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PUBLISHED: 4:44 PM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Capital City Weekly welcomes Stogner, Oudekerk to staff
JUNEAU - The Capital City Weekly welcomed two new members to its sales team last week.

Dustin Stogner, 32, of Louisville, Ky., joins the CCW as a sales representative and brings with him more than a decade of customer service and sales experience. Stogner previously worked as a customer service manager in the luxury suites at Churchill Downs race park in the Derby City (Louisville).


  Dustin Stogner
Donna Oudekerk, 22, of Juneau, is making a transition from The Juneau Empire where she has worked as a customer service representative in the circulation department since April. Oudekerk will handle classified and advertising sales for the CCW.

"We are excited about Donna and Dustin joining our staff at Capital City Weekly," said Karen Wright, Advertising Manager for the CCW. "They both bring a unique set of skills to offer our customers and readers. The Capital City Weekly has seen a lot of growth in the last 4 years and it is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. I believe that both Donna and Dustin will help us to enjoy continued growth."

Oudekerk is originally from Sacramento, Calif., and moved to Juneau in 2001 after her father fell in love with Alaska during a fishing trip. Her mother grew up in Anchorage. Oudekerk graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 2004. She is looking forward to the challenge of advertising sales and working to meet clients' needs.


  Donna Oudekerk
"I'm looking for a career path and I love sales and interacting with people," she said. "Those were the things that really appealed to me."

When not spending time with her family, Oudekerk enjoys snowboarding, hiking, playing volleyball and softball, and fishing for halibut.

Stogner relocated to Juneau last week to begin working for the CCW. He said the opportunity to join the sales team and experience a different walk of life was too enticing to pass up. He said persistence by longtime friend and current CCW Managing Editor Charles Westmoreland also played a role in his decision.

"I knew this would be an adventure and a great career move by joining a growing newspaper," he said. "I've already seen things in Southeast Alaska that, prior to moving here, I had only seen on the National Geographic channel."

Joining Stogner in Southeast Alaska is his girlfriend, Meggie. When not driving cross-country for a new job, he enjoys reading, hiking, camping and fishing.

Both Oudekerk and Stogner say they are looking forward to settling into their new roles and working with the CCW's growing list of clients. They can be reached by phone at (907) 789-4144 or by e-mail at donna.oudekerk@capweek.com and dustin.stogner@capweek.com.


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