editor, yogi, and mama!
I’m passionate about…
Briefly describe your work.
As an editor for Reader’s Digest, I spend my days editing and publishing copy, pitching stories optimized for a multitude of distribution channels, and crafting SEO-based content plans.
For AMK Restaurant Group (AMKRG), I have worn many hats! When we opened Liberty Street Bistro, I was a hostess while my husband ran the kitchen. Over time, I carved out a role that included marketing and social media work for both the Bistro and Newburgh Flour Shop.
What do you love about what you do?
I love refining something so that it flows better. And, how wonderful is it to be paid to read for a living?
With our businesses, I love bringing visibility and awareness to our brands. I even played food photographer at the Flour Shop and that was so rewarding!
How did you start (your work)?
I got started as a summer intern at The Sentinel newspaper before my sophomore year of college. The Sentinel covered New Windsor, Newburgh, and Cornwall, and no joke, I started out as the newspaper’s “sob sister,” aka rewriting obituaries from the Times Herald-Record.
I majored in Journalism at NYU, and spent most of my summers interning for either The Sentinel or Mid-Hudson News. My senior year, I interned for Good Housekeeping Magazine.
Where do you see your work going in the next year… five?
The digital media landscape changes so quickly that this is a tough question! I see myself still editing in some form, but I don’t quite yet know what that will be.
As for the Bistro and Bakery, I hope to continue to help grow our businesses.
What do you like best about BEAHIVE?
Everything! I love working in the desk pit a few days a week and I’ve met some wonderful, creative people there. It’s a good spot to get out of my usual working zone (my dining room table right now).
What’s your favorite thing about the local community?
My husband and I grew up in Cornwall, lived in Upper Manhattan, but we have spent most of our married life back here at home in the Hudson Valley. I love how close-knit the business owner community is and how everyone supports each other.
Anything else you want us to know?
My husband and I are the parents of a fiery little 14-month-old named Lena who keeps us on our toes and is a frequent flyer at the Bistro and Bakery. Her personal favorites are the Labneh (Bistro) and Croissant (Bakery). When I’m not working or running after her, I am a yogi at heart and practice hot vinyasa whenever I can!