Newtown's Hamlet Hub Team
Lisa Bailey ~ Newtown Editor
A lifelong Connecticut resident, Lisa has called Newtown home for the past 19 years. A mother of three school-age children, Lisa and her husband are active members of their community and are proud to call Newtown home.
Lisa previously worked as an editorial assistant at a local newspaper and prior to that, managed a corporate travel department.
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. She has more than 15 years experience creating surprising and memorable designs with words, images & space and understands that each brand has its own set of unique and complex personality traits to express. Sensitivity to type, image, color, material, texture and form are the foundation for her design solutions.
Tom Martin ~ Chief Philanthropist at HamletHub Helpers
TOM MARTIN is President at Tom Martin Media and is leading HamletHub's effort to help local communities and charities via HamletHub's "Hub Helpers" program.
Since establishing his independent public relations firm in 2005, Tom Martin has worked with a wide range of clients including authors, motivational speakers and experts in the fields of business, health and parenting. Prior to moving into the PR field, Tom served as a network news producer for a number of major news organizations including ABC News, CBS News and CNN. For more than 20 years, Tom has worked with several nationally known non-profit organizations including Feeding America, the nation's largest network of food banks, and Communities In Schools, a group dedicated to helping inner city high school students stay in school and create an empowering future. Tom and his wife Joanne live in Ridgefield, Connecticut with their children Lindsay and Eric.
Networking Consultant ~ Jane Thielen
Jane is a believer in business networking. She started up the new "Better Together-Business Women Networking" (36 members), Divorced Women Mastermind (25 members) and was former VP of Mom's Club of New Milford. Additionally, she belongs to BIG (Believe, Inspire, Grow) and the POE (Philanthropic Educational Organization) of Brookfield. She recently joined Arbonne, as an independent consultant for their Swiss botanical skincare products. Her main passion, however is raising her beautiful young daughter, Vivian.