Dave Paulson is the Director of Technical Operations for Forbo Flooring North America. He and his wife Cheryl moved top Blairstown to raise their 4 children, all of whom attend or graduated from North Warren High School. Dave has spent much of the last 12 years volunteering as a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ridge and Valley Charter School and is one of the founding members of the Blairstown Care Coalition. He is passionate about Blairstown and sees a bright future for the town and its residents.
Evie Tilney grew up in Warren and Sussex counties, and after spending many years living in + visiting large and small cities, both in the US and overseas, she and her family decided to return to Blairstown for the fresh air, easy access to nature, great quality of life, and proximity to the arts and culture throughout NJ and NY.
With a background in architectural + urban studies, real estate, and creative project management, Evie aims to be a part of the solution in revitalizing + uplifting Blairstown- helping to foster a robust small business culture, thoughtful + actionable considerations for the future, and continuing to build upon the work local civic and municipal leaders have been doing here for years.
SecretaryTheo Padavano arrived in Blairstown with his wife and daughter in 2006. Attracted to the charm of the village, the family purchased an historic Main Street home that they have been renovating ever since. Having served on the Blairstown Historic Preservation Committee for many years, Theo recently joined the BEC to continue his pledge “to be engaged and involved” in the community. Employed locally as an exhibition designer servicing museums and fine art institutions, Theo brings a creative eye to BEC projects. An avid hiker, motorcycle rider and a classic car enthusiast, his spare time is filled with treks on nature trails, twisting-the-throttle on country roads or cruising to car shows.
Kevin joined the BEC in 2018. He has built a career in marketing and communications and currently works for one of the world’s largest shipping and logistics companies. Kevin’s career experiences have spanned multiple industries such as water utilities, real estate, telecommunications and the military where he served as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Kevin married his high school sweetheart, Patti. They have two sons, Henry and Lucas, who were raised right in Blairstown on the family flower farm they call “Little Big Farm.”
Kevin believes that service to the country starts in the community and is committed to doing all he can to help Blairstown be the best it can be.
Cheryl was the Owner/Proprietor of Breathing Room Center, LLC in Blairstown. Cheryl not only enjoys teaching yoga at the center, but at other local senior centers in Blairstown & Hackettstown, as well as seasonally at Brook Hollow Winery. In addition to serving on the BEC board, she is an active member of the Blairstown community – attending town meetings and getting involved in whatever ways are needed. Cheryl lives in Blairstown with her husband Dave and four children – David, Milly, Mary (NW graduates) & Jimmy (NW student).
Kaitlin Eamigh is the BEC’s first ever administrator. Her career has been driven by her desire to make a difference in the community and have a positive impact on the lives of others. She comes to us with over ten years of nonprofit management experience, most recently in the healthcare sector. With a passion for senior care and building a sense of community, she is excited to carry out the BEC’s mission to make the Blairstown area an even better place to live, visit, raise a family and do business.
Kaitlin and her husband Brad both grew up in the area and are now raising their two sons, Ryder + Dylan, in beautiful Stillwater, where they share their love of nature and adventure sports.
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