by Alex Tsironis

About The MoCoShow

The MoCoShow was created by “Mr. MoCo” 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 (@TheMoCoShow) 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. 


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


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 Patrick@mocoshow.com if you’re interested in advertising with The MoCoShow or have a tip for a story.

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.

Daniela Perez 

Daniela recently graduated from Northwest High School in Germantown. She is currently a Montgomery College Renaissance Scholar and is also interning in Congress. Daniela has been a Gaithersburg resident since she moved to Maryland when she was 5. She was previously a writer for the student-operated newspaper, The MoCo Student. In her spare time she’s discovering new hiking trails and following current events.

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. M is a graduate of Blair High School and their love for the county shows can be seen almost daily through a lot of our content.

Cara Santucci

Cara Santucci has lived in Montgomery County for over 27 years. Passionate about serving the community, she has over 11 years of experience supporting organizations in Social Responsibility and Sales. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School and graduated from the Leadership Montgomery Emerging Leaders Program for Montgomery County. Currently, Cara serves on the Board of Governors for Montgomery College Alumni and GaithersburgHELP.  Please contact Cara at Cara@mocoshow.com if you’re interested in developing advertising campaigns with The MoCo Show. 

An Silberman

An graduated from Coastal Carolina University and moved to Fairfax, VA with her college sweetheart, who was born and raised in Montgomery County.  He convinced her to move to MoCo 10 years ago and never looked back.  Over that time, they (along with their three boys) explored and adventured and fell in love with the local culture, vibe, and people.   An has over 10 years of experience in digital ad sales and marketing and relishes in the process of building custom, effective ad campaigns to meet the needs of each and every client.  Please contact An at An@mocoshow.com if you’re interested in developing advertising campaigns with The MoCo Show. 



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