Owner / Chief Strategist / Coach
Gabrielle fell in love with the Adirondacks during her studies of English and Business at Plattsburgh State University. Originally from Long Island, Gabrielle pursued her Master’s Degree in English at Queens College, and entered corporate America where she quickly developed a name for herself inside the staffing industry.
During her time at Robert Half International, Gabrielle has led top producing teams, helped highly skilled candidates land life changing positions, and worked effortlessly with companies to locate top talent. Within her role as Vice President of North America’s OfficeTeam division, Gabrielle spent her time driving operations, enhancing profitability, and mentoring leadership teams throughout the U.S. and Canadian markets. Today, Gabrielle still specializes in recruiting talent and making permanent professional placements for Robert Half throughout the Capital District and North Country.
In 2020, Gabrielle returned to the Adirondacks, in the hamlet of Jay, with her husband Sean. Together, they formed Adirondack Mountain Retreats, and are sharing their love for life and the North Country through their vacation rentals, retreats, events, adventures, and inspiration. Gabrielle’s overall mission is to inspire others to take control of their minds and become their best selves in all aspects of their lives, health, and careers. Gabrielle is a certified Reiki Master, NYS licensed Cosmetologist, and Spin Instructor. She is also a certified holistic life coach and has studied self-help with some of the top gurus in the world. Gabrielle also serves as the board President of the Au Sable River Valley Business Association, and teaches at Plattsburgh State University.
When she isn’t working, you can easily find Gabrielle outdoors gardening, hiking, biking, reading, or on an adventure with their goldens, Maggie and Mel.
Owner / Director of Operations
Originally from Flagtown, New Jersey, Sean started riding ATV’s at the age of 4 and later began racing professionally at the young age of 15. After having a successful career racing and traveling for nearly 10 years, Sean then went on to work as a technician for CBS Sports, Fox, NBC and Golf Channel. After nearly 10 years working in television, Sean walked away with 2 Emmys. One for Super Bowl 50 as an Audio Technician and another for Outstanding Technical Team Remote at the 2019 Masters golf Championship held in Augusta, GA. When Sean wasn’t traveling for work, he helped his dad run their tree service business, Neidlingers Tree Service.
When they first began dating, Gabrielle introduced Sean to one of her most sacred places on earth. Sean fell in love with the Adirondacks instantly. He knew immediately that if they were lucky enough to live in a place where other people vacation, that they had a duty to share its magic with other people. We have traveled all over the world from our previous jobs and for us, Jay, NY, was where we wanted to settle down, Sean says. Today, as co-owner of Adirondack Mountain Retreats and as the Director of Operations, Sean strives to offer the best retreats and short term rentals in the Adirondacks. When he’s not working on hosting your home or on an adventure with Gabrielle and the pups, you can find Sean mountain biking, golfing, kayaking, fishing, and most of all, on the slopes snowboarding.