Geoffrey Gevalt -- Founder, executive director.
Geoff (gg) was a journalist for 33 years at several daily newspapers in New England and Ohio, a weekly business newspaper in Boston, a financial magazine in New York City and the Associated Press in Baltimore.
Most recently he was managing editor of The Burlington Free Press, Vermont's largest daily.
Geoff has won numerous awards as a writer and editor and served for two years as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in Beat Reporting. His specialty was narrative investigative projects.
He has been on the executive boards of New England Newspaper Association, New England Society of Newspaper Editors, New England AP Newspaper Association, Vermont Press Association and Leadership Champlain.
Geoff conceived and began YWP in 2003 with the assistance of teachers from the Vermont chapter of the National Writing Project.
In 2006, with a seed grant from the Vermont Business Roundtable, he incorporated YWP as an independent 501(c)3 corporation with a mission of buidling generations of better writers. YWP is now in its fifth year.
Geoff lives in Hinesburg with his wife, Ginny. They have three children who like to make things.