Our Team

Matt Brucker


Matt Brucker joined SHP Management Corp. as our President in March of 2020. He succeeded Sharon Pray, the founder and President of SHP for nearly 30 years, upon her retirement. Matt inherited a fiscally sound organization with over 400 dedicated employees, managing over 70 unique properties and nearly 12,000 affordable apartment units for four different ownership groups.

Prior to joining SHP, Matt was the Vice President of Asset Management at Eagle Point Management; a Maine-based owner, developer and manager of affordable properties including LIHTC and Section 8 projects. Matt was the VP of Operations of their management company from 2013 to 2019. During his tenure, he enhanced and led their Financial Planning and Analysis, Human Resources, Information Technology, Contracting, Purchasing and RealPage Property Management Software teams in the corporate office. Matt had initially formed a relationship with the principals of Eagle Point as a Human Resources consultant in 2007.

In 2012, Matt served as Vice President of Employee Relations in the Portland, Maine based Human Resources Department for the Canadian owned TD Bank, N.A.

He was the Vice President of Compensation and Benefits for the 3,600 employee Central Maine Healthcare System in Lewiston, Maine from 2009 to 2012; supporting the region’s only Level 3 Trauma Center hospital with 234 beds as well as a network of physician practices.

From 2000 to 2008, Matt worked for a privately held Human Resources consulting firm of 250 employees in Princeton, NJ; Caliper Human Strategies. Matt managed the National Accounts Team and personally served as a trusted advisor on Human Resources matters at FedEx, Caterpillar and Wal-Mart, among others, delivering leadership development and executive coaching services at their US and European headquarters.

Earlier in his career, Matt worked for MBNA America Bank; a credit card company which was subsequently acquired in 2005 by Bank of America. He participated in their Accelerated Management Development program right out of college in 1991. This led to leadership roles in Human Resources and Construction Management at the corporate headquarters in Delaware. In 1994, Matt was promoted to Executive Vice President of Administration for MBNA New England, based in Camden, Maine. He reported to the CEO and was responsible for the leadership of 600 employees as well as the rapid construction of new offices and call centers across New England. Matt also led the Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities, Fleet and Aviation Departments.

Matt earned a BA in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University of Delaware. He is certified as a LIHTC Tax Credit Compliance specialist (C3P) as well as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Matt has lived on the coast of Maine in Cape Elizabeth since 2006 with his wife of 30 years, Debra and their three sons Mackinley, Theodore and Finnegan. They have two English Labs; brother and sister Leo and Luna. He enjoys painting and golf; even with a handicap that is best left unspecified.

Michael (Mike) Christie


Mike recently joined SHP Management in November, 2021. As part of the Executive team, he focuses of overall management and goals of the Operations Department and assets.

Mike is responsible for providing leadership, direction and guidance by working with the Operations Team, Senior Managers and Property Staff to assess and respond to insufficiencies and formulate action plans.
He is responsible for preparing and managing REAC inspections, operational costs of the properties, including budgets, contracts, projects, commercial leases, etc. He also oversees renovations, safety and maintenance programs at each property.

Prior to joining SHP Management, Mike was the Director of Corporate Facilities for TEGNA (formally Gannett Co./USA Today), a newspaper and television station owner, based in Northern Virginia, supporting numerous newspaper offices and TV stations where Mike was responsible for budgeting, capital projects, maintenance, disaster response, security etc.

Russell Gagne


Russ Gagne is the Controller at SHP Management. Russ began his career over 30 years ago working as a CPA for the national accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand. Some of his major audit clients included UNUM, L.L. Bean and Hannaford Brothers. Since moving into the private sector, his finance and operations experience has been in a variety of industries including Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution and Affordable Housing. He has held the titles of Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance and Operations. During that time, Russ has negotiated numerous acquisitions, mergers and sales of various entities all resulting in positive outcomes. He also has significant experience in structuring and negotiating new financing as well as refinancing existing debt. A graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, Russ is recognized in the business community as an experienced finance director with achievements in managing growing companies, developing and implementing systems, supervising personnel and strong analytical skills.

At SHP Management, Russ is able to employ all of these skills to help support the continued growth of the organization. Day to day duties include maintenance of all accounting records, general accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, tax return preparation, annual budget preparation, supervision of the accounting and human resource areas and coordination of the annual audits.

In his spare time, Russ has volunteered to serve on numerous non-profit boards, and at various times has held the positions of Chairman, Vice President and Treasurer. He enjoys playing and coaching ice hockey, traveling with his family and working on a never ending list of home improvement projects.

Candice Froehlich


Candice Froehlich – COS, TCS
Candice Froehlich became Vice President – Northeast Region in 2017. Candice has spent her career dedicated to working in the affordable housing industry and joined SHP Management Corporation in 2005 as the Director of Compliance. She was responsible for the oversight of daily compliance activities of the corporation specializing in HUD Multifamily housing and LIHTC. In doing so, she established relationships with business partners, assured ongoing compliance with both HUD and LIHTC regulations, maximized subsidy revenue, and regularly communicated regulatory and company policy updates to site staff covering over 7000 units across multiple states.

In total, Ms. Froehlich has spent 22 years in the housing industry with 20 of those spent specifically in affordable housing. She began her career in housing working as a Leasing Agent for a market rate property in Baltimore, MD. Realizing she wanted to return to her home state of Maine, she took a Leasing Agent position with Harbor Management Company at a mixed use property having both market rate and tax credit units. She completed her 10-year tenure with them as a Property Manager responsible for the day-to-day operations of a Project Based Section 8 elderly/disabled property before joining SHP Management Corp.

Candice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. She has obtained her Certified Occupancy Specialist and Tax Credit Specialist certification through the National Center for Housing Management and has continued her education by routinely attending industry trainings and updates in the field. Outside of the office, Candice enjoys spending time with her family and boating.

RaN'ae Bacon

Regional Vice President of Property Management

RaN’ae Bacon became a Regional Vice President of Property Management in May of 2020. She joined SHP in August 2014 as a Senior Property Manager responsible initially for a portfolio of over 1100, 3rd party managed units, then moved on to another portfolio of over 1200 units. RaN’ae has over 20 years in the housing industry, managing 3rd party properties, managing directly for private owners and supervising public housing. She started her career as an Assistant Property Manager for a Section 8 property in Brooklyn, NY, and worked her way up to a multi-site Property Manager eventually to a Senior Property Manager. Throughout her career,
RaN’ae has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge with new construction lease ups, tax credit conversions, overseeing major rehabilitation projects and improving troubled properties.

RaN’ae attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She has earned her Tax Credit Compliance certification (TaCCs) from Quadel, and her Certified Property Manager designation (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
She has also held numerous positions within the New jersey Chapter of IREM , including Treasurer and Vice President. She enjoys spending time with her huge family and bike riding