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Martha Barker, Senior Graphic Designer, Editorial & Creative Services

Currently the art director at Editorial and Creative Services, Martha has been a graphic designer at UNH (on and off) since 1987. With a BFA in Communication Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, she has been a staff designer at a small design studio in Corning, N.Y., a staff designer at Cornell University, and art director for an ad agency in Portland, Maine. While focusing mainly on print publications, Martha is also responsible for keeping a watchful eye on the University’s graphic identity and ensuring that UNH maintains a strong and cohesive visual impression.

Jason Boucher, Social Media Coordinator, New & Emerging Media

Responsible for developing and leading the University of New Hampshire's social media strategy and coordinating related activities by enhancing and expanding UNH's image online. I help to Increase brand equity and awareness, promote the University's mission through all social media platforms, and build relationships with stakeholders. I maintain a content strategy, which results in delivering higher quality content and increased traffic to our website. In addition, I'm a founding member and former president of Seacoast Social. @bouchermedia

Katherine Derby, Information Technology

Katherine Derby is a communications developer with UNH IT Communications. She coordinates the social media presence for UNH Information Technology, is a web developer/graphic designer for several UNH IT sites such as, and is a regular contributor for UNH IT News on Signals, the IT newsletter for UNH Faculty and Staff.

Martin England, Staff Writer, Information Technology

Martin England has worked at UNH as part of Information Technology since 1997. He has authored, edited, and taken photos and videos for Signals, the nationally-recognized UNH IT newsletter for a dozen years, and has been an integral part of interpreting otherwise nerd-friendly, technology-heavy materials for mass consumption. In his spare time, he writes, records, and performs his own music, has written freelance articles on music for various regional publications, and lives happily with his beautiful wife Jennifer and their four dogs in Southern Maine.

Bridget Finnegan, Director, New & Emerging Media

Bridget has been at UNH since 2001. Prior to her current position at UNH she was University Webmaster. In a former life Bridget had a career as a print designer and illustrator. She has a BFA from Washington University in Saint Louis in Photography.
Explore the minutia of her life in her illustrated blog

Mike Henninger, Web Solutions, Information Technology


Neil Larson, Technical Lead, New & Emerging Media

Neil began exploring web design and development amidst an era of <blink> tags and scrolling marquees. Nowadays, Neil tackles web design and coding projects with a focus on visual strategy, web standards, accessibility, user experience, and responsive design. Neil also engages in strategic planning, consulting and development of online ad campaigns, mobile applications and multimedia presentations - with follow-up analytics, tracking and reporting. Neil resides with his wife and three children in Somersworth, NH. @nigelmedia

Erika Mantz, Director, Media Relations

Erika joined Media Relations 11 years ago as a writer. Before coming to UNH she worked as a police reporter, assistant editor of a weekly arts and entertainment magazine, and at New Hampshire Public Television. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Syracuse University. Follow Erika on Twitter @UNHNews.

David Moore, Editorial Director, Editorial & Creative Services

Dave Moore has worked in Editorial and Creative Services for 12 years. Prior to that, he worked in Admissions Publications at Boston University and for several national magazines in Boston. He is the author of The Wadleigh Falls Diet and the best-selling memoir "Mom, there's an Eel in my Omelette!" A Lamprey River Childhood.

Scott Ripley, Multimedia Producer & Director, Video Productions

Scott joined UNH as a Video Producer/Director in November of 2007 after nine years working as a Videographer/Editor in television news.  He has won 2 New England Region Emmy awards at WFXT in Boston, an AP Award at WHEC in Rochester NY, and several National Press Photographers Association awards at both stations.  He has a Bachelors Degree in TV Broadcasting from SUNY Oswego. Scott specializes in producing news style stories on a wide range of subjects at UNH.  If you have a story suggestion and would like to contact Scott, he can be reached at (603) 862-1855 or via email.

Lori Wright, Senior Editor and Writer, Media Relations

Lori covers the research and activities of the College of Liberal Arts, and Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Prior to joining UNH, she served as a newspaper reporter and copy editor in Texas, Florida and New Hampshire, a chief copy editor for an online financial news site, and a corporate communications specialist. She holds a bachelor's in journalism from Louisiana State University, and a master's in political science from UNH. She is author of "Swing Voters?: Catholic Voting Behavior in U.S. Presidential Elections From 1992 to 2004." Follow Lori on Twitter @lgwright.

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