Danielle oversees our design services, including architecture, interior design and engineering. She has worked in land use for over 25 years, in both real estate and as a licensed Professional Engineer and permitting specialist.

Working collaboratively with Steve Malcom, Rachael Bathgate and others, Danielle is integrally involved in all new projects at Knickerbocker Group, guiding each client through the appropriate steps from the first meeting through the design phase, to construction. She enjoys getting to know clients, understanding their program goals, and working through the due diligence process to make sure the property can support their dreams.  Danielle or Steve will typically remain involved throughout the design and/or construction process to serve the role of client advocacy, making sure the team understands the intent, communicates well, and delivers quality service.

Danielle and her husband, artist Brad Betts, built their own energy-efficient farmhouse in East Boothbay where they raised their two boys Ben and Sam, both artists and musicians.  In 2016, the Betts family purchased an old dairy farm on 35 acres in Edgecomb Maine, transforming it into Down East Gallery: a creative space for art, music and film.