Our Team

Lisa Farquharson
Lisa Farquharson began her career with Black Press Media in 1998 as an advertising sales associate in Langley. Since then, she has held several positions with Black Press national sales, as well as publisher for other various Black Press publications. She is currently publisher of the Langley Advance Times, Aldergrove Star, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, and Today's Home.

Janice Reid
Multi-media advertising consultant
Born and raised in Montreal, Janice moved to Langley in 1995 where she began her new career in the advertising industry. She went from classified sales, to inside sales, and finally to the multimedia marketing consultant position she's held with the Aldergrove Star now for more than a dozen years ago. She enjoys participating on local committee's ' such as the Aldergrove Fair Days and the Aldergrove Business Association ' and appreciates the chance to work closely in the community helping local businesses grow.

Shaulene Burkett
Group sales manager
Shaulene Burkett started in the media industry in 1997. She has spent her career working with various publications throughout the Lower Mainland, both as an advertising consultant and manager. Her current responsibilities include advertising manager for her hometown paper, the Langley Advance Times, as well as the Aldergrove Star, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, and the Today's Home ' Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey, and Langley ' and all national real estate.

Roxanne Hooper
Group editor
Roxanne Hooper has been in the news industry since age 15, starting her career in Langley ' at the then Langley Advance. She has since worked for news outlets in Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, and Kamloops. Through all her years in the media industry, as a reporter and now an editor, she has always held a strong passion for sharing stories about the people in each of those towns. She looks forward to hearing from you about your local story ideas.

Brian Yip
Group Circulation Manager
Brian has been the circulation manager with Black Press Media for a decade, and in the media distribution business for the 40 year. He brings extensive experience to circulation department, overseeing the delivery operation across Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley, and Aldergrove including early morning starts to ensure delivery drivers get the newspapers out to hundreds of youth and adult carriers, every week '' regardless of weather.