Member of the Month

Mark Zipadelli

When they let Software Engineers leave the office, you can find me involved in cooking, hiking, New England sports, technology consulting, ballroom dance, yoga, music and many other things that would reveal my not-so-secret nerdiness.

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Kristyn Neal

I would gladly live in a suitcase if it meant I could see the world. It's my goal to visit all the continents.

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Klejdis Radomi

I have become a very big vocal advocate for the city of Hartford and the region as a whole. One of the main reasons why I love Hartford is the people!

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Charles Logue

I volunteer very frequently including recently spending a month in Africa rehabilitating big cats and other African wildlife.

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Olivia Astle

In addition to my active lifestyle, I love antique shopping and doing DIY re purposing projects for my home.

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Aaron Knight

I'm an avid sports fan. Especially, Uconn Men's Basketball and the Dallas Cowboys. I enjoy cooking. And I like catching live music whether in Hartford or when I’m traveling.

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Amanda Trothier

Throughout the 17 neighborhoods in Hartford I’ve come to find numerous hole-in-the-wall lunch locations, small coffee shops and a strong sense of community! I love that Hartford has so many hidden gems.

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Aaron Eicoff

I enjoy cooking, weight lifting, training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and practicing yoga.

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Corrine King

I love to hang out with friends and enjoy everything Connecticut and New England has to offer.

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Andrew Stipicevic

My hobbies and interests outside of work boil down to two things: Cars and Skydiving

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Kelly Conrad

I try to say "yes" to as many things as possible; you never know what opportunities may come your way and it's more fun than sitting on your couch.

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Dan Castle

Though I work in the engineering and aerospace world now, my Architecture and Animal Science background from Cornell still leaves an animal/outdoors itch I need to scratch.

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Alisha C. Pierce

During my spare time I enjoy salsa dancing, traveling around the globe and I also have recently started to collect vinyl.

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Katherine Donovan

For as long as I can remember I've been interested in pictures and cameras, and recently, I started photography as a part-time business in addition to my full time job in accounting.

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Steven Hernández, Esq.

Where else can one talk shop with a lawyer, composition with a photographer, and the nuances of starting a new business with an emerging entrepreneur, all while enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of what the region has to offer? That’s HYPE. 

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Lisa Pawlik

I will jump at any opportunity to travel throughout the United States.

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David Morse

I'm an avid sports fan, on and off the field.

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Christina Lumbreras

I have so many hobbies I wish I had more free time!

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Christopher Remo Pagano

I'm the third generation to belong to the St. Valentine Social Club, and I hope to someday have my future children run the organization.

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Melissa Cahill

I love being able to give back to the community in a variety of ways.

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Frank Hamer

I’m a bit of a gearhead, enjoy traveling (especially to Europe), and seeing live music.

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Katie Kervick

I’m an amateur runner and craft beer enthusiast who also loves taking advantage of the fun things to do in Hartford!

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Kevin Paro

I love spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, playing music, and reading.

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Jessica Fenner

I am always on the hunt for the perfect cupcake!

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David J. Rubin

I admire what everyone brings to the table to make Hartford life vibrant.

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Rachel Santacroce

My favorite thing about Hartford is the fact that there is a constant feeling of progress and improvement.

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Stella Szantova Giordano

I love theater - but I have a weakness for shoes and silk scarves!

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Nick Pinto

Outside of work I am, to the core, a car nut!

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Sugan Kumar

My favorite thing about HYPE is meeting new people at each committee meeting.

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Steve Clayton

My favorite thing about HYPE is participating on a HYPE Cup team, especially Trampoline Dodgeball!

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Colette Gregoire

What I like most about Hartford is that it is a hidden gem.

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Brian Joel Waddell

What I like most about Hartford is that it is pretty tightly knit and there is always something that surprises you.

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Beth Matonak

This year I have completed 17 races, and have 7 more that are scheduled for the rest of 20

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Tyra Peluso

My favorite part about being a HYPE member is that I am able to give back to my community.

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Kevin Ehrlich

In the Hartford community, I plan to be more engaged with the Hartford Camp Courant Board of Directors through my interactions with HYPE.

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I am in health insurance but another part of me wants to open a cafe/bookstore blend.

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Michael S. Hill

I initially attended college to study music, and now have a Masters in Accounting and Taxation.

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Christopher Woodhouse

I work alongside individuals to plan a comfortable retirement and assist in meeting their financial goals.

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Amanda Girardin

I want to have a lasting impact on reducing systemic injustices that exist in our society.

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Eliana Cardeño

I would like to start a social enterprise that focuses on women's empowerment and healthy lifestyles.

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Ryan O'Halloran

I ensure that KNOX, Inc. has the resources and the reputation necessary to do what's best for Hartford.

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David King

I work with a small team in the area of Private Wealth Management.

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Liz Slot

I am a high school English teacher..

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Laura Dinan Haber

I am a solutionist.

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Steven Zakrzewski

I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer...

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Suzanne Truong Hoyer

I am a software engineer, working for a utility company...

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R.C. Thornton

I am working on multiple entrepreneurial projects, which I got into after deciding to “do my own thing” after graduating. 

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Kelly Carter

I never thought I’d grow up to work for an insurance company. I always thought I’d be a reporter when I grew up.

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Jon Aidukonis

I am the Director of New Media and Special Events for Hartford Restaurant Group.

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Adam McLaughlin

I am a Relationship Manager in Webster’s Commercial Bank

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Amanda Schoonmaker

I am the Communications Manager at the Connecticut Convention Center...

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McKinley Albert

I am currently the Director of Development at Hartford’s Camp Courant, the largest and oldest free summer day camp in the country.

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Ray Hernandez

I have wide ranging responsibilities that focus mainly on communicating business news to our more than 35,000 employees around the world.

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Martha Paluch

Phoenix Manufacturing is a supplier of precision aircraft components for civilian and military aviation.

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Robert Wu

As a Technical Analysis Manager, I provide jet engine performance analysis and maintenance forecasts to support sales campaigns

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Erik Person

I am a Senior Analyst at Travelers. I was a finance major at Elon University in North Carolina...

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Bobby Hensley

I provide insurance and financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the greater Hartford area. 

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Mike Carucci

I am a Staff Chiropractor with the CT VA.

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Alison M. Valerie

I communicate to participants of MassMutual retirement plans...

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Jeff Roux

In college I realized I could study and do something I love as a profession, exercise, and make a good living at it.

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Jeremy D. Race

I began my career at Junior Achievement in 2002 as a Program Manager.

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Theresa Desilets

I’m an Account Manager with Cigna's internal marketing agency...

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Alex Koenigsberg

I recently started October 2011 as an Event Coordinator.

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John Farrell

I talk to computers in languages they understand. 

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Rachael E. Succo

I provide all the post-sales support for spare parts sales as well as general customer service.

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Kate Hayden, MPH

I started working in research when I graduated from UConn with an undergraduate degree in psychology.

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Frank Campailla

I have worked in journalism, public relations and marketing since graduating from college 14 years ago...

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Katie Carges

I have been the Associate Director for Corporate & Foundation Support at Hartford Hospital since April 2008.

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Naomi Reid

I manage and facilitate the Connecticut Forum’s award-winning YOUTH Forum program..

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