Andrew Kaplan completed his B.S. degree at Albany State University graduating Summa Cum Laude, in 1986. He attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating 6th in his class in 1990. He then took his DVM degree to the Animal Medical Center where he completed a one-year internship in Medicine and Surgery followed by a two-year residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Kaplan then took an Associate Professor position at the University of Wisconsin's School of Veterinary Medicine where, until 1995, he taught Clinical Medicine to 4th-year veterinary students. Following this assignment, he practiced in both specialty and general private practices in northern California and New York City until he opened City Veterinary Care in November 2003. He passed his certifying examination for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1995 denoting him a Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist. He has been featured in New York Magazine's "Best Vets" issue in 2002 and again in 2006 when City Veterinary Care was named the "Best Private Veterinary Practice" in New York City. Dr. Kaplan is also the Founder of “The Toby Project”, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating pet overpopulation in NYC.
Jay is the author of 20 books, including two prize-winning novels (The Stolen Jew and Before My Life Began), two prize-winning non-fiction books (Imagining Robert and Transforming Madness), and three collections of award-winning stories. His stories and essays have appeared widely (in The Atlantic, Tikkun, GQ, Sport, The American Scholar, Newsweek, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and others), and have been reprinted in more than 50 anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. His screenplay for The Hollow Boy, which premiered on American Playhouse, has won many honors, including top prize at the Houston International Film Festival. He is the recipient of numerous other awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, and is the only author to have won six consecutive Syndicated Fiction Prizes. Open Heart: A Patient's Story of Life-Saving Medicine and Life-Giving Friendship appeared in the autumn of 2003, an award winning documentary film based on Imagining Robert has been appearing nationally on PBS stations since 2004. His novel, 1940, published in 2008, was long-listed for the Impac Dublin International Literary Award. Jay was Professor and Writer-in-Residence for many years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has taught at other universities, including Columbia, Stanford, and Freiburg (Germany). He now lives and writes in New York City, where he teaches in the Graduate Writing Program of the Columbia University School of the Arts.
For over 20 years, David has served as the Principal and Founder of his New York based design firm, David Scott Interiors, LTD. He designs visually stimulating, yet highly functional interiors that gracefully meld practical architecture with unique design. His style blends the timeless elegance of the past with the verve of the present, using a collaborative and detail-oriented approach to create calming and beautiful environments. David's signature designs emphasize the personal style of his clients. The very fabric of his business lies in embracing the natural connection his clients have to their project, ensuring their personality and character are reflected in their interiors. The result is an inviting environment that is highly personal, comfortable, and practical. David Scott Interiors’ projects have appeared in publications including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, House Beautiful, Gotham, The New York Observer, Interior Design, New York Spaces, Hamptons Magazine, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, and HGTV.com. The firm has participated in many prestigious show houses and events to benefit charities including the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Southampton Hospital, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, the New York Botanical Garden, and GMHC. In May 2013, David's first book, David Scott: Outside the Box, was published by Pointed Leaf Press. A delightful behind the scenes look into eleven of his most stunning projects, Outside the Box showcases the elements of inspiration that have been the guiding force for David's innovative and striking spaces, where comfort and chic harmoniously co-exist. An alum of the prestigious New York School of Interior Design and currently serving on its Board of Trustees, David resides in Manhattan and Water Mill, NY. When he’s not designing, David enjoys entertaining friends, feeding his passion for art and antiques, and spending time with his two miniature Dachshunds, Ethan and Josie.