Intent. Collaboration. Context.
Our goal: To use storytelling and conversations to connect the passionate members of our region to the communities that matter to them, fostering an exchange of local knowledge and a sense of possibility.
We Create Here is a team within the Gazette Company consisting of community builders, narrators and producers. We work to develop evolving narratives and authentic conversations throughout Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
But our vision is bigger than our team – we seek community input, advice and participation at every stage. Learn more about how you (yes, you!) can join the movement. We’ve been proud to partner with dozens of organizations, spanning the Corridor and the nation.
As president and CEO of the Gazette Company, Chuck has studied the future of journalism and the role of media in a community for years.
Based in Peterborough, Peter has been blending asset-based community development, appreciative inquiry and journalism for years at Axiom News.
A Berliner by way of Cedar Rapids, Ben is a cultural anthropologist and a major contributor to communitybuilding.us.
As director and editor of The Gazette, Zack has a passion for new ways of telling stories and digital innovation.
A true connector at heart, Quinn has led dozens of conversations and events since joining The Gazette Company in January 2014.