An archaeologist and educator with a background in IT, Angela is Assistant Program Director for the MA programs in Cultural Heritage Management and Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She is a certified Project Archaeology Master Teacher, and the lead content developer for UNESCO’s digital “Clearinghouse on Safeguarding Living Heritage in Formal and Non-Formal Education.” She is Past-President of the Vermont Archaeological Society, website administrator for the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage, and Reviews editor for the journal Heritage & Society. She is a managing partner in the cultural heritage consulting firm, Coherit Associates LLC where she served as lead technical consultant on an OAS $3+ million project, “Expanding the Socio-Economic Potential of Heritage in the Caribbean” funded by the Permanent Mission of the United States to the OAS.
Jason teaches at Missisquoi Valley Union High School in Northwest Vermont. He attended the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland, Vermont, and graduated with a History Degree while completing the requirements to be a licensed teacher in Vermont. In 1996 he was elected to the Vermont Legislature and served three terms in the Vermont House of Representatives. In his final term, he was part of the leadership team, serving as Vice Chair of the House Education Committee. In the Fall of 2002, Jason started his formal teaching career as a Social Studies teacher at his former high school. Jason earned his MA in Curriculum Development ten years into his teaching career. In 2012 he furthered his education when he participated in a Teaching In American History grant, which profoundly affected his teaching and led to him suggesting changes to his school’s course. Over the next few semesters, Jason developed the curriculum for a new Abenaki and Local History class, which focuses extensively on the history of northwest Vermont with detailed units on the Revolutionary War.
Elsa Gilbertson has worked for the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) since 1984. Since 2001 she has been a Regional Historic Site Administrator, managing the Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites. She was assistant editor of The Historic Architecture of Rutland County (1988) and The Historic Architecture of Addison County (1992) and the National Register Specialist for many years. Gilbertson has a B.A. from Wellesley College and M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. She is board of trustees chair for the Starksboro Village Meeting House Society. She was director of the project, “Lake Champlain Voyages of Discovery: Bringing History Home,” a joint effort of Chimney Point, the VDHP, Vermont Public Television, and the Bixby Library for the Samuel de Champlain Quadricentennial commemoration.
Daniel O’Neil, originally from New Hampshire, holds a Bachelors in History from Plymouth State University and a Masters in History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He served seven years in the United States Marine Corps, deployed with his unit to Iraq in 2004-5, and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Vermont, where he is enrolled in the Policy and Leadership Studies program. He served as the Executive Director of the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum for eight years, and is a former adjunct professor at St. Michael’s College and The Community College of Vermont. His research involves understanding the place museums and historical societies play in their communities, especially concerning issues of access, equity, and inclusion.
Christopher R. Sabick
Chris Sabick joined the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in 1998, and has acted as the Director of Conservation since 2000. In 2013 he took the reins of the Maritime Research Institute, the museum’s archaeological research wing, as Archaeological Director. Chris earned a B.A. in history and anthropology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a M.A. in anthropology from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University. His Masters Thesis work focused on the history and construction of the War of 1812 Great Lakes Schooner Nancy (1789-1814). Chris currently lives in Vergennes Vermont with his wife and two children.