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

802-479-0167, ext.2
[email protected]

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

Business Advisor

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.

A woman named Abbey Salomon with glasses and striped shirt against green trees in the park

Abbey Salomon

Loan Officer

802-479-0167, ext. 5
[email protected]

Abbey comes to Community Capital with almost a decade of consumer credit counseling expertise, and additional skill in working with customers, accounting, defining processes and systems, and training and supervising employees. An advocate for women, Abbey’s experience with small business defines her passion for entrepreneurship and community opportunity.

Community Capital Board of Directors

Patricia Sears, President; NEKTI Consulting; Lowell
Tyler Richardson, Vice President, Rutland Economic Development Corporation, 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, 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.