Staff Spotlight: Ashten Stringer, Government Affairs Specialist
Ashten serves as part of the Chamber’s Government Affairs team monitoring legislative developments in the Vermont State House in Montpelier. In addition, Ashten supports workforce development programs like LaunchVT and HackVT. Prior to taking on this position, Ashten used his background in community development to serve as the Chamber’s AmeriCorps VISTA member where he coordinated and taught the TIPS program. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and playing soccer.
What three traits define you?
Outgoing, adaptable, reliable
What is your personal philosophy?
Stress is bad
What is one thing you could not live without?
Soccer and/or skiing
What is the one thing you cannot resist?
What is your greatest fear?
Where is your favorite place to be?
What is your favorite thing to do?
Ski or play soccer
Where is the best place you have traveled to and why?
Leon, Spain. This is where I studied abroad.
What is the weirdest job you have ever had?
What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
How do you define success?
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I’m from the Northeast Kingdom (Canaan, VT).