Your 100 Mile House Free Press will have a new publisher starting Jan. 1, 2016.
Martina Dopf, an advertising consultant with the 100 Mile House Free Press since 2005, was named publisher in a recent announcement by Black Press Group Ltd. and Chris Nickless, who has proudly served as this newspaper’s publisher for more than 19 years.
“I am honoured by the opportunity Black Press has given me,” Dopf says. “I am looking forward to leading this team of creative production people, talented reporters, and professional office staff in the years to come.
“I know I have big shoes to fill, taking over this great community newspaper from the very dedicated publisher, Chris Nickless.
“We are looking forward to continuing to be an integral part of the business community and working with local organizations for the betterment of the community.”
Nickless says he is looking forward to a less demanding position as a sales and marketing consultant with the 100 Mile House Free Press.
“As the 100 Mile House Free Press’s soon to be ex-publisher, I am extremely pleased to welcome Martina as publisher. Her extensive experience, bright personality and creative background will guide her well in her new position.”
Dopf is originally from Stuttgart, Germany and made her home in the Cariboo 12 years ago. She resides at Canim Lake with her husband and two dogs.
Dopf has worked for the media and printing industry for much of her life. She started delivering flyers at age 13 before an internship in the marketing department of a daily newspaper truly sparked her interest in the newspaper business. She has a degree in International Business and Management, Marketing and Public Relations.