On the anniversary of REV’s 10th year, Gabrielle Stebbins steps in as the new director to lead the renewable business trade association in what is a very active time for the renewable energy industry in Vermont. Since 2008, Stebbins has served as Program Manager at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) in Burlington. She brings great enthusiasm and a breadth of knowledge that will enable her to effectively represent our members and continue the advancement of renewable installations and job growth.
Ansley grew up around renewable energy; her father’s custom home business in Colorado focuses on using renewable energy sources. Ansley has her B.A. in Anthropology from Colorado State University, and brings a wealth of business and accounting experience to the table. After relocating to Vermont, Ansley worked in the natural foods industry, and has been engaged in many community outreach projects. Ansley is excited to be in the renewable energy field, and to be a part of the REV team.
Kate Kroll graduated from the University Vermont in 2013 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science. She has a background in community organizing. Previously, she was an AmeriCorps member with the We All Belong program where she worked to promote cultural competency within her community. She also directed a Sierra Club program that trained young environmental activists on campaign planning, grassroots organizing, and social justice practices. Kate spent the last year teaching English in Thailand. She brings abundant energy and a fresh perspective to REV.
Brock grew up around sustainability and academia in his hometown of Ithaca, NY. He is currently a junior at the University of Vermont pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics. He hopes to pursue a career in public service, renewable energy, environmental policy and economic analysis or research and is particularly interested in the private sector’s potential to be a force for positive change in our global environment. Brock hopes to do his part at REV to move Vermont to a more affordable, sustainable, secure, and brighter future through renewable energy.
REV Board Members
Chair, Jeff Forward
Forward Thinking Consulting Service – Richmond – (802) 434-3770
Forward Thinking Consultants, LLC was formed in 1997 to provide consulting services to school districts and design firms to help them assess the potential for using alternative energy in institutional settings. Forward Thinking Consultants, LLC also works with federal and state agencies to help them design and implement alternative technology initiatives.
Treasurer, Steve Letendre
Green Mountain College – Poultney – (802) 287-8303
Green Mountain College was founded in 1834 and in 1996 adopted an environmental mission as a core component of its educational programs. GMC has gained national recognition for both through its award winning environmental liberal arts educational program and its commitment to campus sustainability. In 2010 GMC was rated the “greenest” school in the country by Sierra Magazine. Throughout its history, strong teacher-student relationships have been the hallmark of a GMC education, a tradition that continues today.
Secretary, Martha Staskus
VERA Renewables LLC – Waterbury – 802.244.7522
Martha Staskus, a Principal with VERA Renewables, is responsible for installing over 5 MW of 500 kw group net metering projects around the state, manages the Georgia Mountain Community Wind project and has conducted the early stage development for 4 out of Vermont’s 5 permitted wind projects. With over 30 years’ expertise in the fields of wind and solar energy siting, assessment, development, permitting VERA is committed to growing Vermont’s wind and solar generation capacity and reducing carbon.
NativeEnergy, Inc. – Burlington – (802) 861-7707 x220
NativeEnergy is an expert developer of renewable energy and carbon offset projects and provides clients with quality carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. With NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ projects, businesses and individuals can help finance the construction of wind, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. Since 2000, NativeEnergy and its customers have helped build over 50 projects, reducing more than 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases. Additional projects under contract will reduce an additional 4 million tons of greenhouse gases. All NativeEnergy projects undergo third-party validation and verification.
AllEarth Renewables, Inc – Williston – (802) 872-9600
AllEarth Renewables, Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of complete grid-connected wind and solar renewable energy systems that lessen dependence on nuclear and fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s goal is to provide turnkey products that harness the power of wind and sun for homes and businesses while creating sustainable, well-paying jobs.
Leslie A. Cadwell
Leslie A. Cadwell, Legal Counselor & Advocate, PLC – Castleton – (802) 342-3114
Leslie is an attorney with a solo practice focusing on renewable energy, utility and communications regulation. Prior to opening her own practice, Leslie was a partner at Gravel & Shea in Burlington, VT. For more than fifteen years, Leslie has advised leaders in both the public and private sectors.Leslie served as General Counsel for the Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., Special Counsel and Director for Telecommunications for the Vermont Department of Public Service, and Senior Staff Attorney at the Vermont Supreme Court.
SunWood Systems – Waitsfield – (802) 496-6666
As we enter the 21st Century the most common topic of conversation will no doubt be energy. Forward thinking Vermonters are on the move, searching for sustainable solutions to conventional sources such as oil and propane. SunWood Systems is a company founded with these principles in mind.
Transportation Efficiency, VEIC – Burlington – 802-540-7657
Karen is the Director of Transportation Efficiency at VEIC where she develops and oversees VEIC transportation efficiency efforts including the Way to Go, Go Vermont, Drive Electric Vermont programs, and Transportation Efficiency Utility (TEU). Her previous work included the UVM National University Transportation Center (UTC), UVM TRC, and 8 years at the Vermont Agency of Transportation. She served as the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator (2007-2009). Karen was admitted to the Vermont Bar in 1990 and served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1985-1990.
VELCO – Rutland – (802) 770-6283
Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) was formed in 1956 when local utilities joined together to create the nation’s first statewide, “transmission only” company in order to share access to clean hydro power and maintain the state’s transmission grid.
Vermont State Employees Credit Union - (802) 371-3157
Chuck manages VSECU’s lending operation in consumer, mortgage and commercial loans. After years of running successful energy loan programs for providers, Chuck led the development of the credit union’s VGreen Energy Savings Loan Program, the state-wide financing solution for energy efficiency, renewable and alternative projects, including green vehicles. His role in the Thermal Energy Finance Pilot Program will be to help develop credit enhancement options, establish lending criteria, program billing, budget oversight and program management. Chuck has a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.
Catamount Solar – South Royalton, VT 05068 – 802.299.6669
Dan brings more than 12 years of experience to Catamount Solar, building and managing hundreds of residential and commercial projects throughout Vermont and across the northeast. Prior to Catamount Solar, Dan worked at groSolar and in his long tenure there he wore numerous hats, including lead installer, regional project manager, safety coordinator, and senior site supervisor. Dan is also an adjunct professor in the Sustainable Design and Technology Program at Vermont Technical College where he teaches PV design and safe installation to future solar professionals. He lives on the family farm in South Royalton where he makes hay and maple syrup.
Burlington Electric Department – Burlington – (802) 865-7316
BED is a municipally owned utility established in 1906 serving customers within the city of Burlington and the Burlington International airport. It is Vermont’s largest municipally owned utility serving about 16,000 residential customers and about 3,600 commercial customers.
Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand PLLC – Burlington – (802)-860-1003
Andy is a partner at Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand PLLC (Dunkiel Saunders), a Burlington-based law firm with a focus on energy, land use/environmental, litigation, business law, intellectual property, health care, telecommunications, and other related practice areas. In the rapidly evolving field of energy and utility law, Dunkiel Saunders assists entities before the Public Service Board and other agencies, as well as work on financing and corporate structuring. Dunkiel Saunders takes inspiration from the good work of its clients, and helps them excel in their business or mission by resolving legal issues with creativity and integrity
Swiftwood Press LLC; Long Meadow Resource Management –
Swiftwood Press publishes the Roen Financial Report, a website for investors interested in alternative energy stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. Sectors covered include energy efficiency, environmental, fuel alternatives, smart grid, solar and wind. Long Meadow Resource Management offers forestry, property management and land use consulting services to landowners throughout northern Vermont.
Vermont Independent Power Producers Assoc. – Montpelier -(802) 229-9580
Mathew has twenty-five years developing, owning and operating independent hydroelectric facilities, as well as developing wind farms in Vermont. He is active in professional and environmental organizations.
Charles “Charlie” Van Winkle
Northern Reliability, Inc. – Waitsfield – 802-496-2955
Northern Reliability is a renewable energy systems integrator that provides power systems for remote or off grid locations. We integrate energy derived from renewables into storage systems for use when the renewable resource is unavailable. Charlie has over ten years’ experience in the wind and solar business, built on a solid technical foundation in engineering and construction.