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Kristian Russell - Staff Reporter - sports

About Kristian Russell:

Kristian Russell is a recent graduate from UNC Wilmington where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in communication studies and journalism. She grew up in East Bend, where she attended Forbush High School until she graduated in 2010. Kristian played soccer for four years, and volleyball for three years while at Forbush. She has been a freelance writer for several different soccer websites over the past five years.

Holly Lamm - Senior advertising representative

About Holly Lamm:

Holly Lamm is a native of Arkansas who moved to Elkin in 1998 and began her career at The Tribune. Married to Scott Lamm, they have three children Brady, Cameron and Maggie Lamm, a Border Collie named Patches and a Westie named Bailey. Contact Lamm for advertising information.

Wendy Byerly Wood - Editor

About Wendy Byerly Wood:

Wendy Byerly Wood has been with the company since February 2001. She started out as a reporter at The Mount Airy News, and has since worked as editor at The Stokes News and the Weekly Independent and associate editor at Mount Airy. For some time she has served as editor of The Pilot, a position she retains, and in October 2013 she became editor for The Elkin Tribune and The Yadkin Ripple. She lives in Pilot Mountain with her husband, Johnnie III, and their son, Jackson Kourtland "Kourt" who is 4.

Dustin Atkinson - Advertising representative

About Dustin Atkinson:

Dustin Atkinson has been with The Tribune since July 2010. In addition to the past five years in print and online, he also has extensive experience in radio, having previously worked as morning show host, news director and production lead at WIFM in Elkin in the mid-late 90s, so has years of experience in both the creative and customer service aspects of advertising and marketing. He prides himself on designing and implementing successful marketing campaigns for local businesses regardless of their advertising budget.