Just Woodbury was launched in 2017 by Woodbury, Connecticut resident Tim Parry to offer residents news and insights into their community with fairness, professionalism and clarity.
When Parry became a part of the Woodbury community in 2015, he quickly discovered a lack of news and information about the people and places which make Woodbury a wonderful place to live. Soon after he settled in, Parry was encouraged by a friend who launched NewCanaanite.com to use his journalism and marketing skills to create something similar for the Woodbury community.
The thought remained in the back of Parry’s head until November 2016, when he was downsized after a 16-year career as an editor with a B2B publisher. The concept of JustWoodbury.com as a community news site with a focus entirely on Woodbury came to fruition in April 2017.
Parry’s passion for community news dates back to 1990, when he became the Sports Editor of New Canaan Advertiser while working towards a degree in English from Western Connecticut State University. He later interned, freelanced or was a staff writer for several Fairfield County community newspapers, including FairPress, Fairfield Citizen-News, Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times, Norwalk Hour, Stamford Advocate, Darien News-Review, New Canaan News-Review, Greenwich Post, and Greenwich Time. In 2005, he launched FCIAC Football Blog, a website that exclusively covered high school football in Fairfield County, and ran that for 6 years.
As Managing Editor of Multichannel Merchant, Parry developed a passion for community building and thought leadership. Learning from the ecommerce and direct-to-customer retailers he followed and wrote about, Parry sacrificed Multichannel Merchant’s website page views and built online communities in places its audience was. This helped build Multichannel Merchant’s brand equity and make it a leader in the industry.
Parry and his wife, Ursula, have been married for 20 years. Their son, William, attends Mitchell Elementary School. Parry and his family are parishioners at St. Theresa of Avila Church/Prince of Peace Parish.