Watching an arborist armed with a chainsaw skillfully climb a tree is a sight that frequently inspires spectators to grab their camera. But the ease with which the professional does their work belies the dangers inherent in the job.
The biggest misconception about grants is that they are “easy money,” says Eric Roth, grants manager for the Mohonk Preserve.
As the director of education for Mohonk Preserve, she oversees a wide-ranging program of nature-based activities and instruction.
“The most challenging thing is managing patient care. People can be very apprehensive coming to a dentist, and it has to be painless.”
“I tell people, ‘I can get them into your place of business the first time; after that, it’s up to you.’”
“Thirty years ago there was a movie, ‘The Accidental Tourist.’ Well, I somehow became ‘the accidental wine and liquor store entrepreneur.’”
In her job as a doula, Fiona Cottrell has attended nearly 200 births throughout the Hudson Valley.
If you frequent the Saugerties public library, chances are you’ve come across librarian Christine Pacuk.
‘Music is so important to film. Studios tend to fluff it off. It is the last layer that you put on that completely changes the experience.’
“Before I really got into writing for a living, I was a session musician who would be hired to play drums. I was gigging five nights a week and working crazy hours. This guy I met at one of my gigs owned an ad agency. We got to talking, he wanted to hear my stuff, one thing led to the other and here I am.”