Paul has owned and operated a promotional products and apparel company since 1995 and is a life long resident of the North Country. After retiring as a 29 year high school basketball coach he decided that community/economic development was something he could devote some time to. "Bethlehem is a wonderful community and good things are starting to happen. We want to keep that momentum going into the future."
Paul lives in Bethlehem with his wife Sue and has two grown children, Travis and Ashlea.
Eric is a proud, seventeen-year resident of Bethlehem, and though forever a "flatlander", raised his family here and has a deep admiration for the strength of our community. After 30 years in the corporate world, Eric retired and is focused on developing new business opportunities locally. "Our family has felt welcome in Bethlehem from day-one. This is a great place to live and I'm excited to work with this amazing team to help make a positive difference in our future."
Donald Lavoie was born in Bethlehem & can trace his ancestry to Amos Blandin who came to town in 1780 upon leaving the Continental Army. He graduated from Littleton High School & Colby College. He has Worked in the Ski & Resort Industry, The food manufacturing & distribution industry, & now owns & operates P&S Equipment, Inc in Littleton which sells, repairs & rents outdoor power equipment & construction tools.
Donald was first elected to the Bethlehem Select Board in 1987 and since then has served on the ZBA, Planning Board, Revolving Loan Fund, Trustee of Trust Funds, Profile Building Study Committee & Bethlehem School Moderator. Regionally he has served on the Board of Upper Grafton Solid Waste District, North Country Council, Littleton Regional Hospital, North Country Community Radio and Littleton Industrial Development Corporation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Loon Mt Recreation Corporation.
Donald is passionate about thoughtful Land Use Planning and preserving the rural character of the North Country. He believes good planning is directing/encouraging community development in town centers and designated commercial zones and keeping our beautiful back roads quiet & beautiful. He is willing to offer his years of experience in Bethlehem to any Bethlehem business or potential business to understand Bethlehems’ ordinances, regulations & procedures to help save time & expense in the permitting process.
Carol and her husband Michael moved to Bethlehem in 2004 to build their dream bed & breakfast - Bear Mountain Lodge, a beautiful handcrafted log cabin. Originally from Massachusetts, Carol graduated from Dedham High and then Boston College with a degree in business management. Back in Massachusetts, Carol had years of experience as a real estate agent, software trainer and technology consultant. She served on the Bethlehem Elementary School Board for the past 6 years as she wanted to work to maintain the wonderful school that her two kids attended. She has resumed her real estate career here in the Bethlehem area and enjoys helping buyers and sellers in her home town and beyond find their special piece of the White Mountains to call home.
The hospitality industry has been a big part of Bethlehem and Carol has plenty of knowledge of what works in the area. She's hoping to use that hospitality, business and sales experience to help budding entrepreneurs start and grow their own business here in Bethlehem. Her hope is that all of the vacant lots on Main Street are bustling with activity by the end of 2019.
Michelle Moren-Grey has a strong dedication to Bethlehem and passion for not only the physical aspects of the region but the individuals that live and work here. Although raised in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire her roots are deep seeded in the North Country originating from Coos County. Her adult life has been spent living, learning, and working in the North Country. As a person that is intimately familiar with North County culture, one of her unique strengths is her ability to creatively address issues in a resilient manner; always taking the initiative to find a path to success. Over the last 10 years Michelle’s on-the-ground and grassroots dedication to community and economic development has a proven track record of getting projects off the ground and bringing success to communities.
Michelle ‘s experience has allowed her to understand both the realities and potential in the North Country. Her passion brings her to making a positive contribution to community that results in innovative solutions to challenges no matter the size. She believes that building strong communities in all aspects comes from empowering individuals at all levels to find outside the box solutions to common challenges.