Our Team

Chris Hammett
Publisher / Multimedia Marketing Specialist
250-442-2191 Ext 4
I moved to Grand Forks in 2004 from the coast. I was hired by the Grand Forks Gazette as an advertising sales rep, and even though I had previously owned a small business and never thought I would work for anyone else again, I immediately fell in love with the newspaper business and Grand Forks. My favourite saying is "a traffic jam in Grand Forks is 2 cars waiting for 4 deer to cross the road." I retired from the Gazette in October of 2014 as the associate publisher and was elected to city council that November. Then, in February of 2017, I was called back to the paper and I am now the publisher as well as sales rep. Even after all these years, I still feel that the best part of my job is working with my clients to help them grow their businesses. I'm also an active volunteer in the community.

Della Mallette
Creative Services
250-442-2191 Ext 6
I'm Della, a long-time resident of Grand Forks. After graduating from high school, I left the Sunshine Valley for Langara College in Vancouver, but big city life didn't suit me. I returned to Grand Forks soon after, and in the late 1980s, I was hired at Boundary Community News. A few years later, I moved to the Grand Forks Gazette, where I have been ever since. I've always been fascinated with the newspaper business and I can't imagine doing anything else as a career.

Darlainea Redlack
Circulation Coordinator
250-442-2191 Ext 1
I was born in Kelowna. However, my family had ties to the Boundary region, and so I grew up thinking of it as my summer home. After spending some time living in Vancouver, I jumped at the chance to move back. I love everything about the area, from the tree-lined streets of Grand Forks to the mountains and abundant wildlife. As the circulation coordinator for the newspaper, I'm fortunate enough to interact with the community on a daily basis and help everyone love Grand Forks as much as I do!

Margie Swartz
Circulation / Ad Controller / Reception
250-442-2191 Ext 1
I have recently joined The Grand Forks Gazette. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, but lived for 16 years in Flin Flon, MB, moving to BC a few years ago. As a young person, I helped my brother deliver his Winnipeg Free Press paper route. He would take me downtown, where you could watch the paper presses in action, through the large outside window. It amazed me! It was in Flin Flon that I had a chance to work at the Gold Belt Gazette, assisting with the labeling of the Weekly news. They allowed me to see how the paper was put together, from start to finish. After that, I always hoped I would be able to work in the Newspaper business and I actually am living my dream.