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, Business and Grant Assistant

Krista Plante, Business and Grant Assistant

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 bunnies, Keemun and Chamomile. While…

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Alexander Beck, Workforce and Education Specialist

Alexander Beck, Workforce and Education Specialist

Alex Beck 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 social…

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Sarah Lang, Talent Specialist

Sarah Lang, Talent Specialist

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 High School. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Theatre Arts from The University of…

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Gabriel Sistare, SerVermont AmeriCorps VISTA

Gabriel Sistare, SerVermont AmeriCorps VISTA

Gabriel Sistare is a new 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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James Walker, Real Estate Manager

James Walker, Real Estate Manager

After spending 10 years in the HVAC service industry, James joined the Mount Snow Resort Team, allowing him to expand his career to Facilities Management.  Following his employment at Mount…

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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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Melissa V. Salzmann, Project Manager

Melissa V. Salzmann, Project Manager

Melissa joined BDCC in October of 2019 as Project Manager.  Originally from Seattle, she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from LIM College in…

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