I’m a journalist based in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
A lifelong resident of the Pioneer Valley, I’ve primarily worked for the region’s major daily newspaper, The Republican, since 2006 — first as executive editor of the subsidiary MassPublishing, where I managed the production of a group of monthly news-magazines; and, more recently, as an assistant managing editor. In my current role, I manage breaking and investigative reporting, develop multimedia approaches for presenting the news online, produce data analysis and visualizations, and shoot photos and videos for the newspaper’s website, MassLive.com. I’ve also worked as managing editor for the Northampton-based Daily Hampshire Gazette.
My photographs have been displayed at the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library in Northampton, Holyoke’s Wistariahurst Museum, the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, and during the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams. My personal documentary work has focused on the intersection of economics and community, brought to life in the solo exhibitions “Full Employment: Major Employers in the Pioner Valley” and “Massachusetts Green: Building Holyoke’s High Performance Computing Center.”
An avid birder, I also created “The Birds Downtown,” a blog about urban birding.
At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, I majored in English and Economics. You can blame John Stifler‘s class “Economics and the Literary Imagination” for that.