Our Team

Teresa Bird
Teresa has been in the newspaper industry for nearly 40 years. Her career has been spent on Vancouver Island, the last decade in Port Alberni. She is an award-winning journalist, editor and publisher. Teresa enjoys being active in the community and is a director with the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Port Alberni.

Rachel Theus
Multimedia Account Representative
Rachel Theus has been in the media advertising business for nearly 20 years, more than half with the Alberni Valley News. Born and raised in Port Alberni, Rachel understands local business and local readers. Whatever you need to advertise, Rachel can provide effective print, digital and social media options.

Susan Quinn
Susie Quinn is the Alberni Valley News editor. A journalist since 1987, she has worked with Black Press since 1995 in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo and Alberni Valley. She has won awards at the regional, provincial and national level for both her writing and photography. Additional journalism awards include: 2016 BCYCNA (Ma Murray) award for sports photography (under 25,000 circ.); 2013/14 CCNA Silver Quill Award for 25 years of community journalism; 2014 Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship recipient.

Elena Rardon
Elena Rardon joined the Alberni Valley News team in November 2016. She is a graduate from the University of Victoria and previously worked at the North Island Gazette in Port Hardy.