Meet the Board
Eliza Starbuck, President
Eliza is a Main Street resident and a managing business partner of Flowercup Wine shop in Cold Spring village. She joined the Chamber board in 2018 as the communications director and transitioned to her current role as president in March of 2019. She believes that the purpose of business is to serve society by providing resources that improve the quality of life for all. Key to a successful local economy is not merely competition, but focusing on what each business does well and differently to provide the community with a diverse array of quality goods and services.
Nat Prentice, Vice President
Having grown up here, Nat Prentice and his wife Anita bought Nat’s family’s old house in Garrison in 2000. Employed in the financial services industry for 50 years, Nat formed his own investment advisory firm in 2018. He is a past president of the Chamber and active in the community, serving as a board member of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Stonecrop Gardens and the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and the coordinator of the Town of Philipstown Comprehensive Plan Update Committee. He is also a member of the Hudson Valley Start Up Fund, which provides seed capital to local companies.
Jack Goldstein, Secretary
Jack joined the Chamber board as secretary in January 2017. He has a long history in civic affairs. with notable achievements in New York City in the redevelopment of Times Square. Today he works as an art and antiques dealer, at Arts and Antiques/ The Garage, Bijou Galleries and Once Upon a Time Antiques. You can also find him volunteering in the Main St. visitors’ booth on weekends. His diplomatic approach and commitment to community preservation are assets on the Chamber board.
Cathryn Fadde, Treasurer
Most of the locals know Cathryn for her restaurant, Cathryn's Tuscan Grill, on Main Street. She has been on and off the Chamber board since 2000 in the roles of president, treasurer, and board member. On the board she is the force behind the Cold Spring Summer Music Series and the fundraiser for our winter holiday decorations on Main Street.
Kate Liberman, Director of Advocacy
Kate was the president of the Chamber from January of 2017 until March of 2019 and now continues an active role on the board advocating for businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She works locally as the Managing Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. She advocates for aligning values between local government, culture, tourist, and business interests.
Yuriy Herhel, Events Coordinator
Yuriy joined the Chamber board as an advocate for businesses outside the village in 2015. He owns a local dance studio, Fred Astaire Studio of Cold Spring, and has been dancing since the age of nine in his native Ukraine, has been competing since childhood and was a finalist in many national and international championships. With his passion for the social arts, Yuriy plans and coordinates the Chamber’s events.
Linda Kagan, Board Member
Linda Kagan is the principal of The Kagan Law Group P.C., located on Cold Spring's Main Street. Her firm specializes in business law, providing over twenty-five years of experience in the field to corporate and individual clients and has joined us in Phillipstown and the lower Hudson Valley. As a Chamber board member, she brings her legal skills to bear keeping the local economy strong and our membership up to date on legislation that will affect local businesses. Please feel free to drop by her office and say hello when you have a chance.
Ann McBride-Alayon, Marketing Chair
Ann McBride-Alayon is a co-chair of the Chamber trolley committee launched in January of 2019, and joined the Chamber board as the marketing coordinator in July of 2019. She lights up whenever discussing ideas that support growth and development for local businesses. Owning her own business has always been a dream, one which was realized in 2018 when she launched Hudson River Line Realty, her real-estate brokerage. She brings to the board her exuberant positive attitude and a background in hospitality, graphic design, production, and real-estate. Ann comes armed to inspire connectivity and good will amongst the members of the Philipstown business community.
Tina Sherwood, Membership Coordinator
Tina is a well-known local resident and business manager. You may know her from her past positions as a real-estate agent at Bob McCaffrey, as a banking manager at Wells Fargo Bank, or as the office manager at Downey Oil, where she currently works. In these respective roles Tina has worked with and is familiar with many of the residents and business owners in our area.