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

Andree LaBarge

HOMETOWN: Ellenburg Depot, New YorkFAMILY: Husband Allen (deceased), adult children Amy and Chris, and three grandchildrenEDUCATION: Attended Northern Adirondack Central School and pursued coursework in insurance and to become a mobile notaryOCCUPATION: Former owner of LaBarge Insurance Agency, currently serves as a mobile notaryCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Past president of the Ellenburg Kiwanis Club, member of numerous read more


FILLING MORE THAN PRESCRIPTIONS HOMETOWN: Mooers Forks, New YorkFAMILY: Wife Virginia Siskavich-Bosley, Parents Tom and Joan Bosley, and three sisters.EDUCATION: Northern Adirondack Central School; B.S. in Pharmacy, Albany College of PharmacyOCCUPATION: Pharmacist, business ownerCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Various soccer, golf, bowling, and baseball, teams. Recently The Cornerstone Falcons — a Mooers soccer team. For more than two read more


Hometown: PlattsburghFamily: Spouse Dennis, daughters Ella and Annie, and adult stepdaughters Caitlin and MeghanEducation: B.A. in Finance (Boston College), M.A. in Human Resources (Marymount University in D.C.)Occupation: Disaster and Business Transition Consultant at the Adirondack North Country Association and former owner of Maui NorthCommunity Involvement: Jesuit Volunteer Corps, former North Country Chamber of Commerce Board read more


Occupation: Director of Career and Technical Education, CEWW BOCESHometown: Mechanicville, NYFamily: Two adult children; spouse Scott, two dogs Doc and Marty (‘Back to the Future’ reference intentional)Education: B.S. in Education (N-6 Elementary Education 7-9 Science 7-12 Earth Science), M.S. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction; both earned at SUNY PlattsburghCommunity Involvement: Board of Directors U-First Federal read more