Tara Smith Vighetti joins Wintergreen Board of Directors


Vighetti, Tara Smith_ResizedPresque Isle, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center recently welcomed Tara Smith Vighetti to its board of directors.  A native of Aroostook County, Vighetti is president and CEO of Smith Packing, Inc., the marketing arm of Smith’s Farm, Inc.

“Tara brings amazing business and marketing skills to our board,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director.  “She is a member of the sixth generation at Smith’s Farm, the largest broccoli grower on the East Coast.  We are grateful Tara’s heart remains here in The County and that she is passionate about the arts and giving back.”

Vighetti said, “Nothing of value can be made or marketed without creativity.  Fostering love of ideas and providing a setting to explore them is essential.  I was given these tools and opportunities growing up and am excited to be involved with Wintergreen Arts.”

Vighetti splits her time between offices in Presque Isle and St. Augustine, Florida, where she oversees nationwide marketing and sales for Smith’s Farm and the Stag Brand.  Smith’s Farm grows, harvests, and ships broccoli year around from Maine, Florida, and California.

Vighetti and her husband Steve currently reside in St. Augustine, Florida, with their two young children.

About Wintergreen Arts Center:  The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006. It is located in downtown Presque Isle, Maine. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, advocacy, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.

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