Story last updated at 11/11/2009 - 11:53 am
JUNEAU - Jeanne Pedersen has joined the Capital City Weekly staff as a marketing consultant.
Prior to her move to Juneau in March of 2008, Pedersen lived and worked in Los Angeles, Calif., producing corporate and nonprofit events. Her last Los Angeles employer was Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, for which she produced the first annual Habitat Fest LA. The public event drew 5,000 attendees and featured honored guests including former President Jimmy Carter, who assisted in building 34 houses for families in need.
From Los Angeles, Pedersen headed to Elfin Cove where she "made beds and cleaned heads" at Elfin Cove Lodge. She then came to Juneau, where she worked as executive director of Juneau Jazz & Classics.
Pedersen has also worked as a commercial fisher on her vessel, the Helen Hinton. Upon her return from trolling in Cross Sound this fall, she joined the CCW team.
"I first met Jeanne as a client," said Laura Newsom, the CCW's general manager. "She was so excited with the success of the marketing campaign we were able to develop for her business. Her journey to the CCW was truly a result of her experience using our products."
Pedersen said she is excited to be a part of the CCW team. She looks forward to working with Newsom and bringing awareness to http://www.capitalcityweekly.com/ as a tool for advertisers.
"It is a compliment to us when someone of Jeanne's caliber chooses to be a part of the CCW's professional family," Newsom said. "Not only is she bringing past media and marketing experience with her, she also brings a genuine excitement and affection for Southeast Alaska."
"I believe in Laura's vision for the paper and I want to be a part of that," Pedersen said. "I'm proud to be a member of a team that produces such an exceptional product."
Pedersen also enjoys hiking with her dog, Kobuk, fishing and attending theater performances.