Sheila Gilday is co-founder of Gilday Creative, a small but mighty design firm in New Paltz, NY. Her passion lies in creating an excellent user experience coupled with stunning visuals, while exceeding business & client goals. Her ability to craft websites from initial concept to finished product as well as her talent for design makes her a valuable resource to clients. She takes pride in delivering great service and outstanding design. Whether for a new brand, redesigning an existing website, or creating the perfect visual story — Sheila knows what works. Sheila graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with an MFA in Design and New Media and also holds a BFA in Painting & Illustration cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany. She is the current Chairwoman of the board of directors of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the 28th annual Taste of New Paltz, Committee member for the Wisdom of Women Organization, and is a long-standing member of the NYC Chapter of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).
Julie is co-founder of One EPIC Place, a coworking space and business resource center in New Paltz, as well as a holistic business coach. Although you will not see Julie with a drum and drumsticks in hand, she definitely beats to her own drum. She has an eclectic background, with degrees & certifications in Economics, Herbalism, Accounting, several forms of Coaching, Energy Work and Mediation. She has served on several local committees and boards, including board member and 2nd Vice Chair of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of the Ulster County NY Rising Committee, Co-Chair of WOW, New Paltz Rotary Club, and more. Julie is a long time New Paltz resident and business owner and is passionate about supporting local business owners, entrepreneurs and helping younger generations gain the confidence, knowledge and resources to follow their dreams and be of service to their community. She believes in drawing out the strengths and uniqueness of each individual to help them live a fulfilling and joyful life ~ "I live by the quote, 'There is not one American dream. There are 300 million of them.' and if I can help someone achieve their dream, then I've achieved mine."
Janet Giannetta is a Partner in Visions Human Resources Services, LLC, an affiliate of RBT CPAs, LLP. Visions offers a full spectrum of HR services. Janet most recently was Chief Human Resources Officer at RBT CPAs where she was responsible for all HR activities within the Firm and
Janet is a senior-level human resources professional who has served in a wide range of industries, including health care, finance and manufacturing. Over the course of her career, she has mastered the balance of employee advocacy and the business needs of organizations – the most challenging aspect of compliance and managing human resources.
Prior to joining RBT, Janet was the Corporate Compliance Officer and Vice President of Human Resources at Elant, Inc. serving 6 locations and 1200 union and non-union employees. Before that, Janet was the Regional Human Resources Director at Wingate Healthcare in Needham, Mass., where she was responsible for the HR oversight of more than 1,500 employees across ten skilled nursing centers. She demonstrated a thorough understanding of complex state and federal regulations, and regularly counseled both management and employees on issues like performance, terminations, harassment and discrimination.
What is your Vision of Optimal Health? Vicki provides several approaches to achieving this. She counsels people of all ages for Nutrition and Wellness. She participates with numerous insurance plans that provide Medical Nutrition Therapy as a benefit. Whether for weight concerns, diabetes, heart disease or digestive issues, you can be counseled and supported to a healthier place. Guidance with specific Probiotics and Integrative Medicine supplements can also be provided.
As a C.O.P.E. Certified Health Coach, Vicki offers a clinically-proven, successful weight loss and maintenance program called Optavia. Vicki coaches clients to learn and integrate healthy habits to help move towards optimum health. Diets don’t work! So, consider working with a program that is safe, feels good and provides great results! Vicki’s clients have lost 10-130 lbs. while gaining the skills and support to maintain their weight loss. Please inquire for more info!
Drawing on her experience and comprehensive knowledge of Nutrition throughout the life cycle, Vicki can set you on the path and support you with an individualized Wellness plan to help you reach your goals! Contact her at 845-255-2398!
A homegrown Hudson Valley Region local, Jerry grew up with my two sisters, graduated from RPI in 2002, and was fortunate to obtain a great job as a Mechanical Engineer at Central Hudson Gas & Electric. It’s been 19 years since he began working there and he is proud to serve with a company committed to bettering the community.
In his spare time he enjoys exercising, sports, helping others, and experimenting with new activities such as winemaking, woodworking, and making chocolate houses for charity. His skillsets include leadership, communication, and the ability to eat an entire pizza in one sitting.
Jeff Severson is principal of J.T.S. Design, Inc., a web development company that he founded in 2003. He entered the web development field soon after graduating from Ulster County Community College in 1999 with a degree in Computer Information Systems—Microcomputers in Business. He began his career first as a web assistant and, soon after, a web programmer for a local web design company in Saugerties. As a web developer, he has provided services to companies and organizations throughout the Hudson Valley, the tri-state region, and throughout the United States.
Jeff is also a nature and landscape photographer. He first began exploring photography soon after discovering one of his other hobbies, hiking, in 2009. While most of his photography is focused in the Hudson Valley, he has also had the opportunity to photograph some beautiful locations in the Blue Ridge Mountain Region of NC and TN.
Jeff is a founding member, former 2nd Vice Chair and current Chair of the HYPE, the Huguenot Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs. He is also a board member for the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.