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Meet The Outlook's newest employees

The Outlook has some new faces around the office who we’d like to introduce to our readers.

Barbara Maynard has joined the advertising team serving businesses in Gresham, while the newsroom has welcomed Troy Wayrynen as its new photographer.

Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Barbara Maynard A native New Yorker, Barbara brings more than 20 years of experience to the advertising arena. She was a sales representative for the Ashland Daily Tidings and sales manager for The Nickel in Grants Pass before taking on publishing duties as creator of Southern Exposure Magazine. In 2009, Barbara moved to Portland, where she successfully jumpstarted the Tigard market for The Oregonian, and eventually became responsible for negotiating sponsorships between the newspaper and local nonprofit organizations.

Though well versed in the direction of digital media, Barbara is passionate about the significance hometown newspapers carry within their communities.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to build a book of business and maintain a strong community presence,” Barbara said. “Community newspapers are historically relevant and enjoy a loyal readership. I’m excited to be part of Gresham’s history.”

Barbara can reached at 503-492-5104 or via email at bmaynard@theoutlookonline.com.

Photojournalist Troy Wayrynen came to us after 20 years with The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Wash. A native Oregonian, Troy calls rainy days “refreshing,” and as one reporter discovered recently on assignment, he also possesses a hidden talent on the piano. Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Troy Wayryen

Troy began his career with The Outlook’s sister publication, the Lake Oswego Review, in 1988, and also spent four years as a staff photographer with The Oregonian. He calls himself an “accidental photojournalist” despite a calling for the craft when he was in junior high.

“I have a huge passion for photography,” he said. “To this day, I still get a kick out of seeing my stuff in print. I love telling stories with the camera. It doesn’t matter what publication — it’s the joy of storytelling for me.”

But what Troy brings to The Outlook, Sandy Post and Estacada News is the ability to share video with our readers on the newspaper’s websites. He posted footage from the 36 Pit Fire in Estacada recently, and in November he will preview a Pamplin Media Group special section on World War II veterans via short clips highlighting veterans in our coverage area.

“I see great potential within (Pamplin Media Group) with video,” he said. “I believe the future of journalism is online. That’s not to say print is dead because we need to still respect our print readers. But the video element has the potential for us as journalists to help our readers become more informed in a way that print just doesn’t have the ability to do. It’s exciting.”

Troy is also a freelancer with the Associated Press, shooting sports photos for the Ducks and Beavers, and maintains his own photography business on the weekends.

He can be reached at twayrynen@theoutlookonline.com.

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