With an AA and BS degree, Nanette Fresher pursued further education to become a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM). Additionally, she is preparing to take the SEE exam to become an Enrolled Agent (E.A.), which will enable her to represent the public to the IRS—a potential asset for NEST's clients. Alongside her experience in public accounting, VITA, and the arts, Nanette currently serves on the board of directors for a non-profit organization.
Nanette currently resides in Middletown, CT, and is a parent of four children, three of whom are already grown, while the youngest is a high school senior.
When did you join NEST?
Why did you decide to join NEST?
I decided to join NEST as it was the best position that aligned with my skill set.
What is it about NEST that keeps you engaged with the work/mission?
The work and the mission of NEST amazes me and it is revealing a bigger picture that I want to be part of.
One memorable moment was when we all came together for a candid photo op, popping a balloon arbor. It made me feel like part of a family.
Looking forward, what are your greatest hopes for the future of NEST?
Looking ahead, I envision working with Yahshua in the community garden and in the community with Ian. I have a passion for composting, using rainwater in my own garden, and exploring ideas related to mushrooms, soil, and vegetables. I’ve also established Artists in the Middletown Area to give back to my neighbors an activity that they may have never thought possible. Maybe we can try it in Waterbury!
What are 3 things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy live music by attending concerts. I enjoy gardening, yoga and oil painting whenever I get the chance. I have won awards for some of my artwork and usually have a commission going on.