Have you ever asked yourself the “what ifs” about pursuing your childhood dream job? Some questions you might ask could include: “Would I be good at it?”“Would I be happy?” “Would I be fulfilled?” Fortunately, Ellen Silberlicht doesn’t have to ask these questions. As early as she could remember, she knew what she wanted to do and she has worked to achieve it – a conduit of creativity, community, and joy.
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Big canvases, Microsoft paint, panoramic photos–Tanner Simon expresses his art in different mediums. It’s no surprise coming from an artist with a wide array of skills, interests, and expertise. Born and raised in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Tanner is now on his way to get his Masters in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida.
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York is an up-and-coming model, actor, and musical artist who is currently making waves in the entertainment industry—Christian Jake Lannigan, otherwise known as Christian Jake. Christian is a 38-year old actor who is known for playing the role of “Tatz” in the movie Bound by New York-based screenwriter and actor Isaac Hirotsu Woofter.
Born and raised in North Scranton, Pennsylvania, Ethan Synder is the executive chef and owner of Ethan’s Eats, a business located on Lackawanna Ave in Olyphant, Pennsylvania. Ethan’s Eats has two businesses: a physical cafe and catering business and a meal prep website that offers a variety of meals through online ordering for pickup or delivery.
Born and raised in Wayne County is a young woman who is not just capturing moments but timeless memories. Harmony Klinkiewicz is a boutique wedding and portrait photographer with 12 years of experience taking pictures of almost everything—from adorable portraits of smiling babies to wedding shots of couples and their families.
Finding passion in art, Grace Hickey is a painter with a background in visual arts. Long Island, New York was her home town until she moved to Pennsylvania two years ago. Aside from her artistry, she’s also currently the Inventory Manager at the River location of Black & Brass Coffee Roasting Co. When she’s not making sure that the store is running like a well-oiled machine, she also serves as a barista.
Originally from Oceanside, New York, Nick Bedo has always been passionate about music. In 2014, he formed a psychedelic band called Ruckzuck along with his brother Matt Bedo, their drummer, and his partner Faith Kelly, who is in charge of vocals, synth, and keyboard. Nick, who is the band’s guitarist, has resided in Pennsylvania for five years and has been rocking with the group towards stardom.
Joe Chiocchi is a NEPA native with an artistic background. His primary focus is on digital art and graphic design. He currently works in the insurance field but finds commission work on the side, even going as far as to partner with different local breweries to design different branding pieces.
Very few artists display versatility quite like Tyler Essex. From music to writing to visual art and to acting, Tyler is one of the most well-rounded of the younger talent in the Poconos.
Chris Novoa is an entrepreneur from Honesdale. His new business, WISP, provides fitness and lifestyle coaching services for those looking to level-up in their personal and professional lives.