Our Team


Publisher
Zena Williams
250-426-5201 ext. 204
I have worked for Black Press since 1992 starting my career at the Vernon Morning Star and then transferring to Vancouver Island where I worked at the Campbell River Mirror & Comox Valley Record. Kimberley became my home in 2015 where I continue as Publisher for the Cranbrook and Kimberley newspapers. I am currently in my second term as Director for the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and enjoy working with the business community here and in Kimberley. Some of my favourite things include biking down the Rails to Trails from the top of the Kimberley Alpine Resort to the bridge heading to Cranbrook and walking my dogs at Bootleg Gap Golf. My husband and I also enjoy the many fabulous eateries in the Kootenays and looking up at the spectacular Fisher Peak.
zena.williams@blackpress.ca

Editor
Barry Coulter
250-426-5201 ext. 210
Barry Coulter had been Editor of the Cranbrook Townsman since 1998, and has been part of all those dynamic changes the newspaper industry has gone through over the past 20 years. He was sending his first email around the same time he was running his last page through the waxing machine, and bought a new film camera mere seconds before digital cameras made film obsolete. Coulter grew up in Saskatchewan, but has lived all over Canada, following a multitude of jobs and/or studies. When not on the job for the Townsman, he is a musician, and an actor with Cranbrook Community Theatre.
barry.coulter@cranbrooktownsman.com

Reporter
Trevor Crawley
250-426-5201 ext. 212
Trevor Crawley has been a reporter with the Cranbrook Townsman and Black Press in various roles since 2011. A graduate of the journalism program at Langara College in Vancouver, Crawley first joined the Townsman in the role of sports editor, covering the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), as well as other local college and high school sports. In 2015, he moved over to the news desk, covering local municipal, provincial and federal politics, the courts, and everything in between. Cranbrook is a growing hub of the East Kootenay and there is always a story to tell, whether it is breaking spot news or feature profiles on issues relevant to the community. Outside of the office, Crawley enjoys playing team sports, hiking, hunting and strumming the guitar.
trevor.crawley@cranbrooktownsman.com

Reporter
Brad McLeod
250-426-5201 ext. 219
Brad McLeod is a reporter, writer, and photographer who has been working the Sports desk at the Cranbrook Townsman since September 2016. He is a recent graduate of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby BC, where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in June 2016. While at SFU, McLeod worked in various capacities for the school’s student newspaper The Peak, learning a variety of journalistic skills as a steady contributor and section editor throughout his five years. In his senior year, McLeod founded a magazine under the Peak Publications Society banner entitled ‘The Tartan’ which focused on long form features and creative writing. McLeod is an avid hockey fan and when he’s not busy covering the local sports scene, he’s patiently waiting for the Vancouver Canucks to win a Stanley Cup.
brad.mcleod@cranbrooktownsman.com

Office Manager
Jenny Leiman
250-426-5201 ext. 218
Originally from Maple Ridge, B.C., Officer Manager Jenny Leiman now lives in Cranbrook and has been manning the helm at the Townsman for 10 years.
jenny.leiman@cranbrooktownsman.com