What people who have worked with Aaron Crowe say about him:
Aaron was a great member of the team who was constantly contributing story ideas and looking for ways to expand our web site’s readership and improve its quality. I also knew that no matter what the project, he’d be eager to take it on. I relied on him heavily (he managed a staff of freelance writers) and I trusted that he would always do his best because he engendered that trust.
When working on stories with Aaron, I could tell that he really cared about the final product. I could be tough at times and he would stand by his work, but not so stubbornly that he wasn’t willing to learn or work harder to expand the story and make it even better. Aaron was also willing to take on stories that went beyond his immediate beat/expertise. If he tried to pursue the topic and felt he was hitting a dead end, he wasn’t too proud to admit it and ask for guidance or help. To me, the desire to learn and grow is one every journalist should have, but unfortunately many don’t. Aaron always seemed to want to broaden his skills and improve his writing and I really admired and appreciated that in him.
Nicole Ridgeway, Executive Editor, WalletPop.com
Aaron is enterprising, understands that the guy who hustles is the guy who comes out ahead. He is flexible; when something doesnt work, he recognizes it and moves on to try the next idea.
Ann Brenoff, WalletPop.com editor, blogger
Aaron is a skilled and talented writer and editor. He exhibits sound judgment and strong communication skills.”
Bob Nishizaki , Assistant managing editor/Production , Bay Area News Group — East Bay
Aaron provides a winning combination of first-rate writing and editing skills with positive energy, a sense of urgency and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. In working with him to seek innovative solutions to newspaper industry challenges, I have also come to admire his leadership and “never surrender” attitude. I also appreciate his intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness and impeccable research skills. I highly recommend Aaron Crowe.
Luther Jackson , Executive Officer , San Jose Newspaper Guild/CWA Local 39098
Aaron worked as a copy editor, assistant business editor and assistant metro editor when I worked with him. He was a solid editor, had good news judgment, worked well with the team and had a strong work ethic. I would rehire Aaron if I had the opportunity to.
Kathleen Williams , Assistant Managing Editor , Contra Costa Newspapers, Inc.
Aaron is a dedicated, talented journalist who made the Contra Costa Times a better newspaper in his years working there. Aaron always impressed me with his versatility and skill as an assigning editor, copy editor, page designer and writer.
Craig Lazzeretti , East County Editor , Bay Area News Group-East Bay