Our Team

Tyler Harper
250-352-1890 ext. 12
Tyler Harper joined the Nelson Star in 2015 after having worked at The Canadian Press as a sports reporter in Toronto from 2008 to 2014. At the Star, Harper reports on a variety of subjects including affordable housing, the toxic drug crisis, municipal and provincial politics, education and sports. His work has won a number of awards from the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association. Find him on Twitter at @tyler_harper.

Bill Metcalfe
Bill has lived in Nelson since 1994 and has worked as a reporter at the Nelson Star since 2015. Before that, he worked as a freelancer for, among others, CBC Radio, the Vancouver Sun, Kootenay Mountain Culture, and The Tyee.

Riley Chapman
Advertising Consultant
Riley grew up in the Kootenays and is happy to continue to call it home. She has been working at the Nelson Star since September 2019 and currently is working as an Advertising Consultant. She is a graduate from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and has several years of sales experience prior to working at the Star.

Laura Gellatly
From the first time I stepped out of the car on Baker Street in front of Main Street Diner I knew this was where I belong. I lived here from 2011-2014 but begrudgingly had to return to Winnipeg for work. Life changed and I was ready to move back to Nelson when fortunately the opportunity to be the Publisher/ Sales Consultant became available. My dog Mabel and I packed up our life and started a new one in Nelson in June 2020. I am so grateful to be back here and working for Black Press. The Nelson Star continues to bind the community together and I am honoured to be a part of that.

Lucy Bailey
Circulation/Administration Manager
My family and I have lived in Nelson since 2014, I have worked for the Nelson Star for seven years as the Circulation/Administration Manager. We feel extremely privileged to count this beautiful city as our home.

Pamela Allain
Regional Group Publisher - West Kootenay Division
Pamela joined the Black Press team in April 2020, taking on the role as Regional Group Publisher for the West Kootenay Division with Black Press. Pamela has been involved with newspapers in both print and digital marketing for over 33 years. Her career in community newspapers started in Northern Alberta, with Lynard Publishers, Bowes Publishers, Sun Media and Postmedia, and with Black Press in the Kootenays in B.C. She has held positions in Administration, Production, Sales and Management, as well as a Publisher and Regional Group Publisher. Her children, family and friends, nature, volunteerism, photography and sports are her passion. She enjoys keeping fully active and engaged in the communities in the Kootenays.

Katelyn Hurley
Graphic Designer
An original Kootenay girl, Katelyn graduated from CATO in Kelowna and then moved back where she joined the Black Press team in 2013. Katelyn is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys hiking, wake-boarding, skiing and camping.