I'd like to introduce myself as the new Local Editor of the Palatine Patch. I'm really looking forward to getting to know all I can about your community.
I joined Patch in Aug. 2012 as editor of the Grayslake Patch, then I began working across our North Shore sites as a field editor. I now serve as editor of the Palatine Patch and Barrington Patch.
To tell you a little bit about my background, I'm a native east-coaster who attended Hershey High School in Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh.
I've been a news junkie since I was a kid and even landed a spot as a reporter on a local TV show in Altoona called "Action News for Kids."
My first journalism job out of college was working as a reporter for the former Lakeland Newspapers in Grayslake. I moved on to Pioneer Press/Sun-Times Media, where I worked for 10 years.
I'm a curious person by nature, an observer who enjoys telling people's stories, gathering news and sharing information. I want to know the issues that matter most to you and welcome your content suggestions.
As I make the rounds and get to know Palatine, I'd love for you to give me a heads-up on the best places to go for coffee and lunch, and if you happen to spot me working on my Patch laptop, please stop by and say hello!
Got a story idea, an opinion, a press release for me? E-mail me at email@example.com.