Our Team

Janet Gairdner
Janet’s passion for newspapers began in high school writing for her school newspaper. Since then, she has garnered extensive experience in media. As a communications and advertising accredited professional, she has held positions at an advertising agency and in the television industry. She first joined Black Press in 2009 and since that time, she has held the positions of Advertising Consultant, Advertising Director for Boulevard and Monday Magazine and is currently the Publisher of Oak Bay News, Tweed Magazine and Saanich News. Active in the community, Janet has volunteered with the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Victoria and the Boys and Girls Club, among others. A self-professed foodie, she enjoys reading, gardening and travelling.

Travis Paterson
Travis interned at Toro Magazine and The Hockey News while completing the Print Futures writing program at Douglas College. He came to the Black Press in 2008 and his passion for the community runs deep. He enjoys life with his wife and two boys and reports on all things municipal, arts, sports and community engagement in Oak Bay.

Media Sales Consultant
Kim Barber
Joining the Oak Bay News team in December 2019, Kim brings with her a strong understanding of the benefits of the relationship between client and customer. With over two decades of sales and management experience, she has an understanding of the challenges, the passion and the grit it takes to achieve success. Kim is excited to be a positive influence on the growth of your business. With an anything-is-possible attitude and a dedication to the community, Kim is proud to be a part of the Black Press family.



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