Our Team
New Jersey's Biggest Fans

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Mike Ham

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Founder & CEO

In July of 2020, Mike Ham burst onto the podcasting scene with his original show, The Morning Spotlight. An energetic, passionate, and curious interviewer Mike creates lasting and memorable bonds between his guests and his audiences. As a respected member of the podcasting community, Mike has been asked to speak at podcasting events like Podfest Expo and the PodPros Summit.

Mike was born and raised right here in the Garden State and has lived here most of his life. One aspect of New Jersey he particularly loves is its diversity. Throughout his travels and the episodes he's recorded, the stories Mike helps tell define what being from New Jersey is all about.

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Tara Bernie

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VP of Content Production

Tara Bernie is an Emmy winning journalist with over 25 years experience in entertainment news. She was a five time Emmy nominated Senior Producer at Access Hollywood, Emmy winning Senior Correspondent for DailyMailTV, and most recently Senior Content Producer for PEOPLE (the TV show!). Tara has walked thousands of red carpet miles interviewing celebrities. 

She brings her vast production knowledge and her love of Jersey to Greetings From the Garden State.

Her favorite places to be in NJ are Morristown and Avon-by-the-Sea.

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Nicole Iuzzolino

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Editor in Chief - New Jersey Field Notes

Nicole Iuzzolino is a recent graduate from Marist College, who earned a degree in Journalism with minors in Creative Writing and Digital Video Production. She has been published under a number of publications such as NJ Digest and assisted with the radio show PopCrush nights on 94.5 PST. Most importantly, Nicole is a diehard Jersey girl.


Julia Porpora

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VP of Business Development

Jules is the quintessential modern Jersey Girl. She recently made the Beach Bum plunge as a full time local in Asbury Park after living in Hoboken for 8 years. She’s also a Rutgers grad and respected HR professional within the beauty industry for over 10 years. 

Jules is no stranger to podcasts and content as the former host and producer of Neighborhood Jules podcast prior to COVID. She’s excited to get back into the local business media scene to continue her witty storytelling on and off the mic.