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TownVibe is proud of the outstanding contributions made to the magazines by so many talented individuals!

Malia McKinnon Frame is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Townandcountry.com, and Self.

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Emily Sidoti is an architectural photographer located in Westchester. She is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, where she developed her style showcased in Fairfield Magazine. In addition to Fairfield Magazine her work has been featured in publications such as Good Housekeeping and Bloomberg.

Lynn Stack grew up surrounded by magazines and rich conversation and brings her journalistic talent to the serious topic of PANDAS in “The Great Pretender.” She is an independent marketing communications professional and a freelance writer who finds inspiration in nature.

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Eileen Weber has been a freelance writer for several years. She has a master’s degree in journalism and a professional background in publishing. She lives in Fairfield with her husband and three daughters.

Cynthia Bell worked in New York as a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle editor for magazines such as Seventeen, ‘TeenSassy, and All About You. She was executive editor of Petersen’s Youth Group. She made numerous appearances on television and radio stations and when asked why she loves the magazine business, she replied, “Because there is never a boring minute. Every issue is a different and exciting new project.”

Nancy Claus is a Waccabuc-based freelance writer. She has been working with TownVibe for several years and written on a wide range of topics––from Paul Schaffer’s life after Letterman to easy living on the water to ways women are helping women.

Andrea Raisfeld is a longtime freelance writer and Bedford resident, as well as the mother of three adult kids. She is also a former contributing editor to Martha Stewart Living. Her essays and other work have appeared in The New York TimesBridesSelf, and New Woman.

Wendy Carlson, a longtime contributor to Litchfield Magazine, is a lifestyle, travel, and food writer as well as a versatile and talented photographer. Carlson’s work has appeared in The New York TimesTraditional HomeBon Appetit, and other publications.

Jessica Jane uses her training in fine art and architecture making art, writing, and curating. In the fall of 2016, she founded Art Room Atelier, a process-art studio for children in Bantam.


Elizabeth Maker, a longtime resident of New Milford, has been a reporter for the New York Timesfor nearly 20 years.

Joseph Montebello is a freelance writer and longtime contributor to Litchfield Magazine. He is also host of the radio show “Between the Covers,” which showcases book authors. Prior to his radio career, he was creative director at HarperCollins in New York City.

Gerri Lewis is a freelance writer who spent the early years of her career as a newspaper feature writer and columnist. Her work has appeared in Reader’s Digest and various airline publications. Her accolades include feature-writing awards from the New England Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Gerri grew up in Ridgefield and continues to keep an eye on the community.

Roger Garbow, a member of the International Press Association, is founder of Full Throttle Marketing and Smoky Donut Productions, co-host of Driving With Idiots and is a contributing writer for TownVibe, RoadandTrack.com, and FlatSixes.com.

Jane Beiles, an interiors / architectural photographer who shot “Art Park” for this issue, is a regular contributor to the New York Times as well as numerous other publications including Wilton Magazine.

Pamela Hovland is a Wilton-based graphic designer, educator, and writer.

Susan Mudd wears many hats: marketing director, clinical nutritionist, and freelance writer. Her personal essays have appeared in Wilton Magazine and Fairfield Magazine.

Felix Carroll has twice been named Writer of the Year by the New York Press Association; his work has appeared in many national newspapers. He lives in Monterey where he operates a small CSA, Tullyroot Farm.

Jeremy D. Goodwin, a former resident of the Berkshires, reports and reviews for various media.

Megan Haley is a fine-art and documentary photographer who makes her home in the historic mill town of Easthampton. When she’s not photographing, you can find her exploring new music, cooking delicious foods, and wandering in the woods. (Photo by Matt Baldelli)

John Stanmeyer is an award-winning photojournalist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. Over the last decade, he has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic, producing over 15 stories for the magazine. John is also a lecturer, educator, and Berkshires resident. (Photo by Rob Becker)

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Amanda Bergen is a writer and broadcast journalist. She has worked in Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C., reporting on local and international events. Bergen has hosted two series on HGTV and is a freelance anchor on News12.

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Dan Briody is the best-selling author of The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group and The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money. He has written regularly for various national magazines as well.

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Dan England is a freelance writer and a reasonable theologian. He is also a corporate speechwriter and communications strategist, who writes regularly for Wilton Magazine, Ridgefield Magazine, and other publications.

Katherine King is a staff writer for The Stamford Advocate. Her work has been published in The Associated Press, American Journalism Review, and The Global Post. She grew up and lives in Wilton.

Nancy McLoughlin, a Bedford Magazine contributing writer, has produced and appeared in fashion segments and contributed to numerous publications. She wrote a regular column “Threads” for New York Newsday.

Eve Marx is the author of six books, including her latest, Flirtspeak: The Sexy Language of Flirtation. She is a recipient of the prestigious Washington Irving Book Award.

Susan Reid is a frequent contributor to Wilton Magazine. Previously, she was managing editor of Fetch, a magazine for dog lovers, and editor/writer for Art Business NewsThe Hour special-sections editor, and The Fire Island Tide contributing editor.

Douglas Foulke has been a photographer for 20 years. His work has been published worldwide in such magazines as, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and Esquire. He co-photographed the book A Fairy’s Child with his wife, photographer, Ann Dahlgren. Published by Harry N. Abrams.

Rana Faure lives in Croton-on-Hudson with her two children and wild and crazy dog. Rana was previously director of photography at Getty Images and photo editor at Seventeen Magazine.

Peggy Garbus is an award-winning photographer. She loves to capture family relationships in her photographs.  When not behind her camera, she can often be found tending to the gardens surrounding her Wilton home where she lives with her family.

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Kristen Jensen is an award winning lifestyle photographer and motivational speaker who brings an enlightened and gracious style to her magazine assignments. This unique perspective comes from her years in front of the camera as a former international Ford fashion model. Kristen specializes in shooting portraits.

Pam Rouleau is an architectural and fine arts photographer from Wilton, where she lives with her husband, two children, and black lab Katie. Photography has been her passion since elementary school. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston.

Amy Oringel, a frequent contributor to Bedford Magazine, is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York TimesBusinessWeekSelf Magazine, and The Forward.

Photographer and Connecticut native John Kane has illustrated magazines and books including The Human Alphabet with Pilobolus (Roaring Brook). He is best known for his work with the modern dance community in the Northwest hills, his architectural work world wide, and his workshops in Italy.  His work can be found in private collection and museums.

Tracy Holleran is a locally based freelance food, lifestyle & home design writer.  Her recipes have appeared in several cookbooks and magazines, including Cooking Across AmericaCooking with Trader Joe’s, and Italian Cooking & Living Magazine. She is the former owner of The Secret Ingredient Cooking School, and also worked as a recipe developer for Bigelow Tea. Tracy lives in Fairfield with her husband, Steve, two daughters, Hayden and Campbell, and their Shih Tzu/Bichon, Cooper.

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Hilary Adorno was born and raised in Litchfield County and currently resides in Lakeside (Morris). In addition to working in marketing and design for the AEC (architects, engineers and contractors) Industry, Hilary has a home-based business providing media and web development for many Litchfield County business owners. In her spare time, she contributes to Litchfield Magazine and Connecticut Food & Farm.

Kristin Nord has written about a wide variety of subjects in her longtime career as a journalist, and her work has appeared in many regional and national publications.  Now splitting her year between Connecticut and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, she remains drawn  to  the “untold stories” of everyday people and to the attributes of geography, history, and culture that make for special places.