Since moving to the Westchester burbs in 1997, Jenifer has been making things happen.
Jenifer’s first business in the community was Red Wing Gallery in Tarrytown which opened in 2000. Soon after she launched the very successful Tarrytown Third Friday event, a monthly arts/culture/commerce soiree that included changing themes, 45 participating merchants and even ice sculpting with a chainsaw every December (www.tarrytownthirdfriday.com). Third Friday is now in its 14th year, run now by others, but still with the same intention of bringing the community together to connect to each other, support local merchants, and highlight the wealth of resources in our downtowns.
After closing the gallery in 2004, Jenifer held various other local positions, including Assistant Village Administrator for Tarrytown, Director of Development at Warner Library, Downtown Coordinator for the Village of Sleepy Hollow's Development Corporation and consultant to Kirkwood Spiro Marketing & Communications.
Jenifer opened W@tercooler, a shared workspace for area freelancers in June of 2011. W@tercooler was the first coworking space in Westchester, providing an energized, welcoming and community-oriented environment to “Work, Learn & Gather”, producing over 100 events and workshops annually while in operation.
When Jenifer closed W@tercooler in 2016, she was recruited by Ginsburg Development Companies as their Director of Community Experience in charge of fostering community among the tenancy of GDC’s newly built luxury rental buildings in Westchester, as well as crafting programs that supported the resident’s knowledge and utilization of their downtowns.
Jenifer grew up in NYC’s Upper West Side. She holds a BA from Skidmore College where she was a fine arts major with a business minor. She later earned a Masters degree in Architectural Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a second in Gerontology from Temple University. She lives in Tarrytown, NY and has two equally spirited teens.
"Jenifer has the gift of making the professional seem personal."
- Nick Bruel, Author
End of an Era W@tercooler Closing Party