Our Team

Eric Bitetto

Founder

Eric is a Registered Representative with NY LIFE Securities as well as licensed to offer insurance products with the New York Life Insurance Co and through many of the other major life insurance companies since 2014.

A Mental Health Counselor originally, Eric holds a Master of Public Health from CUNY Hunter College and his Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Long Island University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Eric spent 10 years in the healthcare industry in various clinical and management roles throughout the behavioral health sector before transitioning into the financial industry. He always possessed the desire to be an entrepreneur and believed he could apply his genuine concern for people and his love for building relationships and use it to advise his clients in a new way - to help them achieve their financial goals.

Eric Bitetto

Husband, Dad and Community Advocate

Additionally, Eric has been very active in his community. He is a member of the Garden City & Saratoga Kiwanis Clubs, Garden City & Saratoga Chambers of Commerce, and volunteers his time for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). He is a team member and part of the advisory committees for the South Carolina & Florida programs. Eric is also a Free & Accepted Mason of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York and has participated in various fundraising efforts for Toys 4 Tots and the Masonic Medical Research Institute among others.

Eric relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in June 2020 from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with his wife Janine, their son Michael, and their dog Baxter. Since being in South Carolina, Eric and his family rescued two puppies named Bob and Marty. Eric is a lifelong New Yorker. He lived on Long Island for 6 years and is originally from Queens, NY.

Eric loves sports, running, and being physically active. He was a collegiate baseball player at John Jay College and at LIU during his undergraduate studies. He played competitive softball for over a decade after college. The last several years he began running regularly and in November 2019 completed the NYC Marathon. Most importantly, Eric loves spending time with his family and friends. He is also very passionate about animal rights.

Taylor MacDougall

Administrative Assistant

Taylor was born and raised in the neighboring town of Clifton Park, NY. She attended the State University of New York at Oswego, where she earned her bachelors in Health Promotion and Wellness with a minor in Nutrition. After college, Taylor moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and worked as an administrative assistant for a financial advising company. After realizing that there is no place like home, Taylor made her way back to Upstate New York and settled in Saratoga Springs.

Taylor MacDougall

Administrative Assistant

Taylor loves to cook. She often does so for her friends and family. She also loves to create and photograph meals that she posts on her social media account. Taylor and her mother, Alison have a “Taylor Tuesday” lunch each week where they try different restaurants in the area and post reviews for fun. She is also on the hunt for the best breakfast burrito in Saratoga. In the summer, you can find her sailing on Saratoga Lake, working in the garden, or attending concerts at SPAC. Taylor is a big classic rock fan and dreams of one day owning a dog to be named Tom Petty.