Ridgefield's HamletHub Team
Kerry Anne Ducey ~ Founder
KERRY ANNE DUCEY founded Ridgefield’s Talk of the Town in 2009, a small blog that showcased local happenings and stories in Ridgefield, CT. In 2011, Kerry Anne decided to share the popular and successful "Talk Of The Town" online news model with other towns and founded HamletHub LLC, a network of hyperlocal news sites. Talented editors presently manage HamletHub sites in CT and Westchester, NY.
In 2012 & 2013 HamletHub won a prestigious Connecticut Press Club Award for original journalism on the Web. In 2014, CT Press Club awarded HamletHub "Best Website" award.
Terri Woods Garlick ~ Editor
TERRI GARLICK is the Ridgefield HamletHub Editor. Terri, who helped to launch HamletHub, is a passionate writer, sharp editor, and active community volunteer. Terri's work on HamletHub covers the spectrum, from food to fashion and from business to pleasure. Terri writes about what makes life in our town most unique. In addition to being town editor, Terri is a social media guru and lends her talents to helping local companies develop a brand and presence online.
Tharini Pande ~ HamletHub contributor
THARINI PANDE recently released her first children's book Scurry's New Neighbor. Born in Sri-Lanka, Tharini spent her childhood living in Zambia, Kuwait, India and Canada. Her stories reflect a collage of these worlds. Tharini is a strong advocate of creativity during a child's developmental years. When not living in a world of magic and fantasy, Tharini spends time writing short fiction for literary magazines. She lives in Ridgefield with her husband and young chilcren. Learn more about Tharini here.
Cynthia Digiacomo ~ HamletHub designer
CYNTHIA has designed for top executives and creative professionals in New York such as Tommy Hilfiger of Tommy Hilfiger, Inc., Reed Krakoff Inc, Paulette Cole of ABC Carpet & Home, and Glenn Lajeski of MCA Records. In 1995, while living on the Upper West Side, she opened her first C Design office in Union Square. Cynthia’s visual literacy is deepened by her travels through Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia which are reflected in her design acuity, intuition and detail. In 2000, she moved with her husband, two children and yellow lab along with her business to Ridgefield, Connecticut. Cynthia’s work has been published in Print Magazine, Self & Elle Magazines, Shopping Bag Design Book One, Shopping Bag Design Book Two and Design Basics Book.
Kristen Jensen ~ HamletHub photographer
Dee Strilowich ~ Welcoming newcomers to Ridgefield and to HamletHub
Dr. Michael Brand, Chief Medical Consultant
Sports Medicine Specialist and President, Danbury Orthopedics
Dr. Michael Brand has specialized in sports medicine and reconstructive knee surgery for more than 20 years and initiated the concept of a sports medicine team at Danbury Orthopedics. After completing his orthopedic training at the Harvard University Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, he was selected to serve as Chief Resident of the Orthopedic Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following this, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and reconstructive knee surgery at the San Diego Knee and Sports Medicine Program at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Brand co-founded the Western Connecticut Sports Medicine Society, active in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, serves on the Board of Directors of the National Orthopedic Education Society, and also currently serves as President of Danbury Orthopedics, a member of Western Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists.
Allison Stockel ~ Entertainment
ALLISON STOCKEL is the Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse-where she books and produces more than 110 shows a years with acts such as Gregg Allman, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, Blue Oyster Cult, Blues Traveler and many more. Before she moved to Ridgefield, she worked as a Television producer for more than 17 years, producing entertainment news programs for networks such as CNN, MTV, VH1, Time Warner, Lifetime, The Food Network and ABC Sports- interviewing everyone from Pavarotti and Barbara Streisand to The Rolling Stones and The Who. She also ran her own production company where she did a behind the scenes documentary on the making of music videos, which included being on the set of videos for Bon Jovi, Kiss, and Genesis. She is a big supporter of many not for profits in the town and has been featured in many local news stories and magazines.
Laura Freed Ancona ~ Real Estate
Anyone who knows me understands my unwavering focus on market expertise, professionalism, and client service. As a top producing buyer and seller specialist and with 17 years prior experience as a CPA, you'll benefit from my strong financial background in pricing, negotiating, and providing the necessary attention to detail from start to finish.
I grew up in Connecticut and have lived in Ridgefield for fifteen years. I welcome the opportunity to offer you my unbounded energy and extensive resources to creatively market your property or help you find the home of your dreams. Visit my website for information on real estate listings and detailed information.
Gary Clark ~ Guest contributor and owner Clark Construction.
Long time Ridgefield resident Gary Clark is president of Clark Construction of Ridgefield, Inc.. In addition to doing whole house makeovers, historic renovations, kitchens and baths, the company has a strong commitment to community affairs, bringing Contractor Roundup to Habitat for Humanity, organizing an improvement program for Wilton's Trackside Teen Center, and underwriting the Clark Construction Comedy Series at the Ridgefield Playhouse.