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Meet the City Journals Team

Jan 04, 2016 11:40AM ● Published by Bryan Scott

The team at City Journals is excited to keep residents in Salt Lake County informed about the great things that are happening in local communities with each of our 12 publications. Our hyperlocal focus is designed to highlight news, city government, education, sports and businesses where it matters most – close to home. We encourage residents to reach out to us and let us know the great things they see happening in their neighborhoods. At the start of this new year, we extend our greetings and well-wishes to all of our readers.

Bryan Scott is the creative director of the City Journals. He is the decision maker that oversees all departments, including editorial, design, distribution, operations and sales. Bryan has made Salt Lake City home for the last two years.

Rachel Hall joined the team in 2015 as the assistant editor. She has experience as an ESL teacher, GED instructor and librarian, as well as a local news reporter in Houston. She is a native Texan, but has enjoyed her time in Utah since relocating here in 2014.

Brad Casper is the director of operations who also oversees distribution of all of the Journals. He was born and raised in Utah and graduated from BYU-I with a degree in business management and finance. He is married to Lauren and together they have one daughter.

Ryan Casper is the director of advertising. He has a sales and marketing background. He enjoys networking and building strong business partnerships. He is a diehard BYU fan and avid golfer.  He graduated from BYU-I with a degree in communications. Ryan is a family man, married eight years to his wife Rebecca, and together they have three sons. 

Melissa Worthen is an account executive and also directs community outreach. She is actively involved in her community, and enjoys supporting non-profit organizations and fundraises to benefit others. Her focus with marketing and advertising is making connections with companies for long term growth that benefits local business and community. People are her primary focus.  She is married with two children, two dogs and a rabbit.

Elissa Wall is an account executive who joined the sales team in 2015. She actively participates in community outreach programs throughout the state. She is eager to help her Journals’ customers find the right fit for advertising that will help their companies grow.

Steve Hession is an account executive who has worked for the Journals since 2009.  He has many years in advertising sales and sales management Steve and his wife Julie live in Sugar House.

Stacy Nielsen is the advertising coordinator. She has a background in sales and management and is a writer. Utah has been her home for seven years.

Melody Bunker is a designer at the City Journals. She is originally from the Philippines, where she spent 10 years designing newspapers. She currently attends classes at ITT and is married to her husband Jordan.

Trevor Roosa is a designer for the Journals. He attends The Art Institute of Salt Lake City and is studying graphic design. He is originally from Wyoming. 

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