You Should Know … Matt Galler

Even if you don’t (yet) know Matt Galler, you’ve probably heard him. The 29-year-old Reisterstown native is the voice of WTMD’s “Afternoon Drive” and “The Saturday Alternative.” Growing up, Galler spent most of his school career at the Franklin schools, and started in band in fifth grade with the baritone. That didn’t last, and Galler… Read More

You Should Know… Ann Hirsch

Ann Hirsch, 31, might be a Los Angeles convert these days, but she is a born and bred Baltimorean, attending Krieger Schechter Day School and The Park School. And she’s never gone for too long since her parents, Alan Hirsch (owner of Donna’s Restaurant) and Dina Sokal (a child psychologist), still call the area home…. Read More

You Should Know… Jenny Katz

Jenny Katz, 29, is a Charm City transplant. She spent the first decade of her life in Gezer, a kibbutz in Israel, before her family moved just outside Princeton, N.J. After a brief stint at Skidmore College and year off (including a semester at Hebrew University, where she interned with the giraffes at the Biblical… Read More

You Should Know… Randy Harris

“Ragin” Randy Harris has always been passionate about music. And while his 9-to-5 days are spent in the banking industry, he has turned his love of music into a serious side hustle. The 29-year-old Memphis, Tenn., native had a lot of plans before finding his niche. He was given the moniker — for which his… Read More

You Should Know … Hannah Himmelrich

Hannah Himmelrich, 22, has maintained an active role in her family’s business, Stone Mill Bakery, for as long as she can remember. A Pikesville native, Himmelrich started working under the tutelage of her father, co-owner Alfie, at the age of 14. Himmelrich would commute from Park School to the company’s Green Spring Station eatery in… Read More

You Should Know… Michael Hantgan

Michael Hantgan, 29, has always felt a pull toward helping his community wherever and however he can. Originally from Owings Mills and currently a resident of Mount Washington, Hantgan has operated for the last year as the YL Chapter president (Young Leadership division for ages 21 to 40) for the Baltimore region of the FIDF… Read More

You Should Know… Rabbi Dena Shaffer

Rabbi Dena Shaffer might tell you she was the poster child for the Reform movement. The 33-year-old native of Rochester, N.Y., grew up in the movement, attending Jewish summer camp and participating in the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) through her synagogue. Becoming a rabbi was in the cards for Shaffer from a… Read More

You Should Know… Josh Sherman

Josh Sherman, 25, is a native son here in Charm City. He grew up with his Conservative Jewish family in the Guildford/Oakenshaw area of Baltimore, where they were part of Chizuk Amuno Congregation. He attended Krieger Schechter Day School through eighth grade, followed by Baltimore City College for high school. Though he left town for… Read More

You Should Know… Eric Kessler

Eric Kessler, who turned 36 on Dec. 26, began creating art four years ago. That may come as a surprise to many who now seek out the Owings Mills and Pikesville native for custom paintings. A former addict, he was in the midst of a depression and needed something to break from it, so he… Read More