MEET OUR TEAM

Scott McDonald - Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Scott directs and coordinates all activities of the Employees and Subcontractors. He defines project budgets, inspects facilities and validates suggestions for allocation of crews, equipment and procedural changes. He audits subcontractors for compliance, performance and billing as well as overseeing the procurement of equipment, supplies and material. Scott has over twenty-five years of Industry experience.

Ben Murphy - Executive Project Manager

In addition to being part of the owners group, Ben serves as the Executive Project Manager for North Country Facilities Management. Ben’s winter focus is managing North Country’s largest sites.

Michael Merrill - Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Michael focuses on the business and continuity of North Country’s brands. He has over twenty years of management experience with North Country and Darden Restaurants. Michael is active in the Snow and Ice Management Industry providing ongoing training and mentoring of snow and ice professionals. Michael is the former Chair of SIMA’s Education Committee and Snow Business Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Yvonne Petro - HR/ Office Manager

As HR Manager Yvonne maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. Her role as Office Manager supports company operations by maintaining office systems and supervising staff.

James Chiaravalle - Controller

Jim is responsible for ensuring that all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented; performs cash management functions and oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable and bank reconciliation functions.  Jim provides crucial financial data and works with management to coordinate all financial planning functions with business operations.  Jim has over twenty years of financial management experience.