Many visitors to Wintergreen will already have met Diane Black, our new Operations and Facilities Manager. Diane has been volunteering and working in the kitchen since the spring, and has been gradually taking over the role that Karen Smereka has been in for the past five years. We’re thrilled to be adding Diane to the family of Wintergreen employees, and equally thrilled that Karen isn’t exactly leaving… just concentrating more on her very fine work at the Yoga Connection in Perth. So those of you who have already signed up for next year’s workshops can expect to see Karen and Diane in the kitchen and in the gardens, picking produce to prepare for your dining pleasure.
When Diane is not at Wintergreen, she will likely be working away on the straw bale home that she started building this year, or creating beautiful work in her studio in Perth. Diane is an artist, specializing in sculpting with clay and iron. Diane also teaches adults and children through various workshop venues. Perhaps you will see her teaching at Wintergreen one day!