About Averyl


I hold a B.A. in English from the University of Maine in Orono and an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Vermont where I studied substance abuse treatment modalities, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and art therapy. As a Nationally Certified Counselor in the late 1990s I worked as a substance abuse counselor, career advisor, resume writer and management consultant. In 2002 I shifted gears and started my own creative business, Hillstock.

Some other things about me: I’m a Chipmunk Whisperer, Thrifty Yankee, vintage diet expert, old-school homemaker and caretaker of a two acre Certified Wildlife Habitat I call home. My cottage was built in the 1950s and has had few cosmetic updates since that time which is aligned with my aesthetic of being outdated by design™. I’m in long term recovery from alcoholism and cherish my sobriety.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about me. Why not follow me on Instagram @simplelivingnewengland and new in January 2023, my blog Maine Charms?

Averyl Hill, M.S.