Technical.ly is a news organization that serves a community of technology professionals, including entrepreneurs, technologists and their supporters.
We help innovative professionals navigate their careers with our independent newsroom, events and services. We tell stories of work and economies in change — and how your company fits — by reporting in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. Baltimore, Delaware, Pittsburgh and other cities. Our audience is made of technologists, entrepreneurs and other company builders, especially HR and people operations professionals. We write not just about our communities but for our communities, helping even the most senior professional advance and grow.
Cofounder and Chief Executive OfficerChristopher Wink ( @christopherwink / Send an email ) Christopher Wink is a Cofounder, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. In that capacity, he is a co-organizer of Philly Tech Week, Baltimore Innovation Week, Delaware Innovation Week and other events that bring smart people together. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here and curates a personal monthly newsletter of ideas and links here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.
VP of ProductCarrie Bucci ( @carriebucci / Send an email ) Carrie Bucci is the VP of Product for Technically Media. An experienced Talent Acquisition and People Ops professional, she’s led recruiting and HR programs for a variety of creative agencies in Philadelphia and NYC, and has built communities for Yelp and Google. Carrie is also a Certified Professional Coach and works with people throughout all stages of their careers. She loves frolicking in nature, making playlists and exploring Peloton’s vast library of cycling, yoga and meditation classes.
VP of Sales and MarketingVincent Better ( @vbetter / Send an email ) Vincent Better is the VP of Sales and Marketing for Technically Media. Prior to joining the team, he served as an independent consultant and the VP of Digital Solutions at Pennlive.com, one of the leading digital properties in the state of PA. His strategy experience transcends both national brands and small, local businesses. The native of Baltimore and Temple alum also enjoys cycling and live music.
Director of Client ServicesAileen Connolly McNulty ( @aileenconnolly / Send an email ) Aileen Connolly McNulty joined Technically Media in September 2016 and is the Director of Client Services. She is passionate about forming meaningful partnerships through creative solutions. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, rooting on the Pitt Panthers and continuing her personal quest to find the best garlic knots in Philadelphia.
Managing EditorJulie Zeglen ( @juliezeglen / Send an email ) Julie Zeglen is the managing editor of Technical.ly. She first joined the Technically Media team as editor of sister site Generocity, which covers social impact in Philadelphia, and previously worked as managing editor of Star Community Newsweekly, a hyperlocal newspaper focused on Philadelphia's River Wards. The Temple alumna calls West Philly home.
EditorSameer Rao ( @AManCalledSrao / Send an email ) Sameer Rao is an editor at Technical.ly, principally overseeing coverage of Baltimore and DC. He joined the team in February 2022 following a position reporting on the legal industry and access to justice issues for for Law360, an online news outlet aimed at an international audience of legal professionals, and several years as an arts and culture reporter for such outlets as The Baltimore Sun and Colorlines. The former Philadelphia and Connecticut resident now resides in Baltimore, near Patterson Park.
Engagement ManagerBeth Ann Downey ( Send an email ) Beth Ann Downey became Technical.ly's engagement manager in March 2022, bringing with her a decade of multifaceted experience in journalism, communications, public relations and marketing. Before joining Technical.ly, she held positions with Drexel University Communications and prestigious Philadelphia-based PR/marketing agencies, as well as editorial roles with the Altoona Mirror and JUMP Philly magazine. Beth Ann received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University in University Park and her master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Drexel University.
Lead Reporter, DelawareHolly Quinn ( @harlequinn823 / Send an email ) Holly Quinn is Technical.ly's lead reporter for Delaware. A Wilmington native and AIHS grad, she attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, back when it was located on an old estate in Elkins Park (not to date herself or anything). When she’s not covering tech in the First State, she writes reviews of local theater productions.
Lead Reporter, PhiladelphiaPaige Gross ( Send an email ) Paige Gross joined the Technically Media team as Philly’s lead reporter after spending two years as a breaking news and crime reporter. She’s a graduate of Temple University where she studied journalism and history, and edited the student-run newspaper, The Temple News. Paige loves anything having to do with true crime, cooking or cheesy television shows. She’s currently trying to stop drinking so much coffee, and kind of failing.
Lead Reporter, BaltimoreDonte Kirby ( Send an email ) Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly in Baltimore and a Report for America corps member for 2020-2023. A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University, he moved to Baltimore in May 2020 after spending over a year in Rwanda serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position in Baltimore is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
LEAD REPORTER, DCMichaela Althouse ( Send an email ) Michaela Althouse is the lead reporter for Technical.ly's DC market. Before starting at Technical.ly, she was the West Coast reporter at New Project Media, and has previously written for Washingtonian Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine and Metro Eireann in Dublin, Ireland.
Lead Reporter, PittsburghSophie Burkholder ( Send an email ) Sophie Burkholder is Technical.ly’s reporter in Pittsburgh as of June 2021. The Pittsburgh native spent the previous five years studying bioengineering and entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, where she also interned as a reporter on the health and business desks at Philadelphia Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has covered the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses and startups, particularly in health and biotech, for outlets like TechCrunch. She also covered local health stories on vaccine rollout for homebound patients and the effect of opioid-related legislation for the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit newsroom PublicSource.
Production ManagerSam Markowitz ( @sammarkowitz / Send an email ) Sam Markowitz is the Production Manager for Technical.ly. Previously, he had several years of experience in video and media, most recently as a production manager for Tweed Video. He is an alum of NYU and the NBC Page Program. When not working, you can find Sam cooking delicious vegan food, making terrible puns, and attending concerts. He owns an appropriate number of cats.
Product ManagerMcKenzie Morgan ( @mckenzieswrites / Send an email ) McKenzie Morgan is the product manager for Technically Media. A Philly native and recent graduate from Temple University, McKenzie has previously worked as a data journalist for DataDesk as well as an editor for two of Temple’s student-run magazines, REFINE Magazine and 14th Street Magazine. When she’s not writing stories or lines of code, she’s rewatching the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy or trying to perfect her chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Marketing ManagerAmanda Nardi ( Send an email ) Amanda Nardi Di Filippo is the Marketing Manager for Technically Media. An experienced Marketing and Communications professional, she finds great satisfaction in helping organizations enhance their brand strategies. Amanda is also Hubspot certified and stands ready for whatever marketing project comes her way. She loves cooking, gardening and watching movies with her five adorable cats and highschool sweetheart turned husband.
Office ManagerNa'Tosha Wyles ( Send an email ) Na’Tosha Wyles is the Office Manager for Technical.ly. Previously, she had several years of experience in public relations, customer service, video production and media. In her most recent position as an Order Management Specialist for Comcast Business and Retention Specialist for Comcast Cable over the span of five years, Na’Tosha further strengthened her professional skills. She is an alum of Rider University, originally from New Jersey but resides in Philadelphia. When not working, Na’Tosha does standup and sketch comedy in different cities.
Technical.ly was co-founded by Brian James Kirk, Christopher Wink and Sean Blanda, who has since moved on as a day-to-day contributor. Read our story here.