Meet the Board

David Roberts

David is the Adult Ed Coordinator at the Hannaford Career Center and has spent the last 25 years working in financial consulting, education and workforce development. David holds an Assistant Director of Adult Education License and a Master of Accounting. He enjoys gardening, raising chickens, baking and creating stained glass.

Cristy Harding

Cristy and her family have been Brandon residents for 22 years. Cristy is a Personal Banker at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, and has worked at the bank for over 15 years. In her free time Cristy is active in her church, sings with the Brandon Festival Singers, reads, enjoys the outdoors, and spends time with her family

Carol Fjeld

Carol has lived in Brandon since 1984 and has been on the Library Board since 2016. She is retired from working in the school as a Speech Pathologist. She really enjoys reading, especially with children. She's feel that our library has something for everyone. Come on in and see!

Stacey Doucette

Stacey is an educator with a passion for growing community connections. She lives with her partner and 3 children in Brandon where they homeschool, run the Brandon Motor Lodge, raise lots of animals, grow veggies & herbs, and play together every day.

Sue Gage


Growing up in the NorthEast Kingdom of Vermont, Sue was an avid library visitor, and spent most of her youth hanging out in her local library in Orleans. It was a wonderful connection to a larger world, and that is why she has chosen to serve on the board of the Brandon Free Public Library. She is an accountant by trade but has served as Brandon’s Town Clerk and Treasurer for the past 7 years.

Bruce Ness


Bruce's parents were library board members for 30 years at a small library in Indiana so he was acquainted with the library early. From a career as an engineer in the building industry, his experience should be helpful with both building management for maintenance and repairs in addition to any expansion projects.

John Peterson


John grew up in Rhode Island where his love of books and history was born. He came to Vermont in 1985 to teach history at Rutland High School and moved to Brandon in 1987 where he and his wife Laura raised their 3 sons. He is now retired after teaching 35 years in Rutland and is happy to call Brandon his year-round home.

Beate Ankjaer-Jensen

Born and raised in Norway, she's lived in many places across the world. When she was a single mother of three, she learned the truth behind the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. Libraries play a vital role in that village, and she's excited to be a member of the library board of trustees. Her background in Historic Preservation and Master of Library and Information Science will help to shape the future of Brandon Free Public Library.

Board Members

Board of Trustees
  • David Roberts, Board Chair
  • Cristy Harding, Treasurer
  • Carol Fjeld, Recording Secretary
  • Stacey Doucette
  • Sue Gage
  • Bruce Ness
  • John Peterson
  • Beate Jensen

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