Dave Ferry joins Times Observer news team

Times Observer photo by Andrew Morrison Dave Ferry.

Dave Ferry is the newest member of the Times Observer team.

Ferry, a Lander native, has been hired as a Reporter and Page Designer. His first day on the job was Sunday.

Ferry graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1995. While there, he was active in arts and theater, as well as “Harris Lanzel’s legendary music program.” He was also once a fixture with Warren Players as an actor and scenery painter.

Art is a big part of Ferry’s life. After high school, he attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in Graphic Design. He then studied Applied Media Arts and Animation at Edinboro University in the early 2000’s.

Dave later moved to Ogdensburg, N.Y., to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator and designer. He most recently served as Museum Interpreter and Art Handler at the world-famous Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg.

Ferry is excited for the opportunity to come back to the community he grew up in.

“If anyone told me when I left in 2005 that I would one day be working at my hometown newspaper, I wouldn’t have believed it,” he said. “Then again, I wouldn’t have believed the iPhone would exist three years later, either. Technology makes the world smaller, and it’s a unique opportunity to contribute to a thriving newspaper anywhere in the world. I’m just lucky that my hometown paper and Jon Sitler gave me a shot. I am excited to reconnect with my roots.”

Together with the love of his life, Karyn Sullivan, they have a family that includes their Golden Retriever, Baxter, and three cats, Pabeeje, Minnie and Charlotte.

“I look forward to working with Dave and having him bring his perspective to the team,” said Sitler. “I am impressed by his strong desire to embrace his roots and share his well-rounded experiences with the Times Observer’s readers.

“He drove six hours for the interview, unbeknownst to me, which showed his passion for the opportunity of relocating back to Warren County,” said Sitler.