Although Horse's Mouth Marketing LLC is a global company, my roots are in the Hudson Valley, specifically Dutchess County. As a child I enjoyed ice cream cones at the Dairy Queen and Uhle's (Now Joe's). We bought our grain at the Agway (Now Blue Seal). I roller skated at The Derby and back-to-school shopped at the South Hills and Dutchess Malls. I took dancing lessons at Yanarella and taught at Wappingers' Dance Educators. I attended Girl Scout meetings at the Presbyterian Church in Wappingers from Brownies through Seniors. I graduated from the local high school and Dutchess Community College. I'm excited to join with other local businesses to help the Hudson Valley grow economically and to get everyone to "Think Local First."