Our Team

Andrea Rosato-Taylor

Andrea has been working in media for 25 years. In her various roles with newspapers in San Francisco, Vancouver and Vancouver Island – she has created and implemented many multi-media products that vary from event marketing, airport signage, creating new digital products for the recruitment category, specialty features, magazines etc. Her “Why” is” you get the community you want by participating in it.” She is not only passionate about newspapers and multi- media but is passionate about community. She has been the Chair of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, Director on the Dragon Boat Society, Board of Trustee of the NCID Water Board, “Woman of Note” and Chairperson for fundraising for the Vancouver Island Symphony, President of the Downtown Ladysmith Business Association.

Don Bodger
Don Bodger, born in Chemainus, began his newspaper career in 1979 at the hometown Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle. He went into broadcasting for a short time at Duncan radio station CKAY and then returned to print media with the Cowichan Leader in Duncan as sports editor and community news/features reporter in 1983. Bodger spent a total of 31 years with the newspaper under various names, but known as the Cowichan News Leader-Pictorial when it shut down in 2015. He was hired as a freelance reporter by Warren Goulding for Askew Creek Publications’ South Cowichan Echo and Chemainus Valley Courier in May of 2015. Goulding also founded the Duncan Free Press in 2016 and Bodger became the news editor of all three monthly publications in January of 2017. After Black Press bought the Courier and turned it into a weekly, Bodger started as the editor in June of 2017.

Advertising Sales Representative
Kathy Holmes
Kathy Holmes comes from a business background having owned a drug store, cafe, ladies clothing store, floral design business and a boarding and grooming kennel all while running a farm in Northern Alberta. Returning to University, Kathy majored in Marketing. In Ladysmith, Kathy worked for Black Press – the Chronicle for 10 years and retired to be President of the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery. Splitting her days now between Black Press (The Courier) and the Art Gallery, Kathy is enjoying being back in Chemainus and meeting old friends and new ones. Give Kathy a call for your advertising needs.