Amy Giezentanner is a student at the Culinary Institute of America. She moved to New York last year to further her culinary knowledge and begin a career in food writing. Her hobbies run the gamut from food and wine to the performing arts, literature, travel, animals, hiking, dancing, and antiquing. When not at school or work, Amy can be found studying for class, working out with friends, hiking, and playing with her dog. Although Amy misses her native home of Arkansas, she loves New York and the beauty of the Hudson Valley.
Kelley Granger is a journalism student at SUNY New Paltz, where she is news editor of the New Paltz Oracle and vice president of the New Paltz Equestrian Team. If she’s not behind a computer, she can be found training for the next intercollegiate horse show or exploring the natural wonders of the upstate region. She has an insatiable appetite for travel: Two cross-country road trips and multiple visits to Europe and Morocco have not satisfied her craving for adventure and cultural discovery. Kelley was Chronogram’s editorial intern this summer.
Robin Catalano is a freelance writer and editor of fiction and nonfiction. Her articles have appeared in a variety of regional and national magazines, including Gourmet, Culinary Trends, Santé, Let’s Live, Berkshires Week, Dance Spirit, Stage Directions, and Berkshire Living, for which she is also a contributing editor. A part-time jewelry designer based in Stephentown, Robin is a nature and animal aficionado and the author of Storey’s Barn Guide to Horse Health Care and First Aid (Storey Publishing, 2007).
Jason Cring, a graphic designer and illustrator, has called the Hudson Valley home all his life. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a BFA in graphic design, he currently resides in Rhinebeck. In between Mets games and samurai films, Jason takes on freelance book design projects for such publishers as Sterling, Thomas Nelson, and Orvis. Balancing work, an addiction to YouTube, and a love of the outdoors has proved challenging, but he manages to vacate his computer desk for such activities as Frisbee, running, golf, softball, and kayaking.