Contact Us

Please fill out the form to the right to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. 

 

 

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone
         

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

Blog

Praesent commodo cursus magna, vel scelerisque nisl consectetur et. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor. Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo, tortor mauris condimentum nibh, ut fermentum massa justo sit amet risus. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum.

 

Salty Soul Spotlight - Erin Kopecki

Erin Wilson

ERin Kopecki sunset tee.jpg

I could not be more proud of the work Erin Kopecki is doing in our community. She has the entrepreneurial spirt, amazing & kind demeanor, and I simply love that she is helping a really important group here on island. I have an Uncle who has permanent brain damage and through this have come to understand and respect the challenges of home-care and caring for a loved one from afar.

Erin is the type of person you just want to be around as she radiates positive energy. I am excited to share the work that Erin and her company are doing in our community because I hope more families learn about TUCKed In Eldercare, geriatric care management services. It is incredibly important for all of us out here on Nantucket and even more so if you have an older relative living here seasonally or year-round. Cheers to you Erin and the great work you are doing! Please read below to learn more about this amazing Salty Soul!

XO,

-The other Erin

Q: How long have you being living on Nantucket full-time and what brought you to the island?  

A: I moved to Nantucket in October of 2015- crazy to think this fall will mark 4 years living the island life!  I wasn’t one who summered on Nantucket before taking the leap to be a year-rounder.  I moved here not knowing anyone or anything about this beautiful little island, in the middle of fall leading into those “dreadful” winter months (which I happen to now look forward to).  Thanks to an career opportunity at Our Island Home, I became a wash-ashore. 

Q: When did you start TUCKed In Eldercare and what should people know about the service you offer?  

A: After working at Our Island Home for two and a half years, I venture onward to start Nantucket’s very own Aging Life Care Management business- TUCKed In Eldercare.  We recently celebrated our one year anniversary.  TUCKed In Eldercare is here to provide ongoing advocacy, support, management, and so much more to our clients and their families.  It’s important that I offer families the opportunity to maintain that child-parent relationship, as so often the roles reverse when our loved ones grow older.  
In a way you can think of us as a surrogate family member, an aging expert and consultant, or a “wedding planner” for growing older and aging in place.  Let us help you, by taking on the stress, so you can continue making memories and enjoying life with your loved ones as they journey through the aging process. 

Q: How did you originally get into this area of focus?  It is admirable and we love the work that you are doing! 

A:  A big shoot out goes to my Grandmother- she is the reason to my career path and achievements.  I embraced the moments we spent together and looked up to her as a young girl.  Unfortunately, she passed when I was twelve, soon leading me to volunteer at nursing homes.  I discovered a new passion- eager to make a difference in the lives of seniors.  I studied gerontology and management as an undergraduate and graduate student- a licensed nursing home administrator, certified care manager, and a family volunteer with the Alzheimer’s association, I am here to make a difference in the lives of our Nantucket seniors.      

Q: Are you able to also help families with loved ones that are not perhaps elderly but might have brain injury, other disabilities, etc.?  

A: I am here to make an impact, hoping to help as many individuals within our community.  I am always willing to learn about the client and family’s needs and goals; however, if I don’t feel qualified or have the necessary education and background to best assist the family I would be sure to point them in the direction of someone who would be better suited. 

Q: What is the best way for someone who is interested in your service to contact you?

A:  I am reachable by phone, text and email: 508.577.5057 or erin@tuckedineldercare.com  
You can also learn more about my services at: www.tuckedineldercare.com and follow us on Instagram tuckedin.eldercare.

Q: On a personal note, we hear you are engaged!  Who is the lucky guy?!?!  And how did he propose?

A:  I am- it’s been a very exciting 4 months, involving lots of celebrating.  The lucky man is Danno Lynch (I too am a lucky lady!).  Danno is an agent at Fisher Real Estate as well as a fishing charter captain and a volunteer coach for youth hockey and lacrosse.  Apparently Grandmothers play a big role in our lives- his Nana was the reason we met.  Lucky for us, Danno’s Nana lived where I worked- we will always be grateful for Our Island Home and our Grandmothers for bringing us together.    

Collaborating with an artist - Daniel Mahlman

Erin Wilson

Photo credit: Emily Elisabeth Photography

Photo credit: Emily Elisabeth Photography

I am excited to finally share this new shirt with you because it has been a very cool collaboration. I wanted to have an artist create the artwork for a new nautical shirt and after a few cocktails with one of my dear old friends from Philadelphia, Emily, we determined her brother would be the perfect match!  And as any big sister would, Emily convinced Dan he MUST partake in this even though his dance card was quite full.

So I am excited to introduce you to Daniel Mahlman, a Philadelphia-based artist who created this boat artwork in pen & ink, but he also works in traditional oil portraiture. Beyond creating his own wonderful pieces, Dan also teaches art. He teaches to private students but what we truly love is he teaches art at Project HOME, a non-profit that strives to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.  He is an artist with a heart of gold trying to help others use art to better their lives.

His sister Emily wrote a blog post about his first solo exhibit a few years back and how much she admired how Dan was following his passion, his dream.  And it is admirable, it is not always easy but it is a good reminder to find the path in life that makes you happy.

From Dan's first solo exhibit, "Uyghur Man"

From Dan's first solo exhibit, "Uyghur Man"

The artist himself!

The artist himself!

I hope you love our new shirt, which is unisex, and I also hope you will support Dan and his work. If you would also like to do a collaboration with this amazing artist, buy a piece of his work, or commission him to do a piece for you, please visit his site.  

Emily – thank you for helping to make this happen!

-Erin 

A Salty Soul Highlight - Leigh McCarthy

Erin Wilson

All images courtesy of Leigh McCarthy. 

All images courtesy of Leigh McCarthy. 

Erin and Leigh .JPG

Happy Monday!  Ready for some more inspiration and to learn about another awesome Salty Soul?  This girl is our dear friend and often partner in crime on Nantucket!  The photo on the right is me & Leigh on the beach, where we both love to be. She has energy like no other, is always up for an adventure and she is an incredibly talented artist.  We are SO excited to introduce you to Leigh McCarthy! 

 

One of our favorites from Leigh's Nantucket work. 

One of our favorites from Leigh's Nantucket work. 

 

Q: You spend your summers on Nantucket and grew up near the ocean, how does this affect you as an artist and how you incorporate the ocean into your work? 

A: The sea incorporates itself into my work rather than the other way around. I grew up in LA and always visited my family on the East coast during the summer. When I discovered Nantucket, I just knew I found my happy place. It has such a fascinating past that I keep learning more and more about. The maritime history of Nantucket has inspired a lot of different work but it's not an intellectual thing, it just seeps into my pores. There is nothing I like more than walking over a sand dune and dropping into the most pristine beach you have ever seen. I hope it stays like this as long as possible, so I donate a portion of the proceeds of my work to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation to preserve it.  

Q: We hear you went to the same school as Damien Hirst. True story? 

A: Ha! That's true. I got my graduate degree at Goldsmiths College in London where Hirst studied art as an undergrad. Speaking of salty, Hirst became well known after suspending a 14-foot tiger shark in formaldehyde. I never thought I would be represented by the same gallery, but now we are both at the Samuel Owen Gallery! 

Q: Is it also true that your first exhibition was sponsered by David Bowie? 

A: Absolutely true! When I was in graduate school he hosted a show called Assembly for students in grad school studying fine art in London in a derelict school building in Stepney City. Students from a bunch of different schools joined forces from all over including Goldsmiths, Royal College, and Central Saint Martins. It was great.  

Q: You live this amazing life between Brooklyn and summers on Nantucket...how do you make this happen? It's a dream come true!

Leigh Arctic.jpg

A: A few years ago, I was gearing up to go to the Arctic (you can find some of my pics are here) and thought being on Nantucket would be an ideal spot to test my new equipment in the elements. By the end of that summer, I had created a whole new body of work, got picked up by a local gallery, and had a show! I didn't expect so many good things to result, but it all seemed to fall into place after making the decision to be where I feel most inspired. 

Q: Last year you took an amazing trip to the Arctic? Tell us about the group you went out with and what your favorite part of the journey was!

A: The trip was part of a unique residency program called, the arctic circle Autumn Art & Science Expedition. I traveled for two weeks aboard a Norwegian Tall Ship with thirty other artists. It was pretty amazing to be on one of the only ships sailing in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. We could basically ask to do whatever we'd like in the name of art which was really freeing. 

A writer on the trip spent the night in a trapper's hut accompanied by two guides and a husky. After a brief transmission via walkie talkie, they walked to the top of a hill to wave goodnight. Their headlamps waved back and forth as they hiked in the fog, it looked just like a lighthouse. There was no way to capture it because it was so dark, but it's something I'll never forget. 

A: We love your work, how does one purchase? 

You can contact my studio directly to buy work at leighmccarthy.com. Or, if you are in Nantucket or Greenwich, CT you can stop by Samuel Owen Gallery to purchase my work. 

Q: Biggest piece of advice to others to pursue their dreams?

A: Quiet the inner critique, gather your courage, and make as many mistakes as possible. 

pesc_wade_crop3-3.jpg