October 27, 2016

Our Team

We have a multi-generational team with expertise in nonprofit, social media, marketing, engineering, and education sectors. We are grateful every day for our community partners, advisors, supporters, and board members who share our value and commitment to giving back.

Gayle Farman

Motivators: Family, doing good, positivity, community need, lifelong learning, inclusion, creativity, teamwork, making a sustainable impact on the world.

Happiest When:  My 100-year-old home is filled with the warmth and laughter of my husband, twin daughters, the people we love, live music, and great food

Extras:  I Love Lucy, (Fake) blonde moments, girls weekends, Broadway, Keith Haring, double faults, James Taylor, speed bag, The Capes, A Cappella, happy tears

Steve Gonick

Motivators: Trying to leave the world in better shape than I found it, rooting for and helping underdogs, working with people who do not necessarily see talent in themselves, coaching the next generation of leaders, putting my money where my mouth is.

Happiest when: I have a thoughtful conversation with my wonderful wife and daughters, usually at dinner time with a wonderful meal that we prepared.

Extras:  Summers on Long Island, Wine Enthusiast, Ithaca College and Emma Willard School Trustee, NY Yankees and Jets, movies, Gilmore Girls and the Simpsons...but only with my daughters.

Nicole Snow
Motivators: I love seeing my team grow and build on their strengths. When they level up, I swear there is a "Mario Power Up" sound that goes off in my brain. I can also be motivated by good scotch and Gary Vaynerchuck.
Mary Alice Riley

Motivators: Agape, each new day, family, intimate dinners for 30, people who challenge my thinking, being told I cannot do something, finding compassion in the middle of storms

Happiest When: At the lake with family and friends, having breakfast with my penguin sisters, doing anything with the wee ones in our family, reading political thrillers, strolling at 90 mph around NYC, lazy Sundays reading a week's worth of newspapers with my husband, sitting in the car listening to the rain

Extras: All things shoes, dancing and singing to ABBA, cannot get enough chocolate in this lifetime, I can trip over a feather, I'm a lefty!

Sandra Sgambati

Motivators: Seeing others smiling, a full dinner table with family and friends, making a difference, people who can laugh at themselves, amazing presenters, creativity, doing good and making things easier for others

Happiest when: Doing anything with my six sons; boating on Lake George with my boyfriend; camping on the Lake George Islands with family, friends and loved ones; exploring Disney; hearing my sons say “Thanks for making us do this; it was a lot of fun;” enjoying family beach time in Gloucester, Mass.; walking through the forests and taking in earth’s beauty; snuggling with my family on the couch while watching a good movie; realizing I can do it myself

Extras:  Everything Star Wars, corny '80s movies/music, campfires and scary stories, Halloween, Led Zeppelin, all live music and peanut butter

Russell Clarvoe

Motivators: Family, teamwork, craftsmanship

Happiest when: Getting outdoors with my family, hiking, working or playing

Extras:  Guitar, photography and cooking

Chris Scavo

Motivators: Continually learning, striving to be a better person, believer in servant leadership, creativity, teamwork, making my clients lives better.

Happiest When: At home enjoying time with my wife, playing with our very lovey puppies.

Extras: Live music, craft cocktails, traveling, Mexican food, dart enthusiast, Harry Potter, Dave Matthews Band, Marvel movies, enjoying life any way I can.

Josh Hamilton

Motivators: Learning new skills and using them proficiently to see a positive outcome. My sister-in-law who was an Air Rescue Swimmer in the U.S. Navy.

Happiest When: Seeing my newborn son smile while on Zoom meetings. Spinning multiple plates at the same time. Knowing when to react, preventing them from falling over. Making lasting connections with others to foster relationships for the betterment of organizations and the community.

Extras: 1st-time homeowner, lifetime home improver. If I’m not in Upstate New York, I’m getting lost in the backroads of Vermont. Apple Music is my jam but podcasts are my life. Favorite sport is Football but would love to see the Mets win a World Series in my lifetime.

Jenny Marshall

Motivators: Learning new things, being able to help others

Happiest When: When I get to spend time together with all my friends and family

Extras: All movies, binge-worthy TV, live music/concerts, new/unique food

Lisa Rudley

Motivators: Advocating for the greater good. Paying it forward. Empowering others to reach for their dreams.

Happiest When: My three children are spreading their wings and experiencing all that life has to offer.  Cycling on the roads of Westchester, especially during the height of the fall foliage. Spending time with old friends and making great new ones.

Extras: Genesis, Sting, Dave Matthews Band, Brené Brown, Reiki, and Rocky Road ice cream.

Katie Farman

 

Motivators: My mom- the hardest working woman; will forever inspire me, helping and caring for others to make a difference in the world, always striving to keep learning to be the best version of myself, helping to create a more inclusive world for my sister, seeing the glass half full instead of half empty.

Happiest When: I’m surrounded with family and friends, eating a good charcuterie board with a glass of wine by the fire, enjoying live music, singing with my a cappella friends, laughing and reflecting on old memories, learning about other people’s passions.

Extras: Huge fan of jackets and fashion, Grey’s Anatomy enthusiast, I may or may not have a podcast (@straightupwithkatie), I’m the typical college girl who would say joining a sorority has “changed their life”, I'm known as the emotional friend, love a good weekend getaway.