Adam Shutes

Adam Shutes, Business Owner

Adam was born in Norfolk, England, and lived his formative years in two of the (in his view) best cities in England: Oxford and London. He moved to the US in 2001 for post-doctoral studies in Molecular Oncology at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he worked for 5 years. However, he missed the cosmopolitan vibrancy of a real city, and so he moved to Boston for work in 2006. He first rented in Jamaica Plain, but moved to Roslindale in 2008, drawn by the Arboretum, the open space and the ‘village green’ (Adam’s Park).

In 2015, Adam felt an urge to contribute more to his adopted community of Roslindale, where he found the diversity, and authentic passion of other neighbours, striking. Luckily enough, he was able to take over operation of Boston Cheese Cellar on Birch St in 2015 — figuring that his time spent wandering around Turl St Covered Market in Oxford, or Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, would help him re-launch the business. 

Since then during most days, he is to be found in the shop, or elsewhere in Boston, talking about, making, or looking at cheese. 

When not thinking about cheese, he can be found riding bicycles competitively, for pleasure or for charity — or being walked by his two beloved greyhounds.

Anthony Giordano

President & Property Owner

Anthony Giordano joins RVMS in 2016. As a child, Anthony and his family moved to Roslindale in the 70’s and he hasn’t left the area since. Anthony attended Boston Public Schools, graduated from Boston Latin, attended Boston University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. After working as a consulting engineer, he started his own IT service company in 2001. Whole Mackerel helps many small businesses in and around Boston manage their technology. Most recently, along with his brother-in-law, he owns the building at the corners of Belgrade, Corinth and Birch Streets, and is learning about the challenges of being a landlord.
Anthony is looking forward to bringing his range of skills and experiences to the table. When not solving someone else’s problems, he can be found playing bass in a rock ‘n roll band or two, making a mess in the kitchen, or just daydreaming.

Chris Kollett


Resident

Chris Kollett joined the RVMS board in 2014. He has served on the board of the Longfellow Area Neighborhood Association since 2011, including three years as Vice President. He is also spearheading an ongoing effort to bring more and better playgrounds to Roslindale with Roslindale Wants to Play. Chris holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College and an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. He is a software engineer at MathWorks, a company that develops mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Chris and his wife Laura have lived in Roslindale since 2002, and are raising two daughters who can claim lifetime Roslindale resident status.

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller, Resident

Andrea Miller is originally from the small, bucolic western MA town of Gill and migrated to the Boston area after traveling and studying International Relations at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Attracted by the greenery and plethora of parks, she and her husband sought out an old beauty of a fixer-upper and became proud Roslindale residents in 2012. She is new to the RVMS Board and serves as Co-Chair of the Economic Development Committee.

Together, Andrea and her husband own and operate Miller Custom Craftsmen LLC, a Roslindale-based residential and commercial construction company, providing classic and quality fine craftsmanship, and they enjoy working to build beautiful things. Andrea also manages the Body Composition Analysis Center and DXA Laboratory at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and provides administrative support to the university-wide Healthy Aging Initiative.

For fun and relaxation, Andrea loves walking the Emerald Necklace parks system, enjoying boat rides on the Charles River, or sipping a craft cocktail in the Square.

Vinny Fieg

Resident

Vinny Fieg first became involved with RVMS as a member of the Marketing Committee in 2017. He really enjoyed this experience, especially having the opportunity to produce video profiles for local businesses and organizations, and has expanded his role within RVMS since then, recently joining as an RVMS board member in 2019.

Vinny currently works as a marketing associate for a medical coding company in Wellesley where he spearheads a number of marketing initiatives, including content creation, brand building, and event management.  Prior to marketing, his career dabbled in the financial services and legal fields, as well as small business entrepreneurship. He holds a B.A. in History from Connecticut College and is currently pursuing an MBA from Babson College.

Originally hailing from Allendale, New Jersey, Vinny has been a Roslindale resident since 2016 and lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and their dog, Bruce. They love the neighborhood feel of Roslindale and enjoy frequenting all the great businesses and establishments that make up the Village. In his spare time, Vinny enjoys watching movies, going for walks in the Arboretum, and eating lots of pasta.

Laura Charles

Resident

Laura moved to Roslindale in early 2018, and was involved in its yoga and small business communities since moving to Boston from Brooklyn in 2015. Laura currently works as the Senior Manager of Network Engagement at Interise, a national nonprofit organization that builds inclusive local economies through small business. Her primary focus is designing programming for and cultivating community among a national network of established small business owners and advocates. She also teaches yoga at studios in Roslindale, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain. Laura’s prior work was in international community development, having worked extensively in northern Tanzania as a co-founder of a community center. Yes, she has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro!

Laura received Bachelor’s degrees in French and Dance from Hamilton College, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from The New School. When not at work or in the yoga studio, Laura loves cooking, running, and having outside adventures with her son, Max.

Elizabeth Sherva

Resident

Elizabeth Sherva currently serves on the Roslindale Village Main Street Board and acts as the Roslindale Substation Task Force Co-Chair. Elizabeth currently works as a Preservation Planner at the Massachusetts Historical Commission where she oversees a number of Massachusetts Preservation Program Fund grant projects and reviews state historic tax credit projects. Prior to her work at MHC, she worked as a project manager in the environmental consulting industry. Elizabeth holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and a Masters of Arts degree in Historic Preservation from Boston University. She and her husband Rick moved to Roslindale four years ago from the Midwest and have enjoyed the small community feel of Roslindale. They look forward to raising their two children in Roslindale and being part of the community for years to come.

Erin Doherty

Erin joined the RVMS board in 2017, and has been on the Marketing Committee since moving to Roslindale in 2015. Currently, Erin works in the historic preservation group at Epsilon Associates, Inc., an environmental consulting firm in Maynard. Formerly, Erin was a Preservation Planner at the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Boston Landmarks Commission, where she reviewed rehabilitations of historic buildings and oversaw local historic districts. Erin received a B.A. in Russian and French from Wellesley College, and an M.A. in Historic Preservation from Boston University. Erin lives in Roslindale with her husband, David, daughter Fiona, and their black lab, Holly. In her free time she enjoys distance running, cooking, and taking on home improvement projects.

Hilary Sullivan

Vice President & Resident

Hilary Sullivan has been a proud Roslindale resident for nearly 10 years and has been on the RVMS board for the last five years. She also co-chairs the RVMS Design Committee and participates in the Marketing Committee Hilary works full time at Northeastern University as the Director for Service & Community Partnerships in the Center of Community Service. Hilary’s passion for working with nonprofits began while serving for two years as an AmeriCorps National Service Member after graduating from college. After traveling across the country to serve with various nonprofits, she arrived in Boston in 2008 and has been involved in volunteerism and higher education ever since. Hilary also founded and led the Boston AmeriCorps Alumni Board for four years. She hopes to help build a strong volunteer base in Roslindale and wants to ensure there are people of all ages are engaged in the community in a way that fits them best.

Hilary received a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Westfield State College and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, traveling, and meeting new people.

Jeff Terrey

Jeff and his wife moved to Roslindale from the Fenway in 2005 after the birth of their son. Since then they have celebrated the birth of their daughter and have adopted both a dog and cat. They proudly live in Roslindale’s oldest (and probably coldest) house, built in 1725.

Jeff is currently a senior vice president for Rasky Partners, a Boston lobbying and public relations firm where he runs grassroots and lobbying campaigns on the state and local level. He has been active in Boston politics since he graduated from college and moved to Boston in 1992. He is a graduate of Alfred University and holds an MBA from Boston College.