Our Team


President
B.C. Interior South

Dave Hamilton
250-204-2720

Dave has worked with Black Press since 2007 beginning his career in sales at the Comox Valley Record, then taking on multiple Black Press publisher and group publisher roles including the Fernie Free Press, Invermere Valley Echo, Golden Star, Campbell River Mirror, Comox Valley Record, Comox Valley Echo and the North Island Gazette.
dave.hamilton@blackpress.ca

Director of Sales
B.C. Interior South

Karen Hill
250-215-2222

In October of 1989, Karen began her career in the classified department at the Kelowna Capital News. Most of her tenure in Kelowna was spent in the accounting department where she worked her way to group controller for the Interior with Lower Mainland Publishing and then West Partners Publishing when they bought the newspaper in 2001. In 2003, Black Press purchased the Capital News and Karen integrated into the accounting department, working with the president on all the southern divisions until she took on the position of publisher at the Vernon Morning Star in 2006. In September 2010, she made her way back to Kelowna as publisher of the Capital News and Lake Country Calendar, as well as our specialty products Food & Wine Trails and Grapes to Wine.
karen.hill@blackpress.ca

Director of Distribution
and Manufacturing Operations
B.C. Interior South

Ian Jensen
778-212-0524

Ian started his newspaper career in 1985 at the Nanaimo Daily Free Press as a circulation representative. In 1987, he became the circulation manager of the Prince Albert Daily Herald and held the same positions at the Vernon Daily News, Prince George Citizen and also had a stop at the Victoria Times Colonist. In 2003, Ian was promoted to publisher of the Prince Albert Daily Herald, and in the spring of 2012, moved to Vernon to become publisher of the Vernon Morning Star.
ian.jensen@blackpress.ca

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Managing Editor, Columnist
Glenn Mitchell
1-250-550-7920


Lisa VanderVelde, photographer

Reporter/Photographer
Lisa VanderVelde
250-550-7909

Lisa VanderVelde is the photographer for The Morning Star.

Jennifer Smith, reporter

Reporter, Columnist
Jennifer Smith

250-550-7913

Jennifer Smith is a reporter for The Morning Star.

Richard Rolke, senior reporter

Reporter, Columnist
Richard Rolke

250-550-7921

Richard Rolke is senior reporter at The Morning Star.

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Reporter, Columnist
Katherine Mortimer

250-550-7924

Katherine Mortimer is lifestyles editor for The Morning Star.

Reporter, Columnist
Parker Crook

250-550-7923

Parker Crook is a reporter and arts editor for The Morning Star.

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Sports Editor
Kevin Mitchell

250-550-7902

Kevin Mitchell is the sports editor for The Morning Star.

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Web Editor, Columnist
Roger Knox

250 550 7922

Roger Knox is a reporter for The Morning Star.

Sales Consultant
Stephanie Stecyk
250-550-7911


Sales Consultant
Kim Slattery

250-550-7931


Sales Consultant
Trent Dansereau

250-550-7914


Sales Consultant
Sheryll Bissell

250-550-7912


Sales Consultant
Sue Beugeling

250-550-7917


Circulation Manager – Delivery Concerns
Tammy Stelmachowich

250 550-7901


Classified Manager
Carol Williment
250-550-7900


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