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Our People

our peopleBob Stevens, P.E., CNU, LEED AP, President bstevens@stevens-assoc.com

Robert Stevens is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience leading teams in a variety of projects and disciplines.  He is the founder and president of Stevens & Associates, PC, an Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil and Structural engineering firm in Brattleboro Vermont.   In addition to the design of projects his experience includes planning, urban design, public bond campaigns and project finance & development.

Bob is an accredited professional in both Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) and Congress for New Urbanism (CNU).  He’s well-versed in sustainable design, traditional design and historic preservation.

He has presented at numerous conferences including Traditional Building, Vermont Development Conference and Historic preservation conferences.  His 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.


our peopleBrud Sanderson, P.E., Vice President brud@stevens-assoc.com

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.


our peopleCory Frehsee, P.E., LEED AP cfrehsee@stevens-assoc.com

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.


our peopleHamilton Hodgman, P.E. hhodgman@stevens-assoc.com

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.


our peopleSabrina Duk, P.E., LEED AP – BD + C sduk@stevens-assoc.com

Recently returning from the San Francisco Bay area, Sabrina has joined Stevens & Associates as a Project Structural Engineer and is on the Board of Directors for the Structural Engineers Association of Vermont (SEAVT).  Her background includes an Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University and a license to practice as a professional engineer in the state of California. She previously hails from a boutique firm in Connecticut specializing in high-end residential, institutional, and timber frame projects throughout New England. With her recent experience working in a seismically active region, she brings an additional layer of technical ability to Stevens & Associates. Overall, Sabrina holds a Vitruvian perspective on the role of a design professional: Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences and adorned with much and varied learning. By taking every opportunity to learn, she hopes to contribute to a greener, healthier environment.


our peopleSerenity Wolf, MCE, EI swolf@stevens-assoc.com

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.


our peopleNathaniel Gosselin, EIT ngosselin@stevens-assoc.com

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.

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Benjamin Harwood, EIT bharwood@stevens-assoc.com

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.

our peopleAlan Lindsay Berry, AIA aberry@stevens-assoc.com

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.


our peopleDenny Frehsee, AIA

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.


our peopleJon Saccoccio, AIA jsaccoccio@stevens-assoc.com

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.


 our peopleNikki Perry, Designer nperry@stevens-assoc.com

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.

UntitledTrista Kerber, Designer tkerber@stevens-assoc.com

Trista has received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degree from Norwich
University, and is currently working toward her architectural license.  She brings over a decade of work experience including several years of freelance work, drafting, and designing permit plans. Trista has worked as a designer for several firms focusing on restaurants, timber frame, multi-family housing, mixed-use, and luxury home designs.  Her interests include traditional architecture, renovations, interior design, and New Urbanism.

our peopleMartha Ratcliffe, Assistant Project Manager mratcliffe@stevens-assoc.com

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.


our peopleAdam Hubbard, RLA, ASLA ahubbard@stevens-assoc.com

As a landscape architect and project manager, Adam Hubbard has been involved in land development efforts ranging from site design for single buildings to master plans for campuses and communities, and have included feasibility studies, environmental permitting, and site design. Common themes in Adam’s work include sustainable design goals, smart growth principles, and a holistic approach to community development.


our peoplePaula Green, RLA, ASLA

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.


our peopleTom Jandernoa, MALD, ASLA tjandernoa@stevens-assoc.com

Tom Jandernoa brings a passion for regenerative and ecological design, food security, and sustainable development to his work at Stevens & Associates. Trained at the nearby Conway School of Landscape Design, he has experience designing and maintaining edible landscapes as well as planning residential and institutional landscapes of various scales. In his current role, he participates in landscape design, rendering, and plan development. Tom also uses his background in graphic design to support the staff with graphics development of all sorts, from marketing materials to public project presentations.


our peoplePam Matweecha pmatweecha@stevens-assoc.com

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.



our peopleBetsey Brackett bbrackett@stevens-assoc.com

Betsey brings over 15 years of experience in direct marketing, project coordination, and account management.  She 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.