Development Team

Carlotta Brelsford Cuerdon ’80

Annual Giving Manager

B.A. Dartmouth College
M.Ed. Antioch University New England

An alumna and proud parent of three graduates and sister to four more, Carlotta has strong ties to the Putney community. When not immersed in fundraising efforts, she’s inevitably helping colleagues, family, and friends navigate life’s challenges. A personal goal is to get outside every day to play, be it on skis, a bike, or on foot.

Alison Frye

Alumni Relations Manager

B.A. Kalamazoo College
J.D. University of Minnesota

A Michigan transplant, Alison ably organizes both Harvest Festival and Reunion, and builds ties between Putney alumni. When not on campus or walking her dog Shirley, she’s usually engaged in some kind of competitive or recreational sport – tennis, softball, cycling and surfing (even in January).

Elizabeth Johnson

Development Operations Manager

A.S. Northwestern CT Community College
B.S. Southern Vermont College

The secret (non-violent) weapon, Elizabeth has been working in this behind-the-scenes role at Putney since 2006. She is a dedicated fiber artist and enjoys working with the students in the weaving studio. In her rare time off, she and her family engage in kid-friendly recreational opportunities.

Hugh Montgomery

Director of Development

B.A. Middlebury College
M.S. Antioch University New England

Putney’s been a “road not traveled” for Hugh since 1987 when he became the school’s development director and the “endowment” was the mobile hanging in the KDU. In the many miles since, his two daughters have graduated and the school has undergone many changes. Hugh is a not-terribly-talented but enthusiastic ukulele player who vaguely remembers leading Long Spring trips to Tuckerman Ravine.