Trisha Kramer and Savannah Vickery appointed to Anythink Board of Trustees
Trisha Kramer and Savannah Vickery are the newest members to join the Anythink Board of Trustees, a five-member governing board that oversees Anythink’s formulation of policies and finances. Kramer and Vickery fill slots vacated by long-time board member Andrew Southard, whose term expired this year, and Yadira Caraveo, who resigned from the Board in 2022 in order to pursue a legislative career. They join Anythink Trustees Lynne Fox, Suzie Brundage and Gretchen Lapham on the board.
Kramer grew up in Northglenn, Colo., and attended Northglenn High School. She currently resides in Reunion, Colo. She works as the managing director of several before- and after-school programs and summer camps in Brighton 27J and Denver Public Schools charter schools.
Kramer has five sons and three grandchildren. She says, “We have always been an Anythink family. We have attended the Backyard Concert [Series], toddler classes and other creative classes since my 10-year-old was a baby. We think of Anythink Wright Farms as our ‘home’ library, and it has provided numerous fun activities for our family over the years!”
She adds that serving on the board will allow her to be a part of the future expansion of Anythink, and learn more about the internal policies and funding of the library district.
Vickery grew up in Parker, Colo. After graduating from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s in Public Health Science and Anthropology, she briefly fulfilled a childhood dream of working as a librarian. Vickery has also taught high school, worked in personal finance and information technologies, and currently serves as the Community Development Manager for the Town of Bennett, where she also resides.
Vickery says, “A nearby library branch was a prerequisite for moving to a new town. I visited Anythink Bennett on my first day in Bennett, and fell in love with the library’s homey feel and personable staff members.”
Libraries have always served an important role in Vickery’s life. “In my school years through university, libraries were a source of important learning resources and a safe haven, filling the need for free public spaces,” she says. “As a young adult, I have looked to libraries as options for remote working to still engage with community, access technology resources and further my interest in niche subjects. Libraries can be one of the most underappreciated but enormously valuable resources in a community, and Anythink libraries specifically are an amazing example of programming and modernity in libraries.”
“We look forward to working with Trisha and Savannah as our newest trustees,” says Anythink Executive Director Mark Fink. “They make great additions to the board and provide valuable, diverse insights about their home communities of Reunion and Bennett, respectively. Both Trisha and Savannah are proud, passionate public library customers.”