Riley Thoman

Assistant to the Director, Operations

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I grew up in Williamstown and first met Tom Costley when he coached my sixth grade soccer team at the Williamstown Elementary School. I don’t remember if we had a winning season, but I remember having fun and Tom calling me “The Thominator.”

Tom was a classmate of my father’s at Williams College so they have known each other since the 70s. My dad, Jay Thoman, is a Chemistry professor at Williams, and my mom, Lee Venolia, is on the Board of Berkshire Grown which supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy and landscape. My younger sister is a sophomore at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Last year, I did some work for Overland from home, and this fall, I started to work in the office part-time. I enjoy working with all of the wonderful, friendly people in the office. Outside of work, I like playing board games and walking on trails with my dog Pogo.