Shannon Wortherton


Shannon Wortherton (Editor)



Shannon is based out of Alaska and lives with her husband and two dogs. She has spent the last few years working in all types of the growing press as a news reporter, contributor, and also educator. She has produced numerous stories mostly focusing on; technology, engineering, health and well-being, and also raising awareness for Cancer. When she is is not working you can find her camping with her family.


Deborah Palmer



Deborah Palmer (Contributing Writer)


Deborah currently lives in Arizona, but considers herself to be a is a third generation writer and it shows in her work. Throughout most of her career she has spent her time bringing awareness to the masses about a variety of social issues that she holds dearly. A few of her passions include, watching historic films, gardening and catching reruns of MacGyver.


Joel Bowman



Joel Bowman (Contributing Writer)



Joel is a native or Arkansas and has an unreal ability to recalls statistics about mostly every single Baseball team. Prior to working for We Up It, he spent most of his time on the ground trying to catch the latest breaking story to share with his readers throughout the south. He has an innate ability to take complex subjects and break them down into easy-to-digest summaries.  When he is not busy chasing the next story you can find him enjoying time with two dogs.

Jason Desrochers


Jason Desrochers (Contributing Writer)



Jason is a San Antonio, Texas resident produced in the suburban areas of New Jersey. He located the love of his live during high school and has been married for over 25 years. He has spent most of his career reporting on business and finance topics. He has an uncanny ability to take complicated subject matters and break them down into provocative news stories. Most recently, he has become very passionate about the environment, as well as politics. His contributions to We Up It help to set the tone and pace for future writers.


Craig Chen


Craig Chen (Contributing Writer)



Craig graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Economics. He currently lives in Houston, Texas with his wife of 10 years and 3 children. He spends most of this researching news articles he hopes will educate people about the latest trends in science and technology. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and helping his kids with science projects.

Catherine Gilliland


Catherine Gilliland (Contributing Writer)



Catherine grew up in San Diego, California and enjoys nothing more than taking a day trip to the local beaches and relaxing while writing news stories. During her 20 years as a news writer, she has spent most of her time reporting on politics, as well as the weird stories everybody loves to read. When she isn’t working you can find her checking out the local farmers markets and spending time with her grandchildren.
David Flores


David Florentine(Contributing Writer)



David is a veteran news reporter with a diverse media reporting history that stretches almost 30 years. He grew up watching how the advancements in science and technology have helped to shape the world. His range of news reporting has branched out beyond the typical things in popular media. He currently lives in Texas with his wife of 25 years, and their dog, Albert.

James Planas


James Planas (Contributing Writer)



James is the latest writer to join the We Up It team. He spent most of this life as an entrepreneur and property investor. Due to this, he provides a “real world” view to his stories our readers really love. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time hiking the local trails near his house in Austin, Texas with his dog, Bret.