Our Team

Heather Borden Hervé
Founder & Editor
editor@goodmorningwilton.com

Heather has made Wilton her home since 2007, becoming involved in the community as a parent, advocate, volunteer, observer and commentator. She has volunteered for Ambler Farm, the Wilton Public Schools, the Wilton Library and the Wilton Family Y, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wilton Education Foundation.

For three years, Heather wrote for Wilton Patch. She created a widely read opinion column, From the Driver’s Seat, and reported on daily events in Wilton, from business, education and politics to human interest and lifestyle. Her columns drew attention to Wilton residents in need, issues faced by locally owned businesses, and the ongoing centrality of Wilton Schools in day-to-day town life.

    “I hope I achieved what I set out to do–to get people talking. I wanted to open up discussions about topics that affected our town but that sometimes weren’t always “safe” to put out there. I talked about personal things hoping that we could get past the social stigmas to find more universal, common experiences—or simply see that it was possible to be vulnerable and still move forward. It was refreshing and validating to hear so many people say, ‘I feel the same way!’ or ‘That happened to me too!’
    “I wanted people to pay more attention—not to me, but rather to what was happening to and in town. I hoped by sharing more it would encourage people to be more open to discussion of the issues, to more understanding of the many different people within town borders, and for more connection—connection to friends, to neighbors and to their kids.
    “Most gratifying of all was when the column helped us as a community come even closer together, to help one another out. Whether it was helping people register for the bone marrow donor registry; raising support for families in need and children fighting cancer; or getting people the help they needed after Hurricane Sandy; I wanted the column to be about doing good, and I think it delivered on that promise.”
“So Long…For Now,” From the Driver’s Seat,  Wilton Patch

During her Wilton Patch tenure, she was asked to extend her opinion writing across more than 40 regional Patch.com sites when her second column, PatchIn, was syndicated across CT and NY.

Heather also has written about Wilton for Wilton Magazine and covered parenting news for Brain, Child magazine.

No stranger to media before moving to Wilton, Heather worked for “Entertainment Tonight,” TV Guide and Self, and was a long- and short-form TV/news/video producer in Chicago.  Sandwiched in between media gigs, Heather started a children’s knitwear accessories business, la Folie.

She has still been able to keep up with her interests in media, national and local politics, and pop culture, all the while being an active parent to two children–Maden, a Wilton High School junior, and Poppy, who’s in 7th grade at Middlebrook. She and her husband, Mikael, try to visit his family in France on occasion, and both enjoy spending some time in the summer down the Jersey shore.

Kathleen Sullivan
Writer

Kathleen moved from Brooklyn, NY to Wilton in the summer of 2008. After the initial shock of moving to the “country,” she settled into the bumpy life of a stay-at-home mom with young children. From Zion’s Hill Preschool, to her McFadden Drive neighborhood, and especially her first baby playgroup, the community is what made Wilton feel like home.

Writing personal profiles and human-interest stories for GOOD Morning Wilton, has given Kathleen an opportunity to return to her favorite journalistic writing. She has previously published in Art Business News. When she is not writing for GMW, Kathleen focuses on personal non-fiction writing and takes classes at Westport Writers Workshop.

Kathleen has volunteered for the Wilton Library and the Wilton Public Schools. She and her husband have three active sons and a yellow Labrador they should have named Marley.

Kristin Johnson
Writer
kristin@goodmorningwilton.com

Kristin and her family relocated to Wilton from southern California in 2008. With over 20 years experience in public relations and corporate communications, Kristin works to raise the visibility of, and increase awareness around a diverse range of clients that includes Fortune 500 influencers, high-profile start-ups, and privately owned and operated companies.

Writing about Wilton for GOOD Morning Wilton gives Kristin a much-appreciated opportunity to get to know the fascinating individuals, and often heroes, of our local community.

She also writes for Zeel, Rocket Matter, and Sacred Heart University.

Kristin has volunteered for Ambler Farm, the Norwalk River Valley Trail, the Wilton Library, and the Wilton Public Schools. She lives in town with her husband, three children, three goldfish, and one dog.

 

Lily Kepner
WHS Senior Intern
lily@goodmorningwilton.com

Lily has lived in Wilton since 2006, alongside her parents, three younger siblings, three cats, and three dogs. Lily has always loved stories. Growing up, she was notorious for using up all the printer paper to make homemade blank “booklets” to hold all the colorful stories she could imagine. As she has grown older, Lily has embraced her passion for writing in her extracurricular activities. She has written actively for the Wilton High School newspaper, The Forum, throughout high school, and has had six ‘Warrior Words’ columns published in the Wilton Bulletin during her senior year.

On the weekends, you can find Lily working at Local Soul, where she has happily helped countless Wiltonians find the perfect locally made good. She is also active at St. Matthews Episcopal Church as a Sunday School kindergarten teacher. Lily also has served as president of National Honor Society and as the co-president of the Junior Board for Wilton Pony Club. One of her favorite activities has been volunteering at Wilton Children’s Theater as an intern, where she has assisted at rehearsals for the fall and winter plays and backstage. In her free time, she enjoys being outside reading, walking her dogs, hiking, and being with friends.

Lily plans to call Boston University her next home in fall of 2019, where she will likely study journalism at the College of Communications. She is thrilled to gain more experience writing at GOOD Morning Wilton this spring.

 

 

 

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