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Hillcrest Press Biographies

Christie French --

was born and raised (Christie Goodling) the daughter of Robert and Carol Goodling, a child of the printing industry. Her Mother and Father were the founders of what is currently Hillcrest Press. She grew up in Hannacroix and graduated from Greenville Central School in 1986. She went on to receive her degree in Psychology in 1990 from Houghton College in Houghton NY. Christie’s after school and summer employment throughout her growing up and collegiate years was right here in the family business. During these years Christie learned many aspects of the printing industry including; paper types and sizes, typesetting, darkroom work, and many different aspects of bindery such as folding, collating, padding (or glue bindings) and stitching. After college graduation she stretched her wings and flew to Bennington Vermont, where she took a job in her field as a counselor for the Bennington School for Boys. She found that she just could not shake her love for the industry (or maybe it was the need for additional cash) she took a part-time job doing various jobs including bindery for Inkspot Press. After marrying her long time friend and confident Nathan French in 1992 she moved first to California and then on to Florida where Nathan’s involvement with the United States military (Navy) took them. While in Florida she again pursued her lifelong love of printing (or maybe it was again a need for cash) by taking a job as the customer service and front end manager for a full service printing company in Saint Augustine Florida named Standard Printing. In July of 2000 the call of the industry could no longer be denied so back to New York she went to buy out her parents. Now the lifelong dream is a daily reality.

Nathan French --

was born and raised in Ithaca NY the son of Claude and Barbara French. Nathan and his brother and sister were one of the first experiments with home schooling in New York. While home schooled by his mother he started his career building by first a paper route and then through an after school and weekend job at a local deli where he grew into the responsibilities of “opening” and “closing”. Nathan made a one-year foray into college life at Houghton College where he met and became friends with the woman we all knew and loved then as Christie Goodling (now through some strange and nefarious relationship with Nathan French she has changed her name to Christie French). In the summer following his freshman year at Houghton he started work as the service manager for a local bicycle shop and moved on to the department head for the video department of a major grocery chain in Syracuse NY. Nathan joined the United States Navy in 1988 and was stationed at first Alameda, CA and then Jacksonville, FL. Nathan was trained as an aircraft electrician working on first A-6 and then DC-9 aircraft. It was during this time that Christie and Nathan were wed. Nathan moved up the chain of command quickly through a series of events and was both a shop manager and a division leading petty officer before leaving the Navy for other challenges in 1994. Following his military career Nathan continued to hone his mechanical, organizational, and managerial skills through jobs as the service manager for Saint Augustine Cycles, a multi brand dealer for motorcycles, watercraft and four wheelers in Saint Augustine Florida, and as the rental equipment manager for Pilot Equipment in Jacksonville Florida. Deciding that the future of the world lay in technology, Nathan chose to learn everything that he could about computer hardware and software. To this end he took a job as the manager of a local computer company in Saint Augustine and provided many aspects of computer repair, software implementation and network consulting and service in that role. Nathan’s last stop before coming back to New York was as an account manager for the national computer training company Productivity Point International. In July of 2000 Nathan and Christie came to NY to combine their individual skill sets and to purchase Hillcrest Press, so that Christie’s parents could pursue their life long dream and goal, (RETIREMENT!) Nathan’s management, business, and technological skills have combined well with Christie’s printing experience and advanced peoples skills to form a successful management team for the next evolution of Hillcrest Press.