An Attitude of Gratitude this Thanksgiving Season

Nov 14, 2022

Our Strategists from across the country share why they love where they live.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner – and this year, we are reflecting on our gratitude for all things home. From where we live to the people and places in our community that make it so special, here’s why we’re thankful for our hometowns. 

Kelly Lehman, Head Atlanta Strategist

Hometown: Sandy Springs, GA

“I am so grateful to live in Sandy Springs. My neighbors are like family – and we’re so close to my favorite restaurants and boutiques. We’re also close to three different highways, which is ideal for my husband who drives all over the metro area for work. Other perks? Access to beautiful hiking trails, the Chattahoochee River and the mountains validates our move to the area five years ago. We are so fortunate to be a part of this caring and fun community.”

Lisa Tsoupelis, Head Colorado Strategist

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado

“I’ve lived in a lot of places – and I’m so thankful to call Colorado home. Being surrounded by nature is so important to me. And I love being able to get out and do just about anything – skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, and more.”

Robin Hoberman, New York Strategist

Hometown: Rye Brook, New York

“We LOVE living in Rye Brook! There’s an incredible small town feel paired with A+ schools and tons to do. I’ve really enjoyed watching our daughters grow up here – especially this year with two graduating seniors! We have the best neighbors and I am thankful for our amazing friends in town who are like family to us. I also love our close proximity to everything – the city, beaches, rivers, amazing restaurants, shopping…the list goes on.”  

Barbara Hirsch, Head Strategist, Boston

Hometown: Wellesley, MA

“There are so many reasons we love Wellesley. It’s an amazing community with caring neighbors – and plenty of fun gatherings. I enjoy playing pickleball – my new sports obsession – at the local park.  My family and I also love checking out new restaurants in our walkable downtown.

Something small but oh so nice are the flowers our local gardening club plants each season to beautify various intersections around town. Wellesley has strong public schools with competitive and recreational sports teams and there are several opportunities for kids to coach younger players and officiate games. It’s also very conveniently-located, providing easy access to Boston and Logan Airport but we also have nature trails at our doorstep. Wellesley delivers the best of both worlds.”

Jodi Bloom, Head Strategist, Philadelphia

Hometown: Lower Merion Township, PA

“I’m so grateful to live in Lower Merion Township. It’s a wonderful community filled with friendly people and lots of family activities. One of my favorites – the incredible library system for both adults and kids. There are tons of opportunities for culture, outdoor activities and amazing restaurant options.  We are very close to Center City and an easy drive to NYC for when I need my fix. My kids are thriving and I couldn’t ask for more than that.”

Melissa Schneider, Head Strategist, South Florida

Hometown: Delray Beach, FL

“Thanksgiving is the time of year to reflect on how grateful we are – but I thank my lucky stars every day that I live in the Boca/Delray area. I love that I live in a suburban community with amenities that include a pool, tennis courts, sport courts, clubhouse and restaurant. 

I also have access to two bustling downtowns filled with shops, restaurants, and arts and culture. The weather is – for the most part – amazing all year long, so while the rest of the country is gearing up for ‘sweater weather,’ I am enjoying the outdoor lifestyle by the beach, pool or park on any given day.”

Lauren Lake, Head Strategist, Cleveland

Hometown: Olmsted Falls, OH

“I’m grateful to live in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. I love our small town and everything that comes with it — neighbors that have become friends, a charming town center with unique shops and restaurants (even a tea parlor!) and an overall sense of community. I also enjoy the convenience of being so close to the great city of Cleveland.”

Stephanie Kelmar, San Francisco Strategist

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

“Spending 15 years being single in San Francisco was fun, but I couldn’t be more grateful to be raising my family in Palo Alto. We have everything here: great weather, fun parks, a children’s library, an art center, miles of bicycle lanes and even a zoo! I have met so many wonderful friends through my kids’ schools and we do everything together from taking yoga classes to dining out to hiking along the Baylands with our dogs.”

Jana Stern, Dallas Fort Worth & Austin Strategist

Hometown: Plano, TX

“I am so grateful to be living in the Dallas area with my family! I love the parks and nature preserves, all the restaurants, endless shopping, and beautiful weather.  Being a part of the community has given us the opportunity to meet some of the kindest friends. The overall quality of life is fantastic. We are so lucky to be living in Texas!”

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