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MEMBERS

Our members have a range of creative and technical skills and can offer both strategic and creative guidance and support services. Feel free to contact them if you’re looking for some help. (Note: Some of our members aren’t listed at their request.)

ALBANY ➞  BEACON ➞

BEACON


Jem Altieri
software engineer and musician
Virginia Baeta
project manager, strategist, UX design, writer, actor
nonprofits, financial, health
Mariam Bhacker
global health communications and advocacy
Steven Blumenthal
graphic designer + illustrator
Laura Coffey
psychotherapist
uninsured and underinsured
Jonas Concepcion
Inform Lightworks
lighting industrial design, mechanical engineering
Liana Felt
DEV
tech, design, project management
Adrien Finckel
McGraw-Hill Education
editor
Lynn M Freehill-Maye
journalist + writer
architecture and design; food and drink; travel; sustainability
Matt Hague
Guide Wealth Management
fee-only financial advisor
Alicia King
photographer
weddings, portraits
Sean Kraft
Concern Software Systems
software development for healthcare/hospitals
Michael Lashutka
Properly Sorted
FileMaker database design and development
Dan Lindy
programmer
public blockchain
Domenic Lopergolo
TheDesignSpot
creative director, graphic design, branding
Stu McLaughlin
Macson Media Corp
mass media, technology, information services
Emily Myers
Hustle
client support specialist for peer-to-peer texting platform
Lila Nawrocki
Wrapbook
entertainment payroll, playwright and author
Brendan Noakes
Solar-Seek
director of management, environmental education
Sara O'Leary
Plant Based Foods Association
membership
Brett Pucino
Titanium Success
client results manager for digital marketing
Katherine Raynor
SUNY New Paltz
professor
Jennifer Rutledge
John Jay College - CUNY
Michael Schein
MicroFame Media
founder. Forbes.com columnist. contributor to Inc., Huffington Post, Fortune. hype man.
Cramer Silkworth
Baukraft Engineering
engineer for HVAC, buildings
Dara Silverman
organizational development, scaled member engagement and fundraising consultant for nonprofits
Jeff Simms
Highlands Current
reporter for Beacon
Ivars Slokenbergs
Principal / Attorney
legal / business consulting services
Amy Soucy
Resonant Heart Yoga
E-RYT 200 yoga, meditation + mindfulness educator, singer-songwriter
Rusty Stahl
Fund the People
founder, president + CEO
philanthropy and nonprofits
Marc Alain Steier
Director of Legal Affairs
attorney for labor, employment and civil rights
Scott Tillitt
Antidote Collective / BEAHIVE
communications & PR consultant, community catalyst, nonprofits, social impact, localism
Tyler Torola
Hustle
web developer for peer-to-peer texting platform
Gina Van Nosdall
writer
travel, women’s issues
Vanessa Viglietta
The Superwoman Solution
consultant for mindfulness + wellness
Laura Volpacchio
Photographer
photography and dance & music teaching artist
Gavin Wassung
head of design
design strategy and innovation
Alison Wilkes
art direction + design
Julie Winterbottom
writer + editor

ALBANY


BRAD ALLEN
Applied Pavement Technology — senior engineer II
role: engineer
focus: roadway and airport pavements
ballen [at] appliedpavement.com
appliedpavement.com

THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTHEAST
(631) 415-0945
lungne.org

JOHN BENSETLER
Data Plus — developer
focus: hospitality accounting software
jlgb [at] dphs.com
dphs.com

DEB BEST +
Deb Best Practices — principal
role: human resources, operations and organization effectiveness; corporate recruitment; career / management coaching; change / project management
deb [at] debbestpractices.com
(518) 527-9261
Twitter – @debmbest / LinkedIn
debbest.com

NANCY BLACK
United Public Adjusters & Appraisers
role: public insurance adjuster
michael [at] unitedpublicadjusters.com

CGI
IT & business consulting services
cgi.com

GLEN CASEY
Casey Strategic Relations — CEO
role: government relations

SAM CRITTON +
TL Metzger and Associates — associate
role: real estate
focus: residential
sam [at] tlmetzger.com
(518) 426-5211
tlmetzger.com

JOHN DORAN
PlugIn Stations Online — founder/business manager
focus: electric vehicle supply equipment
jdoran [at] pisoev.com
(518) 928-9729
pisoev.com

LINDSEY FINSTER
Thrive Agritech — strategic partnership manager
focus: technology
lfinster [at] thriveagritech.com
LinkedIn
thriveagritech.com

JACKIE GONZALES
Historical Research Associates — historian
focus: research, environmental policy
jgonzales [at] hrassoc.com
Twitter – @jmirandolam / LinkedIn
hrassoc.com

GEORGE GUARINO +
Hypnosis Works Well
role: certified hypnotist
george [at] HypnosisWorksWell.com
(518) 256-6549
Twitter – @georgeguarino / LinkedIn
HypnosisWorksWell.com

MARY JUDD
Mary Judd Communications / SongwritingWith:Soldiers
role: writer, program development, coach
maryjuddcommunications.com / songwritingwithsoldiers.org

TRACY METZGER +
TL Metzger and Associates — principal broker / BEAHIVE — partner
role: real estate
focus: commercial
tracy [at] tlmetzger.com
518-426-5211
tlmetzger.com

FRANCIS MORRIS
Francis Morris Violins
role: violin maker, restorer, dealer
customerservice [at] francismorrisviolins.com
(413) 528-0165
francismorrisviolins.com

OWEN PETERSON
McCoy Consulting Corp — vice president
role: safety / loss control consultant
focus: construction
owen [at] mccoyny.com
(646) 296-1588
mccoyny.com

DAN RAZEN
Zefik — president & founder
zefik.com

VINNIE RUA
Christopher’s Custom — founder
role: custom clothing for discriminating men
focus: business professionals
vincerua [at] gmail.com
518-859-3718
Twitter – THESTYLELEADER / LinkedIn
christopherscustom.com

BENJAMIN SWEENEY
ClydeBank Media — senior business writer
518.486.0948
bsweeney [at] clydebankmedia.com
clydebankmedia.com

SCOTT TILLITT +
Antidote Collective – founder / BEAHIVE – founder / Re>Think Local — co-founder + board chair
role: communications & PR consultant, community catalyst
focus: nonprofits, progressive issues, socially conscious business and big ideas
scott [at] antidotecollective.org
(917) 449-6356
Twitter – @bluehwyflaneur / LinkedIn
antidotecollective.org
beahivebzzz.com

LAW OFFICES OF WYATT & ASSOCIATES
focus: employment law/wrongful termination/workplace retaliation
spatriquin [at] wyattlegalservices.com
(603) 357-1111
wyattlegalservices.com