University of Vermont

Vermont Mobile Home Park Research Collaborative


  •  Daniel Baker, PhD
    Project Director, Community Development & Applied Economics
    (802) 656-0040
  • As an assistant professor of Community and International Development at the University of Vermont, Dr. Baker has researched issues affecting mobile home park communities since 2005. He led a mobile home deconstruction project in Alburgh, VT in collaboration with the Town of Alburgh and the Agency of Natural Resources that sought to deconstruct abandoned mobile homes while diverting as much waste as possible from the landfill. His interest in rural community development and planning led to the community surveys and organizing in collaboration with the Mobile Home Project. To learn more about Dr. Baker's work, please visit his faculty profile.

  •  Kelly Hamshaw, MS
    Research Specialist, Community Development & Applied Economics
    (802) 656-1219
  • Ms. Hamshaw received her master's degree in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont in 2010. Mobile home parks were the focus of her research and specifically how community organizing and planning can lead to increased satisfaction with park life amongst residents. As a Research Specialist, she coordinates and manages the day-to-day work of the USDA research project and engages with a variety of stakeholders involved in the project.

  •  Sarah Woodward
    Program Director, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity Mobile Home Project
    (802) 660-3455 x105
  • Ms. Woodward joined the Mobile Home Program staff as a Resident Organizer in 2010 and now serves as the Program Director. She has worked with many park communities across the state of Vermont and is a primary advocate for mobile home park residents. She was involved in disaster recovery efforts following Tropical Storm Irene. Visit the Mobile Home Program website to learn more.

Last modified September 17 2014 11:24 AM