About New Jersey Digest
The New Jersey Digest has chronicled daily life in the Garden State for over 10 years. Our quarterly publication is a staple in the community and features engaging, original coverage of restaurants, design, real estate, travel, art, culture and more. Currently, the New Jersey Digest has 30,000 subscribed readers across the state and is distributed to more than 30,000 homeowners and local businesses.
New Jersey Digest’s website features a variety of original content that spans the entire lifestyle spectrum, in addition to serving as an extension of our print publication. Updated daily, the website’s friendly voice and positive editorial context make it a contemporary lifestyle guide, relevant to engaged residents of New Jersey and beyond. Its diverse set of touchpoints includes coverage on music, art, entertainment, food and drink, business, fashion, culture and more.
Through our digital and social media platforms, we are able to extend our reach even further with 20,000+ followers and fans, 50,000 newsletter subscribers and an average of 100,000 monthly visitors.
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Though his chief ambition is to get on his staff’s nerves, Michael spends his time running The Digest’s website, planning and creating the publication’s print product and rewriting other people’s articles. He’s originally from Bergen County but still lives here because he actually likes this place. Michael joined The Digest in 2013 after graduating from MSU, where he specialized in literature, creative writing, journalism and advanced diner hopping. After years of long hours in The Digest’s Hoboken office, management finally caved and offered him the Editor’s role. Michael spends his spare time eating his way through New Jersey, traveling the world and stealing cuttings from his friend’s plants.
Abby Montanez is the Assistant Editor at the New Jersey Digest. She first joined the publication in 2016 and has held a number of key roles since. As the current assistant editor, she oversees the daily flow of content across The Digest’s digital channels, as well as writing, editing and curating content for print. In addition, she also oversees New Jersey Digest’s social media. Abby received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Montclair State University with a minor in creative writing. In a previous life, she would’ve pursued a career in culinary arts and still aspires to be a YA author.
Senior Graphic Designer
Christine is a graphic designer born and raised in New Jersey. Her passion for drawing at an early age led to her discovery of design and a desire to make it her career. She graduated from Monmouth University with her BFA in Graphic Design and has had a passion for creating and innovating ever since. Regardless of the medium she is working in, Christine is determined to solve design problems with solutions that inspire.
Tom La Vecchia
A veteran in the digital marketing space, Tom purchased the Digest back in 2019. He received his MBA in Marketing at FDU back in 2006 and is a regular contributor to Forbes. Determined to change the public’s perception of print advertising, Tom believes in a 360 approach to helping New Jersey small businesses increase their clientele. When he’s not talking the staff’s ears off, this father of three can be found unwinding with a good cigar and a glass of Scotch (always on the rocks).
Peter is a Contributing Writer for The New Jersey Digest. He first joined the publication as an intern in late 2019. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Peter focuses primarily on food and beverage. A veteran of the restaurant industry, with an affinity for all things New Jersey, Peter’s vision is to highlight the great food that can be found right here in our home state. He hopes to one day put New Jersey on the map as a culinary landmark. Politics, film, and cheap beer are some of his other interests that keep him going every day.
Kaitlyn De Leonardis
Kaitlyn is the Astrology Contributor at The Digest. She has lived in New Jersey all her life, and according to her birth chart, she’s probably never leaving. After graduating from WPU with a degree in communications, she worked in the marketing field for a total of three years. Writing has always been an important part of her identity, in the past she’s covered beauty, fashion and entertainment. Ever since Astrology piqued her curiosity, she has unwittingly gained in-depth knowledge by reading about it for fun. In the future she hopes to become a practicing Astrologer, but writing will always be apart of the plan.
Amaris toiled away in secret, crafting her voice for over a decade before joining The Digest. Truth is the name of her game, and telling the truth is what fuels her fire. Leaving no stone-unturned, Amaris dives into everything she does wholeheartedly. Like a space alien, she analyzes people closely and pens their stories. When she’s not bothering the editors with twenty questions, Amaris spends her time questioning the universe, trying not to kill her houseplants, and asking her husband to put his socks away. While she’s actually very nice, Amaris takes her privacy seriously—with a nice glass of wine.
Ariana is originally from Connecticut, went to school in Maryland, lived in Italy for four months and somehow ended up in Hoboken! Right out of college, she pursued a career in public relations pitching journalists. Somehow the universe has flipped, and now she a part of the journalism field. Ariana is obsessed with anything food, travel and dog-related, and supporting small businesses is something she is passionate about.