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Silvia Cassano

Silvia Cassano

Merchandise Administrator & Drop Ship Coordinator

The Orvis Company

Bennington, VT

Outdoor adventurer with a passion for communicating the story of a cause and engaging all ages and abilities in exploring and stewarding our natural world. Getting people to discover nature drives most everything I do.



Freelance Writer

I occasionally write outdoor recreation and culture-based articles for Vermont and East Coast print publications with articles being published in Appalachian Trail Journeys, Vermont Ski and Ride, Vermont Sports, and Stratton Magazine.

Bennington Area Trail System

Board of Directors

-Contribute to long-range planning, development, and stewardship of existing and expanding trail system on land held in private ownership or conservation easements for the recreation and health benefits of the community
--Grantseeking and grantwriting- received Trail Grant for 2018
-Create interpretive signage and alignment of a uniform message to trail users
-Update Wordpress website and Facebook with current events
-Collaborate with local businesses who may benefit from increased tourism and community health initiatives

Ghostwriters Communications

Executive Assistant

Rutland, VT
-Create materials and communications to increase, track, and support membership
-Support outreach events and coordinate with membership and partnering organizations
-Assist in seeking and growing new business and membership support
-Communicate with landowners and woodland professionals to support the Woods, Wildlife and Warblers Program, a southern Vermont forest and habitat management initiative among partnering organizations

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Trail Management Assistant

My essential role was to coordinate and support A.T. volunteer maintaining clubs in Southern New England on a wide array of projects related to management of the Appalachian Trail while working within the framework of the federally-legislated Cooperative Management System to support the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (ANST), a unit of the National Park Service (NPS).

Wildstone Farm

Outreach Assistant and Farm Hand

-Organized and ran a crowdfunding campaign to support the farm
-Create social media and website content and graphics, and establish farm website
-Plant, cultivate, harvest, prepare, and sell produce at farmer's markets
according to biodynamics timeframes and certified organic processes

University of Maine

Bachelors of Science, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

I studied outdoor recreation and focused heavily on interpretation of natural resources, adventure recreation business management and skills, small business management, and forest ecology. President of UMaine Cycling Club, and the Black Bear National Association for Interpretation.