Saturday Spotlight- Tara Dungate

Name: Tara Dungate
Age: 32
Marital Status: Married
“Kids”: 3 Boxers (AKA The Pigs), Lily (6), Ivy (5), Pepper (9 months)
Occupation: 5th Grade Special Education Inclusion Teacher
Hobbies: Running, antiquing (“junkin”), gardening, playing with the pups
Hometown: Sayville, NY
Current Town: Bayport, NY

Wow, warrior of the week! What an honor, thank you hillbillies! I must thank Jenn Saltzman for introducing me to the hills. She told my co-teacher and I about this wonderful, supportive group of runners, about how this group changed her life, now I get it. I guess I’ll start by describing my first experience running the hills. Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Christine Wesnofske

Name: Christine Wesnofske
Age: 40
Occupation: 6th Grade Math Teacher
Hobbies: Running, Working Out, Traveling, Gardening, Spending time at the beach, Attending Sporting Events, Working too much
Pets: 2 rescue dogs- Lucky and Bailey
Hometown: Central Islip
Current Town: Central Islip

Hello all👋🏼……. I’m so honored to have been chosen by Lou as the Warrior of the Week. And super nervous about it as well!!! Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Laura Fabrizi

Name: Laura Fabrizi
Marriage Status: Married 19 years
Children: James 18, Analiese 15
Occupation: Kindergarten Aide
Hobbies: Reading, cooking/baking, scrapbooking and, of course, running!
Hometown: Deer Park
Current Town: Lake Grove

I will start off by saying that I cannot believe I said “yes” to this, but I’ve learned you can’t say no to Lou LaFleur…lol
I appreciate this opportunity but I hope that I do not bore you all to death. Writing, in general is not my forte, and neither is telling things about myself, but here we go… Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Gail Miranda

Name : Gail Miranda
Hometown : Staten Island
Current town:Hampton Bays
Aka: Turtlegirl (not cause I’m slow)
Occupation: Registered Dental Hygienist
Family: Husband Frank 4 Kids ( 1 girl and 3 boys ) also amazing Son in law and future daughter in law
Pet: Turtle
Random fact: I sang in an Opera when I was 9 years old!
Hobbies:running(duh) cooking bowling dancing genealogy biking traveling playing the piano reading shooting at the gun range

“Look out ‘cause here I come ….I’m not scared to be seen – I offer no apologies- This Is Me”
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Saturday Spotlight- Shannon Buscemi

Name: Shannon Buscemi
Aka. Captain Smiley
Age: 40 (12 days till 41…EEEEK)
Hometown: Nesconset
Marital Status: Married
Kids: Arianna-14, Benjamin-13 and Stefani-10
Pets: 2 Pit bulls, Lily and Jeff
Occupation: Realtor/Fitness Instructor
Hobbies: Running, weight training; really anything fitness related, yoga (yes fitness related), meditating, cooking, crystals and learning to read tarot cards.
Current Town: Centereach

I first want to take a moment to thank Lou LaFleur for asking me to be WOTW and to all you Hillbillies for taking the time to read a little blip into my life. I have enjoyed every WOTW post, cried through a lot of them and am inspired by you all who so bravely share.

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Saturday Spotlight- Robyn Kenul

Robyn Kenul
31 years young
Multi-Distance Runner
Passionate plant-based eater
Live with my boyfriend in Nesconset
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Went to College at Johnson and Wales University in Denver, Colorado
Studied Culinary Arts and Culinary Nutrition
Dietetic Internship at Stony Brook University
Current Occupation: Registered Dietitian at ShopRite in Selden
Love listening to the Rich Roll Podcast when I run, or audio books about runners 

I just realized that this is starting to look like a resume. Totally not my intention. Read more