About TSG Northern New Jersey Editor Heather Cundey Bartlett:
Heather Cundey Bartlett was born and raised in the gorgeous (and cold) upstate New York town of Ithaca. She fulfilled her childhood dream of going to Cornell University (also in Ithaca), and graduated with a degree in Economics and Marketing. She then headed to New York City to begin her career, and after working on Wall Street for two years, she became a public relations manager for several publicly traded companies in the financial services industry. After the arrival of her first child, Heather took time off from her career to be at home, and started an interior design business a few years later.
When visiting family in Virginia in the summer of 2013, Heather saw a copy of The Scout Guide and immediately fell in love with the book, the concept, and the beauty, and wanted in. She called Scout headquarters before her trip was over and spoke to them about bringing TSG to her community.
It has been an honor for Heather to bring TSG and its Southern influence to Northern New Jersey, and she loves working with her community’s finest local business owners, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers. She is constantly inspired by their passion and hard work.
Heather and her husband, John, managing director of a technology and services firm supporting financial companies based in Raleigh, live in Short Hills and have five children, Logan, Shelby, Will, Alison, and Nick, and a dog named Cricket.
Heather’s Three Favorite Reasons to Visit Northern New Jersey:
- We are the Garden State! “Our tomatoes are known the world over for being the best. We have countless gorgeous gardens and arboretums open to the public, including the New Jersey Botanical Garden with 96 acres of specialty gardens surrounded by one thousand acres of woodlands; Duke Farms, Doris Duke’s historic estate that offers gardens, outdoor activities, workshops, and natural habitats; and Peony’s Envy, the largest peony display garden in the world with over 50,000 plants.”
- Culture and arts. “The Papermill Playhouse in Millburn is New Jersey’s premier regional theater, ‘Broadway in your backyard’ with spectacular shows and impressive talent from New York’s pool of actors. Throughout the years the Playhouse has hosted such talent as Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Betty White, Jane Fonda, Lynn Regrave, Patrick Swayze, Mickey Rooney, Jerry Stiller, Tony Randall, Dom DeLuise. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a regional non-profit arts center presenting cultural experiences through music, theater, dance, comedy, and family performances and arts education programs. Finally, the Herb & Milly Iris Art Gallery at SOPAC presents accomplished visual artists. In partnership with Juilliard, SOPAC presents the brightest young musicians from the renowned conservatory in a Sunday afternoon concert series.”
- History. “A tour of Ellis Island (the nation’s chief gateway during 1892 to 1924) and The Statue of Liberty gives voice to the immigrants whose courage and determination enabled them to leave their homes and make the arduous trip to seek new opportunities in an unknown land. Today over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to the immigrants who crossed this island before dispersing to points all over the country. And discover all about America’s greatest inventor who changed our world forever with a tour of Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory—a step back in time, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs.”
Words Heather Lives By:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou