A friendly greeting from the new editor of Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch.
At a young age, I was told to "never stop learning.”
It was never an intention of mine, but that life lesson stuck with me. After college, I still longed for classes. Not the papers or the tests, but just the simple act of learning. Whether American history, politics, European soccer or the ukulele, I can’t get enough when it comes to learning new things.
And it’s this love for learning that I know will help me in this next chapter of life as the new editor of Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch.
I’ve been a Patch editor since the fall of 2010 and I had heard amazing things about south county—the community, the character, the pride and charisma of lifelong residents. When the chance arose to move to the area, I knew I had to take it.
It’s probably no secret that I’m the "new Patch guy” in town, especially if you’ve been around the Board of Education meetings, but I wanted to formally introduce myself and say how incredibly excited and humbled I am about being your one-stop-shop for local news.
I’m learning more each day about the issues that matter to you, and as I grow as a south county resident myself, my desire is to become more connected to the pulse of the community.
Being an online reporter requires hustle and adaptability, two things I know I can bring to Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch. I strive for fast, accurate reporting while engaging you on the issues that matter most, and that’s what I plan to do.
Some of the highlights of my Patch career so far have included meeting a former pro wrestling superstar, getting a behind-the-scenes look at Maryland’s scariest haunted attraction, and covering perhaps the greatest high school football game I’ve ever seen.
I’ve helped a community replace downed power lines, spoken with a Marine just minutes after the announcement of bin Laden’s death, and seen a soldier surprise his children from Iraq.
As I seek to make Patch an even larger part of the community, I know there will be lots of opportunities to learn along the way. I’m totally new to this area of Anne Arundel County and I look forward to coffee shop gatherings and quick conversations. Ideally, you do all the talking and I’ll just listen.
So, that’s the attitude I bring to this new and exciting opportunity—humility and hustle.
My job is to provide you the most relevant news when it comes to the area but I know I have much to learn from you, the community, along the way. In truth, I believe that together we can continue to make Patch a central part of the Edgewater-Davidsonville community.
Let’s do this.