Your online source for connecting with your community and local businesses, Town Pulse Live brings you inspiring stories from throughout the region along with stories and photos which have been published in our quarterly magazines. Together, our team strives hard to show off the best your community has to offer! We hope you enjoy reading.
Meet our Team
Leadership and Direction
CEO / Founder
John Kidd doesn’t do much quietly, especially when it comes to making a positive impact. His passion to help others is equally matched by a boldness to speak the truth in love. John brings a unique skill set as an innovative and influential leader with his exceptional artistic ability, strategic implementation, and marketing experience. President and Founder of Town Pulse Live, a division of John Kidd Promotions, John attributes all of his success to the Lord. He lives in Montgomery with his wife Aimee and six children.
Editorial and Content Development
Rachel Coleman has over a decade in experience as a reporter and photographer for the Wallkill Valley Times, part of the Times Community Newspapers of the Hudson Valley. She has also dabbled in freelance writing for non-profit organizations and legal secretarial work. She is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley and graduated from the Wallkill Central School District. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communications from Liberty University.
Abigail Cummings grew up in Lagrangeville, New York. Her childhood loves of writing and painting have become her adulthood passions, as well as volunteering with youth in her community. She currently leads a young adults group called “The Homecoming” and can be found hiking with her husband in her spare time.
Aimee Kidd is a beloved daughter of the King, wife to John, and mom of six great kids! She’s a Wyoming native, but calls the beautiful Hudson Valley home. In her “extra” time, she enjoys digging into the Bible. She loves all things culinary and traveling to experience God’s Glory in new places. She is President and Founder of BeLoved Ministries.
Graphic Design and Creative Development
Erni Hewett has been a freelance and corporate designer for more than 20 years. She has worked in a creative capacity for companies such as Condé Nast Publications and Intel. Currently, she is running her own design studio, Erni Girl Designs, where she has the opportunity to work for the Quarterly magazines. She lives with her husband Brian and they are raising their children, Evan and Josie, in New Hampton, NY.
Digital Marketing Consultant
Rachel Reuben is a marketing and communications consultant with more than two decades experience leading integrated marketing efforts with colleges, universities, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. She owns Rachel Reuben Consulting, LLC, a New York State certified woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), and Marketing Tech Therapy.
Advertising and Business Development
Director of Business Development
Donna Cornell is the epitome of entrepreneurial success. Through her leadership, companies and not-for-profit organizations prosper. As an executive coach and business consultant, regional companies and individuals achieve the highest levels of success. Listed in Who’s Who of the Year, the World’s Who’s Who of American Women, Strathmore’s Business Leaders, and recognized by United States Congressional and State of New York Senatorial citations to name just a few.
Director of Operations - Goshen
Rory Brady was born and raised in Goshen. After graduating from Burke Catholic, he obtained a law license from Pace University and returned to manage his family’s law firm. He is the founder of the Sweitzer Cup, which raises money for numerous charities, and he volunteers on multiple non-profit boards. Serving as the Village and Town of Goshen Justice, Rory resides in Goshen with his wife Beth and three children Dylan, Reagan, and Brendan.
Leigh-Ann Mosca is the Director and Founder of Women’s Quest, which holds conferences in Orange County tailored to empower, promote, and unite women. She is also the head coach for the Goshen chapter of Girls on the Run. Leigh-Ann has also enjoyed teaching and tutoring within the community and has coached Goshen Youth Football while raising her two children Gabrielle and Paul.
Ray Cummings III
Ray Cummings III has a passion for business development in the Hudson Valley and wears a variety of hats in sales and marketing. In addition to helping other businesses grow their footprint through local advertising; Ray occupies his time by filming, writing, and hopes to one day save the bees.
Contributing Writers and Columnists
Eugenia Moskowitz was born in Brooklyn and has lived both there and in the Catskills. She wrote a weekly column for The New York Sun newspaper and was a textbook editor for Teachers College Press at Columbia University. She lived in the Netherlands for three years where she worked for a university publisher. Since moving to Washingtonville in 2011, she has been a regular contributor to the Orange County Post. She is married and has three children.
Director of Photography
Michael Bloom hails from the Catskills where he resides with his partner Kristin and their two dogs Chussie and Maggie. He is an award winning photographer and photojournalist. He has shot for NBC Universo, Rolling Stone, Farmacy Beauty, DETAILS Magazine, The NY Times, NY Daily News, La-Z-Boy, American Express Black Ink and Ferrari, Hudson Whiskey as well as Orange and Ulster magazines.
Tom Bushey has more than 30 years experience telling stories through photographs. He took a photography course taught by Anthony Frandino in his senior year at Monroe-Woodbury High School. He was first published in the Photo News where he later worked before spending the rest of his newspaper career at the Times Herald-Record. Tom is now a freelance photographer based in Middletown.
Melissa Harjes is a freelance photographer focusing mostly on lifestyle and wedding photography. She is self-taught with a degree in fine arts. While she isn’t photographing small children and families, she is working as a server at Blu Pointe in Newburgh, New York for the Bonura Hospitality Group.
Orlando Cruz is a Lower Hudson Valley photographer based out of Orange County, NY. He has a passion for capturing photojournalistic images and loves taking artistic environmental portraits for his clients. Orlando is a veteran of both the military and law enforcement which allows him to bring a unique style and perspective to his images.
José Lemus is a photojournalist based out of White Lake, New York. Has worked for the times herald record, and other publications as well.
Lindsay Fondacaro is a storyteller, a creator, and an architect of happiness. She loves simplicity, natural light, and being able to see the world around her with fresh eyes every single day. You’ll find her between NYC and upstate New York, capturing priceless moments, unique perspectives, raw emotion, and the unexpected. Her aesthetic appeals to those looking for a photographic style that can be described as fresh, vibrant, and modern.
Special Features and Guest Contributors
Dionysios Anagnostou is classically trained chef from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. As a child he spent his summers in Greece with his siblings and grandmother, from whom he learned some of his favorite recipes. He currently works for the Bonura Hospitality Group as the Sous Chef at the West Hills Country Club in Middletown, New York.
Cartoonist - Dennis the Menace
Born in 1951 in New York City, Ron’s interest in cartooning began as soon as he could turn on a TV set! Crusader Rabbit, Colonel Bleep, and Clutch Cargo were his early influences. With the advent of the ‘60s and Hanna-Barbera, he was in seventh heaven. The animated Disney films were also a sanctuary from the outside world. Ron attended The School of Visual Arts from 1971-1973 and The Art Students League in 1974, where he studied anatomy with Gustav Rehburger. In 1981, Ron read an interview with Hank Ketcham in Jud Hurd’s monthly publication, Cartoonist PROfiles. After sending Hank some pencil sketches of the various characters over a few months of correspondence, he was brought on board to work on the Dennis the Menace comic books for Marvel. In 1982, Ron began drawing the Dennis Sunday page, which he continues to draw today.
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I want/need to tell you how much my family and I and so many folks I know look forward to reading the Quarterly. The publication provides a warm cozy feeling and even if you don’t know the person whom you are reading about, you make the readers feel they get to know them rather quickly. The articles are down to earth and speak to the folks, the residents, and your readers. I enjoy the photography, the smiles, the laughter, and the tears shared by you and the article. You touch base on the seniors down to our children, so anyone and all of us can enjoy the reading, the reminiscing, and the LOVE on each page. I had to let you know, not only is your publication being spoken about wherever I go, but we anxiously await the next issue. I think it is so important, especially in today’s world when there are so many people feeling down, you are able to pick them up. I am sure I speak for many. Thanks for the publication, thanks for the warmth, and thanks to you.Nancy Kaiser