Our Board

Courtney Brockett | Chair
Artist & Self-Employed Gardener
Courtney holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Idaho, where she taught drawing, painting and art history for 6 years. She was born in Lyme, New Hampshire but now lives in Tunbridge, VT. She recently joined the board of directors at SafeArt and is excited to get involved in the SafeArt community. She also works as a gardener in the Upper Valley.

Sarah Lowry | Secretary
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Massage Therapist & Mental Health Counselor, focus in Drama Therapy (in training)
Sarah is a massage therapist, theater maker, and small-scale farmer who lives in Northfield, Vermont. She is currently finishing her last semester of graduate school at Lesley University to obtain her degree as a Mental Health Counselor, specializing in Drama Therapy. Sarah has been involved as an intern, an employee, and now a board member at SafeArt for the last half year.

Pam Keyser |
Yoga Instructor at SafeArt
Pam Keyser moved to Chelsea permanently last November. She and her husband have been coming to their family camp here for 38+ years.  She found a sense of community right away with SafeArt, and began teaching yoga in the studio space. After joining the women’s group and finding out more about SafeArts mission she wanted to be a part of the process. She and her Husband Fran live up on Holt Hill along with their dog Lucy. Pam enjoys sharing Yoga and meditation with the community, cooking, hiking/walking and making her home a beautiful sanctuary.

Frank Keyser |
Retired Senior Member of Technical Staff
Frank R Keyser (Fran) has deep roots in the area and now lives in Chelsea in a new home built with his wife Pam.  Fran lived in Chelsea as a boy and  enjoyed staying at his family camp throughout his life. Fran’s career with Wang Labs, IBM, and Global Foundries had allowed him to travel extensively throughout the US and the world but Chelsea had always been a place to come home.  SafeArt is a vital and important piece of the tapestry of Chelsea and Fran looks forward to help guide its steps forward.  He enjoys his yoga practice, design build processes, skiing, hiking, friends, and family.

Suzanne Turner |
Artisan and Educator
Suzanne returned to Vermont after a long tenure living and working in Western Massachusetts.  In addition to raising two children with her husband and teaching at a cooperative charter public school, she could be found making pottery and teaching in her studio, and enjoying being part of her community. She now spends her days working in her atelier and pottery studio, crafting a garden in her backyard, and volunteering for several Chelsea community organizations.

Elizabeth Davis |
Happily Retired and Evolving
From the moment they found their beautiful home in Corinth in 2013, Liz and her husband, Valery Bochkov, focused on moving to VT permanently. Embracing simplicity and the health-giving of the forest and the Waits River, Liz retired last from the private sector arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in Washington DC. Liz is enjoying building a new community, which has been enriched in association with SafeArt, gardening and learning to care for their small forest, embracing new ways of being creative, and serving as a facilitator for a global women’s group called Coming Into Your Own (CIYO).