The Editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac

Meet Our Editors & Staff

The Old Farmer's Almanac Editors


Meet the editors and staff of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, North America’s oldest, continuously published periodical.

Sherin Pierce

Sherin Pierce is the Publisher of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. She leads a team responsible for the long-term strategic planning of the Almanac brand, including new product development, oversight of editorial, and management of the book’s finances and ancillary businesses. She also oversees the Almanac’s robust promotional and marketing activities, including the Almanac’s expansive social media channels. 

Sherin has often been recognized in the industry for her forward-thinking leadership, including being named one of FOLIO’s Top Women in Media. She holds two master’s degrees: an MA in English Literature and an MBA in Marketing and International Business. 

Sherin lives in Dublin, New Hampshire, with one of her two sons and a cat named Charlie Pierce. She enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly taking long rides on her bike or walks around her neighborhood. She also enjoys traveling internationally and spending time with family and friends. 

Carol Connare

Carol Connare is the 14th editor in the history of The Old Farmer’s Almanac (founded in 1792!), and the second woman to hold the title. In her role as editor, Carol oversees the development of the annual publication, working closely with writers and other editors to develop “new, useful, and entertaining matters.” She also has a hand in the preparation and production of the annual Garden GuideThe Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, the Almanac’s line of calendars, books, ebooks, cookbooks, and the monthly e-magazine EXTRA!

Raised in southern New Hampshire, Carol earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of New Hampshire and studied writing and rhetoric at Boston University, Stonecoast Writers’ Conference, and UMass Amherst. Before joining the Almanac staff, Carol was director of communication for UMass Amherst Libraries, the largest publicly supported research library in New England. At UMass, she served as editor of the library magazine and the alumni magazine. She previously worked at Yankee Magazine as a travel, food, and home editor. 

Carol is an avid traveler, having explored many parts of North and South America and Europe in search of history, culture, and hiking. At home, she enjoys vegetable and flower gardening, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family and the family dog, Jack.

Jack Burnett

Jack Burnett is the Managing Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, as well as for all associated products such as the Garden Guide, Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, calendars, and journals. An editor of books and magazines since 1974, he has previously served the Almanac as a freelance editor, fact checker, and photo researcher. Jack is also a writer, whose published work includes a Christmas story in the November/December 2002 issue of Clipper, the in-flight magazine of Pan Am; a weekly column in a British newspaper; and a number of bylined and unbylined pieces in the Almanac and the Almanac for Kids.

Raised in East Greenbush, New York, Jack is descended from two long lines of Vermont families. His interests include genealogy and North American history, cooking, golf, and meteorology—for which his first elementary school project was an anemometer made from toilet bowl floats cut in half. He originally came to New Hampshire to attend Dartmouth College—from which he received a degree in English and geography—and has stayed in the state ever since.

Jack lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, with his wife Diane, who enjoys quilting and gardening. The Burnetts are Canadaphiles, collecting Canadian coins and taking trips to the Land of the Maple Leaf as much as time allows. Over the years, he has done radio and TV interviews (some in person) with more than 250 Canadian media outlets, multiple times. His son Christopher is a 2016 graduate of McGill University in Montreal.

For Jack, helping on The Old Farmer’s Almanac sometimes means personal recollections, as both of his Vermont grandfathers were indeed old farmers, many of whose ways of life and attitudes toward it might well have come right out of the pages of the Almanac—and probably did.

Colleen Quinnell

Colleen Quinnell joined The Old Farmer’s Almanac team in 2013 and today serves as its Creative Director. She manages and oversees the brand and design for all associated titles, including The Old Farmer’s Almanac, The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Garden Guide, and the monthly digital magazine EXTRA!, as well as all calendars, gardening books, and cookbooks. In 2017, she led the effort to freshen and sharpen the Almanac logo and related branding and identity visuals. This included a redesign of the Almanac, its Web site, and its line of calendars. 

A graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, Colleen worked for Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser, pioneers in magazine design who modernized the look of many well-known titles. As Senior Designer under their direction, Colleen worked on designing or redesigning publications that included Time, the Washington Post, and Washington Post Sunday magazine. 

Originally from Denville, New Jersey, Colleen now lives in Hancock, New Hampshire, close to the Yankee Publishing offices in Dublin. She’s an avid reader and loves playing board games, especially with her extended family, which includes three sisters, their five children, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. 

Heidi Stonehill

Heidi Stonehill is a Senior Editor for The Old Farmer’s Almanac, joining the team in 2001. As such, she manages the content development of the Almanac’s line of wall, engagement, box, and specialty calendars and also works closely with the Art Director and production department through all proofing stages. Calendar projects (and holiday calculations) start as much as three years in advance and touch on such topics as gardening, weather, astronomy, history, cooking, household hints, and country living. Heidi also compiles and edits the content for the Right-Hand Calendar Pages of the Almanac and has written parts of The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids.

Heidi earned a B.A. in biology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Shortly after, she became a curatorial intern at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, where she enjoyed helping the Plant Recorder maintain the maps and other plant collections records for the arboretum. It was there that she had her first (and last) opportunity to briefly operate a backhoe and don arborist’s gear to climb a tall tree (at least, it looked tall to her). After that, Heidi’s career took a jog and she entered the world of publishing, working at Rodale Press home and garden books as a researcher and later, at Creative Homeowner as a web editor. At The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Heidi finds much truth in the old saying, “Learn something new every day,” as her daily tasks introduce her to many fascinating facts.

She enjoys the natural sciences, animals, gardening, music, art, creative writing, sci-fi, and games (especially computer). Her sweet, orange and white feline, Jimmy Joe, has a very hearty appetite, and he likes to explore everything. 

Sarah Perreault

Senior Editor Sarah Perreault joined The Old Farmer’s Almanac in 2003. She has tons of quirky and little-known facts crammed into that brain of hers, which may be thought useless elsewhere—but not here at the Almanac. Sarah graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She previously worked as an editor at a biotechnology and pharmaceutical publishing company and as a project manager at a textbook publishing company before joining the Almanac team.

Sarah works on all of our products—fact-checking, photo researching, writing, editing, and proofing all things Almanac. She is the proud editor of our Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids series. Sarah is also one of our on-air personalities, regularly chatting it up with radio and tv stations across the country.

Sarah is an avid Red Sox fan and enjoys working in her gardens, kayaking, and skiing with her husband and kids.

Tim Goodwin

Tim Goodwin joined the Old Farmer’s Almanac team as associate editor in October 2021. In this role, he is responsible for many aspects of the Almanac—proofreading, fact-checking, compiling data, editing, and writing. Tim writes for The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, the OFA’s catalog of calendars, and Almanac.com. He’s also part of a team that fact-checks and proofreads the monthly e-magazine EXTRA!

Tim graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, with a B.A. in journalism and a management minor. He studied at the University of Oregon for one year as part of the National Student Exchange program. The first 15 years of Tim’s career were spent in the newspaper industry in New Hampshire, including several years as the sports editor of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a biweekly publication located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He also spent several years as the editor of the Concord Insider, a weekly magazine published by the Concord Monitor in Concord, New Hampshire. Before joining The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Tim served in the role of arts and entertainment, features, and special sections editor at the Ledger-Transcript.

When not in the Almanac’s Dublin, New Hampshire, office, Tim is spending quality family time with his wife, Mary, and their two daughters, Sophie and Penelope. Together, the Goodwin family enjoys going to the beach in Maine during the summer months and sledding in the backyard on snowy winter days—predicted by The Old Farmer’s Almanac, of course. Tim is an avid sports fan, rooting for all of the professional New England teams as well as his University of Oregon Ducks. He also enjoys taste-testing IPAs from breweries around the country.

Catherine Boeckmann

Senior Digital Editor Catherine Boeckmann joined The Old Farmer’s Almanac in Dublin, New Hampshire, in 2008. She leads digital content for the popular Web site Almanac.com—visited by 12 to 20 million fans every month to access weather predictionsplanting dates, frost dates, Moon phases, sunrises and sunsets, and much more!

Catherine, who became a Master Gardener in 2021, has both authored and edited hundreds of articles for Almanac.com, including a complete Plant Guide Library to help beginner gardeners grow their own food and flowers. Under the digital umbrella, Catherine also leads the digital team across social media (FacebookPinterest, and Instagram), online newsletters (Almanac Daily, Almanac Garden Planner), online press outreach, and advertising.

Before coming to the Almanac, Catherine was the Vice-President of Account Planning for a global advertising agency, helping guide brand strategy for companies including Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s, Nabisco, and Johnson & Johnson. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, dog walks, and family.

Jennifer Keating

Jennifer Keating is the Associate Digital Editor at The Old Farmer’s Almanac; she is the newest member of the team, joining in the spring of 2023. Jenn is responsible for keeping the hundreds of articles on Almanc.com up-to-date as well as editing and writing new articles. Before joining the Almanac, Jenn worked as an editor for a local horse magazine.
Jenn and her family reside in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, along with their cats (Fig Newton and Colonel Mustard!). She is an avid equestrian who will tell you about her horses any chance she gets. When she’s not spending her free time at the barn in the saddle, she can often be found watching her daughters’ sporting events, playing in her perennial gardens (she loves all varieties of hostas), or trying out a new recipe.

Stacey Korpi

Stacey Korpi originally began as a Direct Sales Associate for Old Farmer’s Almanac publications and became Direct Sales Manager in 2014, handling national sales and distribution of The Old Farmer’s Almanac into nontraditional markets such as hardware and home centers, lawn and garden stores and distributors, and farm and fleet stores. She also handles nontraditional sales of Yankee Magazine in New England. During her off hours, she enjoys gardening, kayaking on (and swimming in) the many beautiful lakes and ponds in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, and daily walks with her dogs. 

Janice Edson

Janice Edson is the Direct Sales Associate for Old Farmer’s Almanac publications and Yankee Magazine. She joined the team in 2015 and is a crucial behind-the-scenes link who provides critical sales and marketing support for the direct sales division. Janice likes the garden and also enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, snow and water skiing, horseback riding, and riding her bike. 

Judson D. Hale Sr.

Jud Hale is the honorary Editor-in-chief of The Old Farmer’s Almanac; Jud was the 12th editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac (since 1792!) and joined the parent company Yankee Publishing in 1958 as an Assistant Editor. For many years, Jud appeared each fall on television shows throughout North America, including “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”

Born in Boston and raised on a dairy farm in Vanceboro, Maine, Hale graduated from Dartmouth College (Class of 1955) in 1958. He also served with the Third Armored Division as a tank commander from 1955 to 1957. He is married to the former Sally Huberlie of Rochester, New York. They have three married sons, Judson Jr., Daniel, and Christopher, and seven grandchildren.