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 our Editorial Assistant 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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Yarleen Hernandez

Yarleen Hernandez

Yarleen is a proud Jersey girl with Cuban roots. She’s an actor and writer with an affinity for poetry, travel, and fried plantains. Yarleen can usually be found with an Americano in hand, or any caffeinated beverage. When she’s not on stage, enjoying a new hobby {currently learning Krav Maga}, or typing away at her laptop, you can catch her jogging while listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or exploring art galleries and museums in New York City.

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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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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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Alexa Martin

Alexa Martin

Alexa is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who grew up in West Orange and later moved with her family to North Caldwell. Growing up in Essex County, Alexa has a love of all things Montclair! A teacher by day, Alexa is certified in elementary and special education and has her master’s degree in literacy. Alexa studied art at the Montclair Art Museum for years which played a pivotal role in starting @AlexaMartinDesigns in 2018, her small business side hustle focusing on all things creative. In her free time, you can find Alexa grabbing donuts at Montclair Bread Company, a drink and some '90s jams at Jake's, or dinner at her fave spot, Turtle + the Wolf.

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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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Brooke Nuzie

Brooke Nuzie

Brooke is a native New Yorker who moved to Cedar Grove with her family and has loved every minute of it. She enjoys the escape of her weekday corporate job in the city to the quieter, but still lively, Essex County. On nights and weekends, she can be found exploring the neighboring towns with her husband and daughter or curled up on the couch with her dog and a book. She also binge-watches way too much TV.

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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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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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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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Kristina Helfer

Kristina Helfer

Kristina is a real estate agent at Keller Williams NJ Metro Group 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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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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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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Eva Reid

Eva Reid

Eva has been a Hoboken resident her whole life and will forever be in love with this amazing city. She is currently a junior at Saint Peter's University majoring in Communications and Media Culture and minoring in Journalism. In her free time, Eva loves hanging out with friends, binge-watching TV shows (One Tree Hill and Friends are her favorites), and jamming out to some music!

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Hoboken Girl Team

Hoboken Girl Team

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Skye McDonald

Skye McDonald

Skye McDonald is a born and raised GRITS (girls raised in the south) who is thrilled to call Montclair, NJ, home after years in Brooklyn. She is a personal trainer & life coach, as well as the author of the Anti-Belle Series, standalone contemporary romance novels featuring phenomenal women learning to love themselves as they fall in love. When she’s not writing or coaching clients, Skye can be found adventuring in nature, frequently at Mills Reservation, with her Aussie puppy by her side.

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Mary Kate Schmermund

Mary Kate Schmermund

After over a decade away, Mary Kate is delighted to return to the Garden State and call Montclair home. As a communications consultant and writer nearly finished with her first novel, she finds inspiration from Montclair's creative atmosphere, beautiful parks, and friendly people. You can often find her taking in the latest dance and art offerings, browsing local bookshops, and savoring assorted coffee beverages.

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Kim Schu

Kim Schu

After eight years in NYC, last summer Kim made the big decision to permanently join her boyfriend on the other side of the river and officially become a Jersey Girl. However, this wasn't too big of a change as Kim has spent her recent years taking weekend trips to the suburbs of NJ. These days when not recruiting for her full-time job as a Talent Acquisition Manager at Wunderkind, she can be found running outdoors to the latest country hits, spending hours putting her Lifetime Movie Club subscription to good use, or likely plotting her next Seamless order to #supportlocalbusinesses.

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Katherine Chaves Diaz

Katherine Chaves Diaz

Katherine is a senior studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing at Montclair State University. Apart from her family and dogs, she loves traveling most. She has fallen head over heels with traveling, trying new foods, learning about new cultures, getting out of her comfort zone, and experiencing the world. She's been to 12 countries and a few states. Coming in a close second is music and nature.

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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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Hoboken Girl Team

Hoboken Girl Team

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Cammie Loeber

Cammie Loeber

Born and raised in Morris County, Campbell is a Jersey Girl through and through. Montclair has held a special place in her heart since she was first introduced to the township by good friends who lived there. When not at work in NYC, Campbell can be found sampling tacos at Tacoria, researching local real estate listings, and visiting friends.

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Christina Kamilaris

Christina Kamilaris

Christina Kamilaris, MS, RDN, CDN, CSSD is a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. Outside of working with students and athletes at NYU, She has a local private practice, Veggies n Spice. Covering weight concerns, medical conditions, hormone balance, sports nutrition, and more, Christina helps customize your nutrition, regain confidence, and take control of your health. On the weekends you’ll find her checking out local restaurants and markets with her husband, strolling the Brookdale park, or recipe testing new dishes and desserts.

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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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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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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.

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Adam D'Aleo

Adam D'Aleo

After executing marketing programs in the digital and events space for the past seven+ years, Adam has an undying passion for this crazy social media world we live in. A born and raised New Yawker, he's been living in Jersey for the past five years enjoying every moment of what being a proud New Jersey resident brings. You can find Adam binge-watching Bravo TV, listening to Avicii, live-tweeting, and/or tanning on the beaches of the Jersey Shore.

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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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