Our Team

Senior Editor – Kyle Joudry

I’m a Canadian Vikings writer & editor. Follow me on Twitter @VikingsGazette.

Managing Editor – Josh Frey

Josh Frey is a 2020 graduate from The College of Idaho where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing as well as minors in Journalism, History, and Human Biology.

Senior Writer – Joe Oberle

Joe Oberle has been a professional writer since 1983 (40 years) and in addition to writing and editing numerous publishing companies and publications has authored three books and has two more in the works). I have been the managing editor of Minnesota Golfer magazine for 23 years and cover the Vikings for purplePTSD and vikingsterritory–specifically as host of the Vikings Territory Breakdown podcast.

Contributor – Cole Smith

Cole has been an avid Vikings and NFL fan since he was five years old. He began memorizing stats when looking at the back of football cards and can give you a complete history off of almost anything NFL-related off the top of his head. He began putting this knowledge to work in 2017 and then became even more Vikings-centric in 2020 when he joined The Vikings Gazette. When he isn’t watching or reading about football, Cole is usually giving heated opinions on movies and is sharing his dislike for almost everything food-related.

Contributor – Henrique Gucciardi

By some unknown reason I fell in love by a team 5603 miles away. Trying to be the first Brazilian to be an NFL GM – it would be nicer if it happens with the Vikings. Currently studying Sports Science at Unicamp. Besides football, I am goofy and always try to make people laugh by telling bad jokes.

Contributor – Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis writes for multiple outlets outside of Purple PTSD including NFL coverage for Heavy, recruiting coverage for Prep Network, and high school sports contributions for the Star Tribune. Davis has also written for the Sun Post, Inter-County Leader, Valley City Times-Record, and The Catholic Spirit. Davis earned a degree in mass communication from North Dakota State University and covered the Bison for The Spectrum.

Contributor – Nate Powalie

Nate Powalie is a writer for Purple Territory Media. Nate is a proud Class of 2022 graduate of Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio), where he studied journalism and sports communication. Nate also is involved as a drug store cashier. From Ohio, Nate supports the purple and gold, whether it’s his Alma Mater Ashland University Eagles, or the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.

Contributor – Tom Woldum

In addition to writing for PurplePTSD, I wear many other hats: Marketing Guru, Harmonica Player, Photographer, Writer, Tennis Player, MN Sports Junky, Dad & GrandDude. I’ve been a Viking fan full of opinions since 1972, Published Writer since 1976, Award-Winning Screenwriter since 1982, Proud Parent since 1989, Unpublished Novelist since 1997, Lyricist/Lead Singer/Harp Player since 2005, Independent Marketing / Media Consultant since 2012, and Blogger since 2021. Follow me on Twitter, @TomWoldum.

Contributor – Tyler Ireland

Tyler has been covering the Minnesota Vikings since 2021. In addition to writing for PurplePTSD, Tyler is a staff writer at Daily Norseman, and a contributor for The Viking Age. You can follow him on X @TylerIrelandNFL

Contributor – Will Goodwin

Will is a husband, father, and brother. Just like the Vikings’ General Manager, he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics. Will’s favorite pastimes are water skiing, Minnesota sports, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. He is the co-host of the Load the Box Vikings Podcast with Jordan Hawthorn.