Fran Venable - Advertising sales representative

About Fran Venable:

I love spending time with my family (which includes my two fur-babies), painting, singing, doing most anything outdoors and I'm obsessed with visiting the wineries in the area. When I'm not doing any of those things you'll usually find me reading a book or taking a class as I love to learn new things. People joke with me and swear that I'll be in college until I die! In my work life, helping my customers to advertise effectively and grow their business is my passion. I love all the people that I get to meet and help!

Holly Lamm - Senior advertising representative

About Holly Lamm:

Holly Lamm is a native of Arkansas who moved to Elkin in 1998 and began her career at The Tribune. Married to Scott Lamm, they have three children Brady, Cameron and Maggie Lamm, a Border Collie named Patches and a Westie named Bailey. Contact Lamm for advertising information.

Wendy Byerly Wood - Editor

About Wendy Byerly Wood:

Wendy Byerly Wood has been with the company since February 2001. She started out as a reporter at The Mount Airy News, and has since worked as editor at The Stokes News and the Weekly Independent, and associate editor of Mount Airy. For some time she has served as editor of The Pilot, a position she retains, and in October 2013 she became editor for The Elkin Tribune and The Yadkin Ripple. She lives in Pilot Mountain with her husband, Johnnie III, and their son, Jackson Kourtland "Kourt" who is 4.

Kitsey E. Burns - Staff Reporter

About Kitsey E. Burns:

Kitsey E. Burns is a Yadkin County native who serves as a staff reporter and feature writer for The Yadkin Ripple, The Tribune and On the Vine magazine. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She began her journalism career at The Tribune in 2004. After several years in the marketing and public relations field, she returned in 2014 to write for The Yadkin Ripple. In her spare time, Kitsey enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her fiancee. She is an active performer with Foothills Theatre and volunteers annually at the Susan G. Komen breast cancer 3-Day in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kara Ball - Customer Service Representative

About Kara Ball:

Kara Ball has been with The Yadkin Ripple since April 2005. She has lived in Yadkin County all her life. She has been married to Tony Ball for 17 years and they have three wonderful kids, Ashlyn, Ryan and Dylan, who keep her very busy.