About

About The MoCoShow

The MoCoShow was created by Alex T to be the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to get your Montgomery County information.

The name came about because The MoCoShow started as a podcast back in 2015. The MoCoShow is entirely based on the internet and social media. On The MoCoShow website, Facebook page, YouTube page, and Instagram/Twitter/TikTok accounts you will see a wide variety of content that is primarily MoCo based, but sometimes goes beyond that. You’ll see vintage photos, hidden gems, cool places to eat, things to do, and the latest news about the county we all love.

Late 2018 marked a new era. We went from one or two articles per day to trying to get you as much news, information, and entertainment as we possibly can. 

“Mr. MoCo” Alex T

 

Our Team

The Team Bringing You News From The County You Love

 

Andres Alvarez

Colombian born, Moco raised. Andres graduated from Paint Branch High School and the University of Maryland. He leads the Integration Team at Shriners Hospitals for Children during the week, while adventuring on the weekends with his wife, two toddlers, and his drone. He is passionate about creating content via aerial photography/videography (@DronifyDMV).

Alicia Clanton

Alicia Clanton is a sophomore at Elon University in North Carolina. Raised in Montgomery County, she graduated from Blake High School in 2019. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys crafting, skateboarding, and spending time outdoors.

 

Daniel Garay


A lifelong MoCo resident, Daniel graduated with a B.A. in from American University in Washington, DC and currently works as a communications & technology manager for a local public accounting firm. Prior to that, Daniel worked as an operations manager for a local law practice and as a staff assistant for two local political campaigns. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys sports, talking politics, and reading/writing about the world around him.

Prayag Gordy

Prayag is a former Editor-in-Chief of Silver Chips, Montgomery Blair High School’s print newspaper. His interests include data, journalism, and politics.

Elana Heffley

A marketing and media consultant with extensive knowledge of successful B2B and B2C marketing tactics. With nearly 10 years’ experience in the digital marketing world, Elana brings an in-depth understanding of how to leverage multiple channels.

Patrick Herron

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Advertising Sales Manager and editor. Patrick is a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry and spent the last 14 years at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg. He’s committed to supporting local businesses and helping the community. Please contact Patrick at [email protected] if you’re interested in advertising with The MoCoShow or have a tip for a story.

Michelle Katz

Michelle has lived in MoCo for most of her life– she was born and raised in the Gaithersburg area and now lives in Rockville. ⁣ ⁣ She is currently a high school art teacher in MCPS. In addition to teaching and working at the MoCoShow, Michelle also runs a local instagram account, @pike.and.rozay, where she features food photography from restaurants in Pike & Rose and the surrounding area. She is passionate about supporting local businesses and enjoys the opportunity to help keep everyone in the MoCo community informed.

Amy Lusignan


After working her way through the MoCo public school system, Amy graduated this year from Northwood High School. She’s looking forward to attending the University of Leeds next year for a joint honors degree of history and English. During her gap year she is enjoying biking, reading, and video games.

Stephanie Maniatis

A graduate for the amazing Walt Whitman High School and the University of Maryland and has lived in Montgomery County for the majority of her life.  She works full time for the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and does freelance web design.

 

Tom Merritt


A lifelong MoCo resident, Tom graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS and currently attends Union College in Schenectady, NY. In his free time, Tom enjoys playing lacrosse and tennis, as well as eating at different fast casual restaurants on Rockville Pike.

Cordell Pugh

Cordell Pugh grew up in Montgomery County and now is a student at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He volunteers with a Fire Department near Denison and is currently obtaining certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Cordell handles a lot of the public safety reporting, as well as reporting on significant traffic and transit incidents.
 

M. Rivas

Working primarily behind the scenes, M. Rivas creates content and helps manage our social media accounts even though they don’t have any of their own. Their love for the county shows can be seen almost daily through a lot of our content.

Madeline VanHorn

Social media marketing. Works with clients on social media, direct marketing, influencer marketing, and a strategic blend of online and offline marketing to promote your business. Madeline was born and raised in Moco.  A graduate from Magruder High School. Grew up in Olney and currently lives in Rockville.