Nicole Cline- Spunky, Relentless, Adventurous

June, 2019

CASELLA WASTE MANAGEMENT, TERRITORY MANAGER Hometown: Hopkinton, New York Age: 27 Education: BA Anthropology, SUNY Plattsburgh Community Involvement: United Way of the Adirondacks Campaign Committee; North Country Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; Adirondack Young Professionals, Member Nicole Cline is already building her legacy and she shows no sign of slowing down. As a territory manager at read more


Dale Grigorenko- Never Stop Improving

June, 2019

NORSK TITANIUM, ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Hometown: Cedarville, Ohio Age: 33 Education: BS Welding Engineering Technology, Ferris State University Community Involvement: Team Rubicon Disaster Relief Dale Grigorenko came to Plattsburgh through the support and connections of a recruiter. At the time he was contacted, he was working as a welding engineer at a heavy equipment manufacturer. read more


Yvonne Alterie- Determined, Loyal, Inspiring

June, 2019

SEACOMM, BRANCH MANAGER Hometown: Willsboro, New York Age: 38 Education: Willsboro Central School Community Involvement: Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary, Stepping Out for Your Heart, KES 6th grade Fundraising Yvonne Alterie is home grown and flourishing right here in the North Country. She went to work straight out of high school and has been acquiring skills in read more


Golden Mokiwa- Postive, Kind, Resourceful

June, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT HEALTH NETWORK – CVPH, DESKTOP ENGINEER Home: Tanzania, East Africa Age: 36 Education: BSc in Computer Science, MCSE, MCDBA, MCTS, CCA-V, SUNY Plattsburgh Community Involvement: Organizing entertainment events (fashion shows, music concerts) that are open to the public. Golden Mokiwa has called the North Country home since he arrived to study computer read more


Renee McFarlin- Accessible, Interested, Optimistic

June, 2019

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COUNTY OF CLINTON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, CLINTON COUNTY Hometown: Union, New Jersey Age: 31 Education: J.D., Rutgers School of Law – Camden; B.A., Kean University Community Involvement: Board Member, North Country Alliance Renee McFarlin is a Jersey girl who married a man from the North Country. On one of her read more


Trevor Chapman- Dependable, Witty, Deliberate

June, 2019

DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRIAL RECRUITING, ETS, INC. Hometown: Hamilton, NY Age: 34 Education: MA Castleton University/ BA University of Vermont Community Involvement: United Way, Adirondack Young Professionals, Rotary Club Optimism is the most important quality for success,” said Trevor Chapman. “An optimist expects positive outcomes, doesn’t take failure personally but keeps on trying until s/he succeeds.” read more


Monticia Prather- Motivated, Outgoing, Personable

June, 2019

COMMUNITY BANK N.A.-BRANCH MANAGER TRAINEE Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, Florida Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management, SUNY Plattsburgh Monticia Prather wanted to broaden her horizons when she accepted her current position as manager trainee at the Route 3 Community Bank branch in Plattsburgh. One of the many things she enjoys in her read more


Casey Degon- Approachable, Dependable, Genuine

June, 2019

SALES MANAGER, LA QUINTA INN AND SUITES PLATTSBURGH Hometown: Constable, New York Age: 33 Education: B.S. Integrated Marketing, Ithaca College Community Involvement: Malone Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Relays for Life, Winter Carnivals, and Community Fundraisers. La Quinta Inn & Suites culture places a strong emphasis on the success of its employees and backs that read more


Caitrin Herdic Chiantia- Empathetic, Conscientious, Optimistic

June, 2019

FIRSTVIEW EYE CARE ASSOCIATES, OPTOMETRIST Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY Age: 32 Education: Doctor of Optometry, SUNY Colleger of Optometry, New York, NY BA in Cell and Molecular Biology, Connecticut College, New London, CT Community Involvement: Figure skating coach, North Country Skating Club Caitrin Herdic Chiantia grew up in the North Country and graduated from Connecticut College read more


Ian Fleury- Fun, Loyal, Genuine

June, 2019

Ian Fleury is a North Country native who works hard and radiates positivity. “It’s beautiful,” said Fleury, referencing his love for Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast. “We are very close to wonderful pins on the map, like Burlington and Montreal.” Growing up, Fleury enjoyed the opportunity to get outside and enjoy time with friends. Whether read more