Afranio Torres Neto, a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, is a long-time resident of Western Massachusetts. Mr. Torres has a degree in Communications and Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst as well as a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College, Boston, MA.


Mr. Torres has held media positions locally with The Daily Hampshire Gazette; WMUA – 91.1 FM; WGBY – TV 57; UVC – TV 19; and Comcast. He has also worked with Wiggin & Company, Emerson College, Target and the Amherst Pelham Regional School. Furthermore, Afranio volunteers Webmaster services at UMass-Amherst to the following organizations: S.A.M.B.A (Brazilian RSO); the Student Government Association(SGA); and the Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society. In addition to his work with Hidden-Tech, Mr. Torres also serves on the board of the following organizations: Paradise City Media Collaborative (PCMC) and Leisure Services and Supplemental Education (LSSE) for the town of Amherst, Ma.