Our Office Team

Dan Folgar – Director

Dan has worked with summer programs for nearly a decade, serving first as assistant director prior to his role of leading the program. He is also an artist, cartoonist, and film enthusiast who teaches Evening Arts Animation and Digital Design at The Putney School. He graduated with a B.A. from University of Central Florida, and an M.F.A from Miami International School of Art & Design.


Sarah Doran – Assistant Director

Sarah’s career working in youth programming in Vermont started in 2003 at Green Mountain Peer Projects and has continued through more recent work in after school and summer programming at The Grammar School and Windham Northeast Supervisory Union. She finds working with youth who have a chance to immerse themselves in passions is incredibly rewarding and believes that The Putney Summer Programs is the perfect setting for this to take place.

Sarah lives in Putney, Vt. with her amazing husband and children. Sarah has two crazy dogs, and two entertaining Nigerian goats. She enjoys spending time with her family, seeing live music, skiing, and camping. Sarah has recently connected with her interest in photography.


Jules Bruno – Summer Office Coordinator

Jules is an artist, teacher, Putney Dorm Parent, and the Office Coordinator for Putney Summer Arts. Jules holds a B.A. with honors from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Media Studies and Studio Arts. She has been working at The Putney School for two years, during which time she has found her passion in combining the arts with education. 

When not in the classroom or office, Jules spends her time watercolor painting, bird watching, and reading fantasy novels.


Leyton Cassidy – Residential Life Coordinator

Leyton Cassidy is excited to be at Putney Summer Arts for a fifth summer! This is their second year as resident life coordinator and before that they worked as a dorm head and attended as a student. They hold a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.F.A. from Columbia University and a GED from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

They live part of the year in Taos, New Mexico and part of the year in their van. They are always accompanied by their naked cat, Darwin. 


Zalia Maya – Operations Coordinator

Although this is her third summer working at Putney, it is Zalia’s first year in the office. Zalia is a recent graduate of Scripps College as a theatre major. She enjoys laughing, cackling, and watching reality TV. One art form Zalia is trying to work on more this summer is embroidery; if you have any tips or tricks please let her know.