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Our Staff

North Country Council
Call Us at (603) 444–6303

Our Team

We're here to help.

We are always available to discuss your local or regional planning challenge, opportunity, or project, even if it doesn’t fit neatly into one of our focus areas.

North Country Council’s staff can be reached by email or by calling  (603) 444–6303 and using the appropriate extensions below.

Our Staff

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Michelle Moren-Grey

Executive Director

Michelle oversees & guides the Council’s Team & organization. She provides project development; writes & administers grants; raises funds for organizational needs; conducts outreach & stays up to date on regional initiatives. As a life-long resident of the region, she brings real-life experience in natural resource management, the outdoor recreation industry, and entrepreneurship to the Council.  In her 11 years with the Council, she has worked in all facets of the organization, from administration to municipal planning, economic and community development. Outside of work can be found enjoying time outside with her husband, son, and daughter. 

Phone Ext. 2014
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James Steele

Finance Manager & Special Projects Manager

James provides financial oversight to the organization and coordinates planning for special projects such as solid waste, brownfields, and GIS. James has been with the Council for over 15 years. His time with the Council provides experience and a detailed understanding of project management and grant compliance. When not at the office he can be found hiking, working on his house, or enjoying an evening at a good brewpub.

Phone Ext. 2015
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Kaela Tavares

Planning Director

Kaela is focused on economic development and community planning. She brings over 10 years of experience as a professional planner to the region. Throughout her career, she has worked as a planning director for communities in VT and RI. She is well versed in technical development review, comprehensive planning, housing policy, and economic development. Outside of the office, Kaela operates a family-run flower farm and is often found painting, mountain biking, and snowboarding. 

Phone Ext. 2025
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Stacey Doll

Community Resiliency Planner

Community planner, permaculture educator, and designer from Littleton, with over 20 years of experience in land use, community, and sustainability planning work. She is a member of the American Planners Association and has been a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2004. Stacey also ran a successful yoga studio for over four years and still teaches yoga classes and mindfulness workshops there today. 

Phone Ext. 2026
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Courtney Bowler

Associate Planner

Courtney supports Council staff on planning projects working across socio-economic development, environmental and transportation planning. Courtney has a BS in environmental conservation and brings 10 years of experience working within the public education sphere, she has a passion to see the North Country flourish. Courtney enjoys weekends working with her husband to make improvements to her home and participates on the Littleton ZBA as well as the Ammonoosuc LAC.

Phone Ext. 2029
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Cathlin Lord

Planning Specialist

Cat is the Council’s Planning Specialist, focusing her work on GIS. Cat graduated from Allegheny College in 2020, where she majored in Environmental Science with an emphasis on GIS. She now brings her technical skills in GIS and cartography to help create a visual understanding of what is happening in the North Country. When Cat isn’t making maps, she can be found hiking, kayaking, or spending time with her nephews. 

Phone Ext. 2017
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Nick Altonaga

Transportation Planner

Nick manages the Transportation Program at NCC. He has experience in the fields of community development, land use planning, and economic development that spans New England and Montana.  He is passionate about using his experience to improve the communities in the North Country. In his spare time, he can be found inside writing, reading sci-fi novels, and playing video games. When the weather cooperates, he can be found outdoors camping and hiking across the region. 

Phone Ext. 2021
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Glenn Coppelman

Senior Economic Development Planner

Glenn works with communities, regional development corporations, and stakeholders in support of economic development. He has over 40 years of development experience in the private and public sectors, more than half of which has been focused at the local and regional levels. When not working, he can be found Chairing his local Planning Board, tending to his Christmas Tree farm, or cruising around in one of his antique vehicles. 

Phone Ext. 2020