Biz Spot Staff

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Kim Kreuzer - Distribution Manager: Delivery jobs in my family started with my grandmother, mother and father – and me working as their sidekick for the price of a hamburger and milkshake. My husband, Jaye, and I moved to Apache Junction in 1997 to raise our three children in a small town at…

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Daniel Dullum – Sports Editor: I arrived at The News in October 2015, replacing Chuck Baker as sports editor. Before that, I was a sports and general assignment reporter in Florence, after returning to Arizona in 2007. I’ve been at this since the mid-1970s and have been fortunate enough to p…

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Dana Hawman-Trumbull, -Journalist/Social Media Manager: I’ve been writing for The News since July 2017 – but my relationship with the paper began while I was the Public Relations Coordinator for Apache Junction Unified School District. For three years, I worked closely with Bill, Trish and E…

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Shandi Bartnett - Office Manager: I have been Office Manager at The News since the beginning of 2019, but I have been in and out of The News for brief periods of time as a writer since 2010. I have been in management positions ranging from retail to small business offices, since I was 19 yea…

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Bill Van Nimwegan – Lead Journalist/Webmaster:  I always thought there was ink in my blood. My uncles were all in communications careers and my grandfather owned and edited a hometown paper in Iowa that was a lot like The News. At the Alton Democrat, the whole family would show up on press d…

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Trisha Hoagland – Chief Operations Officer: I was first exposed to the news business in my junior and senior years of high school. In the late 80’s, my dad, Ed Barker, started publishing The Bulletin, a weekly multipage newsletter that covered everything from local politics to local sports. …

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Trisha Beltran –Advertising, Graphics Manager: I came to work for The News in 1997, when the paper was first created. For twenty years, I watched this newspaper mature, expand, and develop into the great hometown paper it is today. The News hired me with no graphic background. I was creative…

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Robin Barker – Publisher: I became the publisher of The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News by default. The paper was my late husband’s dream. Ed ate, slept and played The News and loved every minute of it.  When he passed away, there was simply no way I was going to sell his dream!