Founder, First Vice President
& Co-Director of Fundraising
“My perspective on life changed on August 15, 2014. When you are sitting in a small room in the hospital with the doctor and he tells you your child has cancer, that’s when life changes!! You can give up and hate everything about life or stay strong and make it your life’s mission to kick cancers ass; we went with plan B. The care, love and kindness we received at UVMCH also helped inspire Holly and I. We have learned a lot in the past five years and had the opportunity to meet some amazing people. Everyone in life is dealt a hand; it’s not always easy, fun or fair. It’s how you handle it that defines who you are. It’s our goal to do everything we can to help raise awareness about childhood cancer and change the measly 4% given for research.” ~ Cole
Cole grew up on a small farm in Royalton, VT. He graduated from South Royalton High School in 1991 and went into the Army Reserves for a short time. He then began working at Bombardier in Barre, VT for a few years, until in 1995 he had the opportunity to move to Plattsburgh, NY to help start up their new plant. He soon worked his way up to production supervisor. In 2004 he decided it was time for a change and took a Department Manager position at Lowes, which was another great learning experience. Lowes raises money for the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) and the store always did well selling. The last year Cole was at Lowe’s, he came up with a plan for selling shamrocks, with help from the entire store and Cory Ross, they decided they were going to be the #1 store that year, and they did it; they were the top store out of 1400 other Lowes stores. This helped Cole to believe that when you get a small group of people to come together for a common goal, miracles can happen. Everyone knows retail has long hours along with nights and weekends. In 2015 Holly and Cole decided it was time for Cole to officially start his own business. Cole S Hull Woodworking was his new full time job. He had been sawing slabs and building custom furniture for many years. Leaving a good paying job with good benefits was a little scary, but the trade off was being home more with his family. Cole says this was one of the best things he ever did. He now has a shop in Lake Placid building custom furniture and selling live edge slabs. He’s currently venturing into an additional business partnership with an old friend. Look for big things from Adirondack Custom Engraving; they specialize in custom signs, plaques and on site stone engraving.