Our Team


Karen Hill
Publisher
Karen Hill
1-250-763-3212

Karen Hill began her career with the Capital News in 1989. She is a former publisher of the Morning Star in Vernon, moving back to Kelowna in 2010 to take on the publisher role of the Capital News.

Kevin Parnell
Managing Editor

Kevin Parnell
250-979-7315

Kevin Parnell is the managing editor of the Kelowna Capital News and Lake Country Calendar. He began working for the Capital News as a staff reporter in 2003 and has been working as a journalist in B.C. since 1994.

Barry Gerding
Senior regional reporter

Barry Gerding
1-250-763-3212

Barry Gerding is senior regional reporter for Black Press in the Central Okanagan. He was the editor of the Kelowna Capital News for 16 years before taking on the regional position in late 2016

Alistair Waters
Assistant editor
Al Waters

waters@kelownacapnews.com
250-979-7305

The assistant editor of the Capital News, Alistair Waters has a nose for politics at the civic, provincial and federal levels, and helps readers understand the verbal spin doctoring politicians are fond of using.


Kathy Michaels

Staff Reporter
Kathy Michaels

kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com
250-979-7309

Kathy Michaels has covered everything from arts to crime for the Capital News since 2008. When she has time to ruminate on the matters that impact this city she puts them in her column Kathartic, which is published Fridays.


Carli Berry

Staff Reporter
Carli Berry

carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

250-979-7307

Carli Berry joined the Capital News in January of 2017 after beginning her career by working at both the Vernon Morning Star and Salmon Arm Observer. She graduated from Thompson Rivers University’s journalism program.


Warren Henderson

Sports Reporter
Warren Henderson

henderson@kelownacapnews.com

250-979-7304

Warren Henderson has been covering local sports for the Capital News since 2000. He began his career as a reporter with CTV in Saskatoon as well as CBC in Regina.


Christine Mould

Advertising Consultant

Christine Mould

250-979-7317

Christine joined the Capital News family in October of 2014. She started out in the classifieds department, moved into an inside sales position, and then quickly worked her way up to the outside sales team. Christine is from the small northern B.C town of Fort Nelson. She attended college in Calgary where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art & Design. She is very happy to have relocated to the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Her position in outside sales has allowed her to interact with so many members of the community. She says it has been an excellent avenue for her to really get to know Kelowna. She looks forward to meeting even more clients and helping them grow their businesses.


Wayne Woollett

Advertising Consultant

Wayne Woollett

250-979-7316

With over 25 years in the advertising industry Wayne can help design your print advertising program to ensure maximum exposure and results.


Rick Methot

Advertising Consultant

Rick Methot

250-979-7321

Rick has been in the newspaper business for 28 years. He started out at the Nanaimo Daily Free Press in 1988 as a sales rep. He became the advertising manager of that newspaper in 1992 for eight years at which time he was promoted to the position of publisher of the Port Alberni Valley Times. In 2008 he moved to Medicine Hat to be the advertising director of the Medicine Hat News which lasted until 2010. He then went to the Lethbridge Herald where he got back into sales. He has been at the Capital News since July 2012 as an advertising consultant and looks forward finishing his newspaper career here in Kelowna.


Teresa Huscroft-Brown

Advertising Consultant

Teresa Huscroft-Brown

250-979-7329

Teresa has been with the Capital News for over 25 years as a graphic designer, and more recently advertising sales. Her sale areas include West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country, as well as all other Black Press publications. She majored in advertising and communications in college, and will bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to effectively market your business or organization.


Jim Coulter

Advertising Consultant

Jim Coulter

250-979-7935

Jim arrived at the Kelowna Capital News in March of 2016 from the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News, where he spent 15 years as publisher. He has been in the community newspaper business for about 30 years, all but five of them with Black Press, in markets throughout BC, from Terrace to Victoria, Kamloops to Surrey, and he is excited about making Kelowna his permanent home.


Sommer Shaugnessy
Advertising Consultant
Sommer O’Shaughnessy

sommer@kelownacapnews.com
250-979-7322

Sommer began working for the Capital News in October 2016. Sommer attended Finlandia University where she earned a Bachelors of Business Marketing and also played Hockey and Soccer in the NCAA. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Sommer relocated to Kelowna after working in Seattle, WA for an online clothing and jewellery retailer, T&J Designs.

Ashley Kolberg

Advertising Consultant
Ashley Kolberg

ashley.kolberg@kelownacapnews.com
250-979-7936

Ashley joined the Capital News in early 2017 after working in sales and marketing in the oilfield sector in Alberta and Saskatchewan for the past 10 years. Her and her husband live in Lake Country where they also have a boat rental company that they operate in the summer.


Michelle Trudeau

Special Features / Display advertising
Michelle Trudeau

Michelle has been with the Capital News since May 2010 in our classified department and has been the front desk gal.
She greets you when you come in and enjoys doing special display features for the Capnews. She is also the gal that calls you when you win a terrific prize from the awesome contests we have each month.


Sheri Jackson
Advertising Consultant
Sheri Jackson
250-979-7323

sjackson@kelownacapnews.com

Sheri started with the Capital News in 2007 as the proof reader, and moved into sales in 2012.
She is an avid sports buff and plays competitive volleyball.
Sheri takes pride in her job and loves helping her clients build their business.


Glen Beaudry

Circulation Manager

Glenn Beaudry

763-3212

 


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