Bob Stevens, PE, CNU, LEED-AP

Robert K. Stevens, PE, is the founder and president of Stevens & Associates, P.C., and principal for M&S Development. Bob has over 29 years of experience as a professional engineer designing projects, as well as planning, urban design, public bond campaigns, and project finance and development. S&A is a veteran-owned business 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 and downtowns. His knowledge of new markets tax credits, historic 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). Well-versed in sustainable design, traditional design and historic preservation, Bob 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.

Skye H. Morse
Principal, Investment Director

Skye has over 13 years of experience in finance and renewable energy. He has been instrumental in winning over 100 MW in competitive power purchase contracts, and had a hand in over 800 MW of renewable energy project finance, development, construction, and operations. Skye holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. He currently lives in Guilford, Vermont, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Brattleboro Food Coop.

Katie S. Buckley
Principal, Director of Project Development

Katie’s experience and expertise reflects the firm’s mission of Empowering Community Revitalization. She has led a broad range of initiatives from community-driven and non-profit development work to statewide policy creation in the areas of housing, land-use, community and economic development and historic preservation. Katie is a thoughtful collaborator and is adept at forming creative partnerships that advance projects. As Director of Project Development, she connects economically challenged communities to the services offered by M&S and leads stakeholders through the demanding process required for successful and sustainable downtown revitalization projects. She utilizes her personal and professional experience to support businesses, institutions, local officials and community members to identify the key elements necessary to unlock economic and social viability and vitality. She listens closely to clients and provides sound guidance to unite partners and develop strategic plans that include complex capital funding packages.

Before joining the team, Katie held leadership roles involving municipal management and finance, sensitive redevelopment of historic buildings for adaptive reuse, non-profit affordable housing, and community and economic development. Most recently she served as the Commissioner of Housing & Community Development in the Agency of Commerce & Community Development for the State of Vermont, appointed by the Governor.

Martha Ratcliffe
Senior Manager of Project Development

Martha has over fifteen years of project development and management experience, primarily with multi-family LIHTC projects, and industrial and mixed-use NMTC projects. Before joining our team, she played key project management roles in two projects that had transformative impacts on downtown Brattleboro, Vermont: the renovation of the Brooks House, and the restoration of the Wilder Block—both buildings which had been destroyed by fire. Additionally, Martha has thirteen years of banking experience with a concentration on financing and underwriting. Martha has established valuable working relationships with design professionals, lenders, funders, and regulatory agencies; relationships which enhance her expertise with federal and state grant development, procurement, and management.

Gabrielle Ciuffreda
Manager of Project Development

Gabrielle received her A.B. in Mathematics and Biology from Bryn Mawr College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In New York City, she honed her skills as a litigator for nearly a decade at a large national firm where she worked on high-stakes complex civil cases, specializing in patent litigation. Since moving to Vermont, Gabby has worked for local non-profit organizations as a Real Estate and Environmental Compliance Manager, and Director of Finance and Administration. She currently lives in Guilford, Vermont where she is a member of the Select Board. Gabby is excited to apply her knowledge and experience with project management and permitting, budgetary controls, contracts and corporate documents, grant management, and legal relationships to her projects at Stevens & Associates and for M&S Development.