Jun Hak Pae is a Taekwondo master, Tae-kyun 2nd generation master, Kung-Fu master, Korean Swordsmanship master, Chi-gong master, and teacher at Black Belt Martial Arts Center in Eastchester. Master Pae discussed the art of swordsmanship. He told us about his life in Korea, studying under his sword master and living as a monk in a monestary. Jun also demonstrated some of his swordsmanship skills and movements.

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James Taylor is an expert on U.S. Social Security. He discussed the history of this program, how it works, and where it’s headed. Jim shared practical info that can benefit us and our families. He came by this knowledge by being a Medicare expert and realizing that one cannot know Medicare without also knowing Social Security. He spent decades in medical insurance with Empire Blue Cross and then in general insurance with Marsh & McLennan. As Jim approached retirement age he studied how the rules of both programs could affect him and customized his retirement strategies to maximize benefits from both.

powerlines-sunsetStephen Campbell is a Senior Client Services Manager at NuEnergen. He helps organizations save thousands of dollars by managing their energy utilization and infrastructure. Stephen was also a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He discussed his life, his experience in the military, and how he began helping Westchester County save money on energy.


Tommy Taylor has spent over 20 years in the automotive industry. For the last 7 years, he’s saved millions of dollars for thousands of car buyers.  Tommy has been referred to as the Dealers’ worst nightmare. He spoke about car buying and how to pay less on your next automobile purchase.

Town_of_Eastchester_Welcome_Sign_2010.jpegMike Denning is a former police officer who ran for the position of Eastchester Town Supervisor. He discussed his platform and shared insights on town politics.

photo-10_11301555Rob Simonetti is a concrete batcher at Ferrara Bros. Building Materials. He gave a barn presentation 7 years ago which people still talk about. Rob returned with an update on the fascinating world of concrete. He even demonstrated how to mix concrete right outside the barn.

executive-protectionPeter Tocco provides Executive Protection for high profile individuals. He previously gave Barn presentations on Martial Arts and Situational Awareness. Peter discussed his work and described some of the challenges and dangers involved in protecting his clients.


Ed Cardillo, PhD is a clinical psychologist and author of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy. He talked about the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons and explained how it’s played. Ed gave a live demonstration of D&D with the assistance of several other D&D enthusiasts. He discussed the benefits of the game including its use as a therapy for children with autism.


This year’s Casino Night at the Barn was designed to raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. We had tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker manned by professional croupiers. Everyone who attended had a great time, but unfortunately due to a low turnout, we were barely able to over expenses. Next year we’ll do better in this regard.


Our annual BBQ Night was a great success. We tried something different which was to ask guys to bring something to throw on the grille. There was a large variety and quantity of food which was enjoyed by all. Special thanks goes out to those who helped with the organization, cooking, and cleanup.