A born & raised Vermonter, Tyler grew up in the small town of Waterville. After attending the University of Vermont and earning a Bachelor of Science In Business Administration, he simply couldn’t bring himself to settle for life in a cubicle, so he ventured out on his own and started Green Mountain Painters with his long-time friend Blake. They figured if they could do 17 Years of school together, why not start a business together!
Today, Tyler owns a home in Underhill and spends most of his spare time with his family, basking in the joy of raising a daughter and enjoying the wonderful quality of life that living in Vermont affords.
In the winters when the workload of running a painting company lightens up, Tyler enjoys working on his home undertaking ambitious building & remodeling projects, sending routes at the local climbing gym, and touring on his splitboard.
Blake was born and raised in Waterville Vermont. He attended Lamoille Valley Union High School and the University of Vermont, where he majored in Economics. Outside of a short time in Boston, Blake has been a lifelong Vermonter and loves everything the little state has to offer.
Blake and Tyler co-founded Green Mountain Painters when they graduated college in 2005, seeking an opportunity to start their own business, work outside, and improve customer outcomes in a stagnant industry.
Blake currently owns a home in Winooski and loves living in “The Brooklyn of Burlington”.
Outside of co-operating Green Mountain Painters, Blake’s primary summer activity is a deep passion for running and is currently training for a wide variety of races including 2 at the marathon distance.
Jason was one of the first GMP employees over 10 years ago and worked as a Paint Crew Member while he was attending CCV and applying to colleges. Since that time he’s completed a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Russian Language and has lived in Russia and Ukraine for nearly two years. After a successful career in software sales living in New York CIty, Jason has returned to Vermont to build his own woodworking business.
His current role as Special Projects Manager for Green Mountain Painters during the busy summer months gives him the 6 months of winter to focus solely on building his own business & brand, with some international travel sprinkled in.
Jason loves the Vermont lifestyle and spends his free time hiking, enjoying the outdoors, and logging and sawing his own lumber for woodworking. This summer he will be taking a 22 week intensive gardening course with his wife Sara.
Need a handmade gift or a commissioned piece of furniture? Check out Jason’s work at his instagram Page.
Ben started working for Green Mountain Painters when he was a junior at Champlain College. After attaining a Business Management degree Ben began taking on more responsibility within GMP. With several seasons of on the job training under his belt, Ben was promoted to crew foreman and is now a project manager. This is Ben’s 11th year working with GMP.
During the winter months Ben loves to teach skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort. He has truly embraced the “paint to ski” lifestyle. Ben was recently accepted into the Professional Ski Instructors of America Eastern Development Team; an organization focused on advancing ski instruction all over the east coast.
“Working with GMP has enabled me to pursue my passion for skiing and ski instruction.” –Ben
Mitchell is a junior at Northern Vermont University studying business administrating with an accounting concentration. He has been painting houses with Green Mountain Painters for three years. He is a native Vermonter who loves to spend time outdoors all year round.
On his summer days off, Mitchell golfs and hikes as much as possible. In the winter, he is a die hard skier and enjoys shredding Smugglers Notch along with exploring Vermont’s back country. Mitchell boasts about skiing 100 days every ski season.
Between school, skiing, and painting, Mitchell builds his own skis in his mother’s basement and has started his own company called Mom’s Basement Custom Skis. Check him out on Facebook and Instagram.