Mobius Staff

Chad Butt Mobius Executive Director

Chad Butt
Executive Director
chad@mobiusmentors.org

Chad is a 2004 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he majored in Earth Science and got his secondary teacher certification credential. While in college Chad helped start a school-based mentoring program at a local middle school and was student leader and mentor in a community-based mentoring program. Following college he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the DREAM Program, a community-based mentoring program that partners youth from local affordable housing communities with mentors from neighboring colleges. Chad transitioned to a full time staff position with DREAM, and served as Programs Director, from 2005 through 2009. In August 2009 Chad moved to Boston, MA to spearhead DREAM’s first office and programs outside the state of Vermont. Chad returned to Vermont and joined Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership in May of 2013 as the Executive Director.

 

Benji Thurber
Communications Director
benji@mobiusmentors.org

Benji graduated from Middlebury College in 2008, and received his Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature. Benji joined Mobius as an AmeriCorps VISTA member (through the Vermont Youth Tomorrow program) in 2009, and helped recruit new mentors, promote public awareness of the mentoring cause, and expanded the Mentor Discount Card program for mentor pairs in Chittenden County.  Benji transitioned to a staff position with the organization in 2011, and worked collaboratively with mentoring programs and funders across the state to expand the organization into Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership.  In his current position as Communications Director, he manages communications and marketing for the organization, and works with mentoring agency staff to expand public awareness efforts across the state. He is also the administrator for the Vermont Mentoring Database, an online system that allows mentoring agencies to store program information on the Mobius website, apply for grants, and manage information and outcome data for their mentoring matches.

 

Hope Ward
Marketing Specialist
AmeriCorps VISTA – Vermont Youth Tomorrow
hope@mobiusmentors.org

Hope is a recent graduate of The University of Vermont, with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. During her time at UVM, Hope became passionate about becoming involved with addressing various social justice issues. Hope spent a semester interning for Common Good Vermont, a nonprofit located in Burlington that serves as the “go-to” resource for nonprofit organizations throughout the state to share and receive resources, attend trainings, and build a network. During this internship, Hope discovered her interest in communications and marketing, and working in the nonprofit sector. Hope also spent the greater portion of her senior year volunteering with COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter), in Burlington, VT, where she had the pleasure of getting to spend time with the kids of families receiving temporary housing through COTS. Through this volunteer experience, Hope realized the immense benefits that having a mentor could provide for many children. These experiences led to Hope joining the Mobius team this year, as a member of AmeriCorps VISTA, through the Vermont Youth Tomorrow program. Hope is excited to help increase the opportunity for kids who want a mentor to be paired with one, and will be primarily focused on expanding the reach of the Mobius Mentor Discount Card and the Mobius Community Service Program. During her time with Mobius, Hope will also help raise public awareness of mentoring by managing the organization’s social media platforms, the monthly newsletter, and blog.