Our Team

Martina Dopf
Group Publisher
I started my career with the 100 Mile Free Press as a sales consultant back in 2005. Over the years, I worked my way up to the position of publisher in 2016 and later became the Group Publisher for the BC Interior in 2018. Currently, I am responsible for overseeing multiple newspapers including the 100 Mile Free Press, Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal, the North Thompson Star/Journal, and the Clearwater Times. Before moving to Canada in 2003, I completed my Bachelor's degree in International Business and Management, Marketing, and Public Relations from the University of Applied Sciences in Nuertingen, Germany.

Michelle Johnson
Multimedia Marketing Specialist/ Admin Coordinator
250-674-3343 ext 2
I started as a casual administrative coordinator with the North Thompson Star/Journal in 2017 and occasionally would cover holidays at the Clearwater Times office. This led to a permanent position at the Clearwater Times in November of 2021. Prior to working for Black Press Media, I was a stay-at-home mom of three and love to volunteer in my community of Barriere. I have been on the executive committees of both school PACs as well as administration and treasurer for Barriere Search & Rescue since 2003. I am also an avid reader and am part of several authors’ advanced reader groups to help promote and review their books. I will be assisting Clearwater businesses, putting together an advertising plan that fits their needs and budget. I will also be coordinating the circulation of the Clearwater Times and full administration of the Clearwater office.

Kim Kimberlin (She/Her)
Community Projects Content Producer
My journey into writing began as a child filling journals with my observations and eventually, using my camera. As a young adult, I started working as a photographer, later returning to school to study fine arts. After taking an elective in women’s studies, I pivoted and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice from UBC. I spent my next chapter working as a photographer and writer in the USA before returning to BC to work as a full-time writer for Black Press Media. I love the sunshine, books, and getting lost in conversations with friends.