Stefanie Pearl-Kostenblatt is an innovatory entrepreneur, transcendental writer and resolute volunteer. After traveling across the county she became inspired to reinvest in her community of origin. Her platform for change is based in the idea of restorative nar-
rative and intrinsic engagement. She loves hiking, biking and geocaching in the Hudson Valley. Her blog is HappyHudsonValley.com
Ann Stratton I’m a food photographer by trade, food blogger by choice (Newburghfoodjournal.com) and recent transplant to Newburgh. I use the blog as a passport to help people discover the wonderful culturally diverse foods we have in our little city.
Cher Vick is an urban planner dedicated to promoting the revitalization of the City of Newburgh through her blog, Newburgh Restoration. Although Cher has never lived in Newburgh, she is passionate about helping the city reach its full potential.