: Stefani Jackenthal
: Dec 31, 1905
: New York
: New York
Stefani Jackenthal is an adventure journalist for print, TV, and radio and an elite endurance racer who has competed and reported from around the world. She has contributed to The New York Times, Conde’ Nast Traveler, Marie Claire magazine, Shape, Women’s Health, Fitness, Prevention, among others worldwide. She writes a monthly wine column for several outlets and penned The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Rock Climbing (Alpha Books/Macmillan). Her work appears in The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything (St. Martin’s Press) and on NPR.
She was the on-air host for the pre-race web-coverage of the 2006 Primal Quest Adventure Race in Moab, UT, June 2006, an in-action camera-person for Primal Quest Adventure race - airing on CBS and USA networks, and ran the entire NYC Marathon with a camera filming racers for ARD TV. She co-Hosted “Buff & The Adventurers” daily talk show on eYada.com, and has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Oxygen Network, Fox Sports, OLN. Her athletic achievements have been featured on an assortment television networks, cable stations, and websites.
A former All American Triathlete, Stefani won the 2006 Big Sur Trail Marathon and wrote about for Trail Runner magazine. In October, 2005 she won the women’s division and finished 2nd overall in the Augrabies Kalahari Extreme Marathon, a 6-stage, 150-mile self-supported running race (carrying all food and provisions for entire race) across the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Her article ran in Runner’s World Magazine as did her piece about finishing 2nd in the 2005 The Coastal Challenge; 150-mile, 7-day running race in Costa Rica. Stefani competed in the Hawaii Ironman, won Team RAAM, and recently competed in TransRockies 5-day, 110 mile running race in Colorado, for Runner’s World, and The Mayor’s Cup, 27-mile circumnavigation kayak race around Manhattan, which she is writing for The New York Times Sports section.
She spent a month in Tibet, fall 2004, as a member of the Climbing Blind team; taking six blind Tibetan teenagers on a two-week expedition to the summit of Lhapki Ri (23,100ft) on the north side of Mt. Everest. Her first-person story about the expedition aired in May, 2005 on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” The climb was made into a documentary called “Blindsight,” which has been sweeping film festival awards across the globe and will be released nationwide in March. She reported for NPR while racing the 2002 MSOQ adventure race, Sabah, Malaysia.
Stefani holds an MBA in marketing and is the founder and director of NTS Wine Tasting, LLC; an entertainment-educational company running corporate and private wine events and producing the monthly “Wine Tasting Without the Attitude” series at 92nd Street Y. Stefani lives in NYC. www.stefjack.com.
: Adventure Journalist, Owner of NTS Wine Tasting, LLC & Endurance Coach
: NTS Wine Tasting, LLC & Jackenthal Custom Coaching
Business Client Experience
: REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
NTS Wine Tasting, LLC
“The (NTS) tasting was the perfect setting to ask all the ‘dumb’ questions you have about wine … The crowd is as eclectic as the wines.” –The New York Times.
“Stop by one of the Neighborhood Tasting Society’s fabulous food parties. At these food fetes, wine is served in a totally user-friendly way. [Their] mission is to improve your life without getting caught up in the pretentiousness of the wine-tasting world.” –The New York Post“… as the Zinfandel (at the NTS tasting) was described by the instructor as ‘sex in a glass,’ a man standing next to me seized the moment: When I drink this, it’s like seeing God.” – Mademoiselle
When I came to Stefani for coaching, I told her that I’d never pushed myself to my athletic potential and that at 41, it was time to see what I had
– and where I could go. She asked, “How hard are you willing to work?” I gulped, “to the max.” And, wow, what a max season it was!
I started the 2004 season in March as a new Category 4 and won my first race; Grant’s Tomb. After a bunch of top 3 finishes, I ended the
season as a Category 2 and on a kickin’ new team. Look out 2005!
~ Ellen Moses, 41 year old Bicycle Racer, NYC: Started 2004 season as a Category 4 and ended as a Category 2.
: NTS WINE TASTING, LLC
NTS Wine Tasting, LLC., delighting wine lovers since 1998. NTS crafts “custom wine tastings and wine dinners” that are fun and informative – at our place or in your home! We create fun, friendly events for folks wanting to learn about wine in a casual setting.
Each tasting is an NTS Original, varying from cozy gatherings to free-flowing cocktail parties. We specialize in pairing wines with food for bridal showers, birthdays, or at the office. Join us for our monthly “Wine Tasting Without the Attitude Series,” at 92nd Street Y (upper Eastside) & Makor (Tribeca) -Thursday nights 6:30-8:30.
Tasting include detailed tasting notes describing grape varietals, geography, and food pairing suggestions. An NTS wine expert leads light-handed instruction. Let’s go! www.stefjack.com/wine
JACKENTHAL CUSTOM COACHING
Stefani Jackenthal runs Jackenthal Custom Coaching, an endurance and
general athletic training program based on the theory that every
athlete has unique needs and desires. Jackenthal surgically crafts
training schedules built on an athlete’s history, short term and long
term goals and lifestyle; weaving them together with
performance-enhancing nutrition. Her clients have thrived; winning
races, gaining speed, strength, muscle structure and confidence. www.stefjack.com/coaching
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