Heather Borden Hervé
Founder & Editor

Heather founded GOOD Morning Wilton in 2013 to fill a need:  a daily source of news about the things that matter to Wilton residents, written by reporters who live in and know Wilton; one that would help residents connect to one another and get engaged in important town issues; and one that revealed the GOOD stories of Wilton’s heart and soul.

In the years since then, GMW has become an indispensable part of the community, as residents have grown to rely on the coverage of breaking news, exclusive interviews with town officials, spotlights that raise the profile of local businesses and non-profits, and events that connect the community with newsmakers.

Making Wilton her home since 2007, Heather is 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 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.

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.

Despite devoting hours each week to GMW, Heather still has 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 college junior, and Poppy, who’s a  Wilton High School junior. She and her husband, Mikael, try to visit his family in France when they can, and both enjoy getting away in the summer down the Jersey shore.

Kathy George Bonnist

Kathy moved to Wilton in 2002.

She began her career in the marketing research division at Marketing Corporation of America, eventually becoming its youngest and first female Managing Partner, before founding her own practice, Bonnist Research, Inc. Her experience includes qualitative and quantitative strategic research studies where her insightful, effective writing skills were an essential part of her success.

When it came to volunteering in the Wilton schools her children attended, Kathy typically looked for opportunities to write. She was the editor of the Schoolhouse Scoop newsletter for Miller-Driscoll (back in the day when it was photocopied and sent home in students’ backpacks), Cider Mill‘s Hot Cider and the Middlebrook Messenger. Two of her children graduated from Wilton High School while one currently attends Fairfield College Preparatory School. Now she supports Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy in Wilton doing volunteer public relations.

Building on her professional experience and inspired by books like Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast And Slow, Kathy developed an interest in decision science and “heuristics”, the mental tools and subconscious processes humans use in everyday decision-making. In 2019, she became a freelance writer for Newristics, a global leader in the application of heuristics in marketing communications.

Kathy enjoys outdoor activities and time with family and friends at her home-away-from-home at Mount Snow, VT. She frequently can be found at her children’s athletic events (lacrosse and cross country) and on the NRVT. She also participates on the Warriors For a Cure team in the annual Million Mile fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and has been a longtime supporter of the Kennedy Center’s Autism Project, among other local charities.

Gretchen McMahon

GOOD Morning Wilton is excited to team up with Wilton’s favorite sports photographer, the renowned Gretchen McMahon, to bring her iconic images of Wilton athletes to the online pages of GMW.

An accomplished, award-winning sports and portrait photographer, Gretchen has a distinct flair for capturing fast action on athletic fields, courts, and arenas. For more than 17 years, her photographs have appeared in Wilton newspapers, including the Wilton Bulletin and the Wilton Villager, and she also covers some college sports as well. She is also a weekly contributor to MaxPreps.com, a CBS affiliate; has been a contributor to US Lacrosse Magazine, as well as many other sports magazines and executive public relations materials; and is responsible for most of the sports pictures found in the Wilton High School yearbooks and materials.

Gretchen has lived in Wilton for 35 years with her husband Chris, who owns McMahon Ford in Norwalk. Her three boys attended Wilton schools and graduated from Wilton High School. Athletes all, they played hockey and lacrosse. “That’s actually how I got started in this business, covering their teams and then studying in New York for three years to be a professional photographer to up my game,” she explained.

She can be reached via her Gretchen McMahon Photography website or by email.

Lori Fields (contributed)

Lori Fields, LCSW
Trackside Teen Center Executive Director
Learn more about Lori


Lori joined Trackside Teen Center as the Executive Director after serving three-plus years as a member of the Board of Directors, most recently as vice president of the Board.   

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of research and professional experience in human behavior and potential, she passionately and urgently understands the importance of how children feel about themselves during adolescence. Her deep research shows that it’s our story of belonging in our middle and high school years that sets the foundation for how we feel about ourselves for the rest of our lives. 

Her position at Trackside allows her to utilize her unique blend of clinical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to make a foundational impact on the well-being of both our youth and community at large. 

Lori’s top priority at Trackside is creating a culture where anyone who steps foot inside its doors feels like they belong. She is thrilled and honored to carry forth the inspired and devoted work of all those who brought Trackside to where it is today.  

A transplant from New York City, Lori has lived in Wilton with her husband, Mark and their three children for over seven years. She’s extremely active in the community and you’ll usually see her on some sports field somewhere. 

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