Ron Haskell

5 Academy St., Alburg Springs, VT 05440
Ph.: 802-796-4093
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  • Management & Planning: Experienced in staff supervision, program administration, and system development in public, private, and academic environments.
  • Sales & Marketing: Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing effective strategies for service companies. Direct experience with print, graphic, photographic, video, and radio media.
  • Training: Group facilitator and coach for personal and professional development.
  • Systems Analysis: Skilled in analysis of human systems and organizational procedures.
  • Computer Systems: Experienced with diverse Windows-based applications, including, office suites, databases, CAD, and finance.


Northern Vermont

Independent Contractor

Since 1983

Provide training, consultation, and services to individuals, businesses, and organizations, including: Business and Personal Development Coaching, Sales and Marketing Consultation, Telemarketing, Special Project Research, Office Support Services, and Creative Services.

Major Projects:

  • Missisquoi Bay Bridge: Initial designer of the bridge Web site for VTrans; researched and prepared scope for a network camera installation (2000). Provide turtle monitoring and photo-documentation of causeway and basking platforms (2002-2007).
  • Domville O'Donoughue, Inc.: Provide computer training, hardware and software maintenance and support, productivity consultation, and comptroller services to this translation company. I also provide technical and general editing services to several of the company's clients. (1990 to present)
  • Montreal International Celtic Festival: Official on-site photographer 2000-2005.
  • The Media Group, Inc.: Contracted (1991-1993) to provide telemarketing and sales consultation in state government and Quebec markets, training, and scriptwriting (including You Are Vermont training video for rest area operators) for this video production company. Represented TMGI at trade shows.
  • CatsVermont: Designed and implemented a client satisfaction survey using a consensus model for data analysis for this veterinary clinic. Prepared the analysis model in Excel (1994).
  • Pack & Ship: Coached owner in redesigning her company, its structure, and her long-term vision (1991).
  • Vermont Mechanical, Inc.: Contracted to represent the products and services of this HVAC and refrigeration systems company to local and regional businesses and homeowners through telemarketing and in-person cold calls. Prepared marketing materials, contracts, and service schedules (1989-1990).
  • Goddard College: Provided research and development support to this private college in creating the National Consortium for Single Parent Educators. Planned and implemented a national conference (1989).
  • National Institute of Mental Health: Designed and implemented a nationwide key respondent survey of children's mental health program directors. Produced a reportInteragency Policy and Practice: Mandates and Connections in Mental Health Programs – that helped establish the first multi-million-dollar NIMH line item designated for reforming children’s mental health systems (1983).

Alburg Springs Water Co., Inc., VT

President / Treasurer


Provided a variety of paid and volunteer services to this small, private water company. Duties included managing accounts payable and receivable, preparing financial statements and annual budget, preparing plans and securing permits for construction, and tracking regulatory demands and opportunities.

Dept. of Mental Health, Waterbury

Child Specialist

1980 to 1985

Provided system-level coordination, planning, development, and evaluation of children's community and residential mental health programs. Designed and implemented various conferences, workshops, and panel discussions throughout New England. Collaborated with special education and social service representatives to develop and coordinate delivery of multi-agency intervention plans for children.

Pacific Adventures, Riverside, CA

Wilderness Guide

1977 to 1979

Co-led wilderness canoe adventures on the Colorado River, Lake Havasu region. Responsible for meal preparation, transportation, client safety, and instruction. Led parties of up to 26 individuals of all ages.

Riverside Cnty. Mental Health, CA

Case Manager

1974 to 1979

Provided individual, group, and family therapy and case management services to adults and children in day treatment, crisis intervention, outpatient, and residential settings. Implemented a total performance measurement strategy for children's placement services. Liaison to nursing home, hospital, and residential treatment facilities.


University of California at Riverside

Master of Administration in Public Administration
Bachelor of Arts, Social Psychology



National Institute of Mental Health Staff College, Atlanta, GA


Completed weeklong course, "Personal Leadership: Styles and Strategies".

National Endowment for the Humanities, Rochester, NY


Competitively selected for month-long fellowship, "Power of the Healer: Its   Nature, Sources, and Limits".


Missisquoi Bay Bridge Steering Committee

Advisory committee to VTrans in developing a solution to the replacement of the Swanton-Alburg bascule bridge and removal of the causeway. Aided in selection of engineering design consultant and esthetic parameters, reviewed scientific studies (hydrology, endangered species), wrote and submitted testimony (Section 502, International Joint Commission).

Village Players

This community theater group stages an annual summer musical production emphasizing the involvement of children; I was a board member 2004-2007. As a performer, I’ve had major and featured speaking, singing, and harmonica roles. In 2000, I wrote, directed, and performed in “The Hat”, an original script involving a cast of 50+ and spanning a half-century of the lead characters’ lives.


Available upon request. Click here for writing samples.


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