Spokane Journal of Business

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If you need help or have any questions, feel free to contact our customer service department by email (info@spokanejournal.com) or by phone (456-5257).

Our Staff

Administration

Paul   Read
Paul Read Publisher Phone: 509.344.1262
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About Paul

Publisher Paul Read has been with the Journal since its start in early 1986, having spent 25 years as an editor in the newsroom before moving to the administrative end of the business. A lover of wine, woodworking, and the outdoors, Paul is a proud Spokane native.

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JoNelle  Opitz
JoNelle Opitz Business Manager Phone: 509.344.1287
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About JoNelle

Business Manager JoNelle Opitz handles billing, human resources, budgeting, and day-to-day operations at the Journal of Business. A WSU Cougar alum and fan who enjoys Palouse farm-town living, JoNelle has worked at the Journal since 1996.

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Circulation

Kathy  Minor
Kathy Minor Circulation Manager Phone: 509.344.1280
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About Kathy

Circulation Manager Kathy Minor has worked for the Journal of Business since 1998. A Washington State University alum, Kathy loves road trips, mountains, good wine, and vacations spent kayaking and riding the trails on her bike.

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Editorial

Linn   Parish
Linn Parish Editor Phone: 509.344.1265
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About Linn

Editor Linn Parish has worked for newspapers and magazines since 1996, with the bulk of that time being at the Journal. A Montana boy who has called Spokane home for some time now, Linn likes Northwest trails, Deep South foods, and lead changes in the ninth inning.

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LeAnn  Bjerken
LeAnn Bjerken Reporter Phone: 509.344.1267
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About LeAnn

Reporter LeAnn Bjerken covers health care at the Journal of Business. A Minnesota native and cat lover, she enjoys beachside vacations and writing poetry. LeAnn has worked for the Journal since 2015.

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Mike  McLean
Mike McLean Deputy Editor Phone: 509.344.1266
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About Mike

Deputy Editor Mike McLean has worked his entire journalism career in the Inland Northwest. Mike, who also lives to reel in fish and crank up music, has worked for the Journal since 2006.

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Natasha  Nellis
Natasha Nellis Research Coordinator Phone: 509.344.1263
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About Natasha

Research Coordinator Natasha Nellis joined the Journal in May 2018 and handles the people, calendar, licenses, and lists sections. An Eastern Washington University alum, Natasha is an avid reader and loves taking photos, traveling, and learning new languages.  

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Samantha  Peone
Samantha Peone Reporter Phone: 509.344.1260
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About Samantha

Reporter Samantha Peone joined the Journal in 2015 as research coordinator before later transitioning into a reporter role. She covers real estate and construction.

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Virginia  Thomas
Virginia Thomas Reporter Phone: 509.344.1264
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About Virginia

Reporter Virginia Thomas has worked at the Journal since 2017 and covers the banking and finance industries. As a reporter, she loves learning about Spokane's many growing industries. She enjoys travelling with her husband, snuggling with her cats, and cross stitching.

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Production

Marc     Edwards
Marc Edwards Production Manager Phone: 509.344.1282
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About Marc

Marc Edwards is the Production Manager at the Journal. Please contact Marc with production, advertising, website and technical inquiries.

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Carly    Taylor
Carly Taylor Marketing & Events Coordinator Lead Graphic Designer Phone: 509.344.1284
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About Carly

Lead Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator Carly Taylor has worked for the Journal of Business since 2016. A Montana State University alum, she has a passion for the brewery culture in Spokane and drawing cartoons in her spare time.

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Samantha  Lindquist
Samantha Lindquist Graphic Designer Phone: 509.344.1283
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About Samantha

Graphic Designer Samantha Lindquist joined the Journal in the summer of 2018. She is recent graduate of the Spokane Falls Community College graphic design program.

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Sales

Dana  Cunningham
Dana Cunningham Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1272
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About Dana

Account Executive Dana Cunningham serves advertising accounts in Kootenai County and handles construction building spreads. A Journal employee since 2011, Dana enjoys sailing at Coeur d’ Alene Lake and helping nonprofit groups.

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Carol  Haskell
Carol Haskell Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1275
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About Carol

Account Executive Carol Haskell has worked at the Journal of Business since 1992. A wine enthusiast with a special affection for exquisite red wines, Carol also enjoys a second home on Priest River.

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Brad  Murray
Brad Murray Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1273
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About Brad

Account Executive Brad Murray has worked in display advertising at the Journal of Business for more than 20 years.  Brad enjoys hiking, fly fishing, walking, and biking in many of the awesome places we have right here in our region.

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Harlan  Shellabarger
Harlan Shellabarger Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1277
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About Harlan

Account Executive Harlan Shellabarger has spent his entire career in sales. A Spokane native and lifelong resident, Harlan calls golf his passion and obsession.

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Kelley  Wilcox
Kelley Wilcox Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1276
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About Kelley

Account Executive Kelley Wilcox has worked at the Journal of Business since 2006 and been involved in the radio and print businesses for more than 20 years.

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Jennifer  Zurlini
Jennifer Zurlini Classified Advertising Phone: 509.344.1279
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About Jennifer

Classified Advertising Representative Jennifer Zurlini has worked for years in advertising and at newspapers, including the Santa Barbara News-Press and The Spokesman-Review since the 1990s. An oil painter, Jennifer has been with the Journal since 2013.

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