Kate

Kate

Kate Lombardo is Hoboken Girl’s Marketing and Events Manager. She joined the HG team in February of 2015 and loves keeping readers up to date on news and things to do in Hoboken. Kate lives uptown with her husband and can often be found shopping her way through Hoboken’s boutiques or taste-testing her way through the mile square’s amazing restaurants. She’s a local yoga teacher who loves helping people live the healthiest and happiest version of their lives. Check her out on Instagram @katelombardoyoga.

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Megan

Megan

Meg is a twenty-something “old soul” and is known to leave {red} lipstick marks on her coffee mugs. She moved to Hoboken last year for a boy {a wonderful one at that} and has happily resided uptown since. When she’s not writing our weekly events guide, she’s a real estate agent and an amateur photographer. You can usually find Meg at a local coffee shop, a hot yoga studio, or home with her two cats, Penny Lane & Lucy. She loves a good glass of wine and cooking to her favorite band, The Beatles. Show this girl a sense of humor or recommend some good fiction and she’ll love you, dearly.

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Genna

Genna

Genna moved to Hoboken upon graduating from the University of Tennessee to start her Marketing career at Scripps Networks in midtown Manhattan. To Genna, there's nothing better than SEC football, sunny weather naps on her balcony, and window shopping down Fifth Avenue. You may have spotted her as a sales associate in our local Anthropologie... that is, when she's not binge watching her favorite HGTV shows! Most days, you can find Genna circling the Mile Square on her morning running routine or attempting to justify her shopping addiction along Washington Street.

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Tamara

Tamara

Tamara recently graduated college with a degree in journalism and mass communication, but she’s always wanted to work in fashion. She’s worked for multiple websites and has been an on-air fashion stylist {known as the Glam Guru!}. By day, she works for women's magazines, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.

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Will

Will

Will Ferman is a Hoboken dog walker as well an aspiring photographer and writer. After attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan for two years, Will decided to pursue his true passion of working with animals. He truly enjoys caring for dogs and has been a dog walker in Hoboken for over six years. In addition, Will is a photographer who specializes in dog portraits, combining his love for animals and the arts. Will is honored to be able to contribute to HobokenGirl.com and excited to tell the stories of Hoboken's furry friends.

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Marley

Marley

New Jersey native & Hobokenite of 7+ years, Marley is constantly discovering new eats to write about...from Edgewater to Manhattan. Whether it's takeout, wine tastings, or classic Jersey diners, she's on a mission to bring you the best noms our area has to offer. Copywriter by day. Contributor at night. Reach her at marleyltito@gmail.com.

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Krista

Krista is a 20-something Jersey Girl who lives in oversized sweaters and oversized sunglasses. Although she currently resides in North Jersey, she was born and raised in South Jersey and will always choose a hoagie over a sub and a pork roll over Taylor ham in the endless debates. She believes wholeheartedly in Sunday dinners, retail therapy, and stellar Instagram captions. When she’s not writing, shopping, or pretending to be a better skier than she actually is, she can be found winding down with a glass of Riesling in one hand and a good book or magazine in the other.

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Erin

Erin

Erin is a proud Hobokenite who moved to Hoboken three years ago from Central NJ with her now husband. When she’s not teaching English to middle schoolers in New York City, she can be found running GrandeGifts (www.etsy.com/shop/grandegifts), writing, shopping on Washington, at the barre’ or binging on Bravo. Still basking in that newlywed glow, Erin also adores everything having to do with weddings, Broadway, and Disney (shamelessly).

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Michelle Pulman

Michelle Pulman

Ever since she can remember, Michelle has had a passion for DIY projects, interior design, and styling homes. She writes Hoboken Girl's DIY and Design column, where she shares ideas for fun weekend {pinterest-worthy} projects and decor styling that will totally impress your friends and family. A New Jersey native, Michelle is currently the Communications Director for a global digital and design firm in New York City and lives in Uptown Hoboken with her husband, her son, and her dog, Chewie. You can follow her on Instagram at @GirlontheHudson or through her design blog, GirlontheHudson.com.

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Sara

Sara

Sara Khosrowjerdi is a licensed acupuncturist at the Acupuncture Atelier in Hoboken. She received her Master's of Acupuncture with honors at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC. Being Reiki Level 1 & 2 Certified, she also has a vast understanding of the Chakra system and the role it can play in the healing process. At Acupuncture Atelier, her primary practice focuses on the unique treatment styles of Kiiko Matsumoto, with whom she studied for three years. Using KM Acupuncture as a base, Sara always integrates and supports, using Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, Reiki, and essential oils. She is the healthy living expert in our column, “Sara Says,” offering tips on staying zen, healthy, and happy in our fast-paced lives. When not working full time as an acupuncturist, Sara enjoys yoga, cooking and free style dancing.

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Kelly

Kelly

A Jersey girl born and raised, Kelly moved from Hoboken to Weehawken a year and a half ago and loves exploring all of the history and hidden spots in her new city while still making frequent trips to her favorite spots in the Mile Square (because while she signed up for a new zip code, she definitely didn’t sign up for a life without Black Bear buffalo bites, sunsets at Pier 13 or Sunday football on Washington!). After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in journalism, she spent five years as a style editor and now freelances on everything from fashion to finance. When she’s not working on her next story, you can usually find Kelly swimming at the Stevens pool, checking out new happy hour spots (bonus points always given for a spot with a view) or cheering on her Maryland Terrapins (Go Terps!).

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Jennifer

Jennifer

Jen is a thirty-something mama with three kids under five in Hoboken. Yes, it can be done! She is also the co-founder and CEO of Local Barre, a boutique core fitness with three locations in Hoboken. Life with kids (and a business!) in Hoboken can be chaotic and Jen is ready to share her tips for balancing it all as a "veteran" Mama in this city.

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Christina

Christina

Christina is a resident of midtown Hoboken and an avid runner. A total fitness lover and fanatic, Christina is always up to try something new. Her other passions include cooking, baking, and any events which include animals. She and her fiancé can often be found watching the dogs play at the dog park — and her other favorite places in town are the farmers market, Pier A for a run, and any coffee shop (especially with gluten free cookies). Make sure to stop by Work It Out studios and say hi to Christina, who is usually behind their front desk!

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Kristin

Kristin

Kristin Reisinger, MS RD CSSD, is the founder and owner of IronPlate Studios, elite and private fitness and nutrition studios located in Hoboken, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. A Personal Trainer for over 17 years and Registered Dietitian for 10 years with a background in obstacle course competitions and NPC Figure competitions, Kristin has helped hundreds of people in the tri-state area lose weight in a healthy way and achieve a physique and athleticism that they never thought possible. Frequently quoted in Women’s Health, Today’s Dietitian, Real Simple, Oxygen magazine, Men’s Health Online, Good Housekeeping Online and JC Downtown magazine, Kristin also hold’s a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She is an avid yogi, snowboarder and surfer, and lives locally with her MMA-loving daughter, Sophia.

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Jen

Jen

Jen Gonzalez is the owner/founder of Doody Free Girl, a colon hydrotherapy practice in downtown Jersey City. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jen graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in business — but after discovering a passion for health and alternative wellness while working at her family's business, she realized how easy it is to lead an unhealthy lifestyle in today's corporate environment. Now, she works as a colon hydrotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. On Hoboken Girl, she'll be sharing all of the cool vegan/veggie/healthy options there are to discover in Jersey City.

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Avani

Avani

If there's one thing Avani loves more than Hoboken, it's love itself. Avani is an uptown Hoboken resident who is also a proposal planner {EverAfterProposals.com} and can most often be can be found plotting and planning proposals for couples around town (and across the world!). On HobokenGirl.com, she'll be sharing her tips and tricks to navigating anything romance in Hudson County when it comes to ideas for couples, date nights, and more.

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Liya Crawford

Liya Crawford

Liya originally hails from Minneapolis, MN (but don't hold that accent against her) and has been a NY/NJ transplant since 2004, when she moved east to attend Hofstra University. Even though she doesn't pronounce coffee like you, she has a passion for some of the best food, culture and lifestyle that this side of the Hudson has to offer. As a new resident of Jersey City Heights {with her husband Scott and their dog Nala}, she's excited to explore her new neighborhood and share her findings with you.

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Tamara

Tamara

Tamara is NJ native, spending the last decade in Hoboken and Jersey City. She's a real estate agent at Boutique Realty, with offices are in Hoboken, Jersey City and Redbank. She aims to share with you all of the tricks of the trade to help you score your dream home and avoid the pitfalls of real estate. She balances the intensity of real estate by dancing her cares away in Zumba and finding her zen at her boyfriend’s studio, Real Hot Yoga. With all of the fabulous restaurants in town, her favorite date night is still a night in complete with a home-cooked meal and her favorite shows.

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Carianne

Carianne

Carianne is a loud-and-proud Jersey Girl. She moved to Hoboken in 2012, and what began as a stopover in this tiny urban town has turned into 4 years of exciting adventures. She works in NYC during the week, but during those free hours of the day you’ll find her seeking out a new fitness class, trying a challenging ( and clean-eating) recipe, or running around Hoboken and JC in search of new experiences. However, Carianne’s favorite activity is snuggling her fluffy Shih-Tzu companion, Fig Newton, at home with her husband.

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Lauren

Lauren

Lauren, a New Jersey native, is proud to call Hoboken home. An English educator by day, in her free time, you’ll find her stocking up at Hoboken’s farmer’s markets, taking a restorative yoga class, or writing at the Hoboken Library. She loves to eat the season, buying and cooking food that’s fresh and delicious, sharing tasty and unfamiliar options like sorrel, persimmons, and sunchokes with her friends and family.

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Casey

Casey

Casey is our resident recipe developer. Having graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education with a degree in Culinary Arts and Nutrition, she has been working as a private chef and caterer in Hoboken and NYC {and has become very handy around the kitchen}! When Casey is not puttering in her refrigerator or pantry working on new recipes, you can find her at the park with her 4 year old son and listening to Billy Joel!

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Laurel Lederman

Laurel Lederman

Laurel discovered holistic health in 2009 while searching for ways to heal herself from chronic health concerns. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and supports individuals in finding their own path to health and inner happiness. Laurel believes that everyone deserves a personal cheerleader while making dietary and lifestyle changes - one size does not fit all nor should it! Laurel's upbeat attitude and love of life inspires her clients to see their lives from a fresh perspective while having fun making healthy shifts. In the process she discovered a love of yoga, acupuncture, meditation, and cooking. Laurel's website laurellederman.weebly.com is where you can find nourishing recipes, inspiring blogs, and coaching + events. She also has written pieces for the Huffington Post's Healthy Living section.

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Daria

Daria

Daria moved to Hoboken with two of her best friends and considers it to be the best decision she’s ever made. As a total foodie, Daria has made it her mission to try every restaurant in Hoboken, and beyond. Having a Dad as a chef, (imagine three-course meals every night) she says that her love for food is basically in her DNA. At this point, anyone who knows her already understands that they automatically have to offer her a bite (or two) of whatever they’re eating. When she’s not eating or researching the menus of new restaurants, you can find her either running along the waterfront, taking a stroll along Washington St. or working in the city as a publicist.

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Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a Hoboken local with two kids under two. She is also the founder of the Facebook community, Hoboken Mommies, a resource for moms and expecting parents in Hoboken. Having two babies in two years isn’t always easy, but it is a lot of fun! Kimberly is here to share tips on how to get the most of your prenatal and parenting journey in Hoboken.

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Michele

Michele

Michele is Hoboken Girl’s Managing Editor. Though she’s been a Jersey girl since her mother danced on a chair at a Bruce Springsteen concert while 8-months pregnant, Michele’s life is anything but basic. When not working in cosmetic design and marketing, Michele can be found exploring the Mile Square and sharing her good finds. She loves cooking, baking, brunching, and tacos, so it’s a good thing she's also a marathoner and soccer player. Aside from adding to her already extensive collection of boots and throw pillows, Michele enjoys a good beer, a chai tea latte, and chillin’ with her kitties, Bo and Samson.

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Desiree

Desiree

Desiree is a born-and-bred Hudson County girl living in Weehawken with her husband and pup, Maddie. Though she's a PR pro by day, she's always had a love for living a healthy lifestyle and checking out the latest holistic beauty trends. A lifetime vegetarian and fitness enthusiast, you can catch her in an early morning yoga class or running along the river. When she isn't working out, Des is usually shopping in one of Hoboken's many boutiques or celebrating the day with a glass of champagne. Guilty pleasures include dark chocolate truffles, massages, Greys Anatomy and mostly anything with kale.

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Janelle

Janelle

Born and raised in North Jersey, Janelle moved to Hoboken back in 2013 right after college where she began her career in Beauty PR. She currently works at Marina Maher Communications, where she works on COVERGIRL handling everything from product launches to influencer partnerships and media events. Staying up to date on the latest trends, beauty bloggers, and fashion bloggers (and endlessly watching YouTube videos) is only part of her beauty obsession. Most days you can find Janelle hanging out in uptown Hoboken visiting her favorite spots including Bwe Kafe, Johnny Pepperoni and The Madison.

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Colleen

Colleen

Colleen is a twenty-something living in Hoboken. She works in publishing by day — but is typically dreaming of a good book on the beach, beverage in hand. A few of her favorite things: Puppies, pineapples, reading, and road trips. When she's not reading, she can be found brunching and exploring Hoboken with friends.

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Jake Sheppard

HobokenGirl.com's web developer.

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