Opus 40

Caroline Crumpacker

As Executive Director of Opus 40, Caroline Crumpacker is steward over one of the most significant earthwork sculptures in the country and a distinctly Hudson Valley landmark.

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Aaron Weisblatt

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Aaron Weisblatt lives in Woodstock, and his latest film — a feature-length documentary about fly fishing culture in the Catskills — is set to premiere at the 2019 Woodstock Film Festival.

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Matt Pond

As front man of his eponymous indie rock band, musician Matt Pond released a dozen albums and numerous EPs. Now living in Kingston, he's continuing to record while being a staple of the local music scene.

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Kortnee Simmons

Kortnee Simmons is a musician and actor currently signed to EMPIRE Records and appearing in movies and TV shows such as Netflix's The Get Down.

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Neil Howard of the Colony Woodstock

Neil Howard and his wife Alexia run Colony, the storied music and performance venue in Woodstock, newly rejuvenated and thriving under their ownership.

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Shauna Keating

Based in Kingston, Shauna Keating is a designer and a leader of several community organizations, including the HV Tech Meetup and AIGA Upstate.

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Milo Axelrod

Milo Axelrod is a multi-talented UX designer, artist, podcast host, and self-described “passionate fool” living and working in Ulster County.

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Jared Schafer

Motion designer Jared Schafer is based in Fishkill, where he creates stunning animations and posters for high-profile clients.

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Scott Tillitt

Beacon-based Scott Tillitt is the founder of BEAHIVE, a coworking space and community institution with locations opening throughout the Hudson Valley.

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Tyler Walker

Tyler Walker is a composer, sound designer, and app developer who's written the soundtracks for some of Improv Everywhere's most notorious events.

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