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Meet Your Local Patch Team
Shawn Drury, Contributor, Editor
Prior to becoming the editor of Lorton Patch Shawn Drury was working as a freelance writer in the Upcountry region of South Carolina. He's written about many topics, but his favorites are New Media and the Environment.
He was born and raised in the Scranton, Pennsylvania area (yes, from The Office) and has been fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling in his lifetime. He has an English degree and a teaching degree from Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg Colleges, respectively. He worked as a high school English and Journalism teacher for just about four years before realizing that he'd rather be writing than teaching it.
He coached high school basketball for nine years, worked for a very large Fortune 500 company with thousands of employees, worked for a small, family-owned company with just a few, led a writer's workshop and once placed in the Top 10 in a Waterslide Marathon.
He loves indie music and movies and appreciates people who are devoted to their craft, no matter what it is. It won't take much effort to get him to admit he's a film snob.
He's been published in Profile Magazine, Energy International Quarterly, Green Building & Design and Edible Upcountry to name the most recent. He's worked for The Scranton Times and The Doylestown Intelligencer.
Timothy Follos, Contributor, Editor
A native of the Adirondack Mountains in far northern New York, Tim is a third-generation writer.
In 2002 Tim moved to Washington, D.C. to attend college and in 2003 he began working for Express, a D.C.-area daily. Most of Tim's work between 2003 and 2010 appeared in Express or on its affiliated websites.
Tim studied Government, Politics, English and History at Georgetown University and received his BA in 2004.
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