Jennifer Tripucka

Jennifer Tripucka

Jen is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of both The Montclair Girl and The Hoboken Girl. Before her media career started at Conde Nast and then full-time at HG + MG, she worked as a public school educator in the Bloomfield Public Schools for 5 years. Jen started the sites to discover the amazing things happening in the North Jersey area and to highlight local businesses. When not shopping small or eating her way through North Jersey, she can usually be found walking her two pups, watching Bravo TV, and ordering takeout with her husband, an Essex County native.

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Devin Mahon

Devin Mahon

Originally from Holmdel, NJ, Devin made the amazing decision to put down permanent roots in Northern Jersey after years of renting in NYC. With a professional background in finance and public relations, Devin left the corporate world and opened her own franchise business in 2016. A true lover of all things pop culture, she has been known to binge-watch all of her favorite TV shows over and over. When not working, Devin can be found hiking some local NJ trails with her family and pup, enjoying a meal with her closest friends, devouring a delicious piece of cake at home, or dragging her husband shopping at the local HomeGoods.

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Jordan and Joelle

Jordan and Joelle

Jordan and Joelle have ties to Montclair starting even before they were born. Both of their parents are graduates of Montclair State University and they knew they would be back at some point in life. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, they are true Jersey girls at heart. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found baking cookies, reading the latest books, or walking their yorkie-poo Chica. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!

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Victoria Marie Moyeno

Victoria Marie Moyeno

Victoria is our Editorial Assistant. She is a born and bred Jersey girl with deep roots in Hoboken and Jersey City. When she’s not touring delicious restaurants and attending events in the Hudson/Essex area, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.

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Taylor Duncan

Taylor Duncan

Taylor is an {overly} proud, born and raised Jersey girl. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way back to the Garden State. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NJ/NYC area. A lover of all things New Jersey, exploring the state is Taylor’s passion {that, and watching Real Housewives reruns}. A local favorite of hers is the Corner in Montclair.

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Victoria Marie Moyeno

Victoria Marie Moyeno

Victoria is MG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a born and bred Jersey girl with deep roots in Hoboken and Jersey City. When she’s not touring delicious restaurants and attending events in the Hudson/Essex area, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.

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Ainsley Layland

Ainsley Layland

With two little ones at home, this North Carolina native has worked remotely for the past five years as a freelance writer. Ainsley moved to New Jersey in 2016 and fell in love with the Garden State. She is always on the lookout for what’s going on in the greater New York area, from new restaurants and businesses opening to can’t-miss events highlighting local culture. Outside of writing and being a mother, Ainsley loves to dive into a good book, practice speaking French, and dream up new ways to decorate her apartment.

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Gabriela Lachapel O'Brien

Gabriela Lachapel O'Brien

Gabriela grew up in Bergen County and moved to the Montclair area in 2016 in search of new experiences. She fell in love with the restaurant scene and stayed for the diversity, culture, and entrepreneurial spirit. Outside of her 9-5 as a Construction Operations Manager in Manhattan, you can find her enjoying meals at all her favorite restaurants, jamming out during Nine-Deeez-Nite at Just Jakes, or sitting outside Amanti Vino sipping wine with friends.

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Kristina Helfer

Kristina Helfer

Kristina is a real estate agent at Compass in Montclair living right next door in Cedar Grove. In her free time, she is involved in the rescue dog community, volunteering as the Adoption/Foster Coordinator for Wise Animal Rescue. Kristina also spends time exploring businesses in Essex County and is dedicated to helping newbies to the area find their new homes, new favorite spots, and new rescue pups!

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Jordan and Joelle Hernandez

Jordan and Joelle Hernandez

Jordan and Joelle have ties to Montclair starting even before they were born. Both of their parents are graduates of Montclair State University and they knew they would be back at some point in life. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, they are true Jersey girls at heart. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found baking cookies, reading the latest books, or walking their yorkie-poo Chica. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!

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Erica Commisso

Erica Commisso

Erica calls New Jersey her adopted home, after moving from Toronto, Canada. She completed her graduate degree from NYU's journalism school and now spends her days writing and reading. Her interests include everything from sports to books to fashion, and she falls more and more in love with her new home with each passing day.

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Olivia Rizzo

Olivia Rizzo

Olivia is a Cedar Grove native who has spent many years enjoying everything Montclair offers. Olivia received her degree in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey in 2017. She loves writing about people who are pursuing their passions. When she is not writing, Olivia enjoys curling up with a good book, running and hiking on the Essex County trails, going out to brunch on the weekends, and searching for the best slice of pizza in the state.

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Diana Cooper

Diana Cooper

Originally from South Jersey, Diana has made her way up the turnpike and has found North Jersey to be her permanent fixture these past seven years. Montclair happens to be the perfect place to meet long-distance friends and family, especially with all the various restaurant offerings and adorable boutique shops. Diana writes in her spare time and works as a reporter for a national celebrity magazine. After a long day, what Diana enjoys the most is working out, playing with her kitten Chloe and catching up on the latest Bachelor or Real Housewives episode.

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Eva Grall

Eva Grall

A Montclair girl born and bred, Eva Grall is a writer, blogger, and artist. When she’s not writing romance novels or short stories, Eva is planning creative projects for her blog and photographing flowers around town. She’s more than halfway through a gardening degree from New York Botanical Garden, loves rainy days reading with her cats, and is learning French at FIAF to earn her citizenship. Follow her adventures on her Instagram page @evagrall.

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Ishita Puri

Ishita Puri

Ishita was born and raised in Mumbai where she directed and creatively led television shows throughout India. Her life took a turn when she got married and moved to the US amid the pandemic. When meeting people in person was out of the question, reading HG helped her get acquainted with the community and instilled a sense of belonging, which is why she wanted to start her American chapter by working at the Hoboken Girl. Ishita loves to travel, attend yoga pop-ups, plant community meet-ups, explore restaurants with her husband, and binge-watching TV shows.

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Jennifer Tripucka

Jennifer Tripucka

Jen is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of both The Montclair Girl and The Hoboken Girl. Before her media career started at Conde Nast and then full-time at HG + MG, she worked as a public school educator in the Bloomfield Public Schools for 5 years. Jen started the sites to discover the amazing things happening in the North Jersey area and to highlight local businesses. When not shopping small or eating her way through North Jersey, she can usually be found walking her two pups, watching Bravo TV, and ordering takeout with her husband, an Essex County native.

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Samantha Impaglia

Samantha Impaglia

A recent Montclair State journalism graduate, Samantha loves sharing her view of the world through her writing. With roots in Woodbridge Township, she is a true Jersey Girl. You can find her looking for local coffee shops and places to shop for clothes and new plants. Samantha is an avid hockey fan and experienced in sports media, newspapers, and editing. Aside from her writing, she loves to travel, especially to Disney and beach locales.

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Taylor Duncan

Taylor Duncan

Taylor is an {overly} proud, born and raised Jersey girl. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way back to the Garden State. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NJ/NYC area. A lover of all things New Jersey, exploring the state is Taylor’s passion {that, and watching Real Housewives reruns}. A local favorite of hers is the Corner in Montclair.

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Lauren Wilson-Policke

Lauren Wilson-Policke

Lauren Wilson-Policke was born and raised in Bergen County and made her way to Montclair in 2016. After years of working for fashion brands in NYC she decided to launch her own PR and Social Media company, LWP Public Relations in Montclair in 2017. When she’s not managing her robust roster of fashion and lifestyle clients, you can find her enjoying the local restaurant scene, supporting small businesses, searching for live music and happy hour and when the temperatures hit above 70°, you can catch her on the GSP heading down the shore.

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Yiwei Gu

Yiwei Gu

Yiwei was born and raised in China. She has lived extensively in Beijing and Hong Kong, before finally settling down in New York. She moved to North Jersey after a few years in Westchester and immediately fell in love with the lively communities. A financial analyst in her previous life, she is now an education consultant, a writing enthusiast, and an avid traveler who strives to think like an economist. When she is not wandering wildly in the streets of Europe, Asia, or Latin America, she can be found trying new dishes in local restaurants.

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Jean Lee

Jean Lee

Jean is a born and raised Jersey girl, currently calling Jersey City home. After leaving for school in Washington D.C. and a quick stint in Manhattan as a news producer, she just wanted to get back to her NJ roots across the river. As a new dog mom, Jean loves exploring new parks or discovering new towns City with her pup Kona and is always on the hunt for the latest restaurant opening or the hottest new business. When she’s not meandering the streets, you can find her grilling on her roof, sipping rose, and looking out over that beautiful skyline. Follow her on Instagram at @jeanthequeeen to stay up to date on her latest adventures.

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Hoboken Girl Team

Hoboken Girl Team

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CrystalB

CrystalB

Crystal B. is an expert professional astrologer working with clients all over the world. She is a second-generation astrologer and has been around astrology all her life. Her office is located in Upper Montclair, NJ. She is the author of Feed Your Moon, a public speaker, writer, teacher, coach, Astro Therapist, and trusted source of astrological information. She is passionate about using astrology as a tool for spirituality, mental health, and mindfulness. Additionally, she specializes in Past Life Regression in connection with our astrological influences. Crystal develops and facilitates custom astrology events and works with prominent colleges and businesses across the USA.

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Hoboken Girl Team

Hoboken Girl Team

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Stephanie Spear

Stephanie Spear

Stephanie Spear is a recent NJ transplant and enjoys exploring all there is to see and do. Within the area, she likes to check out local parks, historical sites, and gardens along with her husband and dog. And of course, sampling all of the best pizza NJ has to offer. She and her husband are from Washington DC and both work for the federal government. Stephanie loves to travel, ski, paddleboard, and spend time with her eight nieces and nephews.

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Sabrina Browne

Sabrina Browne

Sabrina N. Browne is an award-winning PR Executive, women’s advocate, and lifestyle influencer residing in the Mile Square. In 2016, she moved to Hoboken after accepting her position at a global communications agency in Manhattan. By day, she counsels clients in the beauty, finance, and travel sectors. When she’s not in the office, you can find Sabrina brunching or rooftop hopping across Hudson County. The Belgian-West African beauty believes we should all “see, sip and savor more life” and she exudes this mindset in everything that she does. Follow her on Instagram at @TheTasteofS.

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Alexa Pignatelli

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Amber Veltri

Amber Veltri

Originally from Hamilton, and now a Hoboken resident, Amber is a true Jersey Girl. She is an Art Director for Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Graphic Designer, Social Media Guru, Photographer, Influencer {@Hoboken_Love), and a mom to her favorite muse, Brooks. When she's not working you can find her at concerts, visiting restaurants and galleries, drinking coffee, and supporting local businesses.

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Devin Mahon

Devin Mahon

Originally from Holmdel, NJ, Devin made the amazing decision to put down permanent roots in Northern Jersey after years of renting in NYC. With a professional background in finance and public relations, Devin left the corporate world and opened her own franchise business in 2016. A true lover of all things pop culture, she has been known to binge-watch all of her favorite TV shows over and over. When not working, Devin can be found hiking some local NJ trails with her family and pup, enjoying a meal with her closest friends, devouring a delicious piece of cake at home, or dragging her husband shopping at the local HomeGoods.

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Jillian

Jillian

Jillian is Hoboken Girl's Social Media Assistant. She's a proud Maryland transplant now feeling at home in Hoboken and soaking up all that the "Garden State" has to offer. Since she was young, she dreamt of working in the big apple, but after making the move discovered that the little square mile of Hoboken was the perfect balance of city living with a small, hometown vibe. Her days are spent completely immersed in social media, be it focusing on the latest HG meme or 'gramming pics of her cat. If anyone has a spare Shar Pei puppy, she will happily take it off your hands.

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Martin Halo

Martin Halo

Martin heads a creative agency developing websites for small businesses and touring musicians based in New York, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles. While not in Hoboken, Martin can be found at a watering hole somewhere on the tiny island of Key West.

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