Know Your Neighbor

The town of Berkshire is home to notable residents who are published authors, award winning photographers, and other talented individuals.

Lynn Acton

Lynn is a certified riding instructor and publishWhat Horses Really Wanted author of the book, What Horses Really Want.


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Charles Ouellette

Charles Ouellette is a cut flower farmer in Berkshire and a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, where he teaches Leadership and Ethics for Cornell Army ROTC; he also serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. Previously, Charles served for 15 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as an engineer officer and paratrooper. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (two awards) and the Purple Heart. Charles’ final active duty assignment was as an Assistant Professor at West Point appointed to the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemistry and Life Science from 2016-2021. He taught courses in environmental science and engineering, ecology, chemistry, physical geography, officership, and community planning for natural disasters. 

Charles is a graduate of Michigan State University (2006, BA, Economics), Missouri University of Science and Technology (2012, M.S., Geological Engineering), and Cornell University (2016, M.S., Ecology).



Jerry Acton

Jerry is an award winning photographer who captures bird and animal behavior, among other nature photographs. 

Website • Youtube • PBS Video

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Noah Hendricks

Noah is an audio engineer offering expertise in A/V system integration, audio mixing, recording, post-production, and mastering. Noah has worked with independent small artists, as well as established musicians - California Honeydrops, the Dixie Chicks, Turtle Island String Quartet to name a few.


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