Meet Our Team
David Barista has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than 20 years, including 17 years with Building Design+Construction and three years with Pro Builder magazine. During his tenure with BD+C, Barista led the development of BD+C’s daily newsletter, The Daily 5, and helped launch multiple in-person events, including Women Design+Construction. He has won numerous editorial awards, including six Jesse H. Neal Awards.
Rich Binsacca is editorial director of Pro Builder Media, Custom Builder, and PRODUCTS, overseeing editorial strategy and execution. He has reported and written about all aspects of the housing industry since 1987 and most recently was editor-in-chief of Pro Builder Media.
Caroline Broderick is the managing editor for Pro Remodeler. Most recently, she served as the associate editor for PR's sister publications, Pro Builder, Custom Builder, and PRODUCTS where she covered design, building products, trends, and more in the residential construction industry. Additionally, Caroline co-hosts Pro Remodeler and Pro Builder's Women in Residential Construction podcast.
Winner of numerous journalism awards, including nine Jesse H. Neal Awards, Robert Cassidy has logged multiple decades in the commercial building industry. He has served multiple roles with SGC Horizon, including two decades as BD+C’s Editorial Director and Executive Editor, and five years as Editor of Multifamily Design+Construction. Cassidy has developed numerous award-winning editorial programs, including BD+C’s Green Building White Paper series.
John Caulfield has had a 40-year career as a journalist, editor, and publishing manager. Over that period, he has received several accolades, including Jesse H. Neal Awards in three of the past four years. In 2016, he won a Neal Award for the Best Range of Work by a Single Author for his print and digital editorial reporting.
As associate editor for Pro Builder and its sister publications PRODUCTS and Custom Builder, Layne Deakins keeps an eye out for the latest and greatest products, contributes articles and videos on timely trends and innovative industry leaders,and produces the Daily Feed e-newsletter and Women in Residential Construction podcast.
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Denise Dersin is the executive editor of Pro Builder Media, overseeing special projects including Housing Giants and Forty Under 40, as well as live-connected events such as Women in Residential Construction. She has served as an editor and writer for 30 years and has covered the housing industry for much of that time.
James McClister is an award-winning journalist and editor, who has built a career covering housing and construction. Over the last decade, he has garnered national attention for his reporting on the industry's biggest topics, from the influence of private equity in residential construction to the impact of opioid abuse and addiction in remodeling. He currently leads the day-to-day editorial teams for both Custom Builder and PRODUCTS.
Erika Mosse started her career in trade journalism at Hanley Wood where she served as editorial director for The Pool Group, a collection of media brands that target the swimming pool construction industry. Her 14 year tenure there provided her with a deep understanding of the needs of speciality contractors across multiple industries. Seven years ago, Mosse began her tenure with SGC Horizon, first as editor in chief of Pro Remodeler, and then director of content. During that time, she has partnered with a variety of industry thought leaders to launch numerous initiatives, and played an integral role in growing Pro Remodeler’s reach. Today, the brand sits in the number 1 position among its competitors across print, digital, and live events. Mosse has been the recipient of numerous editorial honors across her career, including nine Jesse H. Neal awards, and more than a dozen awards from the American Society of Business.
Quinn Purcell is a graduate of Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and an emphasis in Multiplatform Journalism. He specializes in video, photography, copywriting, graphic design, and even music production. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Utopia. When he's not working you can usually find Quinn at a local brewery, or watching true crime shows with his cat.
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