Monique (she/her) is a designer, gamer, geek, and connector. She graduated from University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program and holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and an Associate of Science in Graphic Design from Northern Vermont University – Lyndon.
Monique telecommutes from Bradford, Vermont as the COVID Business Recovery Project Manager for the Vermont office of the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE). Monique has been working in technology related positions since 2001 doing network administration, database management, web design and development, social media marketing, digital communication strategy, and customer support. She is the Director of Digital for CampusCE Corporation in Seattle, Washington, a software company she has worked for since 2010. She serves as Executive Director for The Space On Main, which she founded as a nonprofit in 2017 and opened it in 2018 in hopes that it could promote a greater sense of community and connection for people living and working in the Cohase Region (Northern Upper Valley) of Vermont and New Hampshire. (Watch the ribbon cutting ceremony.) In 2021, Monique launched a new company, Convoy Digital, which focuses on WordPress site design, maintenance, and hosting. Under MEPriestley, Monique provides technical consultation.
Monique believes strongly that everyone has a responsibility to give back to their communities. In Bradford, Monique holds several elected positions (JP and Auditor) and serves on a number of town commissions (e.g. Planning, Public Safety, Business Association). She is a director for Vermont Council on Rural Development, Community Capital of Vermont, Cohase Chamber of Commerce, Cohase Rotary Club, and chairs Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation and Vital Communities.
Monique was a member of the 2018–2019 cohorts of Leadership Upper Valley (Vital Communities) and Vermont Changemakers’ Table (VBSR & High Meadows Fund) as well as the 2019–2020 cohort Vermont Leadership Institute (Snelling Center for Government, Marlboro College). She received Cohase Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award (2018), was featured by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office as March (2019) Vermonter of the Month, was recognized as one of Vital Communities’s Heroes & Leaders (2019), received Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission’s Volunteer of the Year Award (2020), and was recognized by Vermont Business Magazine for their Rising Stars (Top 40 Under 40) Class of 2020.
When she is not at work or board meetings, she can be found exploring, paddle boarding, cooking/eating, attending live shows, tinkering with tech, and anything quirky she can find in her travels.