Teacher, Ridgefield High School
Peter has been a Math teacher at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut for 4 years. He is the brother of Michael “Mikey” Friedman. Peter received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and his Masters Degree from Sacred Heart University.
Owner/Garavel Auto Group
Paul has over 30 years of automotive experience. His experience has always been shaped by supporting those who help improve quality of life in our communities.
First as a college student at Western Connecticut State University and a member of the Connecticut General Assembly representing Danbury for ten years. Now he operates two automobile dealerships in Norwalk, named Garavel Subaru and Garavel Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Garavel has won many community service awards as well as having been recognized as Connecticut’s Largest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership in Connecticut. For the past 4 years, the dealership has been DealerRater Dealership of the Year.
Paul has shared the success of both dealerships with the surrounding communities. He has amplified Subaru’s commitment to community service with major contributions from the dealership and its commitment to Subaru’s Love Promise. Throughout the year, Garavel sponsors many events and supports many charities including Mikey’s Way.
Senior Vice President Sales, Dell EMC
Dave is a client-focused executive leader with over 25 years of experience in the high tech industry currently serving as Dell EMC Senior Vice President. Dave oversees a diverse team of sales, technical and services professionals. He is a long-time supporter of Mikey’s Way as well as CT Challenge and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where he was recently honored at their 2017 Rose Ball for his volunteer achievements.