SG/NYC Production Team
MAGGIE SOLADAY: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SALAAMGARAGE LOCAL/NYC + PHOTOGRAPHER + PHOTO EDITOR
Woodside, New York
Maggie Soladay is an editorial photography editor at ALM, media producer, and photographer based in NYC. She is a passionate activist, using her knowledge of the old and new media to tackle the world’s humanitarian problems. Maggie believes everyone has a calling to give back to the communities they care about. And photographers and journalists have a special duty: “We can be officers of justice and social change by putting our media skills to use for good.”
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Twitter: @MaggieSoladay and @SalaamGarageNYC
HEATHER WALSH: PHOTOGRAPHER + PRODUCER AT SALAAMGARAGE LOCAL/NYC
Saint James, New York
Heather Walsh began her career in the arts as a fine art painter in New Mexico. As her creative vision took shape she found her passion and life’s work as a photographer telling stories about people and places that are often overlooked. With respect, sensitivity and empathy, she connects with her subjects and captures authentic emotions about our shared humanity. She is a freelance photographer based out of NYC, living on Long Island. A regular contributor to Newsday, Walsh’s work has also been showcased at the National Arts Club and Lincoln Center in New York City.
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AMELIA COFFARO: PHOTOGRAPHER + PRODUCER AT SALAAMGARAGE LOCAL/NYC
Brooklyn, New York
Amelia Coffaro is a photographer and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her studies in Photography and Global Affairs led her to join the SalaamGarage team where she employs skills from both backgrounds to affect positive change through humanitarian and artistic projects. She believes in the power these precious, untold stories have to see past each of our own boundaries into the hearts of others. Amelia plans to continue producing SalaamGarage Local stories for the NYC chapter and can’t wait for what is to come.
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CHARLENE JASZEWSKI: CONTENT STRATEGY + WEBSITE DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING
Charlene Jaszewski is one of those insatiably curious gals who has her fingers into everything, but especially loves helping small businesses get their content and message across most effectively, using smarts and technology. She has a background in both journalism and art and is psyched she can use both to give SalaamGarage Local NYC the visual punch it needs to connect viscerally with people who can help.