Board Member Profiles
Tyler Ward, now in his third term, is guided by his interest in local, small business, including agriculture; his advocacy for maintaining a vital downtown rich with historic integrity and top notch amenities; his passion for "Green" energy and practices; his understanding of the economic importance of conserving open land and preserving / promoting the re-use of our historic buildings; and his sensitivity and respect for those that came before him in serving Peterborough.
Having worked independently as a Carpentry Contractor since 2004, Ward joined Frost Pond Carpentry, LLC in late 2017. This local firm specializes in highly energy efficient new construction, renovations and historically sensitive additions using cutting edge technology and renewable energies, frame to finish.
Before his carpentry career he spent 4 years as a Stay at Home Dad, managing household and working part time as a landscape contractor while renovating his family’s cottage, barns and Sugar House.
As General Manager for Medina Inc., a Washington DC based Moroccan import company, he worked with artisans in Marrakesh on product development/sourcing, sales, marketing, quality control and packing shipping containers.
While working retail jobs in Southern Connecticut he attended technical college, ultimately receiving an Associate in Science degree in Architectural Engineering and later pursued a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the Boston Architectural Center.
As early as his first job delivering newspapers and subsequent retail positions, Mr. Ward gleaned the importance of entrepreneurship and teamwork as well as how to succeed independently.
Selectman Ward successfully brokered the deal to re-use the historic GAR Hall by connecting the owners of Post and Beam Brewery with the Town; Inspired and oversaw the development of “Our Town’s” own tourism app; collaborated to form the Peterborough Recycling Center Advisory Committee; Encouraged stronger presence on social media for the Town in order to better inform constituents.
He has the honor of being Select Board Liaison to the Conservation Commission, Heritage Commission, Open Space Committee, Planning Board and the West Peterborough TIF District Advisory Committee.
He is a founding member and currently volunteers on the Board of Directors at MAxT MakerSpace in Peterborough, a shared workspace and entrepreneurial incubator serving the Monadnock Region of Southern New Hampshire. Having been involved with the management team since its inception, he is working with artists, creators, musicians, inventors and techies to bring their wares to market in a collaborative work/share space. Their goal is to foster entrepreneurship and a resurgence in manufacturing.
As Co-Founder of the popular Repair Café at MAxT MakerSpace, a monthly event centered around saving broken stuff from the landfill where volunteers help willing visitors fix their items in need of care, he is fostering a sense of compassion, collaboration and re-use.
In his spare time, he enjoys travel and dining with his family; supports Music and the Arts; dislikes vacuuming and loves to read.
Bill Taylor has been a Selectman since May of 2019. He is a lifelong resident of Peterborough with roots going back to the construction of the Town House in 1918. He lives on Old Town Farm, a property that has been in his family for a century. He stayed in New England to further his education, graduating from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts.
Bill’s strong connection to the area serves him well in his work as a realtor for Masiello Group. Bill serves on the Contoocook Valley Board of Realtors, and was President of the Board in 2017 & 2018. Bill has developed a true interest in preserving open space in the Monadnock Region, while at the same time preserving the rights of citizens to choose how to utilize their own property.
Prior to his career in Real Estate, Bill was the National Sales Manager for Jaffrey Fire Protection/Armored Textiles. He was responsible for setting up and maintaining a national sales force consisting of manufacturers representatives and territory managers. Bill had contracts with the City of Chicago, Jacksonville, San Diego, and many others while at the same time managing a territory of 13 states in the Northeast. He knows the importance of forging connections and building strong relationships in order to find creative solutions, which proves useful in his work representing the citizens of Peterborough.
When Bill is not working, he can be found on the region's beautiful lakes year-round, boating, ice-fishing, snowmobiling or four-wheeling. You may also spot him on a tractor, maintaining fields or helping out with his brother's stonework business.
Bill serves as Select Board Liaison to the Agriculture Commission, Library Trustees, Recreation Committee, Recycling Center Advisory Committee, and the South Peterborough TIF Advisory Committee.
He became active, in part, to encourage more people to get involved and make positive changes for the town instead of just sitting on the sidelines. He loves Peterborough and his role as one of three dedicated selectmen.
Ed Juengst stepped in as an interim Board member in September 2020 to replace the seat vacated by Karen Hatcher, who resigned to focus on her role as the Town's new Community and Economic Coordinator. Ed had previously served as a Peterborough Selectman from 2000-2004, and has extensive experience serving on various other municipal boards.
Ed operated his own business in Peterborough from 1996 to 2004 providing individuals and business clients with tax preparation, business counseling, accounting, business brokerage and business valuation services. Previously, in his corporate career, Ed was Executive Vice President of Operations with CCM/MASKA in Peterborough and with New Balance Athletic Shoe in Boston. In his early career, Ed held Information Technology management positions in two large apparel and shoe companies.
Ed holds degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration and he served two terms in the United States Air Force.