Our Team

Artur Ciastkowski
Artur has been in the media industry for over 13 years. It’s been a journey filled with challenges, constant learning and growth. Artur joined the Black Press sales team in 2017, following the merger of the Comox Valley Echo with the Comox Valley Record, and moved into the role of publisher at the Campbell River Mirror at the end of July 2017. During his time in Campbell River, Artur has focused on the growth of the Mirror’s print and digital products. He developed close partnerships with numerous local organizations, including CR Hospice, Campbell River Volunteer Association, CR Community Foundation, the Rotary Group, CR District & Chamber of Commerce and CR Hospital Community Foundation. Artur is excited for the opportunity to continue his career with Black Press in the Comox Valley, his home for the past 15 years. In his spare time, you can find Artur hiking with his wife, Jenn, or playing soccer or squash, with his 14-year-old son, Markus.

Terry Farrell
Terry returned to Black Press in 2014, after seven years at a daily publication in Alberta. He brings 14 years of editorial experience to Comox Valley Record, including five years as the sports editor at the Record's sister paper, the Campbell River Mirror. When not at work, Terry can most likely be found either at one of the local golf courses, or running the trails with his dogs.

Erin Haluschak
Multimedia Journalist
Erin Haluschak is a journalist with the Comox Valley Record since 2008. She is also the editor of Trio Magazine, a quarterly lifestyle magazine created by the Record and the producer and host of the Record’s weekly podcast, Off The Page. Erin was selected as one of 90 female journalists from around the world to attend the Poynter Institute’s 2019 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media in Florida. She is a mentor with Digital Women Leaders, an online coaching resource for women and non-gender binary people working in the news industry who need access to trusted resources to help them level up as leaders.

Mike Chouinard
Multimedia Journalist
Mike Chouinard has worked at the Record since 2019 and has spent more than 17 years in the media business, as well as several more working in communications or proposal writing. He is a graduate of the University of Regina’s journalism school. Currently, his main news beats are education, local government and court.

Scott Stanfield
Multimedia Journalist
Scott Stanfield has been a reporter at The Record since 2010. He covers sports, municipal politics, and everything under the sun that happens in the Comox Valley, including Denman and Hornby islands.

Terry Marshall
Circulation Manager
Terry has been in our circulation department since 1996 and became our circulation manager in 2007. If you would like a paper route, give him a call.

Tracey Lawrence
Multimedia Marketing Consultant
Family is important to Tracey. Of all her achievements, she is proudest of her two beautiful daughters. Tracey’s father, Grant Lawrence, introduced her to the newspaper business and she is thankful she had the opportunity to work with and learn from him. “Through work, and growing up, he’s always been my role model,” she said. “He taught me so much and was a very patient man.”

Allison Brown
Multimedia Marketing Consultant
Allison has worked at The Comox Valley Record for 20 years, in the office and with the sales team and loves being able to play a role in keeping the community up to date and informed, whether through print or digital media. Allison’s husband and son are the most important people in her life. Her husband is her role model, and her son holds the biggest piece of her heart. On a daily basis, their constant love and support gives her strength and confidence to accomplish whatever goal she sets for herself and every success she’s had she owes to them.

Peter Diespecker
Multimedia Marketing Consultant
Peter has been with the Record Sales Team since 2003. He is the former winner of both CCNA and BCYCNA Awards and has been a Nominee/Finalist in the Comox Valley Chamber Awards on multiple occasions. He is an avid consumer of the arts, good food and time in the gym.

Jenika Martin
Multimedia Marketing Consultant
Growing up in the Comox Valley, many may recognize Jenika as the friendly face of Blue Haven Farm. She's had a life long love of the Comox Valley and it's mountains. Once the snow melts, you can find her exploring the island's trails or traveling with her husband and dog Sage. Although she loves this valley, nothing makes her happier than her family. After years of running her own business she decided to go back to school to majoring in marketing and finally landed at the Comox Valley Record. Although she loves to travel, the Comox Valley and this community will always be her home.