Joe Paisley is a member of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Selection Committee. He joined The Gazette staff to cover college hockey in February 2013. He worked at The Gazette for 5.5 years, including 2.5 seasons as the college hockey beat writer until Dec. 2011.
Paisley began his career in Butte, Mont in 1994 where his first sports first beat was covering the Junior A hockey franchise, the Butte Irish. After nearly eight years at the Montana Standard, he transferred to the Twin Falls (ID) Times-News where he was the sports editor.
He moved on to the Gazette in March 2006 to become the high school sports editor; a position he held for more than three years.
Paisley and his wife live in the Old Colorado City area with their dog, Lucky.