Charlotte Barrett is a Field Service Representative for the Preservation Trust of Vermont. From 2016 to 2022, she was the Community Preservation Manager for Historic New England in Vermont. During her tenure, in addition to preservation education outreach and easement management, she produced the film Rooted: Cultivating Community in the Vermont Grange and directed the project More than a Market, an exhibit, walking tour, and web app exploring the role of local food markets in the lives of Burlington area immigrants in the past and today. She served as a director and consultant for the Preservation Education Institute in Windsor, Vermont, and operated a consulting business in cultural heritage interpretation in the Upper Valley. She earned her M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont and a Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University.
A Midwesterner by birth, she headed east to New Hampshire for college and never looked back. Having spent most of her life in northern New England, she has developed a deep respect and appreciation for the intimacy of its small towns and villages and the community spirit of their residents. She lives in a 1915 duplex in Burlington with two cats, a dog, and some plants. She enjoys road biking, hiking, and cross- country skiing and loves serendipitous discoveries on Vermont’s back roads.