Central Support Team

John Freeman – Physical Plant Manager
AS; Seattle Community College
John joined the Spring Lake Ranch team in 2008, overseeing the maintenance of the SLR campus. Prior to his time at Spring Lake Ranch, John worked on boats, was an EMT, and owned his own business in Washington and Vermont. John loves being on boats or near the water, so it’s only fitting that his favorite place to be at the Ranch is at the lake. He recently celebrated 32 years sober. He lives with his two wonderful daughters and his wife.  

Nathan Hewitt – Maintenance Technician
Paul Smith’s College
Nathan has worked at Spring Lake Ranch since 2012 and is an important member of the maintenance team. Prior to his time at SLR, he worked as a self-employed logger and carpenter. His favorite place to be is at the lake! He lives with his wife, Christina, and their four children.

Elicia Mailhiot – Outreach and Admissions Coordinator
MBA Candidate, Leadership; College of St. Joseph
BS, Communications; Castleton University

Elicia joined Spring Lake Ranch in December 2017 and serves as the primary support and coordinator for all of the Ranch’s communications, marketing, and development efforts. She comes to SLR from a small college in nearby Rutland where she served as Associate Director of Communications. She enjoys reading, kayaking, and trips to the lake with her partner and their Goldendoodle, Bruin.

Peggy Ranney – Housekeeper
Peggy has worked at Spring Lake Ranch for nearly 6 years and you can often find her around the Main House happily humming while she vacuums or checking in with residents to see how their day is going. Peggy makes sure that our campus looks good and often shares with residents the benefits of keeping a clean space. Some of her favorite times at the Ranch are when we celebrate birthdays because she really likes cake!

Michael Spoth – Maintenance
Mike has been a member of the Spring Lake Ranch community since 2015. Prior to SLR, he built high-end homes in Vermont and Massachusetts for 20 years. Mike is an avid skier and has skied 100 plus days a season! He resides in East Wallingford and enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Jennah and Mittasille.

Janet Stocker – Administrative Assistant
Janet has worked at Spring Lake Ranch since 2009, and is responsible for keeping everything and everyone at the Ranch on schedule! She also assists with fulfilling syrup, granola, and wood orders for the Ranch. Janet lives in Pittsfield with her cat, Punky.

Ingrid Wisell – Assistant Business Manager
BA, Spanish & Spanish for Business; Castleton University
Ingrid joined Spring Lake Ranch in 2016. Prior to her time at the Ranch, she worked in the seafood industry for seven years, opening and running a fresh fish market in nearby Rutland. Eating healthily is important to Ingrid, and bringing fresh fish to a land-locked state was an exciting challenge. Ingrid grew up in Shrewsbury. As a young adult, she lived abroad in Venezuela, Mexico, and Spain. But she always came back to Shrewsbury! Ingrid loves to take walks in the woods with her two dogs and to spend time at the dock at Spring Lake. She speaks Spanish, and enjoys any opportunity to use it.