ABOUT TSG BERGEN COUNTY EDITORS/OWNERS CHRIS DOHERTY AND EILEEN SWEENEY:
A lifelong Bergen County resident and a proud Jersey Girl, Chris married her high school sweetheart, Paul, and together they raised their three children in the community where they first met. After graduating from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Chris spent over a decade on Madison Avenue managing the national advertising campaigns of numerous leading brands. As her family grew, she left her New York City commute behind and launched a successful real estate career in her hometown of Ho-Ho-Kus (the only double hyphenated town in the U.S.). Chris loves welcoming clients to Bergen County and introducing them to her go-to spots. She appreciates hidden details, seeks out delicious food, is always up for a new adventure, and loves to connect people to each other.
Also a New Jersey native, Eileen grew up in the Pascack Valley. After earning a BA in History from Fordham University, she launched her career working as a project manager for Chase Home Mortgage. In 1994, she and her husband, Matt, returned to their roots in Bergen County, and after having their first two sons, learned they were expecting triplets. The quintessential multi-tasker, in addition to running her busy household, Eileen served in leadership positions on numerous community and school boards and launched a successful real estate career. In 2018, Eileen’s husband’s job took their family to Cincinnati, Ohio, and it was there that she first saw The Scout Guide. The businesses she discovered through The Scout Guide became her resources as she transitioned to her new community, and she was determined to share its power with her New Jersey friends back home. Eileen introduced The Scout Guide to her high school friend Chris, and together they decided to launch The Scout Guide Bergen County.
CHRIS AND EILEEN’S THREE FAVORITE REASONS TO VISIT BERGEN COUNTY:
- The urban and rural attractions. “Bergen County allows you to fulfill all your impulses. Located just across the George Washington Bridge, we are both cosmopolitan and rural within a few short miles. Our towns have a pulse of sophistication, but the neighborly feel of Mayberry. Here, you can enjoy magnificent views of the New York City skyline while driving along the Hudson River, or while hiking the tranquil trails of our Ramapo Mountains.”
- The shopping. “Spend a weekend wandering the boutiques of Englewood, and meander through local shops owned by entrepreneurs in Westwood, Ridgewood, Rutherford, and countless other towns. In Bergen you have one-of-a-kind clothing, home goods and jewelry all at your fingertips.”
- The food. “We have culinary diversity that will satisfy every craving. No need to leave Bergen County to taste the flavors of the world because the talented chefs here bring the world to your table. Thanks to our French eateries, organic farm-to-table delights, Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian restaurants, and our beloved diners, you will not leave Bergen County hungry.”
WORDS CHRIS LIVES BY:
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” —African Proverb
WORDS EILEEN LIVES BY:
“Always have four things in life:
Something to do.
Someone to love.
Something to hope for.
Something to believe in.”