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The idea for B/A/D talks grew out of a simple observation that professional networking events contain a frustrating feature: participants often have to sacrifice complete conversations in order to maintain the quantity of connections offered by our large community of builders, architects, and designers. John Kilfoyle of United Marble Fabricators and Paul Reidt and Linda Kochman of KR+H Cabinetmakers developed B/A/D Talks to provide our community with a forum for shared interests and an opportunity to have full conversations in a non-commercial setting. We sought the skills of an editor and journalist to facilitate our topical conversations and Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in -Chief, New England Home, kindly accepted the role of moderator of B/A/D Talks.


B/A/D Talks Introduction - John Kilfoyle, United Marble

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Kyle Hoepner , Editor-in-Chief, New England Home

Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief, New England Home


Editor and content developer with more than twenty-five years of experience in publishing, visual design, music, and management.

Kyle specializes in finding big-picture solutions that lie beyond traditional forms and is adept at combining creative and analytical thinking to

  • identify a potential audience;

  • create a product or program using word, image, and/or sound to connect with that audience;

  • assemble a team to implement the program; and

  • oversee the process from concept to completion, on time and within budget.