Editor, Owner of the Campbell Express
As a Campbell resident for over fifty years, publishing the longest running Campbell area newspaper is a fitting expression of the love that I have for my community. I've been the Editor of the Campbell Express for five years and as of 2003, I'm the owner too. The previous owners wanted to move on and after the many years that I've worked for newspapers and magazines, owning my own paper wasn't that big of a jump.
My first newspaper job was for a paper called the West Valley Times, which didn't have a long life in the area, but led me to start writing for the Campbell Press when I was a mother with two small children. Throughout the years, whatever paper came to town (and there were several of them) I ended up writing for them. I also spent a number of years doing publicity and public relations for the adult education department which served San Jose, Eastside, Milpitas, Santa Clara and Campbell.
One of the more interesting publications that I've worked for was a magazine called Good Packaging, which was dedicated to the industry of product packaging. If you think about it, almost everything you touch is in packaging at some point.
I've been deeply committed to the community my entire life and was honored as Citizen of the Year in Campbell in 1990. For thirteen years, I directed the Campbell Progressive Seniors program, one of the most innovative and successful assistance programs in the county for seniors. The program no longer exists today as an independent organization, but many of its programs such as Transportation, Food, Home Visits have been spun off and live on as programs of their own through-out Santa Clara County.
Prior to becoming the owner of the Campbell Express, I bred and exhibited Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs for more than 40 years. Owning a newspaper is a big responsibility and I retired from breeding to focus on running the paper.
Professional Birding Guide
Let's Go Birding!
Lisa is a south Bay Area, California native. As a child, Lisa enjoyed everything related to nature, but her curiosity for birds led to a special gift she received in 1974, Peterson's, A Field Guide to Western Birds. After graduating from California State University at Chico with a degree in communications Lisa spent two decades in her family's high school senior portrait business, Sanford & Myers Photo Graphic. Located in Campbell, Sanford & Myers was responsible for photographing over 140,000 senior portraits over a 29 year period before selling the business. The Campbell Express is now located in the same building where all those portraits were printed.
Lisa now owns and operates her own birding business here in Campbell where she takes people out on birding tours throughout central California & Costa Rica. She also teaches classes and workshops with an emphasis on the new and intermediate birder. Lisa is also a member of the Nikon birding Pro Staff allowing her to provide you with wonderful optics to view while answering your optics questions. Private and small group birding adventures can also be arranged by contacting Lisa directly at email@example.com.
Travel and Aviation Journalist, Broadcast Producer and Web Editor
On the Fly
John MacCalman is an International Travel Trade Consultant, Broadcast Producer and Web Editor based in Glasgow, Scotland.
His broadcast career includes 35 years as a producer at Radio Clyde, one of the first commercial stations in the UK where he was one of the original employees. He helped devise programs and production resources on all of their entertainment output and produced several live shows from the USA. During that period he formed his own music publishing company and promoted free open air music festivals in his home city.
He has received many awards for his work including fourteen International Radio Festival of New York World Medals as producer or co-producer. In 2007 he went freelance as a Broadcast Consultant and Producer, Travel and Aviation Journalist and Web Editor, and in that year he started his researches on a TV documentary series on the history of US aviation in Micronesia.
He has flown over two million miles worldwide and made several trips on the flight deck of aircraft. You can listen to his radio documentary about the old Hong Kong Airport with a YouTube search for Tales from Kai Tak.
He is a frequent visitor to California and when not on his worldwide travels he lives in Glasgow Scotland. You can reach John by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Success Boosters for Kids
Brent and Arlene Evans have been married for 52 years, have 8 children, 24 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Brent has lived in the Santa Clara Valley since early childhood and has lived in Campbell for the last 48 years. His weekly Success Boosters is a regular feature of the Campbell Express.
He served on the Campbell Civic Improvement Commission for seventeen years from 1975 – 1992 and was chairman for one year. He often wears a button with the words Promoting Community Success to remind himself and to encourage others to contribute to each other’s well-being.
He has been an educator all of his adult working life and has had experience at the K-6, junior high, high school, and adult education levels, including six years as a teacher-counselor and 19 years as a resource specialist working with learning disabled children and their teachers and parents.
Believing in the importance of parent power to boost school and life success, Brent has been an active writer of learning books and developer of educational games and programs. For some years as an educational consultant for the Quaker Oats Company he created and wrote learning programs for Life Cereal boxes that introduced habits for parents that would build their children’s intelligence and promote reading skills.
Brent has written books on Reading Success, Writing Success, Math Success, Character Boosters, and is currently finishing up a book on Boosting IQ with Parent Power to be published later this year.
After years of studying learning principles and the factors that promote school success, Brent is convinced that parents hold the key to boosting school test scores and making every child a winner. He points out research that indicates parents have 80% or more of the power to promote academic achievement in their children. One of his major goals now is to help parents understand their tremendous power, learn what it takes to boost their children’s success, and become familiar with the readily available tools that could make it easy. He believes that parents will then become true partners with their children’s schools and we will see a dramatic increase in achievement scores well beyond anything we have seen so far.
For more information and a wealth of learning ideas and tools, go to http://www.learningsuccess.com.