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Our Story

Our experienced, dynamic team are people who– just like you– are curious, hardworking, and engaged; who value happiness, hobbies, and friends; who face challenges and “real-life stuff” and care about being informed in the rapidly-changing 21st century.

Our team is diverse, representing five generations, yet we all share the same aspiration: to live fulfilling lives and to have our voices heard! We want to share in the joy and journey with YOU!

Through Wolf’s Eyes is home to contemporary content for anyone and everyone seeking a fresh perspective on aging. Our content is personal, informative, and fun! On our site, we share jokes, insights, and our adventures. In our Ask A Pup section, we tackle tough questions for you, bringing you tips and resources.
Ultimately, though, we want to know, YOUR Story.

YOU are the experts of your life and have so much to share with the world. Through Wolf’s Eyes is about perspective, a place where together, we can reminisce about the constants in life, share our uncertainties, our hopes and dreams, and our successes and challenges, so we can make this year– and every year– one of our best years ever.

We invite you to read more about the Wolf Pack below…and we hope you’ll consider answering the question, “So what’s YOUR story?!?

Surely you have a story. About you – your friends – your life – your experiences – that can motivate and inspire others. Share with us for a chance to be published on Through Wolf’s Eyes!

Click HERE to share your story.

Our Team

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Greg Wolf

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Greg Wolf is an accomplished executive turned advocate for inter-generational connection. Greg is the CEO of Wolf Media Group and co-founder of iGenCo, which delivers the pre-eminent theatre and inter-generational engagement, Face Age.

Greg rose to prominence as an executive in the 1990’s after completing the most successful IPO in 1994, and subsequently became CEO of Humana. Greg went on to serve as the President of Cigna Group Insurance and Chairman and CEO of Medical Card System before establishing Wolf Media Group and iGenCo.

Read more HERE.

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Liz Holtzinger

ADVISOR AND EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

At 8 years old and while my friends were playing outside and riding their bikes, I was indoors, setting up a makeshift classroom, playing “teacher.” Modeling behaviors of my real-life teachers, I read stories to my “students”—baby dolls seated in imaginary desks. I’d furiously solve math problems at the chalkboard my father had dug up for me. At the end of the pretend-school day, I’d clap the erasers and send my students to the bus—or the shelf where Mom said baby dolls belong after playing with them.

Not-so-ironically, I have spent the majority of my career at the front of the classroom as a Writing Professor at a Big Ten university.

Read more HERE.

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Patrick Kameen

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Patrick Kameen, the Interim CFO of Wolf Media Group and iGenCo LLC, sees this important position as a natural continuation of his over 35 years of experience in executive finance and treasury roles with a number of private and public companies in a variety of industries.

Interestingly, Pat started his professional life as an English-as-a-Second-Language instructor, teaching ESL overseas and domestically for about 9 years, before he got retooled with an MBA and joined the business world.

Read more HERE.

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Amanda Trusky

MANAGING EDITOR

I’ve always been a family girl. From the time I was little, I’ve looked up to my elders and wanted to learn from their experience and wisdom.

I believe we all have something to share, and that’s how we learn. Whether accepting advice, listening to a fresh perspective, or hearing a personal story, we are shaped by the people who surround us. I see value in all ages and identities, and lust to learn more about the world through diverse human connection.

Read more HERE.

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Maggie Kreienberg

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

For as long as I can remember, my mom has been my best friend. Almost everyday after class during my walk home, I call her on her cell phone to ask how her day was and to share stories about mine.

I would be lying if I said I was surprised that I am a spitting image of her. I’ve inherited her perfections, her flaws, her looks, and her passions. A teacher by trade and nature, I always thought I would follow in her footsteps and work in a classroom like she does. But as I grow older and live my life more independently, I’ve discovered that teaching doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Teaching happens in a conversation, on the street, and in a compelling story.

Read more HERE.

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Patricia Fry

WRITER

Born and raised in the Beaver Valley area north of Pittsburgh, I moved with my family to Erie, PA, in my teen years. Graduating from Millcreek High School, now known as McDowell, I graduated from Erie Commercial College and had my first job as a stenographer at the American Sterilizer Company in Erie, a manufacturer of hospital equipment.

Married and raising four children kept me busy at home for several years. All four of them are college graduates and, I am happy to say, are doing well.

Read more HERE.

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Trisha Fox

WRITER

I could tell you that I am a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and loyal friend; and all of that would be true.

I could also bore you to tears with pictures and stories about the family members whom I adore, and there are many!

What you would probably be most interested in hearing about, however, is that I have been a teacher and mentor for the past 40 years, a job which I really considered to be my passion rather than a job, and one in which I felt like I was the one being blessed by my interactions with the children in my classrooms.

Read more HERE.

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Ellen Matis

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

I’ve always looked up to the generations before me — perhaps that’s why I’ve followed in their footsteps by becoming a small business owner. Growing up, I was immersed in the business that my grandfather and father had built. In addition, I was surrounded by teachers — like my mom — who taught me the importance of education.

Read more HERE.

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Katey Crean

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATE

I started reading early for my age. When I was a little girl my grandpa would sit me on his lap and have me read The New York Times or Time Magazine to him. I always looked up to him.

The respect I’ve had for my grandpa is something I’ve carried with me in interactions with those older than me. But I could never help but notice the tension between generations, specifically in the workplace. I myself have always wanted to nurture the assets each generation brings because we can all learn from each other.

Read more HERE.

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Emily Schlackman

CONTRIBUTOR

I find myself to be an old soul at heart.

That’s right. When I am not scouring the internet for fresh music, baking healthy recipes, and spending time with friends and family, I can be found in bed before 8:00 pm, cuddled up with my laptop while watching Netflix.

Last year, I had the once in a lifetime chance to study abroad in the most magical place in the world. No, not Disney World — but Barcelona, Spain. While spending most of my time in the vibrant, history-rich, modern Spanish gem that is Barcelona, I hopped from European country to country each weekend.

Read more HERE.

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Alex Fischer

WRITER

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a special bond with each of my grandmothers, Carolyn and Pat. During their professional careers, they both happened to have been teachers. Because of this, it was in both of their respective natures to coach me in any and all settings, whether it be in my early academics, or even on the soccer field where neither of them had much expertise.

Now that I’m older and all of my grandparents are retired, I’m finding that in addition to the their consistent eagerness to teach me, I now have my own knowledge to share.

Read more HERE.

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Ellis Stump

WRITER / SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATE

Raised in farming outside rural Lancaster, PA, I graduated high school having never ventured outside the country, but have since spent extended time in India, Germany, and the Czech Republic, to name just a few. I juggled multiple jobs in New York City this past summer to pay rent for a tiny apartment and absolutely cannot wait to return. For me, living to the fullest is about constantly exploring unknown places and perspectives, challenging my own capabilities, and expanding my mental and emotional horizons, with a safe base to welcome me home.

To some, this lifestyle sounds crazy stressful. From my experience, however, true growth only happens outside your comfort zone – and no matter how old you are, you are always growing!

Read more HERE.

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Jaimee Chiponis

WRITER / SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATE

I’m from Phoenixville, and while many people assume I mean Phoenix, Arizona, it’s actually a small town about forty minutes outside of Philadelphia. I loved growing up in the friendly, family-oriented, safe town of Phoenixville.
As much as I love it there, and as much as I love my college town at Penn State, I recently felt the need to push myself outside of my comfort zone (especially since I will soon be “adulting” after my graduation). So, I jetted off to California this past summer for an internship program.

Read more HERE.

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Victoria Morales

CONTRIBUTOR

In my hometown of New York City, magazine stands are on almost every street. When I was younger, I would always walk a tiny bit slower so I could catch a glance at the newest issue that I haven’t gotten the chance to read yet.

All throughout high school, I remember rushing to get home from school so I could read my Seventeen Magazine without any distractions. I would get lost in the words and take the advice of the writers who felt like my older sisters.

Read more HERE.

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Madeline Miller

CONTRIBUTOR

As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized the importance and value of intergenerational connection. It’s easy for us young folks to roll our eyes when our grandparents ask us how to tag their friend on a Facebook photo, just as it’s easy for them to be shocked when they see five-year-olds that are already able to maneuver an iPhone.

For me, I found my writing niche in Through Wolf’s Eyes (TWE) with my corresponding passion for travel and entertainment. As an avid traveler and road trip junkie myself, through researching and writing my articles, I have found that travel and entertainment are two things people of all ages can appreciate and of which they can find common ground.

Read more HERE.

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Zinnia Maldonado

CONTRIBUTOR

I am currently studying Broadcast Journalism and I plan on pursuing a career at a news organization post-graduation. I also have a minor in Digital Media Trends and Analytics, where we learn about practices and trends in digital media, advertising, marketing and public relations. Throughout my previous internships, I’ve picked up a bunch of skills that I’m ready to put to work at Through Wolf’s Eyes.

I’ll be developing articles and working on projects for our website, while also creating content for our digital and print publications. I’m super interested in exploring what type of lifestyles seniors really want to live compared to the stereotypes society places on them. I’m also hoping to find out what type of health concerns older citizens experience after a certain age and how they’re receiving healthcare.

Read more HERE.