The editors of The Mechanicville Mile are all class of 2005 graduates and close friends. Each staffer has a specific skill set that makes The Mechanicville Mile unique.
Bob Murphy is a Mechanicville native and member of the MHS Class of 2005. After high school, Bob would go on to complete a Bachelor’s of Science in management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s of Arts in urban and regional planning at the University of Florida. He has long been connected to the Mechanicville community as a volunteer basketball coach and participation in city’s Downtown Revitalization public workshops. A former member of the MHS golf, basketball, and baseball teams, Bob is interested in athletics as well as outdoor living, economic development, and cities.
Kyle Adams is a writer, editor, and photographer who lives and works in Mechanicville. He spent three years in eastern Ukraine, teaching English, journalism, and civics as a United States Peace Corps volunteer. He plans to advance his career in journalism, eventually moving into free press advocacy in developing democracies. His experience includes work as a reporter at the Syracuse Post-Standard, Editor-in-Chief at The Student Voice, staff writer at The Daily Orange, contributing writer and blogger at several other publications, copy editor/researcher/writer at V!VA Travel Guides in Ecuador, and, most recently, founder and adviser to the student newspaper Globus in Belovodsk, Ukraine. He holds degrees in magazine journalism and anthropology from Syracuse University.
Kenny Day is a Mechanicville native and member of the MHS Class of 2005. After high school, Kenny received a Bachelor’s degree in 2009 in Computer Science from S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill. A former member of the MHS soccer team, Kenny continued to play in college. Kenny currently works as a web application developer for CSEA developing enterprise level software applications. Kenny also works as a freelancer developing applications for small local companies. Kenny’s interest range from hiking and mountaineering to web design and photography.
Eric Hilliker is a native to Mechanicville. He went to Mechanicville High School and was part of the 2005 graduating class. After high school, he would enroll with S.U.N.Y Buffalo. In 2010, after nearly freezing to death multiple time due to Buffalo’s winters, he would graduate with his Bachelor of Arts in English. He currently resides in Mechanicville. He enjoys nothing more than a good book and a decent cup of coffee.