Birthday: May 11
Elizabeth started with Patch in September 2010 as the founding editor of Elkridge Patch in Howard County, MD. In October 2012 she headed north to become the editor of Havre de Grace Patch in Harford County and in April 2013, launched Perryville Patch in Cecil County.
For three years before coming to Patch, Elizabeth edited the local and health sections for the Erickson Tribune, a national newspaper for older adults.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University and interned for literary agencies in Washington, D.C.
Her most devout reader is cat Gray Bear, who likes to watch articles as they are being written and handle interference from dog Majesty, whose contributions often read something like "zsldfjdsapf."
At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable.
This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know.
How would you describe your political beliefs? Issue-specific.
How religious would you consider yourself? Spiritual, not religious.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community? Infrastructure, public safety
Where do you stand on each of these issues? I'm learning more every day so I haven't formed an opinion at this point. What I really want to know is what you think. Tell me at firstname.lastname@example.org!