Team is currently seeking team members who live, work, and play in Clatsop County, Oregon.  We are looking for smart, motivated individuals who love to share positive stories about the communities within Clatsop County.  To apply to be a freelance writer, send your resume along with a 200-word writing sample about why you love your community to

Lisa Lamping, CEO

Dan Jones, Board Member

Dan has been running his own businesses in the technology realm for the last 13 years. He currently has around 50 team members working between his six organizations.  After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Western Washington University and Master of Science degree from City University, he focused on building products that create long-term impacts in the marketplace.  When not working long hours as an entrepreneur, Dan enjoys skiing, wind surfing, and spending time with his wife and twins in Olympia.

Amy Rowley, Publisher

Born and raised in western Washington, Amy Rowley earned her bachelors degree from the University of Washington before heading east to earn a Masters in Business Administration. After a career in human resources, she has found a niche in operations of small businesses and a sincere love of non-profit management. She has written numerous articles, newsletters and fundraising brochures and translates these content development skills to LewisTalk and NorthAmericaTalk. Beyond volunteering as a board member for three local, non-profit organizations, you will find Amy shuttling her two young daughters, sewing a quick project, or paddle boarding.

Hannah Dankbar

Hannah is a recent transplant to the West Coast. Born and raised in Iowa, she moved to Oregon after finishing graduate school. She enjoys exploring local parks and trails and bookshops; when it’s raining she plans vegetable gardens and frequents local breweries and coffee shops.

Shalan Moore

Shalan is a writer and photographer living in Astoria, Oregon. Having lived all over the country, she has found her home in the Pacific Northwest. When not writing, she spends her time having adventures with her best friend – her Border Collie, Gypsy.

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