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.

Jenny Boulet
Jenny started working with Black Press Media in January 2019. She studied Business Marketing at Laval University in Quebec and has a background in sales management and marketing with a large international business. Armed with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills and a multidisciplinary business background, Jenny will help you ignite your business. A curious learner, Jenny strives for the best. In her downtime she enjoys engaging with friends and the beautiful West coast outdoors.



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