Tammy Sherman

Occupation: Senior Operations Manager Company: Fujitsu Frontech North America Hometown: Plattsburgh Family: Jake, husband of 28 years; adult children including a daughter, son, and a stepson Tammy Sherman’s career story is a classic tale of hard work, dedication, and persistence paying off. She is also a shining example of someone who bucked the prevailing tides read more


Kevin Patnode

“I’ll tell you,” Kevin Patnode said, leaning forward with a Brick House Nicaraguan cigar between his teeth. “One time, I was campaigning in Treadwell Mills. I knocked on a door and the guy who answered, I had put him in jail. He put his arm around me, invited me in. There were three guys on read more


Michael Cashman

Current Occupation: Supervisor, Town of Plattsburgh Hometown: Carver, MA Family: Wife, Olivia; three dogs: Trotter, Valcour, and Jo Education: MS, counseling and agency, and BS, speech communication from SUNY Plattsburgh Community Involvement: Many leadership roles spanning several organizations including the United Way, Adirondack Young Professionals, Clinton County Supervisor’s Association, and the Clinton Community College Foundation. read more


Ann Giard-Chase

Hometown: Bridport, Addison County, Vermont Current Occupation: Human Resource Director, City of Plattsburgh Family: Four children, a significant other, and eight siblings Education: Master’s of Science in Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and IT, Saint Michael’s College; Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification; undergraduate degrees from the University of Vermont and St. Michael’s read more


John L. Schenkel, M.D

Hometown: Berkeley, CA Occupation: Psychiatrist, semi-retired Family: Wife, Sharon of 16+ years. John has three grown daughters; Sharon has two grown sons Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Entomology from University of California-Davis, M.D. from University of California-San Diego After a long and successful career in psychiatry that stretched from California to Oregon to Plattsburgh, read more


Dena Archer

Hometown: Plattsburgh Current Occupation: Owner, Archer Bodyworks Family: Two school-aged daughters Education: B.A. in Human Services from SUNY Plattsburgh; licensed massage therapist Look no further than Dena Archer and Archer Bodyworks for a success story about small business growth in Plattsburgh. After graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Human Services, Archer realized that read more





Hannah Hanford

Title: Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation and Community Relations Hometown: Keeseville, New York Education: B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University Community Involvement: Longtime Rotarian with membership spanning four different Rotary Clubs, most recently Saranac Lake Rotary Club; Saranac Lake Women’s Investment Club; Adirondack Planned Giving Society Family: Two grown children—McIntosh Forrence, who read more