EMBRACING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

RiseVT is a community collaborative to embrace healthier lifestyles, improve the quality of life and lower healthcare costs where we live, work, learn, and play.
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JOIN US

1. Start Here

You’ve chosen to embrace a healthy lifestyle? That’s really great! Let us guide you through how to become a RiseVT member.

2. Take the Pledge

It all starts here: “I pledge to become a Rise Vermonter and learn about simple lifestyle changes I can make that I know will give me lasting benefits to my health and well-being.

 

3. Keep Score, Win Big

Grab a scorecard and follow the instructions. You can start your rise in several ways:

  1. Do activities on your scorecard.
  2. Participate in RiseVT events.
  3. Follow us on social media.
  4. Submit for a chance to win!

LET’S #RISEVT TOGETHER

and celebrate by posting, pinning, or tweeting our success!

WHO’S ALREADY RISING?

PEOPLE

BUSINESSES

SCHOOLS

COMMUNITIES

THE RISE BLOG

Fall into fitness at Hard’Ack

No membership required - Use a natural gym By RACHEL NARKEWICZ • RiseVT Promotions Specialist & CHRISTINE GRIFFING • Certified Athletic Trainer Ski Jump Often seen performed on a set of bleachers, nature’s staircase can also make a great...

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The 100 Acre Woods

Tucked away off of Route 104 in Fairfax, lies the 100 Acre Woods. Yes, the landscape is as magical as the name makes it sound. It is well worth the drive and is a perfect opportunity to explore nature right in our backyards. Left to the Town in the 1970’s,...

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Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

Take a walk in the refuge where you will hear the sounds of the wild, weather it is a bird, a crane, or cricket it is a peaceful well maintained free destination right in our backyard.  Visit the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge this fall to find...

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MEET THE RISE TEAM

Denise Smith

Denise Smith

RiseVT Program Manager

Denise Smith is the Program Manager for RiseVT. She is an active mom of 3 young children and loves being outside, especially in the winter!  Skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking are among her favorite activities.  Denise is also a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor and still slips away for a class when time allows.

dsmith@nmcinc.org

Brian Clukey

Brian Clukey

RiseVT Health Coach

As the RiseVT Health Coach, Brian works with schools, businesses and communities to build healthy habits with community members.  He’s passionate about community wellness and spends much of his free time snowboarding and enjoying the outdoors.

bclukey@nmcinc.org

Renee Creller

Renee Creller

Alburgh Health Advocate

Renee is an Alburgh resident passionate about community wellness.  She is a go-getter ready to make change and help Alburgh become a RiseVT Community.

rcreller@nmcinc.org

Rachel Narkewicz

Rachel Narkewicz

RiseVT Promotions Specialist

As a fourth generation Vermonter Rachel has an ingrained dedication to Vermont and its people. She is extremely passionate about health and wellness, and strives to help others in the pursuit towards a healthy balance of the two. When she’s not working you can find her SUPing, hiking, biking, and skiing.

rnarkewicz@nmcinc.org

Betsy Fournier

Betsy Fournier

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Betsy was born and raised in Swanton, and played soccer on the same recreation fields where she served as board chairperson for nine years. Betsy will strive to make Swanton a more vibrant, healthier place where our community will continue to live, work and play.

bcherrier@nmcinc.org

Jessica Frost

Jessica Frost

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Jessica Frost is the RiseVT advocate for St. Albans. She loves fresh air, movement and travel. You may know her from the many yoga classes she has taught throughout Franklin County from seniors to tots. You will often find her with her husband and three girls doing some of her favorite family outdoor activities: skiing, paddleboarding, gardening and biking.

jfrost@nmcinc.org

Brad Adair

Brad Adair

RiseVT Intern

Brad is RiseVT’s first intern and is currently a senior at the University of Delaware studying Behavioral Health Science. He was born and raised in Vermont and has a passion for all things outdoors such as hiking, biking & kayaking. He’s thrilled to be home for the summer and to join the RiseVT team!

badair@nmcinc.org

Stacy Carpenter

Stacy Carpenter

Public Health Nurse

Stacy is a Public Health Nurse with the Saint Albans District Office at the Vermont Department of Health providing technical assistance and best practice approaches to improve the health and wellness of our community.

stacy.carpenter@vermont.gov

Moretti

Moretti

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Moretti is an energetic, compassionate and inspiring individual who enjoys being outside, gardening and recreating.   His passion to help others achieve their best self is amazing.

mmoretti@nmcinc.org