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Radically Moderate and Politically Independent

I am the Executive Director of MAYDAY.US, a crowd powered movement to take back our republic from the corrupting influence of big money.

I am a doctoral candidate in Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. My research is focused on nontraditional funding models for nonprofit organizations. (Think Girl Scout Cookies)

I am politically independent and radically moderate.

Most of my writing can be found here and here.

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From the blog

VPR Commentary: Culture Change

Listen to (or read) my latest commentary: The Agency of Human Services is in need of major reform. Namely, toward a culture of kindness in the words of the Council on Pathways From Poverty; a team appointed by the Governor to recommend actions that would reduce...

VPR Commentary: Common Sense

My latest VPR commentary: Election season is essentially over. But this year I’m missing the sense of closure that typically follows. And I’m left with a decidedly unclear sense of “now what?” We had one of the closest gubernatorial elections in our state’s history....

VPR Commentary: Party Politics

Listen to, or read, my first Vermont Public Radio Commentary. “Recently, I bought gas at a small store in Charlotte.  There were three people sitting outside at a patio table, having a lively discussion.  When I finished at the...

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Email: cyrus [at]
Phone: (VT) 497-4864
Mail: 77 College St. #3B Burlington, VT 05401