Bob Stevens, P.E.
CNU, LEED AP, President
Robert Stevens, P.E., is the founder and president of Stevens & Associates, P.C. and principal for M&S Development. Bob has over 25 years of experience as a professional engineer designing projects, as well as, planning, urban design, public bond campaigns and project finance & development. S&A is a verified Veteran-Owned Small Business (VSOB) with the Department of Veterans Affairs located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont offering Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil and Structural Engineering services.
As a principal for M&S Development, Bob directs a team of professionals to organize and guide business leaders, institutions, and people to redevelop and revitalize main streets & downtowns. His knowledge of new markets tax credits, historical tax credits, grants, equity and debt enable him to identify project needs and develop sound solutions.
Bob is an accredited professional in both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Congress for New Urbanism (CNU). He’s well-versed in sustainable design, traditional design and historic preservation, and has presented at numerous conferences including Traditional Building, Vermont Development Conference and Historic preservation conferences. Bob’s work and community support has been recognized with numerous awards including the Vermont Downtown Volunteer of the Year and the Southern Vermont Leadership Award for Economic Excellence.
Brud Sanderson, P.E.
Brud Sanderson, a principal at Stevens & Associates and civil and structural engineer, has a strong knowledge of structural design, environmental and civil engineering, and construction administration. Brud’s experience includes site planning, roadway design, sewer and water system design, and drainage and grading design. His recent projects have included everything from site design of multifamily, affordable housing developments, and a high-tech industrial business campus to construction review for a mountain resort. Brud also performs structural assessments of historic buildings and has been involved in the renovation of several buildings damaged by fire.
Cory Frehsee, P.E.
LEED AP, Principal
Cory Frehsee has civil engineering experience that includes site planning as well as the design of drainage systems, municipal water and sewer systems, subdivisions, and roadways. He has particular expertise in grading, drainage, and erosion control measures. As a project manager and principal at Stevens & Associates, his responsibilities include preparing contract documents for bid, construction administration, and procuring various state and local permits for many large projects.
Hamilton Hodgman, P.E.
Hamilton (Ham) Hodgman has worked as a civil engineer in Vermont, North Carolina, and South Carolina for over a decade. His work has included schematic design, design development, state and local permitting, and construction phases for residential and commercial construction. He is well-versed in public presentations and client relations. In addition to his civil engineering and design work, Ham has extensive experience providing construction services, including technical review, geotechnical engineering, inspections, and materials testing on projects for industrial, institutional, and commercial facilities clients.
Structural Engineering Technician
Michael Becker brings with him over 18 years of professional experience including 7 years of structural drafting and design of numerous building types ranging from hospitals, schools, and water treatment plants. His extensive knowledge includes new building projects, as well as renovation and restoration. Before joining S&A, Michael has worked throughout New England, New York and Florida. Most recently he organized drafting services for an architectural millwork company producing furniture, cabinetry, doors, and paneling systems to clients in the Greater Boston area including MIT, Keuring, The Clark Art Institute, and Williams College.
Staff Engineer, MCE, EI
After several years working in various regions of the United States and abroad, Serenity Wolf, a native of Brattleboro, Vermont, returned home and joined Stevens & Associates as a Staff Engineer. Serenity received a Bachelor and a Master degree in Civil Engineering from Norwich University and has experience working as a designer and assistant professor of environmental engineering. Additionally, her professional background includes site development, stormwater management, traffic concurrency, and zoning compatibility. Serenity is excited to instill her love and knowledge of the area into her projects aiming to support positive social and economic development within communities.
Nathaniel Gosselin, EIT
Nathaniel (Nate) Gosselin, Associate Engineer received a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Vermont, where his studies are rooted in water, wastewater, and stormwater remediation, as well as complex forest ecosystem management and hydrology. Integrating engineering and natural resources has yielded Nate a foundation of environmentally conscious design and analysis methodologies. Nate has earned an Engineering-in-Training Certification (EIT) and a Foresters License in the state of Connecticut. In addition to his experience in ecosystem and forested watershed management, Nate believes in conscientious development by integrating natural systems and alternative energy to reduce carbon footprint, biodiversity loss, and watercourse impact.
Benjamin Harwood, EIT
Benjamin Harwood, Associate Engineer graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and is currently working toward his engineering license. Ben has completed several certificate programs, and received the Littleton Award from Tufts which recognizes worthy seniors in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who are active in professional or community affairs. He has worked as a consultant providing construction inspection services for government and commercial projects. Ben is interested in historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects, and as a native of Vermont, he is passionate about the character and uniqueness of Brattleboro and its surrounding communities.
Jamie Martell, EI
After working with the S&A team during the summer of 2015 as an engineering intern, Martell returned to the University of Vermont to complete his senior year. In May of 2016, he received his Bachelors of Civil Engineering degree with honors. For Martell’s senior design project, he created a Stormwater Mitigation Plan for the Shelburne Road in Burlington, VT, and gained leadership experience as the President of the UVM Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In addition to his internship at Stevens & Associates, Martell has worked for a local carpentry and construction company obtaining skills applicable to his current position.
Alan Lindsay Berry
AIA, LEED AP, CNU
Alan Berry’s career has emphasized a comprehensive approach to architectural design with a sensitive concern for a project’s historical, cultural, and environmental context. His projects have focused on historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable design, and have included a variety of building types from residential to liturgical spaces, the redevelopment of mill buildings, and design for institutional facilities. Alan strives to build upon the knowledge of our predecessors, merging a vernacular aesthetic with modern technology, as we face the economic and environmental challenges of our times.
Denny Frehsee has a 40-year background in the field of building design and construction. His experience working on multifamily residential projects includes affordable housing, senior housing, and historic preservation. His career has emphasized the building science aspects of construction, project cost estimating, and project feasibility analysis. As a founding partner of the architecture and building firm Williams & Frehsee, Inc., Denny oversaw the design, project management, construction management, and served as partner-in-charge for 27 housing projects, which included 600 affordable housing units in approximately 75 different buildings. These projects included the renovation of historic residential buildings, restoration of fire damaged downtown buildings, as well as the new construction of multi-family apartment buildings.
Recently relocating to southern Vermont, Diane brings to S&A over 20 years of experience in the field of design and architecture. She earned her Bachelor of Science: Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture: Architecture degrees from CUNY Spitzer School of Architecture graduating with honors and receiving an Excellence in Design and Best Thesis Project awards. Prior to joining S&A, Diane was an Associate with Peter Gisolfi Associates located in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Diane looks forward to applying her extensive knowledge of project management, building design and construction document production to her new projects, and is excited to play a role in the design and development of her new surroundings.
After graduating from Temple University in 2010, Jon returned to southern Vermont where he worked for a small design firm as well as independently on commercial and residential projects around Southern Vermont. Jon established Workshop 48, a design and construction firm, before joining Stevens & Associates as a Project Architect in 2014. He grew up working in the trades and enjoys experimenting with design and wood working techniques, allowing him to merge design concepts with practical execution techniques.
CNU-A, Architectural Designer
Nikki has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation from Keene State College. During that time, her academic experience included a month abroad in Florence, Italy. Perry continued her education earning a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Massachusetts. Before receiving her Master’s degree, she accepted a design award at the NESEA Net-Zero Energy Student Design Competition and the First Place Award Division II for the Parsons Paper Site. In addition to sustainable design and innovation, Perry is also interested in historic preservation, urban renewal, and universal design.
Before receiving her Master’s of Architecture degree from the University of Hartford, Jillian became the 2013 Marvin Design Studio Challenge Winner and studied abroad at the St. John International University in Torino, Italy. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Keene State College. More recently, Jillian accepted the 2016 AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate of Merit award. She has also been awarded the Tai Soo Kim Traveling Fellowship, and looks forward to traveling throughout Europe later this year to learn about Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), a new sustainable building technology. Jillian’s fascination with the cultural context in the architectural field is what motivates her to travel to various places. She hopes to incorporate her experiences abroad with the livable and sustainable community projects at Stevens & Associates.
LEED AP, Architectural Designer
Nathan is a graduate of the Boston Architectural College and a LEED Accredited Professional with over 15 years of professional experience working on commercial and residential projects. Nate’s passion for historic preservation is evident in both his professional and personal accomplishments. Previously, he worked as a conservator of woodwork meticulously disassembling and exploring ornate wood interiors designed and built by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, Candace Wheeler, Pottier & Stymus, and the Herter Brothers. He is currently restoring a circa 1770 New England farm house, where he lives with his wife and two children. In addition to his design knowledge and extensive experience with BIM and CAD techniques, Nate’s practical and hands-on skills are a benefit to the S&A team and clients.
Allyson (Ally) Bedard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture with a minor in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences from Keene State College. While attending Keene State, she was awarded first place in the 2014 NESEA Net-Zero Energy Student Design Competition for the Residential Retrofit category. The following year, Ally received a second place award for the 2015 Marvin Design Studio Challenge. Her experience includes drafting, building materials, project management, and designing. Ally is passionate about sustainability and restoration with a desire to apply her knowledge of retrofitting within the community focusing on historic preservation.
During his 25 year career in the community development field, Bob has obtained over $30 million in federal, state and private foundation grant funding and tax credit equity investment to help create over 700 units of multi-family and senior housing. He has extensive experience with organizational development, project development, financial management, grant writing and business planning in such diverse areas as health care, education, and restaurant development. Bob was the founding director of Valley Cares, Inc. in Townshend, Vermont and the developer of the organization’s signature project, West River Valley Senior Housing, which in 2008 was awarded the Nation’s Best New Senior Housing Project by the National Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Coalition.
Assistant Project Manager
Martha has over a decade of project management experience including multi-family housing projects, grants management, small commercial and light industrial projects. Before joining Stevens & Associates, she contributed to several downtown Brattleboro, Vermont projects including: the renovation of the Brooks House, the development of Pliny Park, and the redevelopment 68 Birge Street. Martha has greatly enjoyed establishing relationships over the years of working with design professionals, funders and State and local agencies.
With 25 years working in landscape architecture and civil engineering, Paula brings to Stevens & Associates her experience in planting designs, green infrastructure, stormwater treatment and drainage designs, pedestrian and parking design, and rendering and three-dimensional graphics. She is registered as a Landscape Architect in both Vermont and Massachusetts. Previous projects include site design for the Founders Lodge at Stratton Mountain, a wedding garden at Okemo Mountain Resort, and several village green and roadway designs throughout New England.
With a Master of Arts degree in Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning from the Conway School, Tom brings a diverse knowledge and understanding of ecological site design, land planning, and experience in designing and maintaining edible landscapes. His 13 years of experience as a graphic designer is evident in his vibrant visual representations, site plan renderings, perspective drawings, and graphic design materials fundamental to a successful project. As a designer at Stevens & Associates, Tom has been an integral part of projects involving adaptive reuse, community & urban design, traditional & new urbanist neighborhood development, single & multifamily residential design, and institutions & civic design.
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Betsey offers S&A 20 years of experience in direct marketing, project coordination, and account management. Her experience includes a wide range of industries including Hi Tech Solutions, Medical Device Manufacturing, Higher Education, and working for one of the two largest check printers in the United States as a Marketing Planner for the B2B division. Betsey is excited to apply her business knowledge within the areas of architecture, engineering and landscape architecture, as well as feed her interest in historic preservation and restoration. In addition to her work at Stevens & Associates, Betsey enjoys volunteering in the community and traveling to new places with her family.
Ann is Controller for Stevens & Associates and brings over 25 years of finance experience including project management, financial reporting and public accounting to this position. In this role, she manages the company’s accounting, tax management, financial planning, analysis and reporting. Ann’s positive energy and community involvement match well with S&A’s culture and values. In addition to her career in finance, Ann is active within her community by serving several neighborhood and regional organizations.
Pam came to Stevens & Associates with a wide range of community experience in banking and real estate. Her skills, energy, and enthusiasm are a welcome addition to the team and valuable in helping manage the office. She has lived in Brattleboro for 15 years and Vermont for the past 28.
Casey joins Stevens & Associates as an administrative assistant with a passion for architecture, planning, sustainable design, and historic preservation. She is an active member of the Brattleboro community, serving on the Planning Commission and the Board of Directors for the Windham County Humane Society. As a staff member, Casey hopes to gain a broader understanding of the various disciplines offered by S&A, while expanding her knowledge of local and neighboring community projects. In her spare time she enjoys architectural drawing and is inspired by the architecture of Brattleboro and her travels.