A Day in the Life: 2019 BDCC & SeVEDS Snapshot

This video provides a glimpse into the daily work of Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation and Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies. It shows the BDCC & SeVEDS boards, office staff, and program staff with some of our key partners around the region. 

Staff Members
Adam Grinold, Executive Director

Adam Grinold, Executive Director

A graduate of Wilmington High School, Adam received a BA with honors in History Education from Castleton State College in 1995.  Adam was the general manager of his family business,…

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Laura Sibilia, Director of Regional Economic Development Strategies and Programs

Laura Sibilia, Director of Regional Economic Development Strategies and Programs

Laura, a Dover resident, came to BDCC in 2011 from her position as Executive Director of the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce.  She brings experience in building strategic plans…

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Bobbi Kilburn , Director of Finance & Grant Management

Bobbi Kilburn , Director of Finance & Grant Management

Bobbi Kilburn joined BDCC in February, 2015 as its Grant & Project Manager, and in 2016 she transitioned into the role of Director of Finance & Grant Management. Prior to…

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Jennifer Stromsten, Director of Programs

Jennifer Stromsten, Director of Programs

Jen is BDCC’s Director of Programs. She leads the Targeted Expertise Recruitment & Retention Program and the SoVermont Marketing and Recruitment Project. Prior to joining the staff, Jen conducted grant-writing…

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R.T. Brown, Director of Business Acceleration and Community Capital Development

R.T. Brown, Director of Business Acceleration and Community Capital Development

R.T. Brown has professional experience in online technologies, education, non-profit management, small business consulting, and ecosystem development. Areas of focus and interest include land use and planning, commercial real estate…

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Krista Plante, Grant Administrator

Krista Plante, Grant Administrator

Kris began working at BDCC in October 2018. She lives in Brattleboro with her husband, Nicolas; cats, Pandora and Hazelnut; dogs, Tofu and Cava; and chickens, Gumbo Filet, Anise, Mace,…

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Alexander Beck, Welcoming Communities Manager

Alexander Beck, Welcoming Communities Manager

Alex Beck (he/him) is a Brattleboro resident, and holds a MA in Service, Leadership, and Management from SIT Graduate Institute. He has extensive experience in community development, youth engagement, and…

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Sarah Lang, Southern Vermont Economy Project Manager

Sarah Lang, Southern Vermont Economy Project Manager

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, recently earning a Masters in Regional Planning and Masters of Science in Sustainability Sciences. Prior to BDCC, she has spent…

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Christy Betit, Pipelines and Pathways Coordinator

Christy Betit, Pipelines and Pathways Coordinator

Christy is a seventh generation Vermonter and a graduate of the former Whitingham (now Twin Valley) High School. She currently serves on the Twin Valley School Board and the Windham…

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Gabriel Sistare, Business Prosperity and Community Projects Specialist

Gabriel Sistare, Business Prosperity and Community Projects Specialist

Gabriel Sistare is a newer resident of Brattleboro, recently moving from Eastern North Carolina. He finished a five-year contract with an airborne infantry unit in the US Army, serving as…

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Joshua Martin, Maintenance Staff

Joshua Martin, Maintenance Staff

Joshua Martin  began work at BDCC in April of 2018. He is a former business owner, with a skilled trade background in painting, sheet metal fabrication and carpentry, among others.…

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Casey Haynes, Talent Specialist

Casey Haynes, Talent Specialist

Having launched his career serving at-risk and special needs youth and their families, Casey witnessed firsthand the transformative power in building both individual relationships as well as robust community networks.…

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Cristy Carretero, AmeriCorps VISTA

Cristy Carretero, AmeriCorps VISTA

Cristy is a new Vermonter, recently moving to Brattleboro from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She is the Research and Outreach Specialist SerVermont AmeriCorps VISTA member with BDCC for the…

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Eyad Salha, Business Technical Assistance Provider

Eyad Salha, Business Technical Assistance Provider

Eyad Salha (He/Him) joined BDCC in late April 2021. Eyad grew up in Lebanon and graduated from the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut with a BA in…

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Mohamed Rifas, Accountant

Mohamed Rifas, Accountant

Mohamed Rifas is a new Vermont resident, moving from Qatar to live with the love of his life Zainy. He holds a BSC in Business Administration (Special) from the University…

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Daveq Anderson, Facilities Manager

Daveq Anderson, Facilities Manager

Daveq Anderson, Facilities Manager CONTACT: danderson@brattleborodevelopment.com  

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