Our Team

Michelle Cabana
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A graduate of environmental studies at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Michelle launched her successful career in the Victoria media industry, first at AutoTrader group and then CHEK TV hosting Go Driving. Michelle spent seven years as an advertising and marketing consultant with Black Press Community News Media at the Goldstream News Gazette and the Victoria News office, where she supported the needs of local business through the development and execution of successful marketing strategies. She is returning to Black Press as the publisher of the Gazette, after the past three years at the Times-Colonist. Michelle and her family have been residents of Metchosin for the past 12 years, where she is very committed to her family and her West Shore Community. She volunteers her time as a member of Lions Pride Gymnastics Society and President of the Parent Advisory Council at Wishart Elementary School. Michelle is looking forward to serving the West Shore communities of Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, View Royal and the Highlands in her role as publisher.

Katherine Engqvist
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Katherine joined the Gazette team in June 2015 after working in Toronto for several years. She was named editor of the Goldstream News Gazette in Aug. 2017 after 3 months as acting editor. While her time in Toronto was mostly spent working in the magazine side of the industry, she got her start as a journalist with Black Press working for the Sidney-based Peninsula News Review at 14. Katherine graduated with honours and a bachelor’s of journalism degree from Ryerson University, one of the most prestigious journalism schools in the country. When not immersed in the community, Katherine likes to travel and has been to 21 countries and counting. All of that travelling gives her a unique perspective, which she brings to covering local issues and stories.

Multi Media
Advertising Consultant

Karri Rolofs
The Goldstream News Gazette is pleased to have Karri Rolofs as Multi Media Advertising Consultant.
In her role Karri will work with local business on marketing & advertising campaigns for Print and Digital to build brand awareness and increase traffic to their storefronts and websites. Karri’s appointment will enable her to focus on Black Press’s digital innovation and integrate a multi media marketing plan for local clients.
Karri brings over 25 years experience in both sales and marketing. She was most recently Sales Manager at Delta Victoria Ocean Point by Marriott, gaining recognition for her overall success with various awards. She looks forward to working in the West Shore and meeting new faces in the community.
In her spare time Karri enjoys spending time with her family and 3 dogs, hiking, camping, and exploring the natural beauty of the Island.

Kendra Wong
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Kendra is a journalist from Vancouver. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a double major in English and Communications in 2011 and she decided to pursue her passion for journalism. After earning her certificate in journalism from Langara College, she completed internships at Metro Vancouver newspaper, Global TV and CKNW radio station in the Lower Mainland. Prior to coming to Goldstream News Gazette, Kendra was a community reporter with the Smithers Interior News in Northern B.C, and Victoria News. She is a resident of the West Shore and is very proud to reporting on local news online and in print in her own community. In her spare time she is busy chasing her new puppy Stanley, and spending time with her family.

Multi Media Marketing Consultant & “Live” Social Media Actor
Joan Stiebel
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Promoting positive community and economic growth in our community, Joan Stiebel has been connected with the Goldstream News Gazette & Black Press Media for over 16 years. January 2018 we were excited to have Joan join our team full time as Multi Media Marketing Consultant. Joan brings over 35 years experience in customer service, sales, recruitment and property management.

She thrives on meeting new people, and enjoys working with local business owners to create unique marketing campaigns online and in print to increase revenues.

In her spare time Joan enjoys spending time with her husband, volunteering for TAPS as their cartoonist since 2006, playing the Ukulele, and painting.

Multi Media Reporter
Lindsey Horsting
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Always looking for the next story, Lindsey Horsting joined Goldstream News Gazette/Black Press Media January 2018. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC Lindsey graduated from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a Masters in Broadcast and Digital Journalism, emphasis in sports communication.

With experience working for the NBA in Emerging Media creating and promoting digital content and working for MLBAM as an Associate Site Manager, she has developed a passion for sports journalism.

Sports is Lindsey’s first love and she feels privileged to be able to share the stories of our local athletes and West Shore Sports teams. In her spacetime Lindsey enjoys snowboarding, trying top restaurants each city has to offer, and watching sports whenever she can, with a little reality TV in the mix.

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