A native of western Massachusetts, Kevin Riordan received a degree in journalism from SyracuseUniversity. His first newspaper job was at the Cherry Hill News, a Gannett-owned weekly. At the Courier Post, he was the one-man bureau in Camden for eight years and also held a number of other high-profile jobs. He left the paper in 2007 and became vice president for communications for Volunteers of America of the Delaware Valley.
Deirdre Giumetti, a.k.a. Yummygal, is behind the wheel of her Buick Enclave, heading east from her home in Woodstown.
"I love this," she says, as Route 40 unfurls across the rolling Salem County landscape under a gauzy winter sky. "It's a different world down here."
Jenna Bass wrote an autobiography in watercolor.
As the Hunterdon County, N.J., artist began to recover from the eating disorders that were ruining her life, blood reds receded and bright pinks proliferated in her work.
Alene Brennan kept a revolutionary New Year's resolution: to create the career of her dreams.
"I made my decision on Jan. 2, 2014," recalls the Mount Laurel resident, 35, who had been a corporate communications professional for a dozen years.
At 26, Victoria Napolitano says she's prepared to become Moorestown's mayor.
"Age isn't everything," notes the first-term Republican councilwoman, who is expected to be sworn in Tuesday during the township government's annual reorganization.
Never curled before? Frank Sharp has some advice for you.
"Walk like a penguin" to keep your balance, he tells 32 curling newbies at the Igloo Ice Rink in Mount Laurel, where they are eager to get started. "If you fall, fall like a turtle. Protect your head."
Lisa Gedaka is a nurse by day, a basketball coach by night, and a mother of four - 24/7.
Although her husband, Ken, likens her to a superhero, "I don't think what I'm doing is so out of the ordinary," Gedaka says. "There are a lot of people who do more than I do. I look at it as being blessed."