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9 to 5: Amelia and Arielle – From Big Cities and Back to NH

Amelia Perri and Arielle Mercier are two coworkers at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School who are very passionate about their jobs and eager to get the word out about what they do. Their stories differ, but both are quite inspiring. Amelia Q: Where did you grow up? A: Farmington, CT Q: Where did you attend college/what did you […]


9 to 5: Laura Harty – Recruiting Recruiters

Since Spring 2015, Laura Harty has been with HireAlliance, a recruiting agency that recruits recruiters. HireAlliance finds recruiters for both corporate companies and recruiting agencies. It sounds like mission impossible! How it all began? Laura actually fell into recruiting and it wasn’t a part of her original career plan. She attended Johnson and Wales University […]


9 to 5: Meredith Leyden – Derryfield School Alumni and Employee

I recently spoke with Meredith Leyden, who is the Assistant Director of Admissions at The Derryfield School in Manchester. Meredith is also on the Stay Work Play Rising Stars Planning Committee. The Rising Stars Awards is a competition and event in the fall that recognizes young adults and organizations for doing awesome things in NH, at work, […]


9 to 5: JT Thompson – The Minister of Propaganda

JT Thompson has one of the most unique job titles; he is the first official “Minister of Propaganda” at Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton, New Hampshire. To put it simpler, JT is the publicist and communications director of the company. How did JT get here? JT is a native of Lincolnton, North Carolina, and he […]

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9 to 5: Gunner Siverly – Not Your Average Pizza Guy

Who is Gunner? Gunner Siverly grew up in Orland and Bucksport, Maine. He also went to school in Maine, completing a degree in Marketing Management and Business Administration at Thomas College. Gunner has an interesting story of how he ended up in New Hampshire: “4 years ago I left Maine on a road trip around the country and […]