Jill Gosche's life mission is to leave the world better than she found it.
A Seneca County native, she graduated from Hopewell-Loudon High School in Bascom, Ohio, in 2001, from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in journalism and speech communication in 2005, and from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio, with a master's degree in humanities with a concentration on communication in 2015.
Jill is the online editor at The Advertiser-Tribune newspaper in Tiffin, where she has worked since 2005. Her first experience with Tiffin's beam from the World Trade Center was in 2011. It was unveiled to the public during a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks, and she was covering the event as a journalist. She immediately felt called to assist with erecting the memorial and never could have imagined the impact the process would have on her life. She serves as the secretary of Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial committee.
Jill's heart is full of gratitude for those who have supported the memorial and those who shared their intimate memories of a terrible day in history for this book. She is grateful for the assistance of countless people who offered support to ensure its completion, especially Chris Dixon, Tracy Elder, Dean Henry, Nicholas Reinhard, Fred Stevens, Rob Weaver, Lisa Williams and many Tiffin University professors.
Finally, Jill could not be more blessed to have been the recipient of guidance from Dan Lehman, retired professor of English, and Joe Mackall, writer and professor of English, as a student at Ashland University. These mentors, whose love of students was obvious in every class, helped her make sense of the tragedy while at Ashland University and shaped her career in ways they probably never realized. Jill is blessed to have been a recipient of life lessons that came from their passionate teaching.