Board & Staff Bios

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REV Staff

scott-merriamGabrielle Stebbins
Executive Director
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.

 

Jennifer.OvertonJennifer Overton
Operations Coordinator
A month before RE2013 Conference & Expo, Jennifer stepped up to take over the final organization of our huge 2-day event. Jennifer comes to us with a diverse administrative background; from exhibition development at the National Gallery of Art in DC, Business Management at a wholly new public charter school in Baltimore’s east side to working at the Vermont Department of Public Service. She is truly excited to join REV and assist Gabrielle to forward the REV mission.

REV Board Members

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Chair, Tom Hughes
Sunward Systems – Vergennes – 802-497-0172
Solar hot water made simple. Sunward Systems, LLC is a Vermont-owned distributor of top-rated equipment to qualified solar thermal installers across the United States. Our team helps homeowners and small businesses save money by reducing their heating bills.

 

Vice 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.

 

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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.

 

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Secretary, Martha Staskus
VT Environmental Research Associates, Inc. – Waterbury Center – (802) 244-7522
For over 30 years, VERA has been a driving force for wind energy development in New England. Our professionals have the knowledge and experience to guide clients successfully from start to finish through the most challenging aspects of development.

 

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Jeff Bernicke
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.

 

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David Blittersdorf
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.

 

David Frank
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.

 

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Kerrick Johnson
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.

 

KarenGlitmanKaren Glitman
Transportation Efficiency, VEIC – Burliington – 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.

Dan Kinney
Catamount Solar, 367 Post Farm Road, South Royalton, VT 05068
p: 802.299.6669

 

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Ken Nolan
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.

 

Andrew Raubvogelandrew-raubvogel Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders PLLC (SDRS) – Burlington – (802-860-1003)
Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders PLLC (SDRS) provides legal counseling to energy, environmental, healthcare and other clients, regulatory and compliance assistance, transactional and business counsel, and litigation services.  In the rapidly evolving field of energy and utility law, SDRS assists renewable energy producers before the Public Service Board & FERC, & assists in all related aspects of financing & corporate structuring.

 

Harris.RoenHarris Roen
Swiftwood Press LLC; Long Meadow Resource Management -
(802) 658-2368
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.

 

Mathew Rubin
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.

 

Charlie-VanWinkleCharles “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.

 

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Bradway Widing
Burlington – (617) 875-4494
With a strong background in client account risk management, property reinsurance and captive development, Bradway brings over 25 years of energy industry expertise.

 

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