Our Team

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.

Barry Gerding

Senior Regional Reporter
Barry Gerding

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.

Carli Berry

Staff Reporter
Carli Berry

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.

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.

Multi Media
Marketing Assistant

Raveen Braich
Raveen graduated from the University of Victoria with a double major in Kinesiology and Psychology. Born and raised in Vancouver, Raveen ventured out to Kelowna, BC upon graduation and has been fully embracing the Okanagan lifestyle ever since. She spends her time away from the office by the beautiful lakes and hiking trails the Okanagan has to offer, breaking a sweat at the gym, and spending time with loved ones. She joined the team at Capital News in late 2017 bringing with her a very diverse background in marketing and customer service.

Multi Media
Marketing Assistant

Breanna Nathorst
Breanna graduated from SFU with a bachelor’s degree in Communication, a minor in digital and print Publishing, and a Specialization in Marketing. She recently moved to the beautiful Okanagan from North Vancouver, where she worked with local startups doing social media strategy, market research, brand development and lead seminars on business development. She has a passion for working with people, making connections in the community, and writing.
On the weekends you can find her hiking with her new puppy Koda, cooking, drinking wine, and enjoying what the Okanagan has to offer.

Regional Circulation Manager
Brian Gold

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.

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