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?
Being active

What is your greatest fear? 
Failure

Where is your favorite place to be?
The mountains

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?
Mowing lawns

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
The smartphone

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Pilot

How do you define success?
Being happy

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I’m from the Northeast Kingdom (Canaan, VT).

Contact Ashten:

(802) 863-3489 x228

ashten@vermont.org

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