Meet the Editors

SearchDataBackup has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best data backup information from around the web. Our staff searches the web daily for the latest news and technology updates. We also keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content.

Here's a look at who's behind the site:

Paul Crocetti

Paul Crocetti Site Editor

Paul Crocetti became the site editor of SearchDisasterRecovery and SearchDataBackup in TechTarget's Storage media group in June 2015. Previously, he worked for more than 8 years as a reporter and editor with GateHouse Media, most recently serving as editor of the Waltham News Tribune. He graduated with a master's degree in journalism from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in communications and film studies from Boston College.

Erin Sullivan

Erin Sullivan Associate Site Editor

Erin joined the Storage media group in August 2014 as an assistant site editor. She was previously a member of TechTarget's editorial events team, where she spent a year working extensively with expert speakers and assisted in operations for seminar, dinner and conference events. Erin is a graduate of Assumption College with a degree in writing and mass communications. Along with completing internships at The Journal Tribune and Rachael Ray, Erin was editor-in-chief of Assumption's newspaper, Le Provocateur.

Gabriella Frick

Gabriella Frick Associate Site Editor

Gabriella joined TechTarget's Storage Media Group as associate site editor in September 2018. Previously in her career, she was a writer, proofreader and copy editor in the magazine, textbook and book publishing industries. Gabriella has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College.

Sonia Lelii

Sonia Lelii Senior News Writer

Sonia R. Lelii has more than 10 years experience in the technology industry, both as a storage journalist and as an analyst. She started as a senior writer at Ziff’s PC Week, before moving to CMP’s VAR Business. She covered primarily storage at both publications. Sonia then spent approximately three years working as a storage analyst, first at The 451 Group and then at The Aberdeen Group, before deciding to go back into tech journalism. Sonia graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in journalism and has worked for several newspapers, including the New Jersey bureau of The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida.

Johnny Yu

Johnny Yu News Writer

Johnny Yu covers news stories for SearchDataBackup and SearchDisasterRecovery in TechTarget's Storage media group. Before joining TechTarget in June 2018, he previously wrote for USA Today's consumer product review site,

Dave Raffo

Dave Raffo Editorial Director

Dave joined SearchStorage in 2007 after spending three-and-a-half years covering storage for Byte and Switch. As editorial director of the Storage media group, he leads TechTarget’s coverage of storage, data protection and hyper-convergence. Dave also worked as managing editor of EdTech Magazine, as features and new products editor at Windows Magazine, and technology editor at e-learning company WatchIT. Before turning to technology, he was an editor and sports reporter for United Press International in New York for 12 years. A New Jersey native, Dave currently lives in northern Virginia.

James Miller

James Miller Executive Editor

James is a writer and editor with extensive experience creating and developing magazine and online content. He's currently the executive editor of the Storage media group at TechTarget.

Stacey Peterson

Stacey Peterson Managing Editor

Stacey Peterson joined TechTarget’s Storage media group in May 2017. She previously spent nearly two decades as an editor for journalism publications. Stacey was a managing editor and executive editor at InformationWeek from 1999 through 2013, and then served as executive editor in the content publishing group at UBM Americas. Stacey has a bachelor of philosophy degree from Miami University in Ohio and a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced international Studies in Washington, D.C. She is based in Oxford, Ohio.

Kim Hefner

Kim Hefner Senior Editor, Content Strategy

Kim is the senior editor, content strategy for TechTarget's Storage media group. Prior to that, she was the senior managing editor for SearchStorage, SearchCloudStorage and Storage magazine. Before joining TechTarget in 2004, she was the executive managing editor at Application Development Trends magazine, Java Report and The Journal of Object-Oriented Programming. Kim has also held a variety of positions at The Sentry Group, including executive managing editor of the research group and copy editor at Software magazine. She has worked in the high-tech publishing industry for almost 30 years and is a graduate of Boston University.