Gretchen has been a lifelong resident of Cheshire County, New Hampshire. She has pursued many interests over the years, from building energy assessments to organic gardening, both personally and professionally. Gretchen has many years of experience in the building industry, including work on engineering and architectural design and project management. She has also spent many years in the financial world. Gretchen and her partner Scott spend a lot of time outdoors, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and snowboarding. They live in Swanzey, a mere 22 miles from the TFG office, with three dwarf Nigerian goats, two cats, two dogs, an ever-fluctuating flock of chickens, and Gretchen’s granddaughter.