Founder + Chairman

Dave Mixer

Dave founded Mill Town in the fall of 2016. He is passionate about improving the quality of life in Berkshire County through innovative and impactful action.

Dave has extensive experience in startup investing and entrepreneurial activity across the globe. He has spent the past 30 years as an entrepreneur and venture capital investor. He was a founding partner of Columbia Capital, a Washington D.C. based venture capital and private equity firm focused on media and internet infrastructure technology investments. Dave also led the founding of Point Judith Capital, Middleland Capital, and several international venture capital firms.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Dave is a native of Dalton, Massachusetts.

CEO & Managing Director

Tim Burke

Tim joined Mill Town upon the company’s formation in 2016. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm and team. He sources and leads business and real estate investments, and partners with entrepreneurs on concept exploration and company formation. Tim works closely with Mill Town’s operating businesses and portfolio companies. He also works with community organizations to support the firm’s local involvement.

Tim has over a decade of financial, operational, and management experience. Prior to Mill Town, Tim spent seven years in the biotech industry in Cambridge, MA in a variety of finance, planning, and operational roles, most recently with Biogen. Tim began his career in the Financial Leadership Program at United Technologies Corporation.


Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Bentley’s Graduate School of Business. He is a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Corporate Controller

Emily Dominik

Emily joined the team in 2019. She manages Mill Town’s finance and accounting activities. Her responsibilities include reporting, financial planning, accounting, and investment analysis.

Emily brings over seven years of experience in accounting and finance, predominantly in the hedge fund and private equity space. Prior to Mill Town, Emily held roles at global banks Citigroup and State Street in Boston, MA where she ultimately worked as a Financial Reporting Officer. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Boston University, and an MBA from Middlesex University of London.

Operations Controller

Karen Sinopoli

Karen has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry. Prior to Mill Town, Karen spent over a decade in the banking industry overseeing financial reporting and accounting operations for several Massachusetts banks. She began her career as an auditor for a public accounting firm.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management (Master of Science in Accounting). Karen is also a Certified Public Accountant. She is a native of Pittsfield.

VP of Hospitality Operations

Max Scherff

Max joined the team in the fall of 2022 and brings more than twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry. From stand-alone restaurants to luxury hotel properties, Max has focused on enhancing guest experience and driving financial results.

Prior to joining Mill Town, Max was Area General Manager for Main Street Hospitality, overseeing properties including the iconic Red Lion Inn. Other positions include Hotel Manager for Canyon Ranch, F+B Director for the Omni Shoreham in DC and Director of Venues for Starwood at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

A resident of Lenox, Max serves on the board of Riverbrook as well as the Stockbridge Sportsmen’s Club and is an avid supporter of CATA.

Sr. Business Analyst

Harrison Ackerman

Harrison joined Mill Town in December 2022. He is responsible for evaluating existing investment performance, exploring new opportunities, and making recommendations to expand Mill Town’s portfolio.

Previously, Harrison led the Research & Evaluation team at Interise, a national nonprofit in the small business-led economic development field.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & International Affairs from Northeastern University, with minors in Social Entrepreneurship, Economics, and History. He is a resident of Stockbridge, MA.

Accounts Payable Analyst

Alex Lussier

Alex joined Mill Town in August of 2022. He is primarily responsible for full-cycle AP oversight and analysis for the company’s operating business portfolio. Previously, he held various financial roles spanning multiple professional fields, including environmental remediation and special education.

Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a native of Pittsfield, MA.

Senior Financial Analyst

Caitlin Grizey

Caitlin joined the Mill Town team in 2021. She is primarily responsible for financial planning, analysis and financial reporting across the operating business portfolio. Caitlin began her career in hospitality management before transitioning to finance. She brings 13 years of combined experience in business management and hospitality, agriculture and e-commerce finance.

Caitlin holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Associate’s Degree in finance and accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an associate’s degree in business from Berkshire Community College. She is a native of Cheshire, Massachusetts.

HR Business Partner

Vicky Layden

Vicky joined Mill Town in November 2022. Her primary role is to provide insight on employee relations, coaching & development, and performance management.

Prior to Mill Town, Vicky worked in business development and operations in the staffing industry for 8 years. Most recently, she provided HR management and guidance in the manufacturing industry for Spectrum Plastics Group, overseeing locations in Pittsfield, MA, as well as Glens Falls, NY.

Vicky holds a Professional in Human Resource Certification. She is a resident of Pittsfield.


Kirsten Rocca

Kirsten joined Mill Town in March of 2021, with over 25 years of extensive paralegal experience. Kirsten is an accomplished, self-motivated professional. She is capable of handling large caseloads and projects, providing legal, administrative, and billing support to assist in delivering the highest quality of legal representation.
Prior to Mill Town, she has worked with Michael E. MacDonald, both in his capacity as Vice President and General Counsel to Unistress Corp., as well as, in his private practice and community endeavors. Born and raised in Lanesborough, Kirsten’s family has resided in Lanesborough for six generations and growing. When she is not working or with Ralph and their six children, she can be found donating her time in the community, antiquing, hiking, kayaking or simply enjoying The Berkshires.
Director of Facilities

Rick DiGrigoli

Rick joined the Milltown team in 2021. He manages the Milltown’s facilities and is project manager for construction.
He has 30+ years of experience in residential and commercial construction from the ground up. Starting in 1988 as a marketing and sales consultant. In 1992 he moved to the field as carpenter and framing foreman before settling in as construction supervisor in 1998. In 2008 he started to specialize in excavation and underground infrastructure before finally settling into facilities management in 2013.
Director of Construction

Jon Millburg

Jon joined Mill Town in 2020. He is responsible for all construction development within Mill Town’s property portfolio and manages the maintenance of Mill Town’s commercial properties.

He has extensive experience in the construction industry. Beginning his career as a carpenter, graduating to foreman, and ultimately site supervisor. In 2007 he shifted to the finance world, working at State Street Bank for 5 years. In 2014 he returned to the construction arena when he began a new career as a project manager in the solar industry for six years. During this time he managed solar installations in the residential, commercial, and utility scale markets.

Jon received his bachelor’s degree in economics from UMASS Amherst in 2003 and his MBA from UMASS Boston in 2014.

Executive Chef

Jeremy Berlin

Jeremy is joining us after a 4-year run as Executive Chef at Blantyre where he became well-acquainted with the fine dining scene here in the Berkshires. Prior to his arrival in the Berkshires, Jeremy spent time building a diverse and deep breadth of experience in a range of culinary enterprises to include several years with Gordon Ramsey, LA’s Church & State Bistro, and NYC’s Fleur De Sel and Le Bernardin to name a few.

Design Director

Emily Gabriel

Emily joined the Mill Town team in 2020. She is primarily responsible for the aesthetic vision and corresponding design decisions tied to various projects including but not limited to hospitality, commercial, and community projects alike. Emily is passionate about creating beautiful and functional spaces that are inviting to all. She hopes that her forward-thinking design concepts will further uplift the community to have spaces to be enjoyed together in the Berkshires for years to come. Emily brings over ten years of design experience. Prior to Mill Town, Emily held five different roles over the course of eight years at The Annie Selke Companies. Most recently as VP of Design + Product Development.

Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. She is a native of Pittsfield Massachusetts.

Marketing + Content Coordinator

Jared Renzi

Jared joined Mill Town in the fall of 2021. He is responsible for various print + digital marketing initiatives, from concept to completion, across Mill Town’s operating business portfolio. 

Prior to Mill Town, Jared lived and worked in Nashville, TN as a Creative Services Associate for an agency specializing in franchise and multi-location marketing. He also brings extensive freelance experience as a photographer and multimedia designer with projects in the outdoor, sport, F+B, and financial industries.

Jared holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is a native of Richmond, Massachusetts.
Program Manager

Andy Wrba

Andy is a native of Berkshire county and a fixture of the local music community. His first project with Mill Town was in 2019 when he curated the music schedule for Yo-Yo Ma’s Day of Action in Pittsfield. Now as Program Manager, Andy oversees community programming and partnerships for Mill Town Foundation and curates the music programs for Bousquet Summer Concert Series, Lenox Jazz Stroll, Gateways Inn, and Mission in Pittsfield MA where he has hosted his Monday Night Jazz residency since 2011. Andy formed the Berkshire Jazz Collective in 2012 and is an original member of Barefoot Truth.

Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from Westfield State College in Westfield, MA. He is a native of Pittsfield MA.

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Senior Accountant

Mill Town is a private impact investment company based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the heart of Berkshire County. Our mission is to expand and improve the quality and quantity of opportunities to live, work, and play in the Berkshires.


We work collaboratively to improve Pittsfield and the region by investing in valuable projects, building connections, and empowering entrepreneurs and community organizations. We maintain a community-first mindset in all our efforts, with a goal of improving our region with a focus on sustainability.


Mill Town has a current opening for a Senior Accountant to join our team supporting our business portfolio and a variety of projects and initiatives. Our portfolio includes iconic local assets such as Bousquet Mountain, Bousquet Sport, and The Gateways Inn.

Overall Responsibilities:

Lead and support Mill Town’s finance team with accounting operations and projects across Mill Town’s portfolio to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the financial statements.

Job Duties:

  • Ensure accurate recording of entries in the general ledger with specific attention to revenue, prepaids, inventory, accrued expenses and other complex balance sheet accounts
  • Collaborate with operating entity leads to maintain accurate activity in the accounting software and timely month end close procedures
  • Monitor and implement best practices and ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and other financial control processes to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the general ledger accounts
  • Coordinate with third party bookkeeping platform when relevant
  • Collaborate with CPA partners in tax preparation process
  • Provide analytic and value-added insight on a variety of business operations and project support as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a finance, accounting, or business role with a demonstrated analytical ability
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and experience with concepts such as revenue recognition, account reconciliation, financial statement preparation and analysis
  • Experience with accounting systems

Key Characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Self-starter with an ability to work independently and in areas of ambiguity with little guidance
  • A demonstrated professional integrity
    Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Great attitude, fun, team player with a desire to make an impact
  • An intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness – comfortable asking questions that lead to better results
  • Not satisfied with status-quo – a creative thinker



  • Compensation and benefits package based on experience and qualifications
To apply, please send your resume to or attach your resume on the form below: