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Meet Some New Members

By Christy Knell
November 14, 2021

There are plenty of new faces around these days! Take a look at some of these new members and see if there’s any connections you can make.

Ilise H.

Resides in: Dobbs Ferry
Profession: I am a freelance makeup/hair artist insta: @IliseHarris
Favorite local business: I like so many local businesses! Both the Irvington and Hastings Farmers Market, Butcher Girls, Little House in Hastings.
Recommended viewing: I’m currently addicted to the Danish T.V. series Seaside Hotel on Amazon.

Francine K.

Resides in: Yonkers
Profession & company: Freelance sales and marketing for wine and spirits industry (WineDistilled LLC). I also write a blog called FKDecanted about my life in food, wine, and travel. I’ve joined forces with Kate Sonders Solomon to do classes at HudCo — cooking classes by Kate with wine and spirits pairings by me!
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Favorite local business: Stew Leonards and Wegmans
What excites me most about HudCo:
I love the atmosphere and the networking opportunities!

Michael L.

Resides in: Tarrytown
Profession & company: Financial markets headhunter—Managing Partner at Chilmark Search
Favorite local business: Any coffee shop!
What excites me most about HudCo:
Very into the NYT The Daily podcast and Kings of Convenience’s Peace of Love album.

Helen M.

Resides in: Hastings-on-Hudson with my husband, our two children, and dog Roxie.
Profession & Company: I work in Product Management for Forian, which provides data and analytic software solutions.
Favorite local business: I have many favorite local businesses but Penny Lick has to be our overall family pick.
Favorite thing about HudCo:Having switched to a new, fully remote job earlier this year, I greatly appreciate HudCo’s conference space for in person brainstorm meetings with colleagues.

Rania M.

Resides in: Hastings-on-Hudson
Profession & company: Entrepreneur through acquisition at Novastone Capital Advisors
Favorite local business: Antoinettes
Recommended viewing?
I just watched the documentary Attica and it’s a must see.

Alexandra R.

Resides in: Hartsdale
Profession & company: Marketer and copy writer, fulltime @theDLMD and freelance copy writing for small businesses.
Favorite local business: I absolutely love ice cream! My favorite spot is Penny Lick in Hastings-on-Hudson, or Valhalla Creamery!
One fun fact about yourself: For one night I was an honorary member for the Puerto Rican National Soccer team when I was 16 because they needed an extra player. My cousin was on the team and I was visiting, so they asked if I’d play for a scrimmage one night.