Our Team

Lisa Farquharson
Lisa Farquharson began her career with Black Press Media in 1998 as an advertising sales associate in Langley. Since then, she has held several positions with Black Press national sales, as well as publisher for other various Black Press publications. She is currently publisher of the Langley Advance Times, Aldergrove Star, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, and Today's Home.

Roxanne Hooper
Group editor
Roxanne Hooper has been in the news industry since age 15, starting her career in Langley ' at the then Langley Advance. She has since worked for news outlets in Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, and Kamloops. Through all her years in the media industry, as a reporter and now an editor, she has always held a strong passion for sharing stories about the people in each of those towns. She looks forward to hearing from you about your local story ideas.

Dan Ferguson
Dan Ferguson has worked for a variety of print and broadcast outlets in Canada and the U.S. winning awards from the Pacific Northwest Society of Professional Journalists, Washington Press Association, and a number of Canadian and B.C. newspaper organizations.

Matthew Claxton
Matthew Claxton is a CCNA- and BCYCNA-award winning reporter. Raised in Langley, he has covered the news here for most of his 20-year career, with a focus on local politics, crime, and homelessness.

Heather Colpitts
Award-winning reporter and photographer Heather Colpitts has spent her career working at community newspapers, starting in 1992. Her passion for sharing stories took her around Western Canada, including Bonnyville, Alta., Prince Rupert, 100 Mile House, and most recently Langley ' since 2008.

Shaulene Burkett
Group sales manager
Shaulene Burkett started in the media industry in 1997. She has spent her career working with various publications throughout the Lower Mainland, both as an advertising consultant and manager. Her current responsibilities include advertising manager for her hometown paper, the Langley Advance Times, as well as the Aldergrove Star, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, and the Today's Home ' Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey, and Langley ' and all national real estate.

Tammy Berry
Multimedia Advertising Consultant

Cheri Gray
Multimedia Advertising Consultant

Allison Hamilton
Multimedia Advertising Consultant

Jane Ilott
Multimedia Advertising Consultant

Christine Patouillet
Multimedia Advertising Consultant

Brian Yip
Group circulation manager
Brian has been the circulation manager with Black Press Media for a decade, and in the media distribution business for the 40 year. He brings extensive experience to circulation department, overseeing the delivery operation across Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley, and Aldergrove including early morning starts to ensure delivery drivers get the newspapers out to hundreds of youth and adult carriers, every week '' regardless of weather.

Joti Grewal
Multi-media journalist
Joti Grewal is a BCYCNA award-winning reporter. Joti joined the Langley Advance Times team in 2019. She holds a masters degree in journalism from Ryerson University, an undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of British Columbia, and a diploma in business administration from the University of the Fraser Valley. She also completed the University of King's College data journalism program in 2018. After a reporting stints with Global News Regina and the Toronto Star, Joti returned home to the Fraser Valley to focus on community story-telling.