Charlotte Senior Center

Carolyn Kulik

Carolyn Kulik, the new Director of the Charlotte Senior Center, has many interests. She worked in Asia for eight years and has 20 years of experience in cross-cultural training and English as a Second Language. While she predominantly taught adults, her youngest students were pre-kindergarteners.

She lived for 14 years in Seattle, working for a fishing company and as the director of a refugee resettlement program. But she is most proud of learning how to drive a 40-foot tour bus and simultaneously narrate four-hour city tours while navigating downtown Seattle traffic over two summer vacations.

After initially moving to Vermont in the early 1970s to teach at the School for International Training, on her return she was the director of the Apple Tree Gallery in Brattleboro. In Burlington, she taught at UVM for five years and at St. Michael’s College for three summers. She rarely tells anyone that she still holds a Thoroughbred Mutuel (betting) Clerk License that she utilized one summer at  Saratoga Race Track and later at the Belmont Stakes.

Carolyn enjoys museums and art, listening to Irish music, singing shape-note music, the friendliness of Vermonters and the beauty of our countryside. Currently living in Essex, she would welcome a move to Charlotte or Shelburne, possibly in a Home Share situation. She looks forward to meeting as many Charlotters as possible as she settles into her new position. Come to the Senior Center and meet its creative, friendly and well-traveled new Director!