Meet the Staff
Frank has 27 years of journalism experience, and has spent time as both a reporter and an editor. He has worked at a variety of publications, from a metropolitan daily to a small daily newspaper to several weekly papers. As sports editor for The Cincinnati Post, he realized his boyhood dream of working in the field of sports journalism at a major daily newspaper. His more recent passion, however, is telling the stories — the good, bad and ugly — of our environmental successes and failures. He left the mainstream media to launch ecoRI News. He stands by the motto: "We only have one planet and we need to treat it better."
Joanna has an interest in social-justice journalism that stems back to the first time she read Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” a book that also, incidentally, set her on the path to a beef-free lifestyle. After a brief foray into journalism, which included a stint at CNN’s Washington bureau during the 1996 presidential election, she turned to a career in graphic design. A designer for more than 10 years now, she still has mixed feelings about Helvetica. Joanna has a passion for the free press and believes in the power of community journalism.
Tim has been a community newspaper reporter in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts for more than 10 years. Prior to joining ecoRI News, he was a reporter for the Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette. Tim spent several years in the financial services sector before returning to graduate school, where he earned a degree in writing and publishing. He grew up in Barrington, R.I., where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
Krystine is a senior measurement and optimization consultant at MetLife, as well as a passionate eco-warrior. A self-proclaimed hippie, she owns and runs a homestead and often climbs on a soapbox to talk about the benefits of composting and recycling to anyone who will listen.
Carl A. Santucci
Gloria is a science communications professional and currently leads marketing and communications efforts at Clean Ocean Access on Aquidneck Island. She holds a Master's in environmental science and management from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor’s in English from Boston College.
Mike is a journalism professor at the University of Connecticut and was a longtime reporter at The Providence Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The author of two books, The Prince of Providence and Unbeaten, he still lives in Rhode Island.