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Thank You For Everything, Towson

It's a changing of the guard at Towson Patch. But don't worry: editor Tyler Waldman isn't going too far.

"Match.com?"

"No, Patch.com."

"Ah, OK. So you do, like, lawn care and stuff?"

It feels like that was the sort of exchange I went through every day two years ago. My, how times have changed. I was a fresh-faced college graduate when I first introduced myself and Patch to the Towson community. I watch my and I can literally see the nerves.

In two years, it's been my honor and privilege to help guide Towson Patch from an upstart news source to a must-read for thousands of office workers, business owners, students and residents alike. But now comes the time to make a change.

The important thing: You'll still see me around. I'll be moving to a new role at Patch, covering features, courts and other big stories along the York Road corridor, while keeping an eye on points north for Hunt Valley-Cockeysville Patch.

You'll still see my byline quite often here in Towson and, given that I , you may still be able to catch me tucked behind my laptop in or anywhere I can find free wi-fi and a good cup of coffee.

I'd also like to take a moment to introduce , the new full-time editor for Towson Patch. The former editor for Cockeysville, she also handles the school beat for Baltimore County Patch sites. You can reach her by email at nayana.davis@patch.com.

I would be remiss if I didn't thank my readers, first and foremost, for not just sitting back and reading, but being really active participants on this site. For sending me news tips, joining in the conversation on our Facebook page and helping to make Patch a true community.

I'd like to thank the local officials and community leaders like Councilman David Marks, Nancy Hafford, Ed Kilcullen, Mike Ertel, Richard Parsons and David Kosak for always being available to bug for quotes or story ideas. There isn't enough space here to thank everyone.

For now, I'm going on vacation to sunny Los Angeles. I'll see you around town when I get back. Thanks for reading.

Rus Vanwestervelt August 16, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Tyler-- It's been a real pleasure working with you in the past year. You've done an extraordinary job leading us here at the Towson Patch, and I look forward to seeing your features and other works in the weeks and months to come. Best of luck! Welcome to Towson, Nayana! Best of luck to you as well!
Melody McSweeney August 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM
You will be missed Mr. Waldman. . . I looked forward to reading your latest in the mornings, but I realize change is inevitable; a way of life. Good Luck to you in all your future endeavors.
Randon Fritsch August 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM
I hope you enjoy this next phase of your life, Tyler! And really, really enjoy LA!!
K Blue August 16, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Congratulations, Tyler. You did a fantastic job as editor. I look forward to reading your features, etc. when you return from LA.
Elizabeth Heubeck August 16, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Good luck, Tyler! Towson will miss you.
Kristin Strong August 16, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Best of luck in your new role! Have a great vacation, safe travels, and come back refreshed and ready for more news.
David Marks August 16, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Best wishes, Tyler - you have been a wonderful reporter and editor who clearly loves the Towson community.
Cheryl Parks-Weidley August 16, 2012 at 04:02 PM
A wonderful future wished you. :)
Greater Baltimore Medical Center August 16, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Tyler, Congratulations on the new gig! It's been a pleasure working with you for Towson stories and I look forward to continuing the relationship in your new Patch role.
M. Sullivan August 16, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Are you and Nayana just switching jobs ? Why, since you live in Towson?
Nicole K. August 16, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Congratulations on your new opportunity. Thanks for the great reporting in Towson!
Elizabeth Voss August 16, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Congratulations! You will be missed.
Nancy Hafford August 20, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I have been out of town since last Wednesday. So I just read " Thank You For Everything Towson". Tyler, we thank you! You have put your heart and soul into our community. You have earned the respect of community leaders and local officals. Tyler, we wish you all the best but, we will never let you totally leave Towson.
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