1 This is MSLO executive assistant Katie Spear with Joe Schroeder - former CFO, BBDO-Atlanta. They rode with America By Bicycle and cycled 3,690 miles from Oregon to New Hampshire in the summer of 2010 and reunited in New York for this year’s Ride to Montauk. http://www.americabybicycle.com/
2 Jeanne Meyer - MSLO SVP of Communications, did the ride with several members of her triathlon team, all of whom are training for their next Ironman race later this summer - TJ, Tim, Marissa, Alex, Nick, Chris, Gunnar and Bill.
3 New York City's Penn Station was the starting point of Ride to Montauk.
4 Katie snapped this photo of Joe as they crossed the Williamsburg Bridge, heading to Brooklyn in the early morning light
5 Katie at mile marker 100
6 Jeanne at mile 120, near Bridgehampton
7 The organizers had great rest stops and provided fresh fruit, Lara bars, water, and gatorade. At Watermill, mile 120, pie from Briermere farms was served. At the finish at the Montauk lighthouse, they offered beer from Blue Point Brewery, plus burgers, chicken, pasta, and ice cream.
8 That weekend, I was in East Hampton and took this photo with my Blackberry.
9 And this one, too - I felt a little guilty that I wasn't on a bicycle.
10 The finish! Jeanne says that the proof is in this Garmin read out - about 152-miles in 9-hours and 15-minutes - 8 hours of riding plus some rest stops - and 9,278 calories
11 At the end of the ride, hot portable showers were offered to all of the participants. Gym bags or backpacks were taken to the finish by the organizers.
12 Katie snapped this shot after the ride on the long trip home. The Long Island Railroad shuttled riders back to Manhattan. Bicycles were carried by truck.
13 Back at home, Katie's post ride icing
15 Dani Balenson - Department: Editorial Crafts - Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland - School: Rhode Island School of Design - Major: Graphic Design - Fun Facts: I figure skated (team and solo competitions) for 10 years and I really like ice cream.
16 Kristy Bendetti - Department: Consumer Marketing - Hometown: Bridgewater, New Jersey - School: Hamilton College - Major: English Literature and Spanish Language - Fun Facts: In my free time I like to explore fashion, photography, and fashion photography!
17 Allison Benz - Department: Editorial Radio - Hometown: Akron, Ohio - School: Ohio State University - Major: Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Legal Foundations of Society - Fun Facts: I'm a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta.
18 Nikki Bock - Department: Advertising Marketing, Events - Hometown: Long Island, New York - School: Towson University - Major: Mass Communication - PR & Advertising - Fun Facts: My hobbies are dancing and exercising. My sister, Alex Bock, works for MSLO in the Ad Sales Department!
19 Julia Boehlke - Department: EDF, Textiles - Hometown: Bronxville, New York - School: Rhode Island School of Design - Major: Textiles - Fun Facts: I love to cook, knit, paint and hang out with my Westie, Fergus.
20 Julia Brownstein - Department: EDF, Editorial - Hometown: New York, New York - School: University of Pennsylvania - Major: Cultural Anthropology - Fun Facts: I love to read and cook. I am an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters on my school’s campus. I have created a prize-winning salad and I am spending next semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain.
21 Alexi Bullock - Department: Books & Special Projects - Hometown: Sandy, Utah - School: Brigham Young University - Major: Graphic Design - Fun Facts: I own a small wedding flower business. I've been married almost 2 years (and I'm only 23!), and I've eaten lunch with the mayor of Taipei, Taiwan.
22 Dayna Christison - Department: Retail Merchandising - Hometown: Orange County, New York - School: LIM College - Major: Visual Merchandising
- Fun Facts: Cat lover and DIY enthusiast. In my spare time you could find me going through several daily blog sites I enjoy or, on the weekends, at various flea and farmers markets.
23 Sharon Chung - Department: MS Living Style - Hometown: Westport, Connecticut - School: University of Connecticut - Major: Psychosocial Development and Art - Fun Facts: I can’t go to Michaels without buying a Martha Stewart Craft product!
24 Taylor Combs - Department: MS Living Web - Hometown: Spring, Texas - School: University of Missouri - Major: Magazine Journalism - Fun Facts: In my spare time I like to indulge my inner photographer by taking photos with my toy camera, a Diana Mini. I also enjoy scrapbooking and trying out new recipes I find on Pinterest (especially enchiladas!). I’m an avid Tumblr user and increasingly obsessed with downloading new iPad apps.
25 Alexia Conley - Department: MS Weddings, Style - Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina - School: UNC Chapel Hill - Major: Journalism (Advertising Concentration) and English - Fun Facts: I was born and raised in North Carolina and this is my first time in New York City! I am absolutely obsessed with all things wedding and party related. My hobbies include crafting, reading and spending time on Pinterest.
26 Samantha Earl - Department: EDF, Test Kitchen - Hometown: Toronto, Canada - School: International Culinary Center - Major: Pastry & Baking Arts - Fun Facts: I travel a lot (and have lived in Toronto, Paris, London, San Francisco, Berkeley, Vancouver, Buffalo and New York). I have degrees from Columbia and MIT and soon ICC, and am excited to find a way to tie all of my various interests together.
27 Sierra Ferrier - Department: Editorial Radio - School: Elon University - Hometown: Washington, DC - Major: Art, Multimedia Authoring - Fun Facts: I'm the general manager of the student-run radio station at Elon U, and host a show called "The 50/50" where local bands come in to play! I'm also the VP of A&R for Limelight Records, a student-run company run on campus. I'm always on the search for student talent!
28 Sarah Ferris - Department: Editorial Food, Test Kitchen - Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland - School: International Culinary Center (Formerly the French Culinary Institute) - Major: Grand Diplome (also, Bachelors in International Relations from University of Wisconsin-Madison) - Fun Facts: I’m a career changer with food media on the mind! I love anything pickled or made with blood oranges. I most recently worked for LivingSocial in Washington DC, managing NYC accounts, so I can usually suggest a great deal to find in the city.
29 Danielle Foster - Department: Advertising Marketing - Hometown: Morganville, New Jersey - School: Cornell University - Major: Corporate Communications/Marketing for the Hospitality Industry - Fun Facts: I previously attended culinary school, and I am a professional certified natural foods chef.
30 Aaron Garza - Department: Art - Hometown: Conroe, Texas - School: Brigham Young University - Major: Graphic Design - Fun Facts: Fluent in Portuguese.
31 Alex Grossman - Department: Corporate Communications - Hometown: Bridgewater, New Jersey - School: High Point University - Major: International Business - Fun Facts: I am terrified of birds.
32 Joy Ho - Department: Web, Social Media - Hometown: Singapore - Current School: Columbia University - Major: Communications - Fun Facts: I love food and photography and spend way too much time on Twitter and Pinterest. I also love spending time outdoors, especially when it comes to adrenalin pumping activities like sky diving!
33 Brittany Jermyn - Department: Advertising Marketing, Weddings - Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts - School: Duquesne University - Major: Integrated Marketing Communications - Fun Facts: HUGE Red Sox fan!! Sorry Yankees. This is my first time living in NYC and I absolutely love it and want to move here!
34 Christina Kennon - Department: Photography - Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri - School: Rochester Institute of Technology - Major: Photographic Illustration - Advertising - Fun Facts: I am Divemaster certified and have almost 100 dives done.
35 Lee Kirkpatrick - Department: Retail, Style - Hometown: Columbus, Ohio - School: Columbus College of Art & Design - Major: Interior Design - Fun Facts: I enjoy baking and crafting!
36 Bridget LaPoint - Department: Advertising Marketing - Hometown: Wellesley, Massachusetts - School: Bucknell University - Major: Business Administration - Fun Facts: I don’t particularly like eating fish, but I love to go fishing! My dad and I just recently went tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, Florida.
37 Francesca Lee - Department: Executive - Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia - Current School: University of Virginia - Major: Sociology - Fun Facts: I studied abroad in Denmark this past semester and traveled to London, Amsterdam, Budapest, Istanbul, Barcelona and Lisbon. My favorite food I tried while traveling is a tie between the Danish pastries and Spanish tapas.
38 Katherine (Katie) Levy - Department: Corporate Communications - Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland - School: Gettysburg College - Major: English with a writing concentration - Fun Facts: I shattered the bridge of my nose in five pieces. I love cooking with my mom, eating out and dining in with friends, and running at the beach.
39 Amber Mauriello - Department: MS Living, Special Projects - Hometown: Sparta, New Jersey - School: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Major: Double major of Journalism and Comparative Literature - Fun Facts: Before interning here at Martha Stewart, I worked as a photographer at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, so I have an above-average knowledge of all that is Disney.
40 Rebecca (Becky) Mickel - Department: MS Living, Editorial - Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana - School: Washington and Lee University - Major: Journalism and Mass Communications - Fun Facts: I studied Irish Literature in Dingle, Ireland last semester; my favorite food (regrettably) is any flavor cupcake with icing, and I’m a twin!
41 Isabella Ruggiero - Department: Whole Living, Editorial - Hometown: Chicago, Illinois - School: University of St. Andrews - Major: Art History and English - Fun Facts: I live in St. Andrews, Scotland, famous for being the "home of golf" and the site of the oldest university in Scotland - next year we're celebrating our 600th anniversary!
42 Hannah Rutcofsky - Department: Retail, Marketing - Hometown: New York, New York - School: Vanderbilt University - Major: Social Perspectives on Economics - Fun Facts: I’m very interested in infographics. If you haven’t seen ‘em, check out http://www.good.is/infographics or Hans Rosling’s http://www.gapminder.org/ !
43 Pamela Sepelya - Department: Finance - Hometown: Flemington, New Jersey - School: Rutgers University - Major: Accounting & Marketing - Fun Facts: I love scrapbooking and reading in my spare time, and I also like to make special cards for family and friends. I also love to run, and last year I ran in a 5k race at Yankee Stadium with my sister.
44 Patsy Shin - Department: Art - Hometown: Seoul, South Korea - School: Brigham Young University - Major: Graphic Design, Business Management Minor - Fun Facts: I played basketball in high school… and I'm 5 feet tall 🙂
45 Carissa Simmons - Department: Photography - Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico - School: University of New Mexico - Major: Art Studio, with an emphasis on photography - Fun Facts: I work at an English Afternoon Tearoom in Albuquerque. I'm a total tea snob!
46 Brittany Steele - Department: Living/Whole Living, Photography - Hometown: Setauket, New York - School: Stony Brook University - Major: Business - Fun Facts: I graduated from a 2 year photography program at FIT.
47 Ahyoung Sun - Department: EDF, Kitchen - Hometown: Seoul, Korea - School: Carnegie Mellon University - Major: Fine Arts with a Minor in Photography - Fun Facts: I have a Corgi puppy and it is so hard training him!
48 Adam Knowles - Department: Photography, Video - Hometown: Connecticut; lived in the city for a two years, and before that, Seattle - School: The New School - Major: Filmmaking; Screenwriting - Fun Facts: I enjoy writing, puppetry, film making (especially good, well written comedy), animation, and wilderness.
49 Katherine Robinson - Department: Whole Living, Art - Hometown: San Marino, California/Charlotte, North Carolina - School: Pratt Institute - Major: Communications Design - Fun Facts: I love to oil paint...but don't get to paint much anymore in my teeny apartment!
50 Nina Lincoff - Department: Whole Living, Editorial - Hometown: Berkeley, CA - School: Northwestern - Major: Journalism, Art History, PoliSci - Fun Facts: Spent the majority of winter quarter climbing, and spring quarter out on Lake Michigan sailing and windsurfing. Probably should have studied more...