Matt Messier – Executive Director


Matt with kids in the West Bank

Matt has been active with VFP since 1995 when he participated in his first workcamp in Italy. Other camps have taken him to Kenya and the West Bank. Over the years he has led several camps in New Hampshire and Vermont. Matt joined the VFP Board of Directors in 2002 and in 2016 took on the position of Executive Director.

Matt has been a teacher of English and history at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Colchester, VT. He also has taught courses in history at two local colleges. Matt serves on the board of Peace Brigades International and has volunteered on behalf of several local agencies. In May 2009, Matt received his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont.