Clyde Rabideau

Multi-careered and multi-faceted, Mayor Clyde Rabideau has a fascinating story to tell. Born in Miami Beach, Florida, where his father was stationed as a Marine and raised in West Plattsburgh, Rabideau’s story begins after graduation from Saranac Central School. Prior to his career in politics, his first foray into business was operating the Rabideau Corp. read more



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