I am the editor of the Kuna Melba News, which my wife, Nicola, and I purchased in September 2006.
I went to Syracuse University, receiving degrees in newspaper journalism and English textual studies.
My first day as a professional journalist was on June 24, 1994, at the Current-Argus in Carlsbad, N.M., where I met Nicola.
From 1995 to 1998, I was at the News-Herald in Mentor, Ohio, just outside Cleveland.
Nicola and I moved to San Francisco in 1998, where I went to work for the San Mateo County Times, eventually becoming managing editor.
In 2001, we moved to Rochester, N.Y., where I was an assistant metro editor at the Democrat and Chronicle for five years.
Nicola and I bought our first house and started our family, with our two sons, Luke and Robert.
Nicola and I also started to seriously consider purchasing our own newspaper.
We found the Kuna Melba News on a businesses for sale web site and purchased it in September 2006.