Peter G. Gregory, AICP – pgregory at trorc.org
Peter was appointed Executive Director by the TRORC Board in 1997 and manages the professional staff of the organization. Peter, under the direction of the Board, guides the organization, motivates and supports the staff and implements Board adopted policy. Peter interacts with town, state and federal levels of government in pursuit of the mission of TRORC. Active advocacy on behalf of member towns and with the Vermont Legislature and Vermont’s Congressional delegation is key to matching the needs of our towns with resources. Peter spearheaded the effort at being designated as an Economic Development District by the US Economic Development Administration.
Economic development, regulatory review and local land use are focal points of his work. When he is not trying to be the most responsive public sector employee he can be, he is likely peak bagging in the White Mountains of New Hampshire or teaching newer staff the fine details of craft beer.
Peter can be reached at extension #3002.
Lori Kay – lkay at trorc.org
Lori is responsible for managing the commission’s budgets, contracts, accounts receivables and payables, and human resources. She also provides general administrative assistance to the commission and helps with grants management. Lori has spent most of her career working at non-profit organizations and is happy to be back in the Upper Valley where she was born and raised.
Lori can be reached at extension #3001.
Pete Fellows, GISP, CFM – pfellows at trorc.org
Pete has worked in GIS and planning for 15 years at two Regional Planning Commissions in Vermont and is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and Geographic Information System Professional (GISP). Pete is in charge of GIS, field data collection and demographic data management and reporting at TRORC. His work includes the creation and maintenance of data and maps for inventories, zoning and town plans, regional maps, and numerous other map products. Pete also manages demographic data for use in reports and on the web as well as helping staff with Census data and other datasets.
He also manages the Forestry and Conservation programs and assists with the emergency operations and flood safety programs at TRORC. His professional interests include improving flood hazard data and data access for municipalities. He has recently worked on economic development data access and floodplain restoration. Pete wishes he had more vacation for messing around the tributaries to the Ottauquechee and backcountry skiing in Rochester and Bethel.
Pete can be reached at extension #3009.
Kevin W. Geiger, AICP, CFM – kgeiger at trorc.org
Kevin works across our brownfields, water quality, climate change, and housing policy areas. However, his strengths lie in being the senior staff person on land use regulations, including floodplain development, and emergency management. He is a great resource for towns to call with land use questions. Kevin brings over 25 years of planning experience in assisting Vermont towns to his work at TRORC. Off hours in March, Kevin can be found pruning apple trees, as well as moderating the Pomfret Town Meeting.
Kevin can be reached at extension #3003.
Rita Seto, AICP – rseto at trorc.org
Rita runs our Transportation Planning Program that includes access management, bike/pedestrian issues, elderly and disabled transportation, public transit, traffic counts, pavement and bridge project programming and represents our region in statewide modal planning efforts. Rita also works with communities on local and regional planning projects including community development block grants(CDBG), in fact, she has most recently been responsible for bringing $1.9 million in CDBG funding to the TRORC region. She also provides GIS technical assistance, and assists with emergency management planning, regional capacity studies and other special projects. On a personal note, Rita is obsessed with baking goods for her coworkers and curling in her spare time.
Rita can be reached at extension #3004.
Kimberly Gilbert, AICP – kgilbert at trorc.org
Kimberly focuses on community and economic development projects, including community health and creative sector support, as well as Town Plans and grant writing/administration. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, followed by a Master’s Degree in Regional & City Planning. Her experiences working on projects in Vermont, Oklahoma, Brazil, and Uganda have taught her the importance of community-led development. Kimberly has a love for international travel and enjoys being a “cool aunt” to her eight nieces and nephews.
Kimberly can be reached at extension #3006.
Victoria (Tory) Littlefield – vlittlefield at trorc.org
Victoria (or Tory) manages our regional Local Emergency Planning Committee, works closely with towns on their Town Plans, is assisting communities with planning and implementing energy improvements, and works on a variety of emergency management tasks. In addition, she uses her strong skills in GIS to make maps and conduct data analysis. Tory earned her Master’s Degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities at Green Mountain College and Bachelor’s Degree’s in Regional Planning and Environmental Science at Westfield State University. In her spare time, you can find Tory tending her small farm in the summer and skiing in the winter while trying to find her next favorite beer in Vermont.
Tory can be reached at extension #3005.
Sarah Wraight, AICP – swraight at trorc.org
Sarah supports TRORC’s transportation, brownfields assessment, and hazard mitigation planning projects. She recently earned her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a focus on Land Use and Environmental Planning. She also brings professional experience in environmental justice work, community outreach, transportation planning, Census data analysis, and mapping. Sarah spends her free time cooking, hiking, volunteering in the community, hanging out with friends and family, and helping her cat keep the couch warm.
Sarah can be reached at extension #3007.
Jake Palant, AICP – jpalant at trorc.org
Jake attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design and his Master’s degree in Urban Planning, along with an Advanced Certificate in Historic Preservation. In contrast to his childhood in a Long Island suburb, Jake’s experience in land use planning and review can be attributed to his work as a planner with the Shreveport-Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission in northwest Louisiana and his work with the City of Clinton and Sampson County Planning Department in North Carolina. Inspired by architecture and nature, Jake occasionally practices painting and drawing in his spare time.
Jake can be reached at extension #3010.
Intermunicipal Regional Energy Coordinator
Geoff Martin – gmartin at trorc.org
Geoff is our Intermunicipal Regional Energy Coordinator, working with Barnard, Fairlee, Sharon, Strafford, Thetford, and Woodstock to lessen overall energy use, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and move to renewable generation of electricity within participating towns. Geoff’s work focuses on energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable production by the participating towns in their operations. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Sciences from Emory University and a Bachelor’s in Development Studies from Brown University. He worked as a BPI-certified energy auditor before serving as the Town of Hartford’s Energy Coordinator. In his free time, Geoff likes to mountain bike, run, ski, and hike with his family.
Geoff can be reached at extension #3008.
Expelled from the Fox Hunting Academy, Jingle is the watch-dog at the TRORC office. She is eager to greet anyone that comes by and alerts the staff with a traditional foxhound ‘awooo.’ She belongs to Pete Fellows and spends her day soaking up those solar rays in the summer and cooking her head under a space heater in the winter.
Toy Durability Analyst
A clumsy, 100 lbs. German Shephard, Barrett is the comic relief of the office. Barrett thoroughly enjoys road surveys and is happy to tag along on those long car rides. He belongs to Tory Littlefield and loves to destroy old food containers, treats, and any toy he is given. Don’t be too startled if you walk into the office and he starts barking, he’s a talker! But if you have food in your hand he’ll be your best friend in no time.
Koda is a lovable 2-year-old Chocolate Lab that will do anything for a belly rub. She is often seen romping around the office with her much bigger older brother or begging for some morsels of food from everyone.
The newest support staff at the office, Carlee belongs to the big boss Peter and has been enjoying getting to know the rest of the staff. Her favorite past-time when dad is not looking is eating grass and almost immediately throwing it up.