A native of Pittsfield, Ma. Dan Baer has lived on the North Shore since 2002 when he entered Salem State College as a history major. Three years and one change of major later, he was editing the sports section of the Salem State Log and freelancing for newspapers and sports magazines across the state. Upon graduating with a bachelors degree in communications in 2006, Dan moved from the sports desk to the newsroom, contributing to several dailty and weekly publications in the Greater Boston area. The bulk of his experience came as education reporter for the Daily Item of Lynn where he worked from 2007-2010. Today Dan has scaled back to part time freelancing for Peabody Patch.com as he acts as a stay at home dad for his 2-year-old daughter, Avelyn.