Meet our staff
Kalyn is a 25-year-old staff writer for the Journal Record, covering various news and events in Marion County. Kalyn resides in Hamilton with her husband, Jonathan, and is known for embarrassing him by writing about him too much in the paper.
Scott is a 25-year-old staff writer for the Journal Record. He is notorious for writing novel-like stories honoring veterans and interesting persons. Scott resides in Hamilton with his beautiful wife, Madison, and daughter, Emersyn.
Mandye is a 26-year-old staff writer, and the Journal Record’s newest employee. While providing news coverage for Marion County, Mandye is also working on completing her bachelor’s degree in counseling from Liberty University online.
Matthew is the Journal Record’s 26-year-old associate editor. He spends many nights and weekends covering Marion County sports, and many days assisting managing editor Les Walters with paper layout. Matthew resides in Hamilton with his beautiful wife, Arry.
Samantha Shotts is a 29-year-old who maintains the Journal Record website and assists with office management duties. Samantha resides in Hamilton with her family.
Bryan Williams is the Journal Record office manager and ad composer. Bryan keeps the office running and designs many of the ads readers will find in the paper. Bryan resides in Hamilton with his wife, Erin, and stepsons, Dylan and Blake.
Teresa is the classifieds, composition, obituaries and calendar keeper. She also carries the role of receptionist, and is usually the friendly face customers will meet at the front desk. As the mother figure of the Journal Record office, she keeps each member in line and on task. Teresa resides in Hamilton and has three adult children.
Les is the managing editor of the Journal Record, and spends most days reading, editing, teaching and guiding the work of his millennial writing staff. Les lays out each paper and prepares them for publication. Les resides in Hamilton with his beautiful wife, Sherri, and uses every opportunity to brag on his two sons, Sloan and Chance, and his daughter-in-law, Erin, and grandsons Thad and Crosby.
Kristi has served as the advertising manager of the Journal Record for 18 years, maintaining relationships with local business owners and elected officials. Kristi resides in Hamilton with her husband, Jeff, son, Blake, and daughter, Becca.
Whitley is a 29-year-old advertising representative, working directly with Winfield and Guin-area businesses. Whitley resides in Winfield with her husband, Bob, and two daughters, Peyton and Presley.