Elevating aviation takes lots of know-how. In addition to the hundreds of dedicated experts who run our airports every day, the intrepid Blue Sky news staff makes sure the world knows about it. Meet our content producers:
Bob Kerlik, Executive Editor
Bob Kerlik is vice president of media relations for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and executive editor of Blue Sky. Bob has more than 15 years of experience in communications, including a dozen years as a reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Duquesne University, where he later served as an adjunct instructor and advisor for the university’s student newspaper.
Matt Neistein, Managing Editor
Matt is the communications manager for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and managing editor of Blue Sky. He spent more than 14 years working at newspapers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida and Pennsylvania in a variety of roles. He’s also been a part of the digital operations team at WPXI-TV. He studied journalism at Eastern Illinois University.
Natalie Fiorilli, Staff Writer and Videographer
Natalie is the communications specialist for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and a staff writer and videographer for Blue Sky. She is a graduate of Duquesne University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, where she worked in sports information and served on the university’s student newspaper staff.
Kristin Mageras, Content Coordinator
Kristin is the marketing manager for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and content coordinator of Blue Sky. She has more than 10 years of experience in event planning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Miami University and a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University.
Beth Hollerich, Photo & Video Editor
Beth is the multimedia specialist for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and the photo & video editor for Blue Sky. A self-taught photographer, Beth has over 25 years of photography and photo-editing experience.
Jeff Martinelli, Contributing Editor
Jeff Martinelli is the manager of customer care for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and a contributing editor for Blue Sky. Prior to joining the Airport Authority in 2001, Martinelli was an award winning writer and editor, mainly covering high school sports and suburban news for several Pittsburgh area newspapers – including one that still has a print edition!
Elise Gomez, Contributing Writer
Elise is the manager of customer relations for the Allegheny County Airport Authority and a contributing writer for Blue Sky. She is a graduate of Duquesne University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications and an MBA.
Alyson Walls, Contributing Writer
Alyson is the communications manager for the Allegheny County Airport Authority's Terminal Modernization Program and a contributing writer for Blue Sky. She began her career working at newspapers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania before transitioning into public relations for Pittsburgh-area nonprofits. She has bachelor’s degrees in Journalism from Marshall University and Elementary Education from Point Park University.