Heather McKernan has been publisher of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript since 1995. She has a degree in writing from St. Lawrence University and an MBA and Master's in journalism from Syracuse University. Responsible for all aspects of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript's operations, she consults with the newsroom editors and oversees business operations including advertising, circulation and accounting. She has worked for newspapers in upstate New York and North Carolina and joined the Concord Monitor in 1989 as human resources manager and later became controller. She is active in several community organizations and is on the board for the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. She also has served on the boards of the The River Center, The Family Center, the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University, the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and the Community Prevention Coalition. Heather lives in Peterborough where she enjoys running and a variety of outdoor activities.
Steve Leone joined the Ledger-Transcript as editor in December 2008, after spending nearly a decade on the West Coast. He grew up in Rhode Island, graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island, and has worked for newspapers in Newport, R.I., Portland, Maine, Lynchburg, Va., and Santa Rosa, Calif. He lives in Peterborough with his wife and two kids.
Priscilla Morrill has worked in community journalism in the Monadnock region since March 2005. The N.H. Press Association recognized her work with a first-place award in investigative news in 2010, a first-place for a feature story in 2009 and named her the 2007 Columnist of the Year for her column "Single in a Small Town." She holds a Master's degree in history from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from Wells College, Aurora, N.Y.
Tim Goodwin has been the sports editor at the Ledger-Transcript since April of 2011. Hired in the fall of 2006, Tim spent time covering news before moving to sports full-time in April of 2007. A graduate of ConVal High School and Keene State College, he has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in management. During the school year, he covers ConVal, Conant, Mascenic and Wilton-Lyndeborough athletic programs, writing game stories, profiles and features. He is also the Ledger-Transcript's sports photographer and sports page designer. In the fall of 2007, he created the Timmy Awards, an end of season feature highlighting the achievements of local high school athletes. He currently lives in Keene with his wife, Mary.
Dave Anderson joined the Ledger-Transcript in 2004. He was awarded the 2012 Writer of the Year by the New Hampshire Press Association. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, and has lived in the Monadnock region since 1975. Prior to joining the Ledger-Transcript, he worked in editing or production jobs for several magazine publishers, including BYTE/McGraw Hill and Helmers Publishing in Peterborough and PennWell Publishing in Nashua. Dave and his wife, Kathy, live in Hancock. They have three grown children.
Alyssa Dandrea started with the Ledger-Transcript in June 2011. She was awarded the 2012 Rookie of the Year by the New Hampshire Press Association. She is a recent graduate of Franklin Pierce University, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the university's newspaper the Pierce Arrow. Her dedication and work in print journalism earned her the 2011 Fitzwater Medallion for Contributions to the Public Discourse. Dandrea currently lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Carole Allen's lifelong passion has been photography. In 1973, she traveled around Europe where she discovered a love for people photography. She has been working in freelance photography for publications, private functions, and fine art photography since 1975. She moved to New Hampshire in 1979. She graduated with honors from Keene State College in 1996 with a bachelor of arts in photography, film and theater arts. She joined the Monadnock Ledger in 1998. She lives in Dublin.
Brandon Lawrence covers the towns of Antrim, Bennington and Francestown for the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. He joined the staff in January of this year after graduating from the University of New Hampshire in May, 2012. In the past, Brandon has freelanced for publications such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, and WEEI.com in Boston.
Ashley Saari started with the Ledger Transcript as a reporter in November 2011. She is a graduate of Mascenic Regional High School, and she graduated from Franklin Pierce University with bachelor degrees in English and mass communication. She participated in both the print newspaper, The Pierce Arrow, and the online newspaper, The Exchange, while in college, as well as the Franklin Pierce's two literary magazines. She was born and raised in New Ipswich, and currently lives in Rindge.
Marilyn Weir has been on staff since 2004. She assists the editors and manages the calendars. She is a professional photographer with her own business and has contributed photos to the newspaper and special publications. Her family has been in Peterborough for more than 40 years. She lives in town with her cat, Max, and cares for a small flock of sheep.
Prior to joining the Ledger-Transcript in 2010, Emily Manns worked as a consultant in Boston, analyzing the environmental effects of electricity production and conservation. She holds degrees in engineering and business from Queen's University in Canada, and lives with her family in Peterborough.
Kim Galbraith joined the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in September 2006 as Production Coordinator after being employed with the Peterborough Transcript for almost nine years. With a career that began as a typesetter at the age of 17, it quickly grew to ad design and bookkeeping. Kim works closely with the sales team and the ad design department, with duties that include page layout, design and accounts receivable.
Cindy Cadot began working at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in October 2006. She can be found in the reception office ready to assist the booking of a help wanted line or display ad, a service directory ad or a public notice. She has lived in Hancock since the early 1970s.
Clare Ellis McCarthy
Clare Ellis McCarthy, ad design, works with the sales team and production staff to schedule, design, and layout the advertising materials for print and web. She brings over two decades of experience in the graphic design and printing fields to the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.
Jill Hacking, ad designer, works with sales and production staff. She's been in the newspaper and printing fields for 30 years. When she's not in the office, she can be found on a lake in her kayak.
Judy Tomlinson is the advertising sales representative for the towns of Jaffrey and Rindge. She previously worked as the director of business development and community and government relations for Franklin Pierce University. A former Chair of the Cathedral of the Pines Board of Trustees, Judy is also a member of two of FPU's advisory councils: Women in Leadership and the New England Center of Civic Life. Her connections extend beyond Rindge and into Peterborough as well, where she is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. When she's not in the office or out volunteering, Judy lives in Dublin and enjoys playing with her dog Bentley, gardening and designing and making quilts.
Linda Abram joined the Ledger-Transcript staff in December 2010. She brings marketing experience to her role in managing accounts as well as several years working in area schools. Linda and her husband have lived in Dublin for 30 years, raising their family and enjoying their community.
Tim has more than 20 years of experience in museum exhibits and production. His experience in presentation and project management is key to fostering growth of advertising sales in the Keene area. He has a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of New York at Albany in printmaking and a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. Tim is also an artist and runs an art conservation framing business out of his Greenfield home studio. He enjoys running, biking, hiking and sailing with his family.
Maria Adolphson is the Advertising Sales Representative for the towns of Dublin, Marlborough and Keene. Prior to moving to Peterborough, Maria worked as an assistant property manager for a very large property management company in Asheville, North Carolina. Previous to that, Maria held wholesale sales positions with national and international consumer goods companies in both the USA and England. Maria has always enjoyed developing relationships and helping people build their businesses. Maria is looking forward to developing new relationships in her new role at the Ledger. Maria enjoys spending time with her husband Doug and walking their dogs Bailey and Cooper. Other interests include going to college hockey games to watch their son play hockey, gardening, decorating and taking short breaks to both Boston and New York. When time permits traveling to England to visit family is an absolute must.
Dave Groder joined the the Ledger-Transcript in December of 2012 as an advertising sales representative. Dave previously spent 26 plus years with Quebecor World Printing responsible for educational book publishers as well as commercial printing account through-out the North East. As a graduate of Franklin Pierce College/University and member of the Alumni Bord of Directors for the past six years Dave and his wife Gail moved to the Monadnock region ten years ago and now reside in Jaffrey.
A Granite state native, Lyn and her husband moved to Peterborough three years ago. She holds a management degree from the University of South Florida, a certificate in interior design, and is a Master Gardener. With lengthy experience in small business, Lyn has a background in retail management and program administration. Her free time is spent as a fiber artist, hiker, skier, and cyclist.