Staff Directory

CL2021-shawn-Palmer-_1-(1).jpgShawn Palmer


Phone: 413-585-5279

Joan Livingston, Editor Joan Livingston

Editor-in-chief for the Pioneer Valley

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 250
Joan Livingston is Editor-in-chief for the Pioneer Valley. She has worked in community journalism for over 30 years, starting as the Worthington correspondent for the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She worked for the Gazette as the hilltown reporter, a columnist and an editor. She lived for 11 years in Northern New Mexico, where she was the top editor for The Taos News, which earned national and state awards during her eight-year tenure. She returned to western Massachusetts, settling in Shelburne Falls. In her free time, she writes novels, including a mystery series set in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts.


Shelby Ashline Shelby-Ashline-2016-Franz.jpg

News Editor

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 270

Shelby Ashline became the Recorder Features editor in February 2018. As a reporter, she used to cover Northfield, Bernardston, Warwick and Leyden. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied Journalism and French. In her journalism career, she has written for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, Amherst Wire, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Western Mass Women Magazine and Beetle Press. Shelby is originally from Vermont and is also an avid horse enthusiast.



Andy Castillo Andy Castillo

Features Editor and Digital Director

Phone: 413-772-0261, X 276

Andy Castillo is the Features Editor and Digital Director at the Greenfield Recorder. After traveling the world as a writer for Travel, reporting for The Greenfield Recorder and Daily Hampshire Gazette for a time, he has returned to Recorder in an expanded capacity. As a teenager, Andy delivered the Gazette for a number of years. Later, while studying English at UMass Amherst, Andy sharpened his news writing pen at the university's student-run newspaper, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, and simultaneously learned to meet deadlines by producing television newscasts with WWLP 22News.


Twitter:   @AndyCCastillo



Paul Franz

Paul Franz

Photography Editor

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 266

Paul has worked for the Recorder since 1989 and lived in Greenfield since 1999.


Jeff Lajoie Jeff Lajoie

Sports Editor

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 260

Jeff Lajoie began writing for The Recorder sports department in February 2017. Prior to that, he spent six years covering high school sports for Salmon Press publications in the Lake Winnipesaukee area of New Hampshire. A Holyoke native, Lajoie graduated from UMass with a bachelor's degree in sport management in 2008. He has spent time as a sports stringer for The Recorder since 2004.

Twitter:   @Jeff_Lajoie

Chris Harris Chris Harris

Supplements Editor

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 265

Chris Harris edits 30 annual special sections for the Greenfield Recorder, such as the Almanac, Summer and Fall Valley Guides, holiday and seasonal supplements and special projects publications. She edits three quarterly or bi-monthly niche magazines distributed up and down the Pioneer Valley: Valley Kids, Going Green and Healthy Life. She also serves on the editorial board and edits the Saturday Religion Page. Harris graduated from Greenfield Community College and the University of Massachusetts and has worked at The Recorder since 2004.


jremillard Jason Remillard

Copy/Layout Editor

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 279
Jason has been editing since developing a class newspaper in second grade. A lifelong resident of Chicopee, he graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School before going to Syracuse University, where he majored in newspaper. Jason spent 15 1/2 years at The Republican in Springfield as a clerk, sports writer and member of the Publications Hub - responsible for curating content and laying out pages. He has been at the Greenfield Recorder since January 2019.


Max-Marcus.png Max Marcus


Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 261
Max Marcus covers Montague, Gill and Erving for The Recorder. He is a 2017 graduate of Rutgers University, where he studied English and linguistics. He has written for the Rutgers Daily Targum. The university’s undergraduate-run newspaper. He is a New Jersey native.


Domenic-Poli-2016-Franz.png Dom Poli


Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 261
Dom Poli covers southern Franklin County. He has worked in sports and news in Brattleboro, Vt., in Athol and now for the Recorder. He lives in Greenfield with his wife, a Greenfield native, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied journalism.


Zack-DeLuca-2019-Franz.jpg Zack DeLuca


Phone: 413-772-0261 ext 264
Zack DeLuca is the North County Reporter - covering Bernardston, Leyden, Northfield and Warwick. He joined the Greenfield Recorder in July 2019. Previously, he wrote for his weekly hometown paper - The South County Independent - in Rhode Island. Zack served as the Arts & Entertainment Editor of the University of Rhode Island student paper for three years, graduating in May 2018 with a double major in Journalism and Film Studies. In their free time, Zack and his dog love to hike and explore the beautiful Pioneer Valley year-round while the sun is up, before diving into the latest movie or TV show.


Tom-Johnston-2019-Franz.jpg Thomas Johnston

Sports Reporter

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext 256
Thomas Johnston began writing for the Recorder sports section in July 2019. He received his bachelors degree in sports journalism from UMass Amherst in the spring of 2019. He previously interned for the Recorder for a semester, while also writing for the Daily Collegian, UMass' student newspaper for four years. He is a New Hampshire native.


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Phone: (413) 772-0261
Fax: (413) 772-2906


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