Interested in becoming a contributor? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brainson is our tech guy who prefers to remain behind the scenes, ensuring a top-notch user experience here at the greaterlongisland.com sites.
Michael White a Bellport resident and the founding editor and publisher of the Greater Long Island websites. Email him your story ideas or tips: email@example.com.
Nick Esposito is a Long Island native who studied journalism at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. He's a huge fan of sports and storytelling. If you have story ideas please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BJ is a craft beer aficionado who lives in Patchogue and does his best to drink Main Street dry. Follow him on Twitter @BeerZ0mbie. Read more of his beer writing at BeerZombie.blogspot.com.
Bernadette Smith is an organic gardener, life-long tree hugger and certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach here on Long Island. She offers free 30-minute Health Discovery Sessions and can reached through Facebook or by emailing SimplyNourishedHome@gmail.com
Melissa Kuehnle is a Medford resident and lover of all things edible. She blogs about food from the Greater Patchogue area and beyond at yumness.wordpress.com.
James Skidmore is a music and arts impresario, chairman of Alive After Five and co-founder of Fathom Clothing. He believes art is a movement and has the power to change our world.
Mike Sorrentino is a Patchogue-Medford High School 2005 graduate and the founding editor of the Patchogue and Medford Patch news websites. He still blogs for Patchogue-Medford Library. Sorrentino is also an associate editor for the technology website CNET. He can often be found running around Patchogue's Main Street and enjoys traveling.
Eric Powers is a biologist and outdoor educator. He offers educational services, from live animal shows to foreign excursions, through his company Your Connection To Nature. Email: email@example.com.
Benny Migs operates a full service photography studio in Patchogue Village where he offers photography and filmmaking services. He can be reached at 631-831-8858. Or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine Brody is a longtime Patchogue resident with degrees in both advertising and education. She’s also a certified yoga instructor, which comes in handy for bending over backwards for her family. Christine secretly hula hoops and hides vegetables in her children’s baked goods, all in the name of fitness and health.
Tiffany Rivera is a GreaterPatchogue.com contributor and the founder of Patchogue Moms on Facebook. She works in Patchogue Village.
John Murray, III is the owner of Kilwins Babylon Village and Kilwins Patchogue Village. He and his wife, Lauren, live in Wantagh. When not serving chocolate and fudge, you can find him high-fiving Jason Aldean in the pit at Jones Beach Ampitheater.
Kareema Charles is a broadcast journalist and a recent graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. Email: email@example.com
Christopher Verga, Ed.D, is a local historian and American history lecturer at Suffolk County Community College. He's also the author of Bay Shore (2017) and Civil Rights on Long Island (2016), which are both part of the Images of America series.
Elizabeth Rogers is a public affairs specialist for Fire Island National Seashore, which is based in Patchogue, N.Y. Look for regular contributions from her and other staffers at FINS.
Drew Budd is a Patchogue native and a staff sports reporter and photographer at The Southampton Press. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Su-Jit is a believer of traveling globally and eating locally, spending her days (and nights) writing about both. Advocacy for our community's small businesses is another passion that fuels her work as a columnist for Edible Long Island and the founder of the Long Island Brunch Project at www.librunch.com.
Jacqueline Routh is a contributing writer and photographer. Through her recurring column "In Tune," she reports on the hottest shows and performers from across the South Shore and greater L.I. music scene.
Joseph Pinciaro is a former editor at Times Review Media Group who previously worked with Patch.com. Follow him on Twitter @cjpinch.
Karl Grossman has been a reporter since 1962. He also teaches journalism as a full professor at SUNY/Westbury. He has received a George Polk Award and is a Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame member. He is the author of six books and the host of the nationally-aired TV program “Enviro Close-Up.”
Luke Ormand is an environmental analyst for Brookhaven Town and a nature and wildlife photographer from East Patchogue, focusing on birds, landscapes and the best the Island has to offer.
Dwight Lee Wolter is pastor of The Congregational Church of Patchogue at 95 East Main Street in Patchogue, N.Y. He also blogs at dwightleewolter.com.
Contributing writer Pat Whitlock is a resident of Brookhaven Hamlet and a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP®) who has been originating reverse mortgages exclusively since 2005. She can be reached at email@example.com or 631-873-8277.
Emily Mancini is from Smithtown and will be completing her graduate studies at Binghamton University this spring.