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Nikki DeBuse - Regional Publisher

Phone: 971-762-1168

Nikki DeBuse is publisher of Pamplin Media newspapers in Washington and Columbia counties.

"Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities to serve. I am grateful all of the readers who invite us into their homes and lives every day, and for the business partners who support us in our mission to provide credible, professional journalism to our communities. We build strong communities, and that is the best job in the world."

Mark Miller - Regional Editor

Phone: 971-762-1170

Mark Miller is editor of Pamplin Media newspapers in Washington and Columbia counties.

"I was born in Hillsboro, grew up in Cedar Mill and live in Beaverton. To me, Washington County is home. That's why I am passionate about serving and informing the residents of Portland's Westside. There are rich and meaningful stories to tell in communities like Forest Grove, Tualatin, Sherwood, Banks and Garden Home. Things happen here every day that make a real difference in people's lives. As editor-in-chief, it's my mission to ensure residents of Washington County have access to fair-minded, carefully reported news you can trust — because as a longtime resident myself, I know firsthand just how important that is."

Dillon Mullan - Reporter based in Forest Grove

Phone: 971-762-1166

Dillon Mullan is a reporter based in Forest Grove.

"I grew up in Washington, D.C. and made it clear across to Oregon after stops at newspapers in Tupelo, Mississippi and Santa Fe, New Mexico. I'm a newspaperman because I like to write, but bothering elected officials is a plus. Reporting on western Washington County is important to me because the vast majority of my stories here would otherwise go completely uncovered."

Troy Shinn - Reporter based in Hillsboro

Phone: 971-204-7770

Troy Shinn is a reporter based in Hillsboro.

"As a lifelong Oregonian, I got into journalism to be one of the people asking tough questions. Reporters look out for the public’s interests and hold powerful people to account, which is something that’s invaluable for local communities. It’s why I support the mission to keep newsrooms locally controlled, because when the news loses that community focus it no longer represents the people who live there."

Ray Pitz - Reporter based in Tigard

Phone: 971-204-7731

Ray Pitz is a reporter based in Tigard and editor of Sherwood Gazette

"The biggest thrill I get in reporting the news is telling someone something they didn’t previously know regarding what’s going on in their community. That could include something as seemingly mundane as the opening of a new fast-food joint to the failings of a revered institution. The more detailed, the better. Quotes are nice too but only if they move the story forward. An old journalism professor of mine, a former night editor at the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, drilled the following into his students regarding the necessity of using only strong quotes in stories: 'If they don’t dance and sing, don’t use them.'"

Sally Segar - Reporter based in Beaverton

Phone: 971-204-7778

Sally Segar is a reporter based in Beaverton.

"I'm fairly new to the journalism world and new to Portland. As a Minnesotan and a recent college grad, I would be pretty lost here without local news. Writing it is one way I get to be involved and get to know my community."

Scott Keith - Reporter based in Sherwood/Tualatin

Phone: 971-204-7812

Scott Keith is a reporter based in Sherwood/Tualatin

"I look at what we do at the Pamplin Media Group as truly community journalism. My daily challenge is not only to keep tabs on what happens in schools and government, I want to know about that new business down the street or find out how the person who may live next to you is contributing to the community. It's a fun, but challenging career."

Wade Evanson - Sports Editor, Washington County

Phone: 971-762-1171

Wade Evanson covers high school sports in Washington and Columbia counties and the Hillsboro Hops

"As a lifelong participant and fan of all things sport, I appreciate the work and time necessary to excel on the various fields of play. It’s that appreciation that drives me to both acknowledge, reward, and celebrate the commitment made by boys and girls athletes from the field to the court, mat to the pool, diamond to the track, and beyond."

Jaime Valdez - Photo Editor

Phone: 503-204-7732

Jaime Valdez is a photographer covering news and sports in Washington, Columbia and Clackamas counties.

"Because of this job, I have grown as a person by learning what makes people unique. I like to make a connection with people to tell a story. Sometimes it is challenging, sometimes it’s fun, sometimes it’s sad, but I love it all."

Liz Hutchison - News Clerk and Native Content

Phone: 971-762-1164

Liz Hutchison writes native content, as well as calendars, police logs, obituaries and features for many of our special sections, from our Forest Grove office.

"The best part of my job is meeting the folks in my community. Every day is different and never dull, and I love to write about it."

Geoff Pursinger - Digital Editor

Phone: 971-368-2365

Geoff Pursinger is digital editor for the Pamplin Media Group and currator of our weekly members-only email newsletters.

"I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but while novelists spend their time dreaming up scenarios and dialogue, I've always found the stories of real people to be just as interesting and inspiring as any work of fiction. Community journalism is a distillation of everything I love about reporting; it's about telling stories about our friends, our neighbors, our brothers and sisters. It's about holding a mirror up to ourselves, celebrating our beauties and exposing our faults. It's an honor to get to tell those stories."

Toni Ashby - Media Sales Manager

Phone: 971-762-1167

Toni Ashby is a marketing professional who works with businesses in Forest Grove and Hillsboro.

“I love being able to work with small business owners, because small businesses are the backbone of our communities. I enjoy meeting with people and developing relationships with them. It means a lot to have a job that makes a difference in the community.”