Organization: Napa Valley Register, Napa, Calif.
First paying job: American Speedy Printing in East Greenbush, New York. I ran the press. I designed business cards and brochures. I made copies for people.
Best part of job: (Re-)reading the paper in the morning
Worst part of job: Allocating resources
If I weren't an editor I'd be ... Website producer
What I hope to get out of ASNE: Ideas. Sympathetic ears.
Goal for this year: Better represent the newspaper in the community. Establish better culture of cross-training. Preach value of immediacy and incremental reporting.
To unwind I … Play poker. Build websites.
When I am stressed I eat: (Or favorite food) Saag paneer. Not easy to find in Napa, unfortunately.
Favorite book: "The Idiot," Fyodor Dostoyevsky
What music I am listening to: Mogwai
Guilty pleasure: (I hate to admit that I like...) Hip-hop music