Humans of VYCC: Keith Warner…fan of cheese and Shostakovich

January 2, 2020 | 

Humans of VYCC: A Q&A with Keith Wanrer, Conservation Program Coordinator

The full-time and seasonal staff at VYCC are some of the most talented, hip, and interesting professionals you will ever meet. Ok, we are a little biased, but for real, they are pretty awesome. Learn more about some of the staff who make the behind the scenes magic happen for VYCC in our new series, “Humans of VYCC!”

Let’s introduce you to Keith Warner, our Conservation Program Coordinator.

Tell us a story about something cool you keep at your desk and why!

I have a dog bed underneath by desk for my pooch to ignore when he comes into the office.

What’s special to you about living in Vermont?

Cheese, mountains, gardens, community, biking, snow.

What was your first job?

Stocked shelves and pushed carts at a local grocery store.

What is an everyday thing you do to lessen your carbon footprint? 

I bike when possible, I eat mostly vegetarian, and I buy the majority of my clothes second hand.

What was a recent favorite book of yours? What are you listening to?

I just started reading Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein.

I’ve recently been on a classical kick listening to all of Dmitri Shostakovich’s symphonies.

What’s something you’re really stinkin excited about this year? (doesn’t have to be VYCC related)

The return of sports!

What was a great piece of advice have you been given that you still use today?

Trust the process.

Learn more about Keith on our staff page.