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.
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.
Linn ParishEditorPhone: 509.344.1265
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.
Reporter Karina Elias covers the banking and finance industry. A California native, she attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. Karina loves salsa dancing, traveling, baking, cuddling with her dog, and writing creative fiction and non-fiction.
Research Coordinator Carson Allen started working at the Journal in 2023. A graduate of San Francisco State University’s School of Cinema, Carson enjoys analog photography, watching movies, and writing short films in her spare time.
Graphic Designer Rebecca Caligan started working at the Journal in 2019. She is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Interactive Media Design program, who also enjoys drawing and taking photos in her spare time.
Mary HoernerPhone: 509.344.1283
Graphic Designer Mary Hoerner started working at the Journal in 2022. Mary loves crocheting, cooking, listening to music, and spending time with her dog.
Dana CunninghamAccount ExecutivePhone: 509.344.1272
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.
Jeff FaulknerAccount ExecutivePhone: 509.344.1277
Kris FaulknerAccount ExecutivePhone: 509.344.1275
Brad MurrayAccount ExecutivePhone: 509.344.1273
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.
Kelley WilcoxAccount ExecutivePhone: 509.344.1276
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.
Jennifer ZurliniClassified AdvertisingPhone: 509.344.1279
Classified Advertising Representative Jennifer Zurlini has worked for over 20 years in advertising and at newspapers, including the Santa Barbara News-Press and The Spokesman-Review. An oil painter, Jennifer has been with the Journal since 2013.