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In recent years, the once predominantly bedroom communities of Bothell and Kenmore have seen the growth of an economic core centered around biotechnology, computer technology, telecommunications and durable goods. Bothell is home to the University of Washington campus and Cascadia Community College. Kenmore hosts one of the last industrial ports on the northern shore of Lake Washington.


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Renee   Walden Publisher
Renee Walden
Renee Walden has been the publisher of the Bothell/Kenmore Reporter since 2012. She joined Sound Publishing, Inc. in 2007 as the publisher of the Issaquah and Sammamish Reporter newspapers. She was a key player in both the Issaquah and Sammamish chambers of commerce and was asked to be on the Board of Directors for the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. Walden has resided in Seattle for the past 20 years.
Cheryl  Helser-Garcia Sales
Cheryl Helser-Garcia
425-483-3732, ext. 1550
Cheryl Helser-Garcia took over her Reporter inside-sales-representative post in May 2007. She moved to Washington in 1979 and took her first job at the Northshore Citizen newspaper. She has been in the newspaper business more than 25 years, mostly in customer service and production. She enjoys gardening, camping and quilt projects.
Matt  Phelps Regional Editor
Matt Phelps
1-425-483-3732 (ext 5050)
Matt Phelps has been the regional editor of the Bothell and Kenmore Reporter newspapers since December 2013. He started as city reporter for the Kirkland Reporter in 2009 and was the sports editor for the Mercer Island Reporter for about 10 years. Phelps also served as regional assistant editor for the Bothell and Kenmore Reporter newspapers from August 2012 to November 2013 and is a University of Washington graduate. Contact him for news tips at 425-483-3732 ext. 36-5050 or mphelps@bothell-reporter.com.
Felice   Lineberry Sales
Felice Lineberry
425-483-3732, ext. 3052
Felice grew up in Snohomish, where she currently resides, but has also been a resident of Oregon and California. Before joining Sound Publishing at the end of 2011, she has collected a wide spectrum of sales experience since 2001. Building relationships within her community and helping businesses achieve their goals is not only Felice's strongest asset but also her dedication. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, riding her Harley, golfing and spending time with friends and family.
Deanna  Isaacs Reporter
Deanna Isaacs
425-483-3732 Ex. 36-5052
Deanna Isaacs has been a reporter for the paper since the fall of 2014. She is an avid car enthusiast and writes a blog for Sound Publishing titled "The Auto Reporter." She is a military veteran and a graduate of the University of Washington.

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