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The Redmond Reporter is Redmond's own community newspaper and is delivered, free of charge, to more than 25,000 residents every Friday. Our thriving publication covers everything Redmond, including city government, important school issues, the vibrant arts and entertainment scene, the growing business district and action-packed sporting events. But most important, we feature the residents who shape this community. Former publisher Denis Law launched the Redmond Reporter in 2001 as a monthly publication. The Redmond Reporter was an immediate favorite with both the readers and advertisers and expanded to bimonthly in January 2002. The Redmond Reporter continued to grow and now is delivered to Redmond homes every Friday, providing its readers with more of the quality journalism they enjoy. The instant growth shows that readers appreciate the local coverage and advertising provided by the Redmond Reporter's hard-working staff. Redmond is located about 15 miles east of Seattle between Washington's majestic Cascade mountain range and the Puget Sound. With 34 parks, including King County's popular Marymoor Park, and over 25 miles of trails, Redmond is known for its natural beauty. In addition, Redmond enjoys a diverse and growing business district. The community is home to some of the major high-tech firms in the country, including Microsoft, and Nintendo of America. Redmond is also the headquarters of such businesses as Eddie Bauer and Genie Industries. Redmond's strong retail sector is anchored by Redmond Town Center, a 1.4 million square foot mixed-use development that includes retail stores, restaurants, and commercial offices. From an original incorporated area of three square blocks, the city has expanded to its present size of over 16.6 square miles. Redmond is led by Mayor John Marchione, who has lived in Redmond since age 4. As Redmond moves forward, the challenge will be to welcome Redmond's inevitable growth while preserving Redmond's rich heritage, Marchione said shortly after taking office in January. "I'm very passionate about Redmond and very hopeful that Redmond can continue improving as a city that is sustainable and livable," he said.


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William    Shaw Publisher
William Shaw
Shaw is a fourth generation Eastside native. His family were early homesteaders who worked the log and shingle mills in Issaquah, Redmond and the Upper Snoqualmie Valley from 1910 onward. A print media advertising consultant for a number of local community newspapers since 1986, Shaw's main focus has been on the local retail, major, national and real estate advertising categories. He has been special projects manager for Horvitz Newspapers (the former King County Journal) since 2002 and for Sound Publishing since 2006. Locally, Bill volunteers for the Issaquah Sister Cities Commission and is a member of Myrtle Lodge 108 in Issaquah and Lodge Alba 315 in Seattle.
Andy  Nystrom Editor
Andy Nystrom
Andy Nystrom lives in Seattle and has been the Redmond Reporter editor since September 2012. He was previously the editor for the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter and a sports writer for its predecessor, the Northshore Citizen, and the Los Altos Town Crier in northern California. He is a San Jose State University graduate.
Samantha  Pak Reporter
Samantha Pak
Samantha Pak was born and raised in western Washington. She attended the University of Washington and graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in June 2008. Before coming to the Redmond Reporter, Samantha worked at a daily newspaper in southeast Idaho and as a freelance reporter for several community newspapers in the Seattle area.
Diana   Nelson Creative Director
Diana Nelson
Diana Nelson joined the Issaquah and Sammamish Reporter in February 2012 and has been with Sound Publishing since 1999. She has 18 years of experience in graphic and creative design. The 2015 Better Newspaper Contest (WNPA) awarded her first place for Best Special Section cover design, and first place for Best Promotion of Newspaper ad in 2015. The Pacific Northwest Association of Want Ad Newspapers awarded her first place for best black and white advertising in 2011, for her work with Claremont Apartments. A portfolio of her work can be found at dianandesigns.com. In Diana's free time, she enjoys photography and gourmet cooking.
Jim  Gatens Regional Advertising Director
Jim Gatens
With a career in business management, sales and customer service, Jim started his print and online media career at the Redmond Reporter as an Advertising Sales Representative, successfully partnering with his clients to help them achieve their goals. After two years he was promoted to Sales Manager of the Redmond Reporter where he continued to build and strengthen relationships with his clients and his staff. In April 2014, he was promoted to Regional Sales Manager over the Bellevue, Issaquah/Sammamish and Mercer Island Reporters. With his newly expanded role in Kirkland, Redmond and Bothell/Kenmore, Gatens is quite excited to be returning to those markets where he lives and worked. Jim believes in integrating the local paper into the community through active interaction. Taking part in the many wonderful activities each community has to offer. He attributes success in sales and readership to the familiarity and appreciation of the uniqueness of each community the newspaper covers. When Jim is not working he enjoys spending time with his partner Jorge and 3 adult children, walking his miniature schnauzer Mia, traveling, wine tasting, gardening and cooking elaborate dinners for friends and family.
Stanley Smith
Tisha  Sandhop Advertising Account Executive
Tisha Sandhop
Tisha Sandhop joined Sound Publishing in January 2015 as an advertising account executive. She brings more than a decade of sales, marketing, business development and account management experience to the team. She has professionally represented both local and internationally recognized organizations. Her ongoing success has been built upon cultivating and supporting strong partnerships. Tisha's greatest joy is raising her two beautiful children. Native to the Pacific Northwest, they cherish time together walking, exploring nature and traveling throughout the region....along with their beloved mini-schnauzer. Born with an appreciation for detail and design, you may also find her nurturing her creative spirit in artistic ways. As a resident of the Issaquah Highlands, she is excited about offering expert consulting to help her flourishing community.

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