Our Team

Nathan Szanton


Nathan founded the company in 1996. Since then he has been responsible for developing 617 apartment units in 24 projects.


As manager or principal partner in these projects, Nathan has successfully navigated the process of market research, site acquisition, design, regulatory approvals, financing, construction, and marketing.  


He has committed himself to creating comfortable and affordable rental homes for residents with diverse incomes. Some of these have been adaptive reuses for underused historic buildings; others have been thoughtfully designed new construction. Nathan holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.

Amy Cullen

Vice President and Project Partner

Amy joined The Szanton Company in 2006. Her responsibilities include: discovering new project locations, creating financing packages, and working with all development team members to help projects come to life. 

Amy also serves as president of our sister company, Saco Falls Management, where she oversees all operations.​

Prior to joining The Szanton Company, Amy was on active duty with the U.S. Army for six years, and served as a Training Program Manager for the Department of Defense in Minneapolis, MN. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Husson University.

Kristin Martin

Development Officer

Kristin joined our company in 2013. Her responsibilities include finding and researching sites for new projects, preparing financial analyses, and evaluating development options. She coordinates with lenders, attorneys, architects, engineers, contractors and others on all aspects of The Szanton Company's development projects from concept to completion.

Prior to joining The Szanton Company as a Development Officer, Kristin worked for Saco Falls Management as an Assistant Development Officer, Property Manager and Director of Property Management. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University.

Carl Szanton

Development Associate

Carl joined our company in 2019. His responsibilities include finding and researching sites for new projects, preparing financial analyses, and assisting the rest of our team with all aspects of the development process.

Prior to joining The Szanton Company as a Development Associate, Carl worked for MetLife as a project manager in Denver, Colorado. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Williams College. 

Tiffany Tarbox

Staff Accountant & Office Manager

Tiffany joined us in 2017 as Staff Accountant for The Szanton Company and all its related development entities.  She keeps accounts of all transactions, and is responsible for preparing requisitions to our construction lenders, as well as scheduling and office management.

Tiffany is also the accountant for Saco Falls Management and all apartment complexes under its management, where she is responsible for all transactions, financial reporting and audits.

Prior to working at The Szanton Company, Tiffany was Office Manager and Bookkeeper at Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook. Tiffany holds an Associate's Degree in Business from Southern Maine Community College.

Bobby Monks


Bobby became affiliated with the company in 2002. Since then he has become an active capital partner and has provided a deep understanding of real estate development and financing. Throughout his career, Bobby has founded, led and grown numerous businesses in the financial services, real estate, technology and communication sectors.

In 2011, Bobby became an owner and Chairman of Spinnaker Trust, a Maine based trust company managing over $1 billion in assets. He currently serves on the boards of T3i, Mediant Communications, and Maine Fiber Company. He formerly served on the boards of Maine Today Media, Spinnaker Trust, and the Black Point Corporation. Bobby is also a founder and owner of Eagle Point Companies, Dirigo Management Company, Monks O’Neil Development, The Signal Group, and Headwater Capital Management. He was previously founder and Director of Atlantic Bank, which he sold in 1998 to People’s Heritage Bank (now TD Bank).  Additionally he serves and has served on many non-profit boards including: Maine Center for Creativity, Maine for Obama Steering and Finance Committee, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company, Children’s Museum of Maine, Spurwink Foundation, Waynflete School, ProPublica and the Portland Performing Arts Center.

Bobby attended Duke University and holds a B.A. from the University of Southern Maine in Political Science. He attended the Master’s program in Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.

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