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You may have noticed a few new names and faces at Capital City Weekly lately. Allow me to introduce you. Southeast Alaska, please welcome our new general manager, Dale E. Smith (read his welcome column in last week's edition), our newest marketing consultant Alicia Carson, and our front desk/marketing team member Hadassah Nelson.
Meet the new CCW staff 111412 NEWS 1 Capital City Weekly You may have noticed a few new names and faces at Capital City Weekly lately. Allow me to introduce you. Southeast Alaska, please welcome our new general manager, Dale E. Smith (read his welcome column in last week's edition), our newest marketing consultant Alicia Carson, and our front desk/marketing team member Hadassah Nelson.



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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Meet the new CCW staff

You may have noticed a few new names and faces at Capital City Weekly lately. Allow me to introduce you. Southeast Alaska, please welcome our new general manager, Dale E. Smith (read his welcome column in last week's edition), our newest marketing consultant Alicia Carson, and our front desk/marketing team member Hadassah Nelson.

Dale E. Smith

Q: What brought you to Juneau?

A: I had an offer to sell my business in Kansas City, Mo., so I started searching for "bucket List" places I thought my wife and I would like to spend the next chapter of our lives in. I saw an opening at Capital City Weekly and sent my resume. 60 days and a series of phone calls and interviews later, I found myself asking my wife...Honey, do you want to live in Juneau? I really hope you do because I already accepted the job offer." Within a months time we had said goodbye to down south and Hello Juneau!

Q: What do you view as CCW's role in Southeast Alaska, and how do you help in that process?

A: CCW's role to me is to keep Southeast Alaskan's informed and entertained with articles and stories that are important to Southeast Alaskans. I look at my role as making sure we, CCW, give our audience what they want. Even though CCW is not "owned" by our readers, CCW is their weekly paper. It is because of the readers that we even exist and their opinions mean a great deal to me. I am just lucky enough to be in a position to listen to them and have the ability to make the changes they want to see.

Q: What do you enjoy outside of work?

A: I have always been an avid outdoorsman. In my younger years I hunted and fished quite a bit, as my career and life started getting in the way, my hunting fishing waned off, which now I am here I am happy to say I will be hunting and fishing again. My wife and I own four dogs and we travel quite a bit with them. We love to hike, backpack and camp - so do our pets. If you see us on the trail we are easy to identify, we are the ones with the four, very large, black and white dogs.

Alicia Carson

Q: What brought you to Juneau?

A: I was born and raised in Juneau. I moved away for a few years but came back. Juneau is home.

Q: What do you view as CCW's role in Southeast Alaska, and how do you help in that process?

A: I have always viewed CCW as the fun paper. The paper that keeps everyone up to date on what's going on around Southeast Alaska. My role is to help keep people in the know what there options are.

Q: What do you enjoy outside of work?

A: Outside of work I spend a lot of time with kids and my family. Going out to eat, Eaglecrest, and watching movies are my favorite!

Hadassah Nelson

Q: What brought you to Juneau?

A: Well, I grew up in Mat-Su Valley, went to college in Fairbanks and now live and work in Juneau. I guess I am trying to experience as many different climates as possible while still staying in the state I love so well. Another thing that drew me here was Perseverance Theatre. It is the only professional theatre in Alaska and I really wanted to get involved. Though I miss Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, S.D.A and Theatre UAF something fierce, it has been great working with the people at Perseverance.

Q: What do you view as CCW's role in Southeast Alaska, and how do you help in that process?

A: The CCW is a weekly guide to what is going on in Southeast Alaska. It is a great way for locals to plan out their week and for tourists to plan out their trip and get a taste of what Alaskan life is like. Recipes, stories, events, pictures of our beautiful state and the beautiful people in it, homes and babies and art, all are in the Capital City Weekly. I like to think of myself as an organizer. I help keep all of our t's dotted and our i's crossed. If you need to put in a classified, talk to me. If you need to know where the library is, I have a handy map that I hope makes up for my horrible directions. I am here to help, in any way I can.

Q: What do you enjoy outside of work?

A: Outside of work I take care of my adorable pet rat, play far too many video games, participate in as much theatre as my procrastination allows, read, watch TV shows (all hail the might of Netflix) and live my life as much as I can with my beloved friends, family and boyfriend.


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