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Jeannine Deramo is a certified Literacy Specialist and freelance writer. She is a staff writer for Rivertown Magazine and author of the Rivertown Retail monthly fashion & shopping column. She is the founder of lifestyle blog Peace & Plenty.
Joseph Kuhn is a freelance reporter operating out of Rockland County. A Pearl River native, Joe studied Writing and Political Science at Marist College and his work has appeared in a number of local publications.
Mary Callan is a Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist and 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher. For more vegan recipes, visit thewellfedyogi.com.
Phil Bunton founded Rivertown magazine way back in 1990. He previously worked on the New York Post, Star magazine, the National Enquirer and a host of British newspapers. He is married to prominent interior designer Candice Boyle.
Roger Dubin is an avid hiker and nature enthusiast. He has hiked all of the trails in Harriman State Park and most of the trails in the Hudson, Palisades, and North Jersey Highlands regions. Roger writes on the benefits of hiking for both adults and children and is certified in Wilderness First Aid. He is a volunter trail supervisor with The New York/New Jersey Trail Conference, managing over 55 miles of trails in Southeast Harriman, and a Day Hike Leader and Naturalist at The Nature Place Day Camp.
Born and raised in Rockland County, Ryan Paige is one of the founding members of the Ask Adam Real Estate team at William Raveis Baer & McIntosh, specializing in creative and digital marketing for his clients. He is also a fashion and film aficionado, allowing him to be the style columnist for Rivertown Magazine, headlining the Buying-With-Ryan column, curating style selections from his modern tastes.
Samantha Finch is a graduate of Pace University with a MA in Media Communications and Journalism and a minor in Photography. She has been photographing across the Hudson Valley since 2007, telling the stories of the amazing residents and business owners of our Rivertowns.
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Tom Riley is the author of 14 books and over 3000 articles. His latest new books, DNA DETECTIVES and THE GREAT HUNGER IN IRELAND (1845-1852) & ITS LEGACY IN AMERICA: THE ORPHAN TRAIN ERA (1853-1929) can be found on his web site: www.tomrileyauthor.com.