FOUNDING MEMBERS

These are the original members that formed the foundation of community for each hive. Some are still with us. Some aren’t. All have left a legacy. (Note: Contact information and affiliations may not be current.) Current members here.

Albany
Beacon
Kingston
Peekskill


ALBANY


SUSAN BARDACK
Buzz Media Solutions – CEO
role: public relations
focus: technology, arts, education
susan [at] buzzmediasolutions.com
518-867-7940
Twitter – @sbardack / LinkedIn
BuzzMediaSolutions.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

GABBY CALABRESE
Pinnacle Human Resources – marketing director
role: human resources support
focus: professional services
deb [at] debbestpractices.com
518-527-9261
Twitter – @PinnacleHrllc / LinkedIn
pinnaclehrllc.com

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

SARAH GOLD
Gold Law Firm
role: attorney
focus: business and consumer
sg [at] goldlawny.com
518-213-2345
Twitter – @SarahGold / LinkedIn
goldlawny.com

JEFF GORONKIN
Buzz Media Solutions – chief strategy officer
role: innovation, business development, sales, management, marketing
focus: startups, growth-oriented businesses
jeff [at] buzzmediasolutions.com
518-256-9190
BuzzMediaSolutions.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
role: writing, research, educational, consulting, coaching services
focus: positive communications and educational programs
mary [at] maryjuddcommunications.com
518-469-7889
LinkedIn
maryjuddcommunications.com

AMANDA KELLY
Success On Deck — owner/ career coach
role: recruiting
amanda [at] successondeck.com
LinkedIn

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

DAVID MORSE
ROI Office Interiors – director of sales & operations
role: contract furniture supplier, design specialist
focus: commercial, GSA, NYS contract, etc.
david [at] roiofficeinteriors.com
518-424-5456
roiofficeinteriors.com

KATHLEEN PINGELSKI
MicroKnowledge – president
role: training
focus: technology & professional development
kpingelski [at] microknowledge.com
518-786-1181
microknowledge.com

MEGHAN RENICH
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services – attorney
role: compliance attorney
focus: mortgage lending compliance
mrenich [at] yahoo.com
518-221-2730

DR. NILSA RODRIGUEZ
Culinary Institute of America
n_rodriguez [at] verizon.net
845-663-3524

JASON RUDY
role: programming, statistics, machine learning
focus: software
jcrudy [at] gmail.com

SCOTT TILLITT
Antidote Collective – principal / BEAHIVE – founder
role: communications & PR consultant, writer
focus: socially conscious nonprofits, progressive issues, media, arts and culture, business and big ideas
scott [at] antidotecollective [dot] org
917.449.6356
Twitter – @bluehwyflaneur / LinkedIn
antidotecollective.org
beahivebzzz.com

F. MICHAEL TUCKER
Center for Economic Growth
 – president & CEO
focus: regional economic development
miket [at] ceg.org
518-465-8975
ceg.org

GEOFF TURNER
Tech Valley Continuity
 – president
role: disaster recovery, business continuity planning
gturner [at] techvalleycontinuity.com
518-496-9313
LinkedIn
techvalleycontinuity.com

WILLIAM TUTHILL
Keystone Natural Resources – president
williamtuthill [at] yahoo.com
518-320-0875


BEACON


STEVEN BLUMENTHAL
GDNSS
role: graphic design
steven [at] gdnss [dot] com
212.866.1449
gdnss.com

MARY ELIZABETH CONNELLY
role: freelance footwear designer
hotfoot7 [at] earthlink [dot] net
845.566.0378

ANNE DAILEY
role: freelance writer, local foods activist
focus: farms and food
anne.dailey [at] gmail [dot] com
Twitter – @annedailey / LinkedIn

JEANNE DEMERS
Realize Arts & Education – director
focus: arts, education, activism
therubybooks [at] gmail [dot] com
845.242.1145
realizewhatmatters.org

JAMIE DIAFERIA
Infinite Public Relations – partner
role
: PR
focus
: legal
jdiaferia [at] infinitepr [dot] com
917-602-0545
infinitepr.com

MARA FARRELL
role: PR, marketing
mara [at] marafarrell [dot] com
845.896.5326
marafarrell.com

JOHN GIUNTA
MarketingProfs – virtual events associate
role: project management
focus: marketing
john.giunta [at] gmail [dot] com
917.279.6410
Twitter – @joonta / LinkedIn
MarketingProfs.com

KELLY KINGMAN
role: photo editor, writer
focus: narrative nonfiction
kelly.kingman [at] gmail.com [dot] com
646.372.4122
Twitter – @kellykingman / LinkedIn
stickyebooks.com

JEFF MCHUGH
Segue Development – president/owner
role: software/technology consulting
jmchugh [at] seguedevelopment [dot] com
845.765.0415
seguedevelopment.com

PAUL O’HANLON
role: photographer
focus: food, wine, portrait, travel
pdo [at] pdofoto [dot] com
917.447.1371
Twitter – @pdofoto
pdofoto.com

NORA OLSEN
role: writer
ivesiana [at] yahoo [dot] com
845.765.1850

DANA DEVINE O’MALLEY
role: photo editor, photographer
focus: publishing, food (recipes, still, photojournalistic)
devineomalley [at] yahoo [dot] com
845.765.0420
danadevineomalley.com

GARY PEREZ
Hudson Valley IT – owner
role: computer & network support
gary [at] hudsonvalleyit [dot] net
845.831.3497
hudsonvalleyit.net

SHELLY PROKOP
Shelly Prokop Illustration & Design
role: designer, illustrator, photographer
pro32 [at] optonline [dot] net
914.489.4330
Twitter – @shellypro
shellyprokop.zenfolio.com

ANDREA RAMIREZ
True Nourishment – director
role: nutrition and lifestyle counseling
focus: career-driven women
andrea [at] truenourishment [dot] com
845.231.2470
Twitter – @AndRam / LinkedIn
truenourishment.com

DAN RIGNEY
YourKatalyst
role: nonprofit development consultant
focus: arts and culture, human services
dan.rigney [at] gmail [dot] com
347.256.7434
Twitter – @DanRigney

KAT STOUTENBOROUGH
YourKatalyst
role: nonprofit development consultant
focus: arts and culture
yourkatalyst [at] gmail [dot] com

SCOTT TILLITT
Antidote Collective – principal / BEAHIVE – founder
role: communications & PR consultant, writer
focus: socially conscious nonprofits, progressive issues, media, arts and culture, business and big ideas
scott [at] antidotecollective [dot] org
917.449.6356
Twitter – @bluehwyflaneur / LinkedIn
antidotecollective.org
beahivebzzz.com

SUSAN WALSH
Walsh Design / Susan Walsh Studio
role: book designer, fine art photographer
focus: publishing, fine art
suwalsh [at] earthlink [dot] com
917.330.6269
susanwalshdesignstudio.com (book design)
susanwalshstudio.com (fine art)


KINGSTON


2015

 

RICHARD ALLAWAY
role: software engineer, web developer
focus: healthcare
LinkedIn

MICHAEL BISIO
role: bassist/improviser/composer
bisio [at] earthlink.net
(917) 968-0579
michaelbisio.com

MICAH BLUMENTHAL
CIXdesigns — owner/partner / BEAHIVE — Kingston community animator
cixgods [at] gmail.com
(845) 853-0693
cixdesigns.com

DAVID JACKSON
Insight 2 Website — owner
role: website design and deployment, digital marketing services
focus: small/medium businesses
d.jackson [at] fowlerlake.com
Twitter – @dkjackson / LinkedIn
insight2.website

HEATHER JOHNSTON
IBM – analytic consultant
role: marketing analytics
heathermath [at] gmail [dot] com
(845) 246-1943

JENNIFER LUCAS
LUCAS Architecture & Planning — principle
role: architect
focus: small commercial & residential
jennifer [at] lucas-architecture.com
(845) 616-5065

AUTUMN POND
Healthcare is a Human Right — administrative director
role: multimedia artist
focus: healing arts and the arts as healing
autumn pond [at] hotmail.com
LinkedIn

RUBI ROSE
role
: photographer, filmmaker, graphic designer
focus
: arts, culture, community
rubirosephotography [at] gmail.com
LinkedIn
RubiRose.com

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

ALICIA TROXELL
Hayter Communications — senior account manager
role: PR consultant
focus: outdoor adventure and active lifestyle
ali [at] hayterpr.com
(818) 399-2181
Twitter – @AliCarrTroxell / LinkedIn
hayterpr.com

EMILY VAIL
Uptown Swing
role: organizer, dancer, swing DJ, choreographer
focus: arts and culture
e.e.vail [at] gmail.com

 

2009

 

BETH BENGTSON
SDialogue – partner
role: marketing, communications, digital, strategy
focus: sustainability/CSR
beth [at] sdialogue [dot] com
Twitter – @b2engt / LinkedIn
sdialogue.com

GERALD BERKE
Computer Selections – technology counselor
gberke [at] gmail [dot] com
kingstoncorridor.com

ETHAN CAMPBELL
Pro Stress Relief
role: life coach, personal growth seminar leader
focus: personal growth
ecampbell [at] hvc.rr [dot] com
Twitter – @prostressrelief / LinkedIn
prostressrelief.com

CARL FRANKEL
Center for the Intimate Arts – managing director
carl [at] intimateartscenter [dot] com
intimateartscenter.com

PERRY GOLDSCHEIN
SDialogue – partner

CHAD GOMES
role: sales effectiveness, product development & commercialization, management consulting
chadgomes [at] gmail [dot] com
LinkedIn

HEATHER JOHNSTON
IBM – analytic consultant
role: marketing analytics
heathermath [at] gmail [dot] com

MARIAN KONOP
Gotham Informatics – web implementor
role: project management, web design, Joomla implementation
mkonop [at] gmail [dot] com
gothaminformatics.com

JOHN LEHANE
WAKA Kickball – founder/CTO
focus: technology, virtual collaborative managment
jwlehane [at] gmail [dot] com
Twitter – @johnnykickball / LinkedIn
kickball.com

GARY MORT
Gotham Informatics – web engineer
role: internet architecture, PHP/MySQL programming
garyamort [at] yahoo [dot] com
gothaminformatics.com

SEAN O’DWYER
Design ICU – design director
role: website design
focus: nonprofit
Twitter – @designicu / LinkedIn
designicu.com

AMARA PROJANSKY
Luminary Publishing – founder / BEAHIVE – partner
role: operations director, custom publishing, business development
focus: publications, media content solutions, community
amara [at] chronogram [dot] com
chronogram.com

DEBRA SEIDMAN
Art of Massage Massage Therapy
role: licensed massage therapist
focus: healthcare, wellness
artofmassage2 [at] yahoo [dot] com

JASON STERN
Luminary Publishing – president / BEAHIVE – partner
role: publisher, sales manager, business development
focus: Local Living Economy, product development, strategy
jstern [at] chronogram [dot] com
Twitter – @chronogramian
chronogram.com

SCOTT TILLITT
Antidote Collective – principal / BEAHIVE – founder
role: communications & PR consultant, writer
focus: socially conscious nonprofits, progressive issues, media, arts and culture, business and big ideas
scott [at] antidotecollective [dot] org
917.449.6356
Twitter – @bluehwyflaneur / LinkedIn
antidotecollective.org
beahivebzzz.com

ARTHUR ZACZKIEWICZ
SDialogue – marketing coordinator
role: writer, editor, content producer, freelance journalist
focus: e-marketing, sustainability, environment, business and finance
arthur [at] sdialogue [dot] com
sdialogue.com


PEEKSKILL


JULES ADLER
role: software engineer
focus: edtech, technology
jules.adler [at] gmail.com
LinkedIn

MARIA CLINTON
Maria Elizabeth – Whimsical Moments Media
role: filmmaker, photographer
focus: documentary
maria.eliz.clinton [at] gmail.com
(914) 382-1154
LinkedIn
mariaelizabethstand4.tumblr.com

ERIK CONTZIUS
ZingMap — owner
focus: digital marketing
erik [at] zingmap.com
914-393-0121
Twitter – @zingmap
zingmap.com

MONICA FLAHERTY
The Flatz — founder & president
focus: purposeful property development
monica [at] theflatz.com
914-844-1167
theflatz.com

DAVID MINKIN
Atlas Obscura — publisher
dminkin [at] gmail.com
917-860-9657
Twitter – dminkin / LinkedIn
atlasobscura.com

SHARA SHISHEBORAN
SharaNikoPhoto
role: photographer, cinematographer, artist
focus: arts
sharanikophoto [at] gmail.com
914-227-7614
SharaNikoPhoto.com

SCOTT TILLITT
Antidote Collective – founder / BEAHIVE – founder / Re>Think Local — co-founder + board chair
role: communications & PR consultant, writer
focus: socially conscious nonprofits, progressive issues, media, arts and culture, business and big ideas
scott [at] antidotecollective.org
917.449.6356
Twitter – @bluehwyflaneur / LinkedIn
antidotecollective.org
beahivebzzz.com