Community Capital Staff, Board of Directors and Loan
Committee Members

Meet the Community Capital Team

At Community Capital, our staff always wants to hear from you. Whether you are in the early stages of your business idea, just starting to plan an expansion, or curious about whether our products are right for you, we welcome you to get in touch. Give us a call or drop us a line – let’s talk!

Alex Rob

Executive Director


Alex has dedicated his career to supporting families and small businesses, and notes that Vermont’s small business entrepreneurs create opportunities for self-employment and new jobs. He has worked in a range of positions, including financial analysis and securities. Alex most recently comes to Community Capital from Community Connections, the largest provider of childcare in Washington County.

David Parker, Community Capital business advisor, wearing a blue button-down shirt and pictured against a green leafy background

David Parker

David has over 30 years’ experience owning and operating Subway sandwich franchises in Central Vermont and New Hampshire. His career has given him extensive knowledge in accounting, financial analysis, commercial credit, and human resource management. David is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and currently teaches QuickBooks training courses statewide.

Community Capital Board of Directors

* Patricia Sears, President; NEKTI Consulting, Lowell
* Tyler Richardson, Vice President, Rutland Economic Development Corporation; Operations Director, Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region, Rutland
* Heather Hurlbert, Secretary; Vermont Community Loan Fund, Montpelier
* Mary Chevalier, Treasurer; Evernorth, Burlington
* Ronda Berns, Ronda Berns Sales Consulting & Coaching, Stowe
* Nate Messier, VSECU, One Credit Union, Barre
Kimberley Rupe, Vermont Council on Rural Development, Montpelier

Community Capital Loan Committee Members

Committee #1

Chris Rottler, Chair 
Beth Boutin
Lane Fury
Dave Keenan
Mary Laulis
Ethan Swain
Debra Deming-Walsh

Committee #2

Peter Hood, Chair 
Mary Chevalier
Eun-Young Denny
Bob Fairbanks
Alex Fischer
Tyler Richardson
Robin Ware

A close up of a handmade ceramic mug by Z-pots, featuring a red heart on an abstract orange and yellow background

A Success Story: Noelle VanHendrick and Eric Hendrick, Zpots and Vnoelle, Brookline

Noelle and Eric make artisan pottery that is kiln-fired on site at their studio. Eric shapes most of the pottery, while Noelle adorns the pieces with paintings, drawings and poetry. The couple also creates jewelry such as the “She Poem” leather bracelet, and printed textiles made with sustainable materials that become pillows and scarves. The mission of Zpots and Vnoelle is one of craft and inspired vision. With the help of Community Capital of Vermont, Noelle and Eric have increased the resiliency of their business and extended their marketing reach by exhibiting at regional craft shows.