Toby conducts independent research and client interviews to produce online content that meets strategic goals. He also leads Gorilla 76’s podcast production operations and is a member of the strategic planning committee.

Prior to joining the agency in late 2016, Toby covered breaking news and state & local government for three years, first at The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois and then at the Belleville News-Democrat in Belleville, Illinois.

Toby is an avid gardener, reader, amateur radio operator and garage tinkerer who holds degrees from Illinois State University (Bachelor’s in mass media) and the University of Illinois Springfield (Master’s in public affairs reporting). He is a 2017 graduate of the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders program.