Organization: McLean Patch
Hometown: McLean, VA
First paying job: Reporter at The Washington Post
Mentor or role model: Milton Coleman, former president, ASNE and senior editor at The Washington Post; Phil Currie, former senior vice president of News at Gannett; Scott Bosley, former ASNE executive director and Mary Kay Blake, senior vice president/Development, Newseum
If I weren't an editor I'd be: WW II historian
To unwind I: Read Harry Potter books and books about the Eighth Air Force of WW II
Favorite book, TV show or movie: Books: any Harry Potter books, "Citizen Soldier" by Stephen Ambrose; Movie: "To Kill a Mockingbird"
What music I am listening to: jazz and gospel