Eileen Patterson, co-owner of Creative Vision, has been within arm’s reach of a computer since the days of DOS in 1987. A self-described dork, Eileen’s passion is finding creative ways to take the intimidation factor out of technology and making sure that anyone who has a technological task to accomplish understands that it’s possible and fun.
In 1995, with corporate administration and IT experience under her belt, Eileen opened A Little Help, a consulting company that helped business owners make educated decisions on hardware and software solutions that would run their business efficiently and without complicated or expensive back office operations, which remains her philosophy.
Upon moving to Warwick, Eileen has been a reporter for Warwick Valley Dispatch where, as the reporter covering non-profit activities and Village Government, she ran and was elected for Village Trustee and ultimately appointed Deputy Mayor for the second half of her term. This passion for community involvement and service led Eileen to become Chair of Warwick in Bloom, a beautification committee that brings seasonal vitality to downtown Warwick and that won the prestigious international Communities In Bloom Award, naming Warwick “the most beautiful community in the world.”
Eileen is also a member of the Foundation Board for St. Anthony Community Hospital, and has been a past Board member of the Warwick Little League and various PTA’s within the Warwick Valley School District. She is married to James Patterson, a life-long resident of Warwick, and they live in the Village of Warwick with their three children. Eileen enjoys gardening, sewing and golf and would love to find a way to get her computer to do laundry and prepare meals.
Inez Freund, co-owner of Creative Vision, decided early on that public relations was to be her focus. In college, she created her own internship at ABC Television, assisting producers with promotion for news programs such as Nightline, 20/20, Close-up, This Week with David Brinkley and Evening News with Peter Jennings.
Fast forward twenty-five years to a career that has primarily included vast big-agency experience in consumer product marketing, where she’s built a stellar portfolio of award-winning programs, events and media placements for clients that read like a Who’s Who in a variety of diverse industries. She has built a reputation on her ability think strategically and work with journalists to tell her clients’ story. A proficient writer, Inez is equally at home producing PR programs and brochure copy or website content, feature stories and blogs.
In a previous entrepreneurial incarnation as President of IConnect Public Relations, Inez executed large scale, multi-city special events, conducted cross country media tours for international Grammy award-winning entertainers and corporate spokespersons, and created awareness campaigns for corporate and non-profit organizations. Over the years, her clients have included the Belize Tourism Board, Grenada Board of Tourism, Related Companies, the Los Angeles Times Travel Show, St. Anthony Community Hospital, Mountain Creek Resort, Park Central Hotel in NYC, Food & Wine Magazine, Guinness Imports, Sharp Electronics, Filippo Berio Olive Oil, Solgar Vitamin & Herb, Ortho Pharmaceuticals and many others.
Very community-minded, Inez has raised funds for the Warwick Humane Society, has been active on PTAs, is a member of the Warwick Chamber of Commerce and on the Steering Committee for the Warwick Community Orchard, bringing Warwick an orchard in 2011. She is on the Foundation Board for St. Anthony Community Hospital, and has been a past Board member for Warwick Valley Daycare and Temple Beth Shalom. Inez is an enthusiastic traveler, volunteer, music lover and gourmet cook and resides with her husband and son in Sugar Loaf, NY.