Support Staff

  • Kari Hetrick - Administrative Assistant

    Kari is a native Californian who came to Vermont for a visit a few years ago, fell in love with it, and never left. She has worn many hats over the years including bookkeeper, medical assistant, massage therapist, homebirth midwife and educator, to name a few. She even owned a bakery. She now finds herself here at Spruce as the Administrative Assistant, and really loves her job!

  • Linda Rake - Operations Assistant

    Linda joined Spruce Mountain in 2008 as our housekeeper and now works as our fabulous Operations Assistant, managing all the day-to-day needs of our facilities & vehicles and coordinating logistics for residents and staff. We make good use of Linda’s gifts in woodworking, furniture restoration, and home improvement, and she is famed for her ability to transform a space or item into something beautiful. One of Linda’s passions is making sure that SMI is in tip-top shape, pleasant and supportive for clients and staff.

  • Tina Bisson - Business Manager

    Tina has been with SMI since 2000, working first as payroll and benefit manager and becoming our Business Manager in 2001. She is a native Vermonter, enjoys Vermont’s beautiful summers (especially when she can be on a motorcycle), traveling-both with and without her camper, walking any beach, antiquing and spending time with her family.

  • Sheryl Moshinskie - Payroll and Benefits Manager

    Sheryl joined Spruce in 2004 with a strong background in business and working with people. Her interests include travel, history, buying antiques and running her eBay business. In her spare time, Sheryl likes nothing more than a good estate sale and spending time with friends and family.

  • Ryan Zacher - Chef

    Our in-house chef Ryan hails from rural Minnesota and came to Spruce after more than 10 years as a chef in some of Vermont’s finest food scene hot spots including Salt in Montpelier and the famed Positive Pie. Ryan is passionate about creating simple, healthy, beautiful comfort food for our community, and enjoys sharing his love of cooking with the residents in our weekly Cooking Group. In his non-Spruce life, Ryan can be found romping the local area with his wife, young daughter and their dogs.