Saturday Spotlight- Joseph Tortorella

NAME: Joseph Tortorella
AGE: 41
NICKNAME: J.T or Pasta ( when I was a kid on Sunday, I would have to leave friends early for spaghetti dinner)
HOMETOWN : Shirley
CURRENT TOWN: Yaphank
MARITAL STATUS: Married ( Charlotte)
CHILDREN : Daniel (10) Madeline ( 4months)
PETS: Jake ( border collie ) and running buddy
OCCUPATION: Police officer ( NYPD)
FAVORITE SONG: Anything from the chili peppers
FAVORITE KICKS: New balance fresh foam vongos

* I apologize for starting my Saturday post on Friday night, but I have a 4 month old that just started teething and I’m not sure what Saturday will bring after I get back from my run 🙂 *

I’m not the best at writing about myself but Lou had asked me earlier if I would be warrior of the week one time. I replied back with not yet but eventually. So here we are… Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Pawel K

Name: Paweł K
Nickname: Polish Paul
Age: 30 (till Wednesday!)
Hometown: Greenpoint, NY
Current Town: Centereach, NY
Marital Status: Engaged
Children: do squirrels count?
Pets: None officially, but I do love to feed the wild rabbits and squirrels in my backyard.
Occupation: Enterprise Software Sales
Favorite Kicks: Mizuno’s

Hello fellow Hillbillies!

Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed reading the WOTW posts and like many here, I was always curious how someone becomes a WOTW. Well the mystique was lifted when Lou approached me, and I agreed without realizing what I was getting myself into! Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Susan Donnelly

Name Susan Donnelly
Age 53 (very soon to be 54)
Grew up in Ronkonkoma
Living in Mt Sinai
Married to Joseph for 32 years
Children Matthew 31,Amanda 28
Grandsons 12,7 (one from each)
Pet dog (really my daughters but she moved out and we got dog)
Occupation LPN

When Lou originally asked me to be warrior of the week it was for mid June . But yesterday I got a message from him asking to move it up a little,so how can you say no to Lou so here it goes. Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Anita Distefano

Name: Anita Distefano
Age:50
Hometown: Bayside, Queens
Current Town: Nesconset
Pets : Bean and Max
Occupation: Elementary Teacher
Favorite Song: Ripple/ Grateful Dead

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I think today everyone is just a little bit Irish. Actually, according to Ancestry.com I just found out that I am 9% Irish!

I’ve never considered myself an athlete. I don’t play sports and as a child, I hated gym class…….but here I am, 50 years old and I am a runner! Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Gabriella Brekne

Name: Gabriella Brekne (a.k.a Gabby/ Craig’s sister)
Age: 28 (29 On 3/13)
Home town: Selden
Occupation: Childcare; Toddler Teacher
Children: Just 14 little ones I give back by 5pm
Pets: Dog Rascal

Hello Friends!
So I’ll be honest when I was asked to be Warrior of the Week I was surprised but excited. I don’t get to the hills much due to a foot issue making me prone to fractures. However I love the support the warriors give and try to visit the hills every now and then! Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Nancy Ann Nowak

Name: Nancy Ann Nowak
Nickname: Nance (rhymes with dance)
Age: 49
Hometown: Mineola, NY
Current Town: Mineola, NY
Marital Status: Single – never been married
Children: Andy (18)
Pets: Jazzy (she’s annoying)
Occupation: Advocate with Disability Rights New York, Trainer with CQL (I accredit programs that work with people with disabilities around the country and certify staff), I am a receptionist with Weight Watchers on Saturdays in Carle Place. Favorite sneakers: I’m transitioning out of New Balance 860s to Altras and eventually Nike FlyKnits Read more