I was honored to represent Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley and WRRV last night at the 9th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie.

For the ninth year, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor the top 40 people under the age of 40 that are helping to shape the future of the Hudson Valley and make it a better place to live and work.

I ended up running into Steve Barber who was a WRRV DJ back in the day. He's also a charter member of the famed Rock and Roll house along with Gilmore and myself. Steve was a nominee in 2013 and runs The '74 Shop out of Saugerties. He builds, restores and fixes classic Harley Davidson motorcycles.



Congratulations to all of this years nominees!

Joseph Amendola - 29
Amendola Landscapes, Inc./The Amendola Group, Inc.

Michelle Barone-Lepore - 30
Think Social First

Eric Baxter - 26
R.L. Baxter Building Corp./Mill House Brewing Company

Amanda Baxter-Dingee - 27
R.L. Baxter Building Corp.

Erin Blabac - 32
Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP

Elizabeth Bogdan - 35
Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Dutchess/Health Quest

Samantha Bopp - 34
Millbrook Central School District

Danielle Bushnell-Perry - 37
Music By Danielle

Jaime Butler - 35
Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

Maddalena Casabianca-Reade - 39

Sarah Coppola - 27
Family Friendly Hudson Valley

Andy Cox - 38
Andy Cox Photography

Chris Crocco - 32
Mill House Brewing Company

Christie DeBoer - 35
Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Patrick W. Decker - 29
Big Gay Hudson Valley

Amy Dittmar - 32
Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp.

Angela E. Flesland - 27
Dutchess County Legislature

Ross Hardisty - 27
Ready To Run Designs

Erika Kastel - 37
PathStone Corporation

Christopher Lapine - 39
Chazen Companies

Stephanie LaRose Lewison - 29
PVE Sheffler, LLC

Cristina Mauro, Ph.D. - 30
CHE Senior Psychological Services

Shelby Outwater - 39
Wappingers Central School District

Renee Pabst - 39
Vassar College

Julia K. Pagones - 27
Dutchess County Dept. of Planning & Development

Trista Parker - 38
Health Quest

Abby Paul - 28

Jennifer Pawenski - 27
Chazen Companies

Arlette M. Porpiglia - 28
A.M.P. Events NY

Justine Porter - 24
New Energy Events

Kate Sandford Rabe - 32
Rainbow Pools

Abraham Santiago IV - 34
A4 International Entertainment

Luis Santiago - 38
Marist College

Crystal Schwer - 29
Kathleen F. Marks Memorial Foundation

Julie Shaw - 32
Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert

Wade Silkworth - 32
Silkworth Engineering

Travis Tellitocci - 31
Marist College

Thomas Van Zandt - 37
Raindrop Seamless Gutters

Jason S. Wilson - 32
Youth Advocate Programs

Ryan Young - 36
Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery