Our Team

Artur Ciastkowski

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.’

Managing Editor
Alistair Taylor

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.

Sales Team
Jacquie Duns

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.

Kristen Douglas

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.

Mike Davies

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.


Specialty Distribution
Don Daniels

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

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
Marnie Neaves

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


Design Team
Kristi Pellegrin

Multi-Media Marketing Consultant
Gina Cooper

Working for Black Press and the Campbell River Mirror is a dream come true for this lady! I spent many years in the hospitality and tourism fields, working in some interesting positions onboard a cruise ship, tourist train, restaurants and hotels. I fulfilled a previous dream of world travel, through which I gained very valuable life skills, met really interesting people and developed an appreciation for other cultures.

Motherhood came as a delightful surprise later in life to a beautiful little girl who wears cochlear implants. Another journey, this time through the world of hearing loss, brought forth a love of writing and a deep understanding and empathy for people with special needs, which landed me on the Board of Directors with the
B.C. Hands Voices non profit agency!

I have parlayed my interpersonal skills, creativity, and past education in Marketing Management at BCIT into the role of Multi-Media Marketing Consultant with Black Press. Excited to be a part of this dynamic company and upbeat team!

We live in exciting times with regard to marketing and advertising! Black Press has many interesting and effective ways to bring your product and service to market, to deliver your message and story to others with metrics that are measurable, trackable, interactive and engaging.
I pride myself on building quality relationships, and I look forward to getting to know you and how I can help you with ongoing, engaging and results oriented marketing.

Let’s meet and get to business!

Sales Marketing
Derek Moul

Born and raised here in the North Island, Derek has called Campbell River and region home for 30 years and has a deep passion for this community and the families and businesses that grow within it.

With over 15 years of Sales Marketing experience covering nearly every geographic region of Vancouver Island from Campbell River to Courtenay, Nanaimo to Greater Victoria, Derek draws on his relationship-focused passion for helping businesses continue to grow. An active member of the communities he serves, he has worked and volunteered with many community and business organizations including the Campbell River Hospice Society, Courtenay’s BNI Momentum, the Young Professionals of Nanaimo, the Top 40 Under 40 Awards, and the Downtown Business Improvement Associations of both Courtenay and Nanaimo. Expanding on his personal love of sport and music, Derek has also volunteered his time with youth sport organizations as well as managing and growing local musical talent and venues in both the Comox and Okanagan Valleys.

Alongside his spouse and two young sons, Derek is proud to call Campbell River home and takes great pride in living and loving all things Campbell River!

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