- Friday, December 20, 2013
Occupation: Right now I’m on a six-month sabbatical from a great company, O2 Concepts in Newtown, where I was vice president of quality systems. I’ve worked hard my whole life, so now I’m taking a little break to do some other things.
Family: My husband, Lou, works for Cannondale in Bethel. Our son Paul is going to graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology in the spring. Son #2 is Stephen, and he will graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in January.
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Occupation: I am a freelance musician. I’m a trumpet player, arranger, composer, and educator. I play with various bands in the area, and I’ll be playing at the Iridium Theater on Broadway, December 15. I’ve done local shows for HealingNewtown and the Arts Festival. I worked in the automobile industry for many, many years, and only recently have committed to being a fulltime musician.
- Friday, December 6, 2013
Occupation: I’m a pharmacist and do some compounding, and I’m also a board certified clinical nutritionist. I work as a pharmacist as needed, per diem. I have my office behind Starbucks on Church Hill Road, where I do nutritional counseling.
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Occupation: I have the good fortune of working with lots of great people at PepsiCo in Somers, N.Y. I’m the senior manager of IT.
Family: I’m blessed to have my wife, Theresa, and two little ones. Madeleine is 8 years old, and Sofia will be 6 years old in January.
Pets: We just got a “Whoodle,” a soft-coated Wheaton terrier and poodle mix. Her name is Frisbee and she’s just 9 weeks old. She’s a little monkey.
- Friday, November 22, 2013
Occupation: I was a special education teacher for 43 years, and retired just this past spring. I worked in Nashua, N.H., for the past 12 years, working with students on the spectrum.
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Occupation: I do interior design consultation, and am a dealer at Stratford Antiques Center. I have two primary functions, too, with Nora Murphy Country House e-magazine. I do magazine production, and I am developing the e-commerce portion of the website.
Family: My husband, Doug, and I have been married since January 2013, on New Year’s Day.
- Friday, November 8, 2013
Occupation: I’m currently a material handler, operating a forklift for a company in Brookfield that handles volatile liquids. I’ve been with the US Army for nine and a half years, and am in the Army Reserve right now.
Family: I have three siblings. My sister Jessica lives in East Lyme. My two brothers are Ryan and Timmy. Ryan is in Branford and Timmy is in Manhattan. My dad, George, lives in New Milford, and my mom, Tona Gaullard, lives in Florida.
- Friday, October 18, 2013
Occupation: I am the drug-free communities coordinator for the Newtown Prevention Council. I execute the budget and programs with the help of a supervisory team.
Family: My husband is Thomas. He works in Manhattan every day. We have four children. Tommy is 17; Jake is 15; Tristan is 11; and Karly is 9 years old.
- Friday, October 11, 2013
Occupation: I’m a children’s book editor and writer. I worked in publishing at various companies in New York City for 25 years, and I’m currently a freelance editor and writer. I’ve done a lot of children’s book writing for Random House, Disney, Penguin, and others, in which I write about familiar licensed characters from movies and TV. But what I’m just as proud of and enjoyed equally was editing Newbury and Caldecott Award-winning writers such as Katherine Paterson, Avi, Linda Sue Park, and Brian Selznick.
- Friday, October 4, 2013
Occupation: I’m a baker and owner of Biscotti Etc LLC in Sandy Hook, which I started in January. I picked up a couple of recipes that my mom had had and I baked only at holidays for my friends, for years. After I left teaching, my friends said, “Sell your biscotti!” I bake them at St John’s Episcopal Church kitchen and sell them through www.biscottietc.com. Before that, I was a middle school teacher out of state and in the area for over 20 years.