New VISTA joins the SALT Team
Meet Brit Hotaling – Tourism & Events VISTA
1. Who are you and where are you from?
Brit Hotaling, hailing from Frankfort, Ohio. Sort of. I’m mostly just a nomad.
2. What is your VISTA position?
Tourism/Events/ Economic Development
3. Why did you choose to be a VISTA at SALT and the Chamber?
For the most part I grew up in the general vicinity of Schoharie and witnessed the damage the flood had done, and once I graduated from SUNY Oneonta I was in the market for a new job that balanced my degree in Mass Communication with a sincere interest in helping people. A friend of mine had participated in a different Americorps program- NPRC and he suggested that I take a gander at the Americorps website. One thing led to another and now here I am, bam.
4. How do you think you will build capacity in Schoharie County in your position?
Making progress with the Schoharie Area Wild Project, implementing some new ideas of my own for events, and working with the Chamber on the implementation of a Schoharie County Beverage Trail that will without a doubt bring more jobs and economic revenue to the county.
5. What’s your favorite ice cream?
If I could eat ice cream, it would probably be coffee flavored.
6. Cats or Dogs?
Cats, of course.