About Us

Your Community News Team

Peter McCully
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Peter McCully has been a broadcaster and publisher on both coasts and has owned a small newspaper and run an advertising agency along the way. Peter is an amateur photographer and serves as a bass drummer for the Mt Arrowsmith Pipes and Drums.
Eric Plummer
Advertising Sales
Kris Patterson
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Kris Patterson was born and raised in Port Alberni and has been involved in the newspaper business for years starting as a carrier for the Times Colonist and the Alberni Valley Courier. Kris started in advertising sales in 2007 and enjoys helping customers grow their businesses. Kris is active in the community and is vice president of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce and in his spare time has published 6 books.
Kristi Dobson
250-723-8171 Ext 238
Kristi was born and raised in Port Alberni and graduated from ADSS. She attended North Island College and Camosun College before pursuing work and travel experiences in Japan and Quebec. With a background in marketing and graphic design, she joined the production team at the Alberni Valley Times in 2004 and started working as a full-time reporter for the AV Times in 2014. Kristi enjoys writing about the community in which she grew up and sharing stories of the people she meets. Kristi is an active volunteer and enjoys various recreational pursuits in Port Alberni's natural surroundings.
Martin Wissmath
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Martin Wissmath joined the AV Times by way of Hinton, Alberta in July 2014. He graduated from the Langara College journalism program in 2012 and has been a full-time community news reporter for three years. Martin covers sports, crime and education stories. He grew up in Burnaby, is an avid soccer fan and enjoys outdoor sports, especially skiing.
Advertising Sales
Patti Hall
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Patti Hall moved to Port Alberni in December of 2011 from the Fraser Valley, and joined the AV Times February of 2012 beginning in the front office and classifieds dept., then joining the sales department in 2014. She is a dedicated team player who is focused on providing top quality advertising advice to her clients. When not at work Patti enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, and tubing down the river.
Elaine Berringer
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Elaine started in the newspaper industry with the Nanaimo Daily News in 2001 in the circulation dept and was responsible for telemarketing and circulation. Elaine joined the Alberni Valley Times as the circulation manager where she strives to ensure a timely delivery to all customers on a daily basis.