Greenwich's HamletHub Team
Peter Flierl ~ Editor
PETER FLIERL has been a freelance marketing and business development consultant, including fundraising and foundation research for charitable organizations, as well as merchant services. He is a past Commissioner and Chairman of the Greenwich Housing Authority, a Founding Director of Greenwich Emergency Medical Services, and Chairman of the Greenwich Health Council. He currently serves as a Director at Hill House in Riverside, as a Deacon at First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, and is a member of Stamford Business Group.
Flierl is a national award winning writer recognized by the Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor (AATH), who named his book, Prayer, Laughter & Broccoli, the AATH 2006 Book of the Year. He was named a 2007 Breast Cancer Champion by Yoplait, Self magazine, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation He has spoken nationwide from Maine to California and Bermuda providing common sense wisdom and advice to partners of women facing breast cancer and their families.
Flierl served as Director of Marketing & Development for Head Start of Rockland for over five years, its first venture into private philanthropy. He raised more than $700,000 for program enrichment and construction, including a 250,000 gift from Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation for a new preschool in Spring Valley, New York. He served for more than 20 years as Executive Director of Greenwich Health Association where he left a legacy of a $2.2 million endowment for community health and wellness programming thanks to the generosity of innumerable Greenwich donors, including a $1.25 million bequest from the late Charles Moeller.
Joanna Kutler~ Day Tripping & Family Outings
Joanna loves to travel near and far with her family. Born to British parents, she traveled in Europe and the US while growing up. More recently, she lived overseas with her husband and two children in Tokyo, Japan, and traveled throughout Asia. Now a resident of Ridgefield, Joanna details her suggestions for day trips and more extensive outings on the Ridgefield Hamlet Hub and on her Travily blog, www.travilyblog.com.
Olga Adler ~ Interior Design
OLGA ADLER is the principal of OLGA ADLER INTERIORS,an interior design firm in Greenwich, Connecticut. Known for her fondness for simple forms, love of color and unique accessories, Adler has won acclaim for her refreshing approach to classic design. Her European sophistication and American sensibility shine in creations. “My approach to interior decorating is lifestyle-driven. I enjoy being able to work with my clients in a wide variety of design styles so their homes reflect their lifestyle and personal tastes, not necessarily mine,” explains Adler.
Kristen Jensen ~ Photography
As an artist, I attribute the modern, candid style of my lifestyle photo assignments and portrait shoots to my vast experience in the fashion modeling industry. Coupled with years of international travel to many elegant locations and assisting with some of the top fashion photographers in the industry. This is where my passion for photography and my editorial style was created and developed. Check out Kristen’s own blog, filled with the things that make life beautiful and fun by clicking here.
Jennifer Krasnor is a residential mortgage broker w/ Strategy Mortgage. She helps borrowers obtain mortgage financing for primary residences, second homes and investment properties in CT, NY, & MA. Jennifer works with 24 different banks and matches borrowers with the lender that best fits his or her needs at the lowest rate available.
John Barricelli ~ Sweet & Savory Recipes
JOHN BARRICELLI, a graduate of The Culinary Institute, is a third generation baker who owns & operates The SoNo Bakery & Cafe in Norwalk, Ct. John spent eight years working in production & appearing on Martha Stewart’s TV show- a natural progression to hosting his own show on PBS: Everyday Baking from Everyday Food. His new book: The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook, the Best Sweet & Savory Recipes for Every Occasion(Clarkson Potter, NY), has been named one of 2010’s “Most Exciting Food Books” by Publishers’ Weekly.
Elizabeth Thompson ~ Calendar Listings for Fairfield County
BETSY THOMPSON began "The Town Dispatch" as a hobby. Her comprehensive Fairfield County calendar is now used by residents, businesses and local government agencies in towns spanning Fairfield County. In addition, she is proprietor of Cellar XV wine market located in Ridgefield Ct.