Making Their Mark: Erik Weber

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Erik Weber, the picture taker. Eric Weber, Age 29 Owner West Chester Views, Photographer If Erik Weber’s Instagram account, @westchesterviews, looks like a love letter to the borough, it’s because that’s kind of what it is. Erik fell in love with the town and has now made […]

Making Their Mark: Michael Galey

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Michael Galey, The legal eagle. Michael Galey, Age 37 Attorney/Vice President West Chester Borough Council, Third ward Representative. When Michael Galey and his wife, Rachel Kagan, were looking for a place to settle down, they wanted a community where they could walk to parks, stores and restaurants. […]

Making Their Mark: Chris Hazley

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Chris Hazley, the structural scion. Chris Hazley, Age 31 Hazley Builders Could you work with members of your immediate family? How ‘bout a whole buncha them? Chris Hazley, along with his brothers and father, who founded the family business, not only make it look easy(not to mention […]

Making Their Mark: Cassius Kingston III

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Cassius Kingston III, the street artist. Cassius Kingston III, Age 39 Street Artist We can thank Rex’s Bar for the surge in street art around town these days. According to Cassisus Kingston III, street artist behind the eponymous Instagram account @Cassius.k1ng, he first came to West Chester […]

Making Their Mark: Miguel Nieves

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Miguel Nieves, the style entrepreneur. Miguel Nieves, Age 36 Owner, Champions Barbershop & Barber School The influence Miguel Nieves wields in the borough is a fairly visible one — there’s no telling how many folks you pass in a given day who are sporting a haircut done […]

Making Their Mark: Caitlin Hopple

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Caitlin Hopple, the dancing queen. Caitlin Hopple, Age 32 Director of Harrison Dance Studios Caitlin Hopple grew up at her family’s Harrison Dance studio, literally. She lived above it, starting dance lessons at age three and joining the company at nine. At 18, she traveled to New […]

Making Their Mark: Michael Stefano

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Michael Stefano, the multi-tasker. Michael Stafano, Age 37 Music Teacher/Council Member/Bartender Michael Stefano is one of those many people who moved to the borough to attend West Chester University and never left. When he graduated with a music performance degree in 2004, he stayed put, and presently […]

Making Their Mark: Malena Martinez

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Malena Martinez, the tastemaker. Malena Martinez, Age 39 Owner, Malena’s Vintage Boutique Take a spin through town and you’ll see plenty of boutiques. Yet, one that has stood out over the years (or sparkled,depending upon its window display) is Malena’s Vintage Boutique, the retro resale clothing and […]

Making Their Mark: Kyle Hudson

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Kyle Hudson, the digitial dynamo. Kyle Hudson, Age 33 Creative Director, Crimson Planet Media | Founder,Digital Exhibition Systems | Digital Media Director/Producer/Host – WCHE 1520 A Kyle Hudson, West Chester’s own digital media multi-hyphenate, has successfully turned many of his creative ideas into viable businesses. When the […]

Making Their Mark: Emily Pisano

These under-40 influencers are making their mark. Meet Emily Pisano, the designer-turned-public servant. Emily Pisano, Age 27 Assistant to the mayor and chief of police of West Chester Borough When it comes to career transitions, the jump from fashion to government might seem unexpected, but for Emily Pisano, a former fashion line owner and current […]