University of Vermont, B.A., Political Science

Memberships & Activities

Vermont Retailers and Grocers Association – Past Board member and Past Vice President. Member of the Legislative Committee.

Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation – Past Board Member.

Montpelier Business Association – Past President (2x) and Member of the Executive Committee.

Montpelier Downtown Community Association (Montpelier Alive) – Past Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors.

Northfield Savings Bank – Former Corporator (advisory council).

Community Capital of Central Vermont – Former Board Member and Loan Committee member.

Montpelier Rotary Club – Past President and Board Member.

Community Involvement

Elected member of the Montpelier Parks Commission

Past board member of Montpelier Rotary Club, and Montpelier Alive (Montpelier’s downtown community organization) and still frequent volunteer.

Frequent volunteer with Montpelier Area Mountain Bike Association.

Vermont Tax Advisory Board – Appointed in 2012 to provide ideas, input and perspective to Tax Commissioner Mary Peterson, assisting her in developing tax policy and identifying improvements in the administration of taxes, and provide constructive observations regarding current or proposed policies.

Vermont Health Care Business Advisory Council – Appointed in 2013 to provide advice and information on health care financing based on business experience to Governor Peter Shumlin.

Speaker’s Business Advisory Council – Appointed in 2005 to advise Vermont Speaker of the House Gaye Symington on business matters.

Regional Advisory Board – Community National Bank


Our GAPA team represents several associations. We present legislative updates, summaries and previews on a weekly basis to groups of 5-100 members of the various associations. They count on and trust our analysis and advice.