I would like to introduce myself, and some of the team.
I’m Lisa Nichols and grew up in South Grafton with most weekends and school holidays being spent in Woolgoolga.
My first job was at the Daily Examiner in Grafton and at 17, I moved to the big smoke to work at The Sydney Morning Herald. I was lucky enough to have worked in many departments and on many publications of the Fairfax Group over more than a decade.
I moved to Emerald Beach when I was expecting my first baby (She is now 30). After my second was born (he is 28), I worked with the Coffs Coast Advocate for a while, 2CHY and then the Coffs Coast Independent.
I guess you can say the ink is in my blood. I can remember telling my year 6 school teacher and class that I wanted to own my magazine one day and still pinch myself a little that I finally do.
I have a passion for mental health and more importantly suicide prevention and am an R U OK? Ambassador and also the co-founder of Fluro Friday Woopi. (We hope to start a Fluro Friday Sawtell soon)
You might not see so much of me around to start with due to the fact I am waiting for a double knee replacement, but once that is over I will be able to get out and about more.
You can contact me via email@example.com
or 0410 052 601
My partner Brad was born in Bellingen and now lives in Boambee East where he cares for his mum. We love Woopi/Sawtell News headquarters over to his place most weekends.
I met Brad when we worked together at the Independent where he was a graphic designer. Brad’s is a healthy perfectionist which is why Woopi News looks so fabulous every month.
He has superb prepress skills and creates some beautiful looking ads. Along the way he fixes my typos, bad grammar and probably most important, my lackadaisical lay outs.
There's way more I could tell you about Brad but he is a bit shy.
Last July we employed a salesperson, Belinda Eighan.
Belinda is a popular Coffs Coast local with a wealth of knowledge about our area, having spent several years working on Discover Coffs Coast magazine at the Coffs Coast Advocate. More years at the Woolgoolga Advertiser, The Daily Examiner and Coastbeat magazine followed, but her start in publishing came while living in London in the 90s, where she studied production journalism while Managing Editor of Ski Special and Activity Holidays magazines.
Belinda loves helping people create their advertising, and can spot a typo at a hundred paces, so does a final check for us before the magazine goes to print.
Keep an eye out for her walking the streets of Sawtell and surrounds as she'll be calling in to see some of you soon..
You can contact Belinda via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0412 211 825
We welcomed Sawtell's own Carole Beros to the team mid 2021. Carole has a background in media, in particular writing and photography. She is a Designer Fashion Stylist and owner of an established local business in Sawtell and will be writing regular columns each month in Sawtell News. She sits on the board for the Sawtell Chamber of Commerce, among other local committees, and has been sharing her knowledge of Sawtell and its people with us.
We have been lucky enough to to secure several local contributors, who will be writing regular columns. We’ll introduce those to you soon.
The Woopi News distribution team enjoy delivering our magazine so much they have asked if they can distribute Sawtell News. They are a fabulous bunch of guy and will enjoy getting to know the Sawtell and surrounds. If you would like to be one of our distribution points please let us know. Sawtellnewsmagazine.@gmail.com