Our Team


Publisher 
Artur Ciastkowski
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Artur came to the Campbell River Mirror after working in the sales and marketing department at the Comox Valley Echo for nine years. Artur has taken on a leadership role in the development of the Campbell River Mirror’s print and digital Market. His vision for the Mirror is to continually strengthen the paper’s connection with its community, growing relationships with local businesses and be the definitive source of local content for our readers on multiple platforms. During his time in Comox, Artur was actively involved in promotional projects with professional associations, including Downtown Merchants and Downtown BIA. He has worked on a multitude of successful advertising projects with City of Courtenay, North Island College and Crown Isle. Artur has also taken leadership positions in local networking organizations such as president for BNI Olympic Gold, where his team became one of the most successful chapters on Vancouver Island. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and continued his passion for theatre by directing and acting in productions with several Calgary theatre companies.
He and his wife, Jennifer, embarked on several European adventures, and spent time teaching English in Warsaw, Poland. Artur moved to the North Island 11 years ago where he became an advocate of local youth sports and can often be found coaching and playing soccer or playing tennis with Jenn, and their 10 year old son, Markus. He is excited for the opportunity to be able to continue his career with Black Press in Campbell River, one of the most vibrant communities on the Island. Artur’s door is always open so pop by and say ‘hello.’
publisher@campbellrivermirror.com

Managing Editor
Alistair Taylor
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Campbell River Mirror editor Alistair Taylor has been covering Campbell River since 1989. An award-winning journalist, avid outdoorsman, music lover and family man, he provides insight into the essential character of his community through his column Out On A Limb.
editor@campbellrivermirror.com

Advertising
Maria Kirley
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Hello Campbell River. My name is Maria Kirley. My husband, my poodles and I arrived here this March, amidst a huge snowstorm. We had so much fun unloading furniture in blizzard-like conditions. Little did we know at that time that we were about to enjoy the most fabulous summer ever. Despite the chilly arrival, I received warm welcomes from everyone I met; special thanks to the Newcomers€™ Club members who went out of their way to make me feel right at home. Back up just a little, I arrived in Canada in the year 2000, when the Victoria Airport was still a single room. Once I got my bearings and became an active and productive part of the Sidney community, I answered an ad for a sales representative position with the Peninsula News Review, (a sister Black Press publication). I was hooked. There is no more exhilarating, exasperating, pull-out your hair and hold your breath challenging game than working for a community newspaper. It puts you right at the heart of things. Who is planning expansion? Who is running for public office? Which organization is raising funds toward what excellent cause? Who is having a last minute sale and needs ad copy €œyesterday? € I love to create campaigns that help businesses reach out to readers who are looking for just exactly what they are offering. The reward at the end of the day is hearing “I like this, this approach will work for me, let’€™s run with it!”€ Even better, the follow up phone call, €œ”It worked! We had people coming through our doors all day!”

Sales Team
Debbie Baker
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Debbie moved to Campbell River in 2010 after spending 30 years in Terrace raising three beautiful daughters. It did not take long for her to fall in love with Campbell River. Landed the perfect job working as a Sales Representative for the Mirror! She enjoys meeting new people making sales the perfect job! She enjoys the outdoors; hiking or just a nice leisure walk on the beach with Joey her friendly golden retriever.

Sales Team
Jacquie Duns
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Jacquie is proud to be a happily married mom to four beautiful children and one special grandbaby. She got her start in the newspaper industry in our community in 1999. Her journey began as a front counter clerk. It didn’t take long for her to find her natural fit in the sales department. She’s proud to look back at her history and growth over the years. Not many people are fortunate enough to be able to love what they do and who they work with each day.

Sales Team
Dean Taylor
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Dean Taylor started with Black Press working at the Duncan News Leader Pictorial and shortly afterwards moved to Campbell River to join the award-winning team at the Mirror. Having graduated from the University of Victoria, Taylor remains a big fan of the west coast.

Reporter/Photographer
Kristen Douglas
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An award-winning reporter and photographer, Kristen Douglas covers the city council, Strathcona Regional District, and School District 72 beats. She has lived in Campbell River for 15 years, graduated from Timberline Secondary School, and is proud to call Campbell River home. Prior to working at the Mirror, Kristen spent a year-and-a-half reporting for the North Island Gazette in Port Hardy.

Reporter
Mike Davies
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Mike Davies is a graduate of the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) journalism degree program in Kamloops, B.C., having already held a bachelor’s degree in English rhetoric and professional writing. Davies is no stranger to Campbell River, having been a member of the first Timberline graduating class. He loves golf, football, and playing superheroes and Lego with his son, Sven. He likes it best when he gets to be Ironman, but it’s rarely up to him.

Reporter
Jocelyn Doll
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Jocelyn Doll graduated from the Communication program at Mount Royal University in 2015. From there she moved to Pincher Creek, where she worked for the century old newspaper the Echo first as the intern, then a reporter and finally as editor. She accepted a position as a multimedia reporter at the Mirror in May of 2016 and immediately fell in love with the Island. Doll views journalism as a community service and works to shed light on important issues affecting residents as well as recognize outstanding individuals. Away from the office she can be found either in the lake or on the dance floor.

Specialty Distribution
Don Daniels
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Don is a firm believer that if you live in any community one must get involved and support a service club or organization. He is a member of the Kinsmen Club and enjoys the fellowship among the members and most importantly helping those in need. This will be his second year as President of the Shoreline Arts Society of Campbell River River and he looks forward to another successful year with the carving event in June. He is an avid fly fishermen and enjoy meeting people on and off the water..

Design Team
Rachael Beckley
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Rachael is an award winning Graphic Designer and has been with the Campbell River Mirror since 1992. Originally from Calgary, she moved to the Island after finding herself laid off. A friend living here urged her to come west and it didn’t take much convincing to call Campbell River home. When she is not working, she can be found in her garden, playing slo-pitch, in her kayak or just out enjoying all the nature that this beautiful Island has to offer.

Design Team
Michelle Hueller
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Michelle is an award winning graphic designer who began working for Black Press in 1990. After completing a 5 year apprenticeship with the Smithers Interior News she moved to the island. Michelle was a finalist in the Strathcona Regional District logo design contest and has produced campaigns for the RCMP, the John Howard Society as well as the Imagine Campbell River project.

Design Team
Marnie Neaves
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Marnie has worked extensively in the print and design industry for the past 9 years. Some achievements include the 2002 Design Studio Award from Langara College and a Bachelor of Communication Design from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2005. In her spare time she enjoys all things involved with music and the arts as well as the many adventures that come with raising two fabulous children in beautiful Campbell River.

Design Team
Tammy Robinson
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Design Team
Kristi Pellegrin
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Circulation Manager
Kevin McKinnon
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Kevin McKinnon is an award-winning photographer and writer who has worked at newspapers on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland since 1995 and holds a Diploma of Professional Photography from the Western Academy of Photography in Victoria. Travel has given him an appreciation of the west- Coast lifestyle and no matter where he has worked, he has always considered the Island his home. So far McKinnonn has travelled to the U.S., the United Kingdom, Italy, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina where he photographed the Canadian Forces peacekeeping mission. McKinnon has shared his enjoyment of photography with his daughter Selah and loves spending time with her capturing the beauty the Island has to offer. Relocating to Campbell River has offered him the opportunity to blend his family with that of his partner Jodi and her daughter Brianna. McKinnon understands not only the unique challenges of newspaper circulation management but also has experience as an entrepreneur which taught him organization and the value of hardworking staff. Having grown up in the Comox Valley, McKinnon is eager to become more acquainted with the Campbell River community and to start in his exciting new adventure as circulation manager for the Campbell River Mirror.
circulation@campbellrivermirror.com

Homefinder & Classifieds
Darcey Wood
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Office Manager
Marilyn Kirkby
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