Mark Hamilton

By Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Issue: September 2022 Hometown: Peru, NYFamily: Wife, Sabrina; two young daughters, Evalee and Scotlyn Education: A.S. in general studies at Clinton Community College, B.A. in anthropology at SUNY Plattsburgh; M.S.T. from SUNY Potsdam; School Building Leader and School District Leader certificates through Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Occupation: read more

Dr. Lori Mathieu

By Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Issue: August 2022 Hometown: Goshen, NY Family: Husband Bob, adult children Brittany and Kyle Education: Doctorate in Audiology (Arizona School of Health Science); M.S. in Audiology (Syracuse University); B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science (SUNY Plattsburgh) Occupation: Audiologist Community Involvement: Noon Rotary for 25 years; CVPH Foundation volunteer, read more


by Karen Hailson Bouvier | Photo by Mary Carpenter Issue: August 2022 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a longer life brings with it opportunities, not only for older people and their families, but also for society. Additional years provide the chance to pursue new activities such as further education, a new business or read more


by Michelle St . Onge | Photo by Kimberly Smith Issue: July 2022 Hometown: Plattsburgh, NYFamily: wife, Linda; adult children Lindsay, Kaitlyn, Eric; five grandchildrenEducation: U.S. Naval training in Behavioral Sciences; college coursework at SUNY Plattsburgh in Biology and PsychologyOccupation: Owner of Valley Vista, a residential treatment facility in Vermont Alcoholism and drug treatment programs read more

David Allen

by Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Issue: June 2022 Hometown: Plattsburgh, NYFamily: wife, Ashley; three daughters, Alaire, Calla, AmirahEducation: Associates degree in Culinary Arts, New England Culinary Institute (NECI)Occupation: Owner, Latitude 44 Bistro When Strictly Business first started the annual ‘Under 40’ theme issue in 2014, young chef David Allen was profiled read more

Sue Matton

by Michelle St . Onge | Photo Supplied Issue: May 2022 Hometown: Pittsburgh, PAFamily: Daughter and son-in law, two grandchildrenEducation: Certifications in Professional & Human Resources and Economic DevelopmentOccupation: Vice President for Economic Development, North Country Chamber of Commerce (NCCC)Community Involvement: Numerous local, regional and national boards focused on workforce and economic development Sue Matton read more

Bill McColgan

by Michelle St. Onge | Photo by Ty Kretser Issue: April 2022 HOMETOWN: Hull, MA FAMILY: Brenda, wife of 32 years; adult children, Monica and Finn EDUCATION: M.B.A. in Marketing and Management, Boston College; B.A. in Communications andInternational Relations, Stanford University OCCUPATION: President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board of Directors for read more

MaryAnne Bukolt-Ryder

by Karen Bouvier | Photo Supplied Issue: March 2022 Name: MaryAnne Bukolt-RyderOccupation: Attorney specializing in Divorce and Family LawCompany Name: Law Offices of MaryAnne Bukolt-Ryder, Esq.Family: Four adult childrenEducation: BA, The State University of New York at Albany, 1978, JD, Albany Law School, Albany, New York, 1981Hometown: North Syracuse, NY. Currently lives on Cumberland Head, read more

Dr. Anne-Marie B. Spear, DDS

b y Michelle St . Onge | Photo by Jessica McCafferty Issue: February 2022 Hometown: PlattsburghFamily: Husband, Geoff; four adult childrenEducation: Mount Assumption Institute (high school), Providence College (undergraduate), University of Buffalo (dental school)Occupation: Partner, Boule/Spear Family DentistryCommunity Involvement: North Country Mission of Hope Board; Holy Cross Parish (formerly St. Peter’s Church) Parish Council, longtime read more

Michelle LeBeau

HOMETOWN: Plattsburgh, New YorkFAMILY: Partner Rick Breyette, five adult children, one grandchildEDUCATION: A.S. in Nursing from Clinton Community College, B.A. in Business and a M.A. in Human Resources from Walden CollegeOCCUPATION: President, Alice Hyde Medical Center, President and COO Champlain Valley Physicians HospitalCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Member North Country Chamber of Commerce and The Development Corporation (TDC) read more