Our Team


Rick Prosnick, publisher
Publisher
Rick Proznick
1-250-832-2131

 

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Editor, Columnist

Tracy Hughes
1-250-832-2131

Tracy Hughes has worked for the Observer for more than 12 years as a reporter and editor, as well as managing the demands of her three young children. She enjoys writing about everything from quirky people to hard-hitting issues.

Okanagan Digital Editor
Jen Zielinski
250-979-7306
Jen graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. She also has bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University. Previously, the Fernie native was the senior video journalist for Castanet News, based in Kelowna. She has a passion for online journalism, as well as local volunteer organizations, such as the BC SPCA.
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Okanagan Digital
News Editor

Carmen Weld
250-979-7308
Carmen graduated from BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program in April 2012 after completing a bachelor’s degree in economics and criminology at SFU. Her career started in radio as a news reporter in Duncan, Campbell River and Kelowna. She spent three years as a multimedia journalist for Castanet News. The North Vancouverite has a passion for online news, journalism, the community, her rescue pups and the Okanagan’s fabulous wine.
carmen.weld@bpdigital.ca

Martha Wickett, reporter
Reporter, Columnist

Martha Wickett
250-832-2131

Martha Wickett came to Salmon Arm to work at the Observer in May of 2004. She moved in an effort to escape the traffic and concrete of the Lower Mainland where she had worked in community newspapers for more than a decade.


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Reporter

Lachlan Labere

 


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Reporter, Columnist

Barb Brouwer

250-832-2131

An award-winning reporter, Barb Brouwer has been a member of the Salmon Arm Observer editorial team for 10 years. She enjoys the variety of work and the opportunity to meet people that her job provides. She is an insatiable reader.


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Reporter

Jim Elliot

250-832-2131

 

 
Advertising Sales

Penny Brown
(250) 832-2131

 

 
Advertising Sales

Sherry Kaufman

(250) 832-2131

 

 

Advertising Sales

Laura Lavigne

250-832-2131

 


 

Advertising Sales

Tammy Howkins

250-832-2131

 


 
Circulation

Valerie McMillen

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