Category Advisors

Ellen Rocco

Ellen Rocco was the station manager at North Country Public Radio, where she worked from 1980 until her recent retirement. She has served on the board of NPR and on panels for many media and community organizations, including those of…

Bonnie Keet Adams

Bonnie Keet Adams is active with 100 Women Who Care, Women in Philanthropy, Tupper Lake Shore Owners Association Executive Board, and The Village Giving Circle.  She participated as a trustee at the Cloudsplitter Foundation for 18 years.  She was a…

Donna Beal

Donna Beal currently serves as Executive Director of Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, a renewed mission of the Sisters of Mercy in the Adirondacks located in Lake Placid, NY.  Previously Donna served as Executive Director of the Holstein Foundation; Director…

Brittany Christenson

Brittany Christenson is the Director of Partnership and Program Development at AidKit, a social impact tech startup. Brittany is an energetic and innovative leader in the social sector, motivated by a desire to advance equity and empower people to be better stewards…

Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans has served as the CEO of the Franklin County Economic Development Corporation since 2017. Previously he served as the Community Development Director for the Village of Saranac Lake. He is an AICP certified planner with over twenty years of…

Rich Frost

Rich Frost grew up in Glens Falls, headed south for much of his education, then returned to the Adirondacks to practice internal medicine in Plattsburgh.  Now retired, he devotes much of his time to writing– history, regional travel, and most…

Ben Strader

Ben Strader is the Executive Director of Blue Mountain Center, a residency program for writers and artists located in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. He is the founding board chair of the Indian Lake Theater, a new life as a…