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Pinewoods affordable housing, Stockbridge; owned by Construct
Pinewoods affordable housing, Stockbridge; owned by Construct

Timothy Geller, Executive Director

Tim has been our Executive Director since 2003. Other community development experience includes financing and small business support as the Portfolio Manager of the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund. He was the founder and president of the Berkshire Interfaith Community Investment Fund. Tim came to the Berkshires in 1984 as a Music Composition Fellow at Tanglewood and still composes. Hobbies include outdoor sports and singing in choirs.

Gloria Escobar, Bookkeeper
Gloria has been a bookkeeper at CDCSB since 2008. She has worked for non-profit financial institutions such as Greylock Federal Credit Union and is currently working as a manager at Hurlbut Employees Federal Credit Union. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Latino Festival in Lee, MA, for many years. As a bilingual, she will be teaching Spanish at BCC beginning in January, 2015. Gloria lives in Great Barrington with her husband and three children.

Emmalyn Gaertner
Emmalyn joined CDCSB full-time in 2017. Emmalyn is a Berkshire native from Becket, MA. After graduating from high school she spent the next ten years living and studying in Washington, DC, New Mexico, Texas, and Spain. She
studied Sociology and Spanish at American University in Washington, DC, worked in the education department at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, and taught yoga. She lives in Great Barrington with her husband.

Holly Nelson, Director of Development
Holly Nelson comes to CDCSB after working on community issues for 40+ years since arriving in Millerton, NY. With a professional background in small business, having co-founded Oblong Books and Music, and then Iceland Adventure, LLC, she has also been involved in community discussions about an array of environmental, economic, housing and recreational issues. An old farmhouse at the foot of the Taconics is home to she and husband Brad Vogel.