2021 Board of Directors Election

2021 Board of Directors Election

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Update: Election closes on June 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm eastern

PTN is happy to announce we have received 3 applications for the Board of Directors. There are 3 open position on the board and the board proposed moving forward with the election to allow the PTN members to be included in the process. Please vote yes or no for each applicant and there is an option to write in a name if you choose.

To vote in the election you must be a current member of the Preservation Trades Network. Your email address is required to co-check with current memberships.


Applicant Bios are here: 

John McRitchie, FIOC - Master Craftsman - Fellow of The Institute of Carpenters - Construction Management Lecturer - Heritage Carpentry and Joinery Lecturer

John set up MTC Artisans otherwise known as McRitchie Traditional Carpentry in 2010 to help the construction industry cope with the demand for sympathetic traditional building repair work, discreet traditional building upgrades and increase the variety of existing traditional skills training programs in Scotland.

He has a great passion and appreciation for traditional craftsmanship and works closely with governing bodies to revive some of the traditional wood trades that are in great danger of being lost.

​He established a Sash and Case Window Restoration course, which is aimed at homeowners and contractors, at the the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, which is based in Charlestown, Fife. He has also lectured in traditional building crafts for Savannah Tech USA and York University and
taught HNC Construction Management for The University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth.

John received his Master Craftsman certification from HRH Duke of Rothesay in 2010 and was awareded Fellowship status at The Institute of Carpenters, London in Decemeber 2012.

Jane Radocchia 

I am a practicing historic, residential, vernacular architect - and historian. I study practical geometry. I write 2 blogs about all this. My degrees are from Oberlin and MIT. I learned my trade over 35+ years working on old houses north of Boston. When we moved to southwestern Vermont, I discovered new-to-me traditional ways to design and frame. I'm still learning. I live on a farm with my extended family. I volunteer in my community and, before the Pandemic, taught practical geometry internationally.

Amanda Starcher Warren  

A ninth generation native of the Appalachians, I have attended college in Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. I hold a BA, MA, two associates degrees, and began a doctoral program I've considered returning to. I tend to do structural surveys and reports these days but still kick up a lot of sawdust or ruin all the pants. I live in a maddeningly bizarre little holler with my mom, 4 children, my husband, cats (not all of them are mine), and a wide array of hobbies. I love skating and think a long walk on a beach sounds dreadful.


Image - Jane Radocchia teaching Practical Geometry in Stirling, Scotland during IPTW 2019 with assistance from one of our newest board members Kayla Guidry 

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