David Hitchman

Originally from the west coast of Canada, David's interest in menswear and design brought him to New York city in 2014 where he quickly connected with the community in Far Rockaway. Previously, David studied Business Administration and launched a soccer development club in Indonesia, but has traded in the sun and sand for the cinderblocks and snow in NY. 

Meaghan Holley

Meaghan Holley was born and raised in Kirkwood, Missouri. She moved to New York City four years ago and settled in Far Rockaway last winter. Prior to Rockaway Rising, Meaghan sold things at Google, managed people who sold things at SinglePlatform (acquired by CTCT), and was head cheerleader/fundraiser for former gang leaders & drug dealers at Defy Ventures. Her goal for 2015 is to learn how to do the Nae Nae. 


HB hails from Niceville, FL. She moved to New York City in 2010 and discovered Rockaway shortly thereafter. She was married last spring and moved into a little bungalow in Far Rockaway with her new husband. Prior to Rockaway Rising, Heather worked with several non-profits in the city to resource Far Rockaway.