Ashley Moore, State Director

Ashley was born and raised in Rutland, Vermont and now lives in Montpelier. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 and subsequently attended SIT Graduate Institute where she earned her Master's in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Advocacy. Ashley has been with the Main Street Alliance of Vermont since its founding in 2014 and is passionate about working with the small business community on positive state policy change.



 Kyle Martel, Communications Associate


Kyle is a native Vermonter with experience in public affairs, graphic design, web development and journalism. Before coming to Main Street Alliance of Vermont, Kyle was a communications associate at Leonine Public Affairs where he worked with a handful of energy companies managing public outreach around new development, as well as helping international tech companies grow community projects in Vermont. Kyle played an important role in helping rebrand one of Vermont’s largest non-profits, leading the design and creative efforts for the project. While at Leonine, Kyle served as spokesperson for the Wind Works VT campaign, leading media relations and shaping the campaign’s digital voice. Kyle’s community outreach efforts often extend into social media, where he has led the charge in launching campaigns focused around creating original and engaging content. Before working at Leonine, Kyle worked for the Times Argus and Rutland Herald as a reporter, photographer and a designer.


Molly Gleason, Business Outreach Coordinator


Molly joined Main Street Alliance of Vermont as Business Outreach Coordinator in 2018, bringing to the organization over a decade of nonprofit and community organizing experience. As the Community Impact Director at Green Mountain United Way, Molly coordinated community initiatives, organized coalitions with diverse groups and provided leadership to transition the organization to a new model for distributing funding throughout the five-county region. Molly has worked for Central Vermont Community Action Council as a regional coordinator for a statewide Head Start program and as a grant writer for Good Beginnings of Central Vermont.  She is still actively involved with Good Beginnings as a board director. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a BA in 2003, she earned her MPA degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and returned to Vermont in 2008.  Molly lives in Danville with her family and enjoys managing their small family maple sugaring business, Bridge Road Sugarworks, and taking in all of the beautiful views and outdoor experiences that Vermont has to offer.  


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Montpelier, VT 05602

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