Starting from a young age, Renee’s curiosity about the world has been fueled by empathy, art, and culture. She earned several scholarships in her youth in recognition of her vocal talents, creative writing, and moral compass.

Renee went on to earn her Associate of Arts degree for Apparel Design from FIDM in Los Angeles, where she gained the technical knowledge and creative inspiration to pursue a career in design. Renee has combined her passion for timeless style, her ability to recognize value, her artistic eye, and her organizational skills to build an e-commerce business. Since 2013, she has personally curated and styled vintage fashion for her Eco-friendly online store, Spotlight Vintage. She has built an impressive online following through her vintage shop, as well as through her work coordinating the Northwest Nightmares Film Festival.

In addition to her many creative endeavors such as fashion illustration, teaching herself to play the ukulele, and seasonal window painting, Renee is an active member of the arts community in Saint Albans, VT. She also connects one-on-one with local patrons by working charitable events and bartending in the taproom at 14th Star Brewing Company. She possesses a level of empathy that makes her an expert communicator and gives her the ability to instantly engage and connect with others.

Her welcoming presence and desire to notice the beauty in the world around us makes her an excellent addition to the EWC team, where she writes intriguing articles and delights as our outgoing Outreach Coordinator.

If you find yourself at a dinner party with Renee, ask her about her favorite films or her tastiest concoctions in the kitchen!

Author's Articles

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A Charming Tradition that is Equally as Sweet!

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It only takes one person to breathe new life into a dying tradition. Meet Shinri Tezuka, the craftsman who is sculpting the sweet, ancient Japanese art form of Amezaiku back into the hands (and mouths!) of modern society.

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“I SPY”: The Books that Still Catch Our Eye!

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Have you ever been captivated by the magic of an “I SPY” book? Let us introduce you to Walter Wick, the photographer behind these imaginative works of art!

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Explore the “Uncanny Valley” Through the World of Special Effects!

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Did you know there is a fascinating reason why some special effects leave people cold (even queazy) and others transform our reality? This is the result of an effect called “the uncanny valley”. Here is the fun and wonder in all that!

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