I just found this little guy crawling on me after coming in from the garden in Northern VT. We live in a narrow grassy valley in a pretty wooded area.
This bug was crawling up my neck and when I tried to sweep him away he clung the way a tick does. He also has a very flat profile and kind of a "hard" feeling body, but otherwise bares no resemblance to a tick.
I took this photo with my phone so it's not great. The eyes are distinctly roundish and black. His mouth parts were visible and moving around slightly, but while I watched him he didn't appear to be trying to bite into me.
That's all I've got.