Our staff represent a variety of professional and personal experiences, while our directors are highly skilled native Spanish-speaking educators who represent the diversity of Latin cultures from around the globe.

Our Founders

Emma LaVecchia

Emma’s parents live happily in the Vermont town where she spent much of her time growing up.  Her siblings, all of whom remain very close, reside in the Northeast with the exception of one ...

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Brid Martin

Pine Village Co-Founder Brid Martin was born in Ireland. The middle child in a family of five (one sister and three brothers who, along with Brid’s mother, all live in Ireland), Brid came to ...

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Our Staff

Marina Ituarte
Marina Ituarte

Marina Ituarte was born in Mexico. Her mother’s sisters were all teachers so she grew up with crayons, notebooks, and books surrounding her throughout her childhood. Very early in life she ...

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Ray Martin

Ray studied Civil Engineering in college, and although it has not been his career, it certainly has been an asset in many ways. He started his own company, Ray Martin Measuring, in 1993, and ...

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Christine Williams

Christine Williams grew up in Connecticut and always knew she wanted to work in education. She attended Keene State College in New Hampshire where she initially majored in Elementary Education ...

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Jennifer Doyle

After graduation, she worked in Conn’s Office of Conferences and Special Events for five years, overseeing events ranging from multi-day conferences with several hundred attendees to the annual ...

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Our Directors