Staff

kturleyKeith Turley
Turley CT Community Publications Publisher
Keith Turley is the publisher of all TurleyCT publications. He is the executive vice president of Turley Publications, the Massachusetts based sister company of TurleyCT, that operates 15 weekly newspapers and several regional niche magazines of its own. Turley Publications is a family-run business with a more than 50 year history of dedication to community journalism. Keith has a degree in Economics from Colby College and an MBA from Babson College.
kturley@turley.com

 

 

abbyAbigail Albair
Turley CT Community Publications Executive Editor,
The Valley Press & The West Hartford Press
Abigail Albair is the executive editor for all TurleyCT publications. She has been with the company since October of 2009. She graduated first in her class from Wagner College with a degree in theater and journalism. During her time with the company she has won Society of Professional Journalist awards from the SPJ Connecticut Chapter in reporting, page design, headline writing, editorial writing, business reporting and feature writing.
aalbair@turleyct.com 

 

woikeLynn Woike
Editor, Valley Life & West Hartford LIFE
Lynn Woike is the editor for Valley LIFE and West Hartford LIFE. She came from LIFE Publications where she had edited monthly papers, Hartford Magazine and reported daily news for mywesthartfordlife.com. In 2006, she was employee of the year. Her background in community journalism also includes editor at the former Imprint Newspapers.
lwoike@turleyct.com

 

jahneMark Jahne
Editor, Newington LIFE,
Wethersfield LIFE & Rocky Hill LIFE
Mark Jahne is the editor of Rocky Hill LIFE, Wethersfield LIFE and Newington LIFE. Jahne has worked as a community journalist in Greater Hartford for more than 25 years and is a lifelong Connecticut resident. He spent 10 years with Imprint Newspapers as a reporter and editor and 15 years with LIFE Publications, most recently as managing editor, before joining Turley CT Community Publications. He also worked behind the scenes in television news for six years. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he is active in various civic activities, including the Celebrate! West Hartford festival.
mjahne@turleyct.com

 

thompsonNancy Thompson
Editor, Glastonbury LIFE
Nancy Thompson is the editor of Glastonbury LIFE. She has been a community journalist since 1974, first as a freelance writer and photographer with the Hartford Courant and later with several Middlesex County newspapers. She returned to the Courant as a staff writer in 1991 and in 2000 moved to Life Publications, where she worked as the editor of Newington and Glastonbury LIFE, Connecticut LIFE and Hartford Magazine. A story she wrote for CT LIFE about St. Brendan the Navigator and the voyage that may have brought him and his crew to the Connecticut shore won an award from the New England Press Association, which also honored CT LIFE for general excellence.nthompson@turleyct.com

 

daveDavid Heuschkel
Sports Editor,
The Valley Press & The West Hartford Press
David Heuschkel is the sports editor for The Valley Press and The West Hartford Press. He has been with the company since June of 2011.  He has more than 20 years experience in sports journalism, including 17 years at The Hartford Courant, seven of which were spent covering the Boston Red Sox. He has also done freelance work for  the Associated Press and served as the public relations director for a professional football team. While at TurleyCT, he has won several SPJ awards in sports reporting and photography.
dheuschkel@turleyct.com

 

jalbertAlison Jalbert
TurleyCT Community Publications Assistant Editor
Alison Jalbert is the assistant editor of all TurleyCT publications. She has been with the company since May of 2011. She is a 2009 graduate of Marist College with a degree in journalism. She has won several SPJ awards from the Connecticut Chapter in reporting and for her coverage of the local reaction to the December 2012 events in Newtown.
ajalbert@turleyct.com

 

Sloan Brewster
Senior Staff Writer, The Valley Press
Sloan Brewster is the senior staff writer for The Valley Press. She has been with the company since August of 2009. She has a degree in English from Post University and has 14 years of experience in the field of journalism, having worked at a variety of publications including The Middletown Press, The Cheshire Herald and the Meriden-Record Journal.
sbrewster@turleyct.com

 

smithAlicia Smith
Staff Writer, LIFE papers
Alicia Smith is a staff writer for all LIFE publications. She has been with the LIFE papers for more than a decade. 
asmith@turleyct.com

Alison Rivera
Staff Writer, Wethersfied LIFE, Newington LIFE & Rocky Hill LIFE
Allie Rivera is a staff writer for Rocky Hill, Wethersfield and Newington LIFE papers. She has been with the company since September of 2013. She has a degree in English from Wagner College.
arivera@turleyct.com

 

Sally Edwards
Editorial assistant, TurleyCT Community Publications
sedwards@thevalleypress.net