Humans of the Catskills: Vic Tannenberg

Vic Tannenberg

Journey to the Catskills:

I was born and raised in NYC. I’ve been coming up to the Catskills since the early 1970s. I had moved to work in LA and stayed there for 14 years until I decided that LA was not the place I wanted to live in for the rest of my life. In 2002 I came back to New York but moved directly to the Catskills. Though I was born in the City, I always had a love of and respect for living in rural America. Not steel and glass – rather mountains, trees, and nature for me.


I’ve always gravitated towards technology since I was a kid. Into adulthood, I worked as a television engineer (in the analog days of TV) and technical director. And I also worked in audio/sound engineering. I have always had an iconoclastic lifestyle and have done many different things over the years. In the mid-1990s, I got involved with writing computer software, and had done that full-time for 20 years. In recent years I’ve become a partner in a small company, and provide the technology that allows schools around the country to live stream their events and meetings.


At this point in my life, my one avocation is photography. I used to do it for income, but kind of retired from that.

Happiness Is:

Happiness is relativistic, subjective, and ephemeral. I don’t know how to answer this.

Favorite Dish:

One of my favorite foods is sushi, which I ate a lot of during my years in NY and LA. I don’t see it much now, living in the Catskills.

Ideal Country Home:

Small house near town.