Sunshine Silver Lining

Women LEAD Launch Event – March 25, 2019

michelle photo

Women LEAD is a new initiative led by Michelle Tarryk and Barbara Morrow with over two dozen women leaders and business owners from the Kingdom created to foster leadership for girls and women in the Northeast Kingdom. This is in alignment with recommendations from the recent NEK Collaborative Leadership Development Task Force Action Plan.

Women LEAD will launch with a fundraiser at The Eastside Restaurant & Pub on Monday, March 25th from 6PM to 8PM.

NEK Women: Setting the Pace, a 13 month calendar featuring female leaders in the NEK will be on sale for $20. Funds raised will go towards leadership opportunities for young women in Orleans, Caledonia and Essex counties.

Please join us for complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and hear from several collaborators including:

+Michelle Tarryk of Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, Inc
+Katherine Sims of NEK Collaborative
+Alice S. Kitchel the State President of Business and Professional Women’s Club
+Sunny Noelle Naughton of Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network


Vermont Photographer Mary Claire Carroll who shared her talents in photographing our female leaders.

We look forward to celebrating this exciting initiative with our community!

For more information or to purchase a calendar please contact and please RSVP for the event.

Bring your friends, your mom, your sisters, your nieces and your daughters!

Published Podd Brothers!

woke up to very exciting news from old friends Matt Podd and Adam Podd of Mimi and The Podd Brothers!


(photo courtesy of Matt Podd)

several years ago when working with the National High School Musical Theater Awards, I produced the NYC regional program that fed into the national awards. We needed some awesome, hip composers to jazz up a Gershwin Medley and my old friends came to the rescue. Matt and Adam went on to collaborate on several projects in the city with me and it was always an amazing experience to think of us small town Vermont kids working with the Broadway greats.

Now you can access their arrangements, including I Got Gershwin, at Alfred music.

To say I’m proud of some of my oldest friends (we did Oliver! in summer stock when we were ten) is an understatement. So glad to have been ‘in the room where it happens’ with these talents!

Check out their stuff at the links below!

xo s

March 2019 Newsletter

Check Out our March 2019 updates!

NEK YPN Open Meeting March 7th

Join us on March 7th along with the Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network for an Open Meeting!

Check out the NEK YPN Facebook Event:

Meet and mingle with local professionals and small business owners, as they share their products.

An inspiring space with high speed internet to support the digital technology professionals, creatives & entrepreneurs of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

We’ll share the history of our group, mission/values, accomplishments to date and highlight current and pending projects.

We want to know what’s important to you. Participate in a Growth Hacking Session, targeted to support collaboration and alignment between the NEK YPN and area partner organizations.

WIN >>>>
A Pair of Burke Mountain Lift Tickets

We look forward to seeing you there!

Special Thanks to: Bag Balm, Freighthouse Market & Cafe, Apotheker’s, Burke Mountain Resort, Cafe Lotti, Foodworx Enterprises, Sunshine Silver Lining Consulting, Green Mountain United Way and Do North CoWorking for your donations and support of this event

Please Note: all persons at our event are beautiful and subject to photographing. Please see our use disclaimer, posted at entrance.


Bright Shining Neighbors Debuts in the Newport Daily Express

Bright, Shining Neighbors is a new column in the Newport Daily Express. At the end of each month, Sunshine Silver Lining Consulting Creative Director Sunny Naughton will highlight a community member, organization and/or location activity that strives to make the world brighter and happier. Too often the news is steeped in negativity. We want to take the time to shine the spotlight on those that are making the world brighter in their own unique ways.

The New Year often brings resolutions and promises to ourselves to do better, be more disciplined and try harder. Sunshine Silver Lining has always had the belief that we as a community should work to be the best we can be for ourselves and others all year, and treat others with the kindness and respect that comes out during the holiday season throughout the entire calendar year. In addition to vision consulting, we work to connect the dots and bring people together to help one another in many ways.

If you know of a teacher, a neighbor, a student, a coworker, a friend or a family member that you feel does their small part to bring sunshine into the world send us an email and we will highlight them in the column.

We look forward to bringing some bright, shining neighbors you way in the new year.

To suggest highlights for our column please email or visit and send us a message. Till next time!