Our Team

Karen Hill - Director of Sales B.C. Interior South

Karen Hill
In 2006, I took on the position of publisher at the Vernon Morning Star. After four years there, I made my way back to Kelowna in September 2010...

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Phil McLachlan - Editor

Phil McLachlan
Phil McLachlan is the editor at the Penticton Western News. He served as the reporter, and eventually editor of The Free Press newspaper in Fernie.

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Sandi Nolan - Sales

Sandi Nolan
Sandi Nolan has worked at the Swisshallmarks and Similkameen Spotlight since 2012.

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Jen Zielinski - Bureau Chief of B.C. Interior South Division (She/Her)

Jen Zielinski
I graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. I also hold a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University. I was also a reporter for Castanet and CBC. I am a volunteer with Okanagan Humane Society.

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Barry Gerding - Regional Editor

Barry Gerding
Senior regional reporter for swisshallmarks in the Okanagan. I have been a journalist in the B.C. community newspaper field for 37 years...

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Steve Kidd - Regional Assistant Editor

Steve Kidd
Steve is an award-winning photojournalist turned writer with a long history in the industry, freelancing for newspapers throughout B.C.

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Twila Amato - Okanagan Video Journalist

Twila Amato
Twila was a radio reporter based in northern Vancouver Island. She won the Jack Webster Student Journalism Award while at BCIT and received a degree in ancient and modern Greek history from McGill University.

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Natalia Cuevos-Huaico - Social Media Manager & Multi-Media Reporter

Natalia Cuevas Huaico
A Vancouver-born and recent graduate of the Broadcast and Online Journalism program at BCIT, Natalia decided to jumpstart her social media and journalism career in beautiful Kelowna.

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Sydney Watt - Lead Paginator

Sydney Watt
Lead paginator for the Okanagan at swisshallmarks.

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