Harmony Place Development Team
Andrea Livermore, Gail Nunziata, Craig Miskovich, Bob Stevens, Monroe Whitaker, Tom Jandernoa, Michelle Simpson-Siegel
Tom Jandernoa, Landscape Designer, Stevens & Associates, P.C.
As landscape and graphic designer for Harmony Place Plaza, Inc., Tom managed and produced the conceptual designs, site layout plan, and graphic renderings of the plaza, as well as branding, marketing materials & signage designs. With a Master of Arts degree in Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning from the Conway School, he brings a diverse knowledge and understanding of ecological site design, land planning, and experience in designing and maintaining edible landscapes. Tom’s 13 years of experience as a graphic designer is evident in his vibrant visual representations, site plan renderings, perspective drawings, and 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.”
Andrea Livermore, Development Director, Brattleboro Area Hospice
Andrea Livermore currently serves as the Director of Development and Community Outreach for Brattleboro Area Hospice. She additionally acts in the capacity of consultant, supporting non-profits in the areas of program development and feasibility; program evaluation and planning; and resource development. Prior to this appointment, Andrea served as the Executive Director of Brattleboro’s designated downtown program, during which time she was appointed and served on the Vermont Community Development Board. Andrea holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Western New England College (now University), and is a graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute of the Snelling Center for Government, Vermont’s public policy and leadership organization. Andrea serves on the Board of Directors of Brattleboro Savings and Loan; on the Board of Vermont Performance Lab; and the Crosby Gannett Fund Advisory Committee to the Vermont Community Foundation. She previously sat on the select board in the Town of Marlboro.
Craig Miskovich, Esq, Secretary Parks and Plazas, Inc.
Craig is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a partner at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM), a Vermont law firm that works with a diverse array of regional, national and international entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology businesses and Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining DRM, Craig was an associate in the Banking and Leveraged Finance practice at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston. Craig is also a principal at M&S Development, LLC, a Vermont development company focusing on redevelopment of historic downtown properties.
Immersed in the New Markets Tax Credit financing marketplace, Craig has an in-depth understanding of his clients’ needs. Not only has Craig successfully guided numerous clients through this arcane field, he was the founding member of the Brooks House Development Group, a collection of civically-minded entrepreneurs in Southeastern Vermont who have redeveloped an 87,000 square foot commercial building in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. Craig has closed dozens of NMTC deals ranging from Greek yogurt facilities in Arizona to paper manufacturing plants in the Northeast Kingdom.
Gail Nunziata, Project Manager Parks and Plazas Inc.
Gail began her career in Brattleboro at American Optical, continuing through a period in office administration at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and at a private surgical practice. She hit her stride in historic preservation, the arts and downtown economic development while working for architect and urban planner Leopold Berman from the1980’s to early 2000’s. After that it was on to Latchis Arts and the Latchis Hotel and Theatre for a decade in arts administration, non-profit management, business management and fundraising arts. Gail is past president of Building a Better Brattleboro and the Brattleboro Music Center, and was a charter member of the Town Arts Committee. She retired from the Latchis in 2014. Aside from project management for Harmony Place, Gail serves on the boards of the Vermont Arts Council in Montpelier, and Broad Brook Community Center in Guilford.
Michelle Simpson-Siegel, Executive Director, Oak Meadow; President of the Board of the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance, President, Parks and Plazas, Inc.
Michelle earned her undergraduate degree in Education and English from the University of Rhode Island. She pursued her masters in Environmental Education from Antioch University New England because she believes, as does David Orr, that “all education is environmental education. By what is included or excluded we teach students that they are part of or apart from the natural world.” Before leading the team at Oak Meadow, Michelle taught English at Northfield Mount Hermon, was a Learning Specialist in the Massachusetts public schools, and worked as a Program Director for The Audubon Society. Michelle was selected to participate in Harvard’s Women in Education Leadership Program and has presented at many conferences including SXSWedu (SXSWedu.com) and National Association of Independent Schools.
Robert Stevens, PE, CNU, LEED AP, President, Stevens & Associates
Bob is a professional civil engineer registered in VT, NH and MA and a graduate of the University of Vermont. He is a LEED and New Urban accredited design professional. He started his consulting firm is 1990. Stevens & Associates, PC currently offers services in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Planning. For over 22 years he has been involved in building construction in the Brattleboro area on projects ranging in size up to $68m. This role has ranged from owners representative, consulting engineer, prime designer to developer. Go to www.stevens-assoc.com to view a representative list of company projects.
In 2007 he developed the Cutler Block, an 8,000 sf mixed use downtown building that currently houses the Stevens & Associates office. This project was a gut rehabilitation that utilized federal and state historic tax credits.
Bob has also been active in the Brattleboro community, serving on the Board of Directors of several local organizations as well as town committees. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. He is currently the chair of the Board of Directors for Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies and Connecticut River Transit.
Monroe Whitaker, Treasurer, Parks and Plazas, Inc.
Monroe is a retired landscape architect who has spent much of his personal and professional life focusing on the “public realm” of communities. A resident of Brattleboro since 1986, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Strolling of the Heifers. He has also served as Chair of the Brattleboro Planning Commission, President of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects and President of the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has done additional graduate work at Georgia Tech and SIT Graduate Institute.