February 20, 2019


Cortland Standard

110 Main Street
Cortland, NY, 13045
(607) 756-5665

Get in touch

Department Email
Business office office@cortlandstandard.net
Classified classified@cortlandstandard.net
Customer service customerservice@cortlandstandard.net
Display advertising jlucas@cortlandstandard.net
Living and Leisure living@cortlandstandard.net
Opinion opinion@cortlandstandard.net
Photos photos@cortlandstandard.net
Sports sports@cortlandstandard.net
Towns towns@cortlandstandard.net


Name Title Extension / Email
Todd R. McAdam Managing editor Ext. 166 / tmcadam@cortlandstandard.net
Taney Beaumont Sports editor Ext. 124 / sports@cortlandstandard.net
Kevin Conlon City editor Ext. 129 / kconlon@cortlandstandard.net
Katie Keyser Living and leisure editor Ext. 128 / living@cortlandstandard.net
Catherine Wilde Senior reporter Ext. 131 / cwilde@cortlandstandard.net
Jacob DeRochie Staff reporter Ext. 132 / jderochie@cortlandstandard.net
Nicholas Graziano Staff reporter Ext. 133 / ngraziano@cortlandstandard.net
Shenandoah Briere Staff reporter Ext. 136 / sbriere@cortlandstandard.net
Joe McIntyre Photographer Ext. 164 / photos@cortlandstandard.net
Tom Vartanian Sports writer Ext. 125 / sports@cortlandstandard.net

Display advertising department

Name Title Extension / Email
Julie Lucas Advertising director Ext. 140 / jlucas@cortlandstandard.net
Andrea Wilkinson Account manager Ext. 145 / awilkinson@cortlandstandard.net
Rachael Wood Account manager Ext. 147 / rwood@cortlandstandard.net
Mike Riley Assistant advertising director Ext. 144 / mriley@cortlandstandard.net
Larry Echols Account manager Ext. 146 / lechols@cortlandstandard.net

Business office

Name Title Extension / Email
Kelly Stupke Accounts receivable manager Ext. 149 / kstupke@cortlandstandard.net
Thom Shattuck Classified manager Ext. 150 / classified@cortlandstandard.net
Meg Hollenbeck Classified clerk Ext. 151 / classified@cortlandstandard.net


Name Title Extension / Email
Evan Geibel Publisher Ext. 168 / egeibel@cortlandstandard.net

Meet the newsroom


Managing Editor | 607-756-5665, ext. 166

Job duties: Todd oversees the newspaper’s news coverage.

Education: BS in journalism, with a minor in sociology from Syracuse University.

About: McAdam, a 30-year communications professional, joined the Cortland Standard in November 2015. He has been an award-winning reporter and editor in Binghamton, a political aide and a freelance writer focusing on science and research. In his spare time, he is a “locavore” who creates recipes and meals from local foods, trains in and teaches karate, and continues writing about science and research.


Sports Editor | 607-756-5665, ext. 124

Job duties: Taney covers Cortland High and Central Counties League teams.

Education: AAS in Liberal Arts from Morrisville State, 1975; BA in communications (broadcasting & journalism) from University of Tennessee, 1977.

About: Taney grew up in Morrisville and started his professional career in broadcasting as the news director/sports color commentator at WSCP in Sandy Creek/Pulaski and WATN in Watertown, and the north country reporter for WSYR in Syracuse. He moved to the newspaper business in 1980 as a sportswriter with the Hornell Evening Tribune and joined the Auburn Citizen’s sports department in 1983. He was a stringer for the Syracuse Post Standard & Herald-Journal, the Utica Observer-Dispatch and Blue Lines Hockey Newsletter from 1993 to 1998, when he joined the Cortland Standard. Married and the father of one daughter, he enjoys reading, listening to music and sports in his spare time.


Staff reporter | 607-756-5665, ext. 136

Job duties: Shenandoah covers public safety and courts, as well as news in Dryden, Groton, and Moravia.

Education: Shenandoah received her BA in journalism from SUNY Oswego in 2017.

About: Shenandoah joined the Cortland Standard in the summer of 2018. She grew up in Syracuse and enjoys spending time with her grandma and sister. In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, drawing and going to the YMCA.


City Editor | 607-756-5665, ext. 129

Job duties: Kevin helps coordinate and edit local news coverage.

Education: BA in mass communication from St. Bonaventure University, 1985.

About: Kevin took his first job out of college as a reporter at the Cortland Standard. After four years, he left to work for a year as a reporter and bureau chief at The Record in Troy, then eight years as a reporter at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady. He returned to the Cortland Standard as city editor in 1998 and was promoted to managing editor in 2000. Kevin and his wife, MaryBeth, are the parents of seven children.


Staff Reporter | 607-756-5665, ext. 132

Job duties: Jake covers the city of Cortland, town of Cortlandville, agriculture, and environment beats.

Education: Jake earned his bachelor of arts degree in journalism and communication of online media from Morrisville State College in 2015.

About: Jake joined the Cortland Standard in the spring of 2016. He grew up in Georgetown, Madison County, where he enjoys spending time with his family. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, spending time outdoors fishing, hiking and camping, and watching New York Rangers’ hockey.


Staff Reporter | 607-756-5665, ext. 133

Job duties: Nick covers covers Cortland County government, Homer, and health.

Education: Master’s degree in automotive journalism from Coventry University, in England, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Oswego State University.

About: Nick started as a reporter with the Cortland Standard in 2016. Before then, he worked as a freelance writer for various online and print publications. His enthusiasm for anything with four wheels and a motor took him to England to take part in a unique automotive journalism program. The leap across the pond was not only influenced by his love for cars, but due to an evolving passion for journalism, which he obtained during his time at SUNY Oswego. For the past 11 years Nick has raced cars on both asphalt and dirt tracks, claiming multiple wins and championships.


Living and Leisure Editor | 607-756-5665, ext. 128

Job duties: Katie writes community interest stories, focusing on non-profits, social clubs, seniors and children, literature and the arts.

Education: She has a bachelor’s in English from SUNY Oswego and a master’s of art in Teaching from SUNY Cortland.

About: Katie has worked for the Cortland Standard for 19 years, starting as a typist in the composing room, and then covering the town of Homer, city and county government as a reporter, before assuming her current post around 2000. Before this, she was a self-employed day care provider, staying home with her two children, Kim and Mike, for five years. She loves biking, walking her two dogs, Sammy and Stub, cooking soup and reading a good novel. She grew up on Long Island.


Photographer | 607-756-5665, ext. 164

Job duties: Photographic and illustrative coverage of regional news, sports and culture.

Education: Studied photography and photo-illustration at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

About: Joe lived in all four corners of Ohio, working for newspapers in those areas, before migrating east to the Meadville (Pa.) Tribune, then farther east to the good food and good people of Cortland County. Professional claim to fame: photographed Cleveland Indians baseball during the summer of 2009 for the Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle-Telegram. When not driving through the countryside finding photographs, you can find Joe bringing his 1860s Italianate house in Groton back to its former glory, and updating to modern plumbing. His ambition is to retire from home renovating to take photos full-time while enjoying his home and his family.


Senior reporter | 607-756-5665, ext. 131

Job duties: Catherine covers education and family issues and looks at issues in depth.

Education: BA in English and communications from Muhlenberg College, 2002.

About: Catherine, former county government reporter for the Cortland Standard, grew up in Pearl River, Rockland County, a suburb of New York City. She worked at newspapers in Rockland County and Bergen County, New Jersey, prior to coming to the paper. In her spare time Catherine enjoys being a mom, reading, baking, watching movies, swimming and biking.


Sports Writer | 607-756-5665, ext. 125

Job duties: Tom covers Homer Central and Interscholastic Athletic Conference teams.

Education: A.A.S. Degree from Herkimer County Community College, 1977.

About: Tom grew up in Afton and began writing for the Finger Lakes Community Newspapers covering IAC sports in 1985. He went to work as sports editor for the Tri-Town News in the fall of 1990, returning to his hometown area. He returned to the Finger Lakes Community Papers in 1993 as sports editor. Tom moved into radio as the sports director and play-by-play man for high school sports at WPIE Radio in Trumansburg from 1994-1998. He joined the Cortland Standard staff in the fall of 1999. Tom is married with two daughters and enjoys sports, music and family time.

Meet the display advertising department


Assistant advertising director | 607-756-5665, ext. 144

Job duties: Mike serves as a marketing consultant to a variety of businesses and organizations.

About: Mike grew up in the Homer area and graduated from Homer High School in 1973. He furthered his education at Mohawk Valley Community College, where he earned his Associate Degree in 1975 in Banking and Business.

In 2007, Mike joined the Cortland Standard sales team, bringing with him more than 30 years of sales experience and a close connection to the Cortland community, most recently serving on the Board of Directors for The Family Health Network from 2012 through 2014. Mike served on the Cortland Bowling Association Board of Directors from 1978 through 1989 and was President of the CBA in 1988-89.

Mike enjoys bowling and golf and is married to Suzanne. They reside in Homer where they enjoy their new roles as “Mimi and Poppy” to their 10 grandchildren.


Account manager | 607-756-5665, ext. 145

Job duties: Andrea serves as a marketing consultant to a variety of businesses and organizations.

About: Andrea has worked in the display advertising department of the Cortland Standard since July 1998, coming from an art background. In addition to the daily opportunity to be creative, her favorite part of working at the newspaper is the relationships she has built with her coworkers and loyal clients.

Originally hailing from the Bronx, Andrea moved to the area with her mother and stepfather in 1988 and attended Dryden High School. She then received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art & Design at Alfred University in 1996. She also took additional classes in typography and graphic design at Tompkins Cortland Community College, in order to be prepared for employment in the advertising world.

Andrea lives in Groton with her husband, Alan, their two sons, Bryce and Colin, who attend Groton Elementary School, as well as their two Labrador Retrievers, Charlie and Maggie.


Account manager | 607-756-5665, ext. 147

Job duties: Rachael serves as a marketing consultant to a variety of businesses and organizations.

About: Graduating with a BA in English from SUNY Cortland in 2009 and having lived and worked in the community for several years, Rachael joined the Cortland Standard display advertising team in the fall of 2015.

Prior to becoming an account manager, Rachael gained valuable experience by working with clients and agencies in the community. Rachael has worked for JM Murray/Employment Connection as a job coach, where she assisted individuals with finding and maintaining community employment. Rachael also worked for Cortland County’s Area Agency on Aging, matching retirees and senior citizens with volunteer opportunities.

Rachael takes pride in providing excellent customer service and brings dedication to all projects. In her spare time Rachael enjoys listening to music, photography, hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Meet the business office


Classified Manager | 607-756-5665, ext. 150

Job duties: Running the classified department for 18 years.

About: Thom worked in Retail Advertising for 20 years at the Cortland Standard before becoming the Classified Manager. Grew up in Cortlandville and graduated high school from Homer in 1975. Thom has an AAS Degree in Criminal Justice from Tompkins Cortland Community College. He currently lives in the village of Homer, where he’s resided for the past 30 years. He has two grown daughters, and a grandson. He likes to listen to music and cook in his free time.


Classified Clerk | 607-756-5665, ext. 150

Job duties: Classifed advertising consultation and sales.

About: Meg worked in the Medical Field for 20 years before joining the staff at the Cortland Standard in May 2017. She grew up in Homer where she graduated from Homer Central School in 1996. Meg has a Medical Assistance License from OCM BOCES and is working on her Associates Degree in Human Services from TC3. She currently lives in Homer where she has resided for over 30 years. In her free time she likes to spend time with family and friends, listen to music, watch movies, or read.

Meet the publisher


Publisher | 607-756-5665, ext. 168

Job duties: Evan serves as editor and manages the operations of the newspaper.

Education: Born and raised in the city of Cortland, Evan began his career at the Cortland Standard in 2006 as a staff reporter after graduating from Bucknell University. As part of his management training, he later worked in each department at the newspaper in order to learn their various positions and responsibilities. He assumed the role of publisher in July 2013. He is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the newspaper.

About: Evan enjoys the outdoors, whether camping, boating, fishing, hiking, running or skiing, as well as spending time on the St. Lawrence River with his family. At the home in Virgil that Evan shares with his wife, Jennifer, he listens to and makes music, reads, cooks and plays fetch with the couple’s Golden Retriever, Sully.