Our Team

B.C. Interior South

Dave Hamilton
Dave has worked with Black Press since 2007 beginning his career in sales at the Comox Valley Record, then taking on multiple Black Press publisher and group publisher roles including the Fernie Free Press, Invermere Valley Echo, Golden Star, Campbell River Mirror, Comox Valley Record, Comox Valley Echo and the North Island Gazette.

Director of Sales
B.C. Interior South

Karen Hill
In October of 1989, Karen began her career in the classified department at the Kelowna Capital News. Most of her tenure in Kelowna was spent in the accounting department where she worked her way to group controller for the Interior with Lower Mainland Publishing and then West Partners Publishing when they bought the newspaper in 2001. In 2003, Black Press purchased the Capital News and Karen integrated into the accounting department, working with the president on all the southern divisions until she took on the position of publisher at the Vernon Morning Star in 2006. In September 2010, she made her way back to Kelowna as publisher of the Capital News and Lake Country Calendar, as well as our specialty products Food & Wine Trails and Grapes to Wine.

Director of Distribution
and Manufacturing Operations
B.C. Interior South

Ian Jensen
Ian started his newspaper career in 1985 at the Nanaimo Daily Free Press as a circulation representative. In 1987, he became the circulation manager of the Prince Albert Daily Herald and held the same positions at the Vernon Daily News, Prince George Citizen and also had a stop at the Victoria Times Colonist. In 2003, Ian was promoted to publisher of the Prince Albert Daily Herald, and in the spring of 2012, moved to Vernon to become publisher of the Vernon Morning Star.

Kevin Parnell
Managing Editor
Kevin Parnell
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.

Teresa Huscroft-Brown
Advertising Consultant
Teresa Huscroft-Brown
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.

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.