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- Mike FerraraStaff Photographer
Michael Ferrara is a sports videographer with years of experience covering high school athletics in Loudoun County. A lifelong baseball fan, Michael was the manager of the Heritage High School varsity baseball team in 2009, 2010 and 2011. During his senior year at Heritage, Michael was the videographer for the varsity football team. On top of his athletic extracurriculars, Michael attended Monroe Tech where he studied videography and photography. After graduating from Heritage, Michael attended NVCC to study multimedia design.
LoCoSports co-founder Kyle Gotimer is a student at Old Dominion University. Prior to attending ODU, Kyle graduated from Heritage High School in Leesburg where he was a member of the varsity baseball team and president of the Varsity Club.
LoCoSports founder Owen Gotimer is a graduate of the esteemed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University — where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. Following his studies at Newhouse, Owen attended the University of Westminster in London, England where he graduated with highest distinction with a Master of Arts in Social Media, Culture and Society. Owen has an extensive communications background, including time at the Discovery Channel and the Syracuse Chiefs. But the highlight of his young career was the creation, launch, and expansion of LoCoSports – a hyperlocal news site covering high school athletics in Loudoun County, Va.
Prior to attending Syracuse, Owen graduated from Heritage High School in Leesburg where he was class president and captain of the baseball team.
Sara is a senior attending Dominion High School in Sterling. She also writes for her school newspaper DHS Press. Sara is a member of the varsity softball team and will continue her softball career in college at the University at Buffalo. She is an avid D.C. sports fan, and in her free time loves to watch the Washington Capitals.
Derrick Jerry is a Web and Multimedia Developer with the FAA in Warrenton. Derrick enjoys wildlife, portrait, and sports photography in which he started out shooting as his passion. You can see Derrick's work at ewophotographyva.zenfolio.com.
Arnav Kumar is a senior at Freedom High School in South Riding. At Freedom, Arnav is a member of the Uncaged Magazine staff as well as the Freedom basketball program. Outside of school, Arnav enjoys attending Model UN conferences, watching college basketball and reading news.
Lorallye Partlow is a senior at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. When she is not behind the lens, Lorallye is keeping stats, cheering on her favorite teams and participating in church and Girl Scout activities. This year Lorallye will also be joining Woodgrove High School’s newspaper team as a photographer for the Woodgrove Outlander. Lorallye strives to capture those fleeting moments and tell a story with each photo she takes.
- Nolan PottsSchedule Manager
- Neha RajeevProducer
Neha Rajeev is a junior at John Champe High School and the Academy of Science in South Riding. She’s also the activities coordinator for the Loudoun Academies Model United Nations Club and is the Director of Outreach at Robotics for Youth. In her free time, Neha enjoys watching The Office, hanging out with her friends, and playing guitar.
- Savannah RegerStaff Writer
Varun is a junior at Dominion High School and the Academy of Science in Sterling. He’s also the editor-in-chief and founder of The Tea Shop, a multimedia site. He is the host of Down to the Wire and LoCoSports' Technical Fowl. In his free time, Varun enjoys watching D.C. sports teams consistently break his heart, except for the Capitals who are Stanley Cup Champions.
Anna Shapiro is a junior at Potomac Falls High School. In 2018, Shapiro helped lead the Panthers to the VHSL 5C Region crown in field hockey. Outside of sports, Shapiro is on the Potomac Falls yearbook and newsmagazine staffs. Shapiro has a passion for writing and journalism, and she hopes to pursue a career in journalism.
- Jeff VennittiStaff PhotographerJeff VennittiStaff Photographer
Jeff Vennitti is a part-time photographer that got started in sports photography because he wanted photos of his kids actually playing sports. He has been covering high school athletics in Loudoun County since 2010, and provides sports photography services to teams, yearbook staffs and local newspapers. He also has done senior, team and individual portraits.