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Greg Scheinman: We Have More Choices Now

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Greg Scheinman
The D10 Houston
Partner at Insgroup
Creator, The Midlife Male Podcast

I cannot possibly work out as much as my wife is baking, so when this quarantine is over, I'm either going to be 250 lbs from overeating, or 150 lbs from overtraining. It helps to have a sense of humor about everything, and as the late, great Warren Zevon said “Enjoy every sandwich.”

Like many of us, I started off 2020 with big plans and aspirations. I was named 2020 Power Broker by Risk and Insurance Magazine for the Hospitality and Consumer Products Goods industry. My firm, INSGROUP,… Read More

Sarah Ofner: Time Together

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Sarah Ofner
D10 Houston
Director of Marketing (Pasta & Noodles)
Riviana Foods


Let's start with work. How have you been affected?
Work has been really interesting. Pasta and noodles are shelf stable products and have seen a significant rise in volume. Consumers have flocked to the pasta aisle to stock their pantries in record numbers, and we’re close to meeting our annual forecast only five months into the year! Bringing new consumers into our brands has been a key marketing objective, and we’re achieving that as people are cooking more at home. We are observing that consumers turn to their comfort foods Read More

Eric Vishnevetsky: What Truly Matters

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Eric Vishnevetsky
Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
UBS Financial Services

What do you do for a living, and how has your work been affected the past six weeks?

I work in Private Wealth Management at UBS. Work has had to transition from an entirely in-office model to a complete work-from-home situation, all while working through the world's fastest bear market. Our team has had to reestablish processes, all while adjusting to a new normal, both physically and emotionally. Eight weeks in, I would say we are operating at full capacity, but it will be interesting to see how the industry adapts to
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Ashley Horwitz: Committed, Creative and Resourceful

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D10 Houston athlete Ashley Horwitz 

Tell us about your day-to-day, and how it's changed these past two months. 
I'm Group Fitness Manager and an Instructor for Equinox in River Oaks, in Houston. We closed the doors to our club March 16th and have been inactive ever since, as we await a reopening date. 

With a five-year-old at home, I find it important to maintain some form of routine and to stay active, especially outdoors. We wake up to enjoy some time on the back patio before a big breakfast. After chores, it's time for a bike ride and a dog…
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Jade Dean: Giving Grace

W680 jade h This pandemic has undeniably changed all of us. The heartbreak, worry, and stress are unavoidable but shared. In this time of crisis, I am learning how to adapt and adjust expectations for myself and for my family, daily. More importantly, I am learning to give myself grace.

I am tired, but we all are. I have three boys under the age of five, so from the moment I wake up, it's game time. One benefit of parenthood is that it shields me from being absorbed in the news and worry. I have to be present - my kids depend… Read More

Xiaoning Smith: You Must Adapt

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I’m a classical pianist by trade, and I’ve been wearing a few different hats in recent years. I don’t play professionally any more, but I own a music school in Northern New Jersey, where we offer private music lessons to about 300+ students. I accidentally got hired by lululemon (due to my love of their products and culture!), and I still work at the Flatiron store part time. I also have two boys aged ten and eight, and an entrepreneur of a husband that works a million hours and travels regularly, so I take care of good amount of domestic work…
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George Raptis: Do What Makes You Happy

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What do you do for a living, and how has your work been affected the past six weeks?
I own a construction company specializing in façade restoration and new affordable housing development in NYC. We had to close our office and set up remotely. Many of our projects are deemed essential due to unsafe facades or due to building necessary affordable housing across the city. Trying to run a business from home all while helping with home schooling has definitely been challenging.

What’s your day-to-day like? What’s been the most challenging part of the adjustment? What’s an unexpected silver lining?
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Josh Morgan: No Matter What

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Josh Morgan here...first year D10 competitor; in the restaurant business; quarantining solo in NYC. First and foremost I hope everyone is safe and well, and navigating this tragedy with all the serenity you can possibly summon.  

It's been a rough few weeks, as we have all been directly impacted by this devastating calamity. As a community we are sharing in that pain together. But we will also get through it together. I can tell you that one thing that has given me a sense of direction and perseverance through this is feeling like a part of a larger community.   

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