Staff Directory




Leone_Steve_web.jpg Steve Leone joined the Monitor as editor in April of 2014. He’s worked for the Newport Daily News in Newport, RI, the News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va., the Portland Press Herald in Portland, Maine, the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif., and most recently was the editor of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in Peterborough. He lives in Concord with his wife and two children.

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VanFleet_Jon_web.jpg Jonathan Van Fleet is the managing editor. Van Fleet coordinates the Monitor’s news coverage and special projects reporting. He previously worked at The Telegraph in Nashua, and the Sun Journal in Lewiston, Maine. Born and bred in the 603, he’s a graduate of UNH and never met a spreadsheet he didn’t like. He lives in Bow and is the father of three children.
369-3303. . On Twitter @CMonitor_JVF .



Wormald_Dana_web.jpg Dana Wormald is the opinion editor and is on his second tour of duty with the Monitor. He worked on the night desk from 1995-2003 and then spent the next 11 years at the New Hampshire Union Leader , where he edited the paper’s Derry-Londonderry and Southern New Hampshire editions. In April 2014, he returned to the Monitor to write editorials and edit the Forum section. He lives in Warner with his wife and two daughters.

369-3370. . On Twitter @danawormald.



Forester_Geoff_web.jpg Geoff Forester rejoined the Monitor as photo editor in 2014 after being in the position from 1987-1995. Previously, Geoff was a picture editor at the Boston Globe  from 1995-2002 and was a freelance photographer based in Concord until re-joining the Monitor .

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Tim O’Sullivan is the sports editor. He joined the Monitor as a sig_OSullivan_Tim_1094494.jpg
sports reporter in 2003, covering UNH football, high school sports, professional New England sports and anything else that involves athletics and is connected to central New Hampshire. Before joining the Monitor , Tim worked at the Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine. and received a B.A. in English Literature from Columbia University.

369-3341. . On Twitter @timosullivan20.



David Brooks is a reporter and the writer of the sci/tech column Brooks_David_web.jpg Granite Geek and blog, as well as moderator of the monthly Science Cafe Concord events. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mathematics he became a newspaperman, working in Virginia and Tennessee before spending 28 years at the Nashua Telegraph . He joined the Monitor in 2015. He lives in Mont Vernon with his wife, Shelley, a veterinarian; their two children are grown.

369-3313. . Twitter @GraniteGeek




Duckler_Ray_web.jpg Ray Duckler, our intrepid columnist, has no specific beat. He floats from topic to topic, searching for the humor or sadness or humanity in each subject. A native New Yorker, he loves the Yankees and Giants. The Red Sox and Patriots? Not so much.

369-3304. . Twitter @RayDuckler .


Ethan Dewitt is State House reporter for the Concord Monitor. He previously wrote for the Keene Sentinel and the Student Newspaper at the University of Edinburg.;

Teddy RosenbluthTeddy Rosenbluth is a Report for America fellow covering health care issues for the Concord Monitor. She has covered science and health care for Los Angeles Magazine, the Santa Monica Daily Press and UCLA's Daily Bruin, where she was a health editor and later magazine director. Her investigative reporting has brought her everywhere from the streets of Los Angeles to the hospitals of New Delhi. Her work garnered first place for Best Enterprise News Story from the California Journalism Awards, and she was a national finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Best Magazine Article. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology.

Eileen O'Grady Eileen.jpgis a Report for America fellow covering education for the Concord Monitor O’Grady is the former managing editor of Scope magazine at Northeastern University in Boston, where she reported on social justice issues, community activism, local politics and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a native Vermonter and worked as a reporter covering local politics for the Shelburne News and the Citizen. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Bay State Banner, and VTDigger. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in politics and French from Mount Holyoke College, where she served as news editor for the Mount Holyoke News from 2017-2018.






Kinney_Sarah_web.jpgSarah Pearson  is features editor for the Monitor.  She starting as a copy editor and community news editor in December 2014 after graduating from Simmons College with a degree in journalism. A life-long New Hampshire resident, she now lives in Concord with her husband, son, and dog. .



Stoico_Nick_web.jpg Nick Stoico  works part-time  as a copy editor and page designer while attending graduate school at Northeastern. Nick joined the Monitor in May 2015, shortly after graduating from the University of New Hampshire. During college, he covered sports and news for Foster’s Daily Democrat in Dover and was editor of the student newspaper, The New Hampshire. . On Twitter @NickStoico.




Ralph Jimenez, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, joined Jimenez_Ralph_web.jpg
 the  Monitor  as a stringer after a stint as a teacher and circus promoter and while working as a logger and sawmill worker. He joined the  Monitor  staff in 1981 covered many beats and wrote a science column before becoming editorial page editor in 1987. He left for the  Boston Globe  in 1990 and returned to the  Monitor  in 2001. He retired as editorial page editor in 2012 to become, among other things, an oyster farmer but continues to work part time writing editorials and serving on the editorial board.

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LK1-(4).jpg Laura Kiernan  is a member the Monitor editorial board and a part-time editorial writer. During her long career in print and broadcast journalism, Laura has been a reporter at The Washington Post and The Boston Globe and hosted the award winning show “Perspectives” on New Hampshire Public Radio. She holds a BA in politics from Catholic University in Washington DC and a master of studies in law from Yale Law School.
From 2001-2013, Laura worked for the New Hampshire court system, where she founded the public information office and was communications director and special assistant to the Supreme Court Chief Justice. She
and her husband are longtime residents of Concord.







John Mattes, Sales Manager
john-mattes.jpg John began his publishing career on the editorial side as a sports writer for a tiny daily newspaper: ink runs through his veins. At GOLF Magazine he made the move from “church” to “state” and joined the advertising department — still a rarity today. At Golfweek he helped bring a regional magazine to national prominence. Here in Concord, John is coaching a team of consultative sales experts who remind the market every day why the Monitor, founded in 1864, is “155 Years Strong.” His personal goal is to become editor-at-large — “because I’ve been the former and yearn to be the latter.”
Phone: 603-369-3242


renpic2.jpgReynold Chase, Advertising Manager

Ren has been with the Concord Monitor since 2002 in a variety of roles, including most recently Advertising Manager, making sure that production schedules are running smoothly and deadlines are being met. His favorite part of each day is not knowing what it will bring. A jack-of-all-trades, he is passionate about helping customers bring their ad plans to life. A life-long New Hampshire resident, he has a strong passion for music, the arts and trying new foods. He currently lives in Concord with his fiance.



Barb2.jpgBarbara Schmelzer, National Advertising Accounts

Barbara has been with the Monitor since October 2000. The favorite part of her job is the business/client relationships that continue to develop and strengthen over the years. She is a life-long Boston Bruins fan and follows the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. Barbara enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband live in Concord. They have three grown children.




Deb2.jpgDeborah Spaulding, Classified Sales, Help Wanted Specialist, Legal Notices

Deborah is originally from Massachusetts. She has two sons and five grandchildren. She started working at Essex County Newspapers in Beverly, MA, in the early 1990s, and has been in the newspaper business for almost 30 years. When she is not working, she loves going to the beach and being with her grandchildren.

Phone: 603-369-3233


Maria Adolphson, Advertising Account Executive, Downtown Concord
maria.jpg Maria has been in media sales including newspaper, magazine and digital for nearly a decade, helping businesses reach their goals by connecting them with new audiences and customers. A highlight of the job for her is meeting new people and learning about their businesses. She loves leveraging her knowledge and experience to help determine a businesses’ unique needs and help it grow. She’s a lifelong hockey mom, loves dogs and lives in Peterborough, NH. She’s a foodie, a patron of the arts, interested in design, and a native of London, England, where she loves to travel home to when she can.

Phone: 603-369-3201


Justin Graybill, Advertising Account Executive, Concord Heights to the Seacoast 
justin-graybill.jpg Justin lives in Concord, New Hampshire with his wife and two children. He is originally from Pennsylvania, where he spent 7 years as a Photojournalist for Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. He brings his newspaper and digital experience to his role as an advertising account executive at the Concord Monitor. Justin is an Air Force veteran, and has a Private Pilot License. He enjoys spending time at the beach and traveling with his family

Phone: (603) 369-3274


Thomas Miller, Advertising Account Executive, Lakes Region, Hooksett, Manchester  
tom-miller.jpg Thomas has extensive experience in commercial photography. As the owner of a photo studio, traveling across the country to work with numerous businesses and organizations, he has cultivated unique visual and creative expertise to understand the presentation needs of organizations and products. He understands how important it is to have an experienced professional handling your advertising and marketing requirements in order to enhance your visibility and grow your business opportunities.

Phone: 603-369-3214

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