A Portrait Of Two American Families

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James A. "Buddy" Edgerton

James A. “Buddy” Edgerton grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont. His schooling started in a one-room schoolhouse and concluded with a Master’s Degree from the University of Vermont.


A sought-after guest lecturer about his experiences as friend, next door neighbor to the Rockwell Family, and frequent model for Norman Rockwell, Mr. Edgerton has delighted audiences for decades with his charming wit and detailed recollections.


Buddy and his wife of sixty-two years, Dot, make their home in South Burlington, Vermont.

Nan O'Brien

Nan O’Brien has an eclectic professional background rooted in law, entertainment, and publishing. For the past ten years, she has enjoyed helping people worldwide as a professional intuitive and spiritual teacher. She is a noted motivational speaker, and formally hosted her own nationally-syndicated radio show, "The Nan O'Brien Show."

As a published author, Ms. O'Brien has written books on a variety of subjects, including memoirs, psychology and self-help, and inspirationally-themed titles. She recently co-authored a textbook for Columbia University Press, "Community Economic Development in Social Work." 

Ms. O'Brien is a Partner in FAN Entertainment & Media, LLC, along with esteemed entertainment attorney Frank K. Wheaton. FAN's mission is to bring positive messages to the public through media platforms - books, television, and film.

Giving back to the community is an important element of Ms. O'Brien's professional philosophy. In 2016, she was appointed a Global Adviser to the James J. Dudley Luce Foundation. She also is the founder of the Light Coalition, an online platform for honoring the lives of victims of terror attacks.

Nan lives in Spain. 

Photo: Nan O'Brien and James A. "Buddy" Edgerton