The Folks Behind Yore Town

Yore Town founders are Sharon Hill and Kevin Hill. Sharon is a former newspaper advertising manager, business management author and media consultant, and currently serves as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America, a trade association of community newspapers  in the U.S. and Canada.

President of Yore Town,  Sharon is a native of Binghamton NY. She spent nearly two decades working for newspapers, primarily in advertising and advertising management.  Her employers included McClatchy Company, Central Newspapers  and Ottaway Newspapers.  At Topics Newspapers in Fishers IN she was Classified Advertising Manager. She then served as Product Manager for the Indianapolis-area Employment Weekly.  She later spent five years consulting for and writing about newspapers and media vendors as Writer/Analyst for The AIM Group , a media consultancy. She also owned her own writing/editing and advertising copywriting company called DeScribe.  

 

With a DeScribe client, former President of the National Employment Counseling Association Bill Fenson,  Sharon co-authored “Implementing and Managing Telework: a Guide for Those who Make it Happen,” published by Praeger Press.  She has written for numerous sites and publications that include Blue Ridge Business Journal, HR.Com , the Aiken (SC) Standard and Retirement Lifestyles of the Carolinas magazine.  For over three years she wrote Classified Intelligence Case Studies newsletter about best practices in the media industry. She is owner of NewspaperTiger, a blog about online media and community newspapers.

 

Kevin Hill, VP of Operations for Yore Town , was born in Anchorage Alaska and raised in Sacramento CA. He is a former navy aviations electronics and database wizard who now studies network administration and custom designs personal computers.

 

Both have a vision of helping struggling communities and residents; both view Yore Town as a way for community newspapers, other media and historically-focused agencies to provide something valuable to their community while increasing traffic and even advertising / sponsorship revenue.

 

Yore Town is honored to have some very distinguished and devoted professionals and oral-history devotees on its Advisory Committee. They are:

 

·    Perri Collins, Communications Director, Arizona Newspapers Association, www.ananews.com

  Dee Dees, personal historian,  author,  and speaker, www.LifeStoryLady.com

·    Janet DeGeorge – long time media classified trainer and co-owner of RealPeopleRealStuff and Video Job Shop.

  Cathy Droz, co-owner, www.TwoForTheRoadUSA.com, former auto ad agency exec, talk show host

  Laurie Hosken – Vendor manager for DHL, proficient Web writer and editor,  former call center supervisor.

  Stephen Stout, former Marketing Manager for Cox Communications and news editor for Scottsdale and East Valley Tribunes.

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