Jay is the Local Editor of the Lake Minnetonka Patch. Before coming to Patch, he spent five years as editor of the Kanabec County Times in Mora, MN.
Jay was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, and he moved to Minnesota about eight years ago to attend St. Cloud State University.
He and his wife Becky are parents of a 4-year-old girl and, together, they enjoy the outdoors, music and baseball. In recent years, Jay has taken up golf, and he never turns down a get-together with buddies for a game of poker.
Jay views himself as a conservative liberal. He believes in the right to bear arms, free market enterprise, gay rights and the death penalty. He opposes off-shore drilling, abortion and prayer in public schools.
While he has issues with the church, Jay is a born and raised Catholic. He spent two weeks in Israel when he was 21 and says he learned a lot about himself. That said, he enjoys learning about other religions and civilly discussing faith with believers and non-believers alike.
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Jay concedes he has a lot to learn about the issues you care about and understands those issues differ between Orono, Wayzata, Deephaven, Excelsior and Mound-Westonka, the core towns of Lake Minnetonka Patch. But already, you'll see a mix of stories about local government, business, sports, the arts, education and, through it all, the people who make this area special. Look soon for stories on everything from development projects to the environment and local economy.
Jay pledges the news you read on the Lake Minnetonka Patch will be timely, built on fact and delivered through a lens of balance and objectivity.