All of the content for Senior Correspondent is created by people over the age of 60 -- journalists, essayists, bloggers, professional and non-professional writers. The effort is supported by advisors and an editorial and operations team.
Fred, a newspaper publisher and former Emmy-award-winning broadcaster, was born in 1934 and raised in a farming community near Clear Lake in Northern California. He attended Humboldt State University on the state’s North Coast, studying journalism and communications, while working as jack-of-all-trades at a small radio station in Eureka. Upon graduation in 1956, he was drafted into the Army and spent two years as a public information specialist at the guided missile battalion at Ft. Bliss, Texas, also working part-time as a newsman at KELP-AM-TV in El Paso. After his military duty, he began a 43-year career in television news, including stints at KPIX and KGO-TV in San Francisco, CBS-TV in Los Angeles, KOVR-TV in Sacramento and finally 23 years as news director of KTVU-TV in Oakland, retiring from broadcasting in 1999. In 1991, he established the weekly San Leandro Times newspaper in the San Francisco East Bay and in 2000 purchased the weekly Forum newspaper in neighboring Castro Valley. He continues to actively work as publisher of both newspapers.
Dr. James Seeber
Jim is associate professor of sociology and coordinator of the gerontology program at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. A highly regarded leader in the field of aging and spirituality, Jim is the editor of "Spiritual Maturity in the Later Years" (Haworth Press, 1990) and co-editor of "Aging, Spirituality, and Religion: A Handbook" (Fortress Press, 1995). He has served on the board of the American Society on Aging and was chair of its Forum on Religion and Aging.
EDITORIAL AND OPERATIONS TEAM
Daniel Pryfogle, Editor and Publisher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel is the founder of Senior Correspondent. He is the principal and creative director of Signal Hill, a leadership and communications consultancy that outfits organizations for adventures in story. An award-winning mature marketing expert, Daniel has worked with older adults and senior living organizations for more than 15 years. He started his career as a journalist. He was city editor of the Alameda Journal and founding managing editor of the San Leandro Times. He has written for Religion News Service, Associated Baptist Press, FaithWorks, The Christian Citizen, and Baptist Peacemaker. He is the co-author with M. Sloan Bentley of "Believing in Senior Living: Insight and Inspiration for the Future of Our Profession (Seniority, Inc., 2011). With Nelvin Vos and Melvin George, Daniel co-authored "Faith in the World: Mark Gibbs and Vesper Society, Being God's Lively People" (Vesper Society, 2009).
Mallory Flynn, Content Manager, email@example.com
Mallory is a content manager with a focus on story development and sharing. Mallory worked as a DJ for local college radio station WKNC and also as an intern for Merge Records located in Durham, N.C. Today, she finds her enjoyment of creativity to have expanded to include a love for the written word. To engage in this passion she pursued a bachelor's degree in communications at North Carolina State University with a concentration in public relations. With a strong interest in social networking, Mallory looks to expand upon the power of storytelling through a multitude of online mediums.
Cathy Gordon, Multimedia Producer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy is a multimedia journalist with a passion for storytelling in the nonprofit sector. A native of Greensboro, N.C., she earned a B.A. in journalism and mass communication with a news-editorial concentration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cathy worked as a writer and marketing professional for United Way before earning a master’s degree in interactive media from Elon University. As part of her graduate research, she wrote a book titled “Marketing Your Business in an Interactive Age: The Manual for Every Growing Small Business and Nonprofit.” Following graduation, Cathy founded an organization devoted to social documentary and nonprofit marketing.
Kathleen Heafey, Senior Designer, email@example.com
Kathleen is an award-winning designer and skilled interpreter of the identities of mission-driven organizations. She and Daniel Pryfogle have collaborated for 15 years on communications projects for nonprofits and social enterprises in the fields of senior housing and health care, senior education, new media, theological education, and advocacy. Kathleen is a graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts. Her clients have included the Oakland Museum of California, Pacific School of Religion, and the University of California at Berkeley.
Kevin Kennedy, Designer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin is a graphic designer with a passion for user experiences. He has worked with clients ranging from web startups to established law firms, and takes pride in using his knowledge of new media to help customers reach a wider audience. With a background in print and a current focus on the screen, Kevin is able to provide clients with the solutions they need to tell their story anywhere. His work has earned him a Gold Addy, a Judge’s Choice Addy, as well as the Edward Gayeski Medal for Excellence in Design. He studied graphic design at the University of Oregon and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Marywood University.
Austin Pryfogle, Writer, email@example.com
Since her birth, story has been an ingrained part of Austin's being. From riding her bike to second grade while carrying a 10-pound copy of the Complete Works of Shakespeare to writing a feature-length films as part of her course of study, Austin has always craved stories. After many years of sitting at the dinner table thrilling those around her with tremendous tales, she put her passion to work, graduating the University of Southern California's prestigious School of Cinematic Arts in the highly competitive Writing for the Screen and Television division. Outside of work, Austin explores other forms of story-telling, performing stand-up comedy and open-mic literature, trying to dive into the world of words more and more every day.
Savannah Pryfogle, Digital Storytelling Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Savannah is a digital storyteller focused on depicting adventures through a different lens. As Signal Hill’s digital storytelling specialist, Savannah takes her ever-present love of art and the brain to create stories that are rooted in artistic principles and push the mind to think about the message in a different way. Savannah is also pushing her mind to expand at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is studying, to no surprise, psychology and art history, and hoping to one day become a boutique-owning pediatric neurologist.
Alyssa Putt, Communications Intern, email@example.com
Alyssa is a communications intern with a lifelong love for writing and ever evolving affinities for adventure and storytelling. From a very young age, Alyssa has had an unwavering desire to impart the influential experiences of herself and others through narrative. Prior to joining the Signal Hill team, she amassed experiences in account management, copyediting and nonprofit studies. Alyssa is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in language, writing and rhetoric at North Carolina State University.