Toby conducts independent research and subject matter interviews to write multi-channel content that meets clients’ strategic goals. He also leads GorillaU, an internal professional development program.

In 2019, Toby completed “Managing Yourself and Leading Others,” a leadership development course at Harvard University’s Extension School. He’s a 2017 graduate of the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders program.

Prior to joining Gorilla in late 2016, Toby covered breaking news and state & local government for newspapers in central and southwestern Illinois.

Toby is an avid gardener, reader, amateur radio operator and garage tinkerer with degrees from Illinois State University (B.S., Mass Media) and the University of Illinois Springfield (M.A., Public Affairs Reporting).