Janet Fulmer is a beautiful and strong human being who is also a mother, a grandmother, a Buddhist practitioner, and a good friend to many. Janet was born into and therefore immersed in the richness of Hungarian culture, language, music, and food. She lived in the Hudson Valley for many years, in a light- filled house that she designed herself, and had a private psychotherapy practice for three decades. Janet has recently moved south to continue her life’s adventures in Virginia with old (and new) friends.
Richard Geldard is an author and professor, and still active in both professions, although, as he says, “a little slower now.” He is married to the author and painter Astrid Fitzgerald. They live and work in a vintage farmhouse and also in New York City, trying these days not to change venues as much, but treasuring country and city almost equally.
Carlo Travaglia is a multifaceted 86-year-old man. He is a renowned sculptor, painter, architect, and renovator. He built a hugely successful contracting business in New York City by going door to door with his tools on his bicycle. Carlo is also a champion of social justice and fair labor practices. Carlo remains an energetic spokesperson for the rights and recognition of the elders in our community. See video of Carlo talking about the songwriting process.
Pauline Delson grew up in the boroughs of New York and came to the Hudson Valley in the 1960s to teach folk dancing alongside her folk singing husband, Irving. She is loved by five children, eight grandchildren, and more than a dozen great-grandchildren. Pauline celebrated her 98th birthday last February. She is more than grateful for the life that has been bestowed on her.
Rosalind Mae Stark
Rosalind Mae Stark was born to Russian immigrant parents who instilled in her a sense of justice and a lifelong love of learning. She has been a dedicated teacher and union activist for most of her life, and was involved in the formation of the United Federation of Teachers in New York City and in developing science fairs in schools. See video of Rosalind talking about the songwriting process.