About Us

Your Community News Team

Carly  Ferguson Publisher
Carly Ferguson
Carly Ferguson grew up in Chilliwack and brings extensive marketing, sales and management experience to her position as publisher of the Chilliwack Progress. She joined Black Press in 2007 and after a short time at the Langley Times, assumed the role of advertising manager at the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News. Following the successful completion of a bachelor's degree in communications from Simon Fraser University, Ferguson’s professional career included fundraising and public relations roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters and United Way, and advertising and promotion responsibilities in Prospera Credit Union's marketing department. During her tenure at Black Press Ferguson has completed the Certificate in Executive Management and Leadership from Thompson Rivers University. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Suburban Newspaper Association of America Advertising Manager of the Year.
Greg  Knill Editor
Greg Knill
Greg Knill is editor of the Chilliwack Progress. He has worked in the newspaper industry for more than 25 years and lives in Chilliwack with his family.
Sharon    Harmsen Classifieds
Sharon Harmsen
Sharon Harmsen joined the Chilliwack Progress in 1990. She has extensive knowledge of sales and classifieds within the Black Press chain of newspapers, as well as features and marketing projects. To contact her to place an ad or an obituary please phone 604-702-5552 or email sharon.harmsen@blackpressused.ca
Sam  Bates Reporter
Sam Bates
Jenna  Hauck Photojournalist
Jenna Hauck
Jenna Hauck is an award-winning photojournalist. She photographs news, sports, arts and community events, plus she's the arts reporter. Jenna has been with The Progress since 2000.
Katie Bartel
Jacob  Bestebroer Columnist
Jacob Bestebroer
Jessica Peters
Sam  Waddington Contributor
Sam Waddington
Alina Konevski
Alina Konevski covers education, provincial politics, community and environmental stories, and other news for the Chilliwack Progress.
Kerrie-Ann Schoenit
Jeff Nagel
Louise Meger
Louise Meger has joined The Progress Team in June of 2006. She lives in Agassiz with her family and enjoys walking her 2 dogs every day.
Tom  Fletcher Columnist
Tom Fletcher
Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. He's based in Victoria.
Staff Writer
Eryn  Wicker Columnist
Eryn Wicker
Eryn Wicker is a mental health clinician with the Ministry of Children and Family Development in B.C. and writes regularly for the Chilliwack Progress.
Eric  Welsh Sports
Eric Welsh
Eric Welsh is the sports reporter at The Progress. Eric has been with The Progress since 2007.
Grant Ullyot
Contributor, Meridian Writer's Group
Mitchell Smyth
Tanja  Shaw Columnist
Tanja Shaw
Tanja Shaw is a Kinesiologist and personal trainer, specializing in weight loss, pre and postnatal fitness, and health and wellness programs. She owns Ascend Fitness Coaching, which offers Boot Camps, mom and baby fitness classes and personal training in the Chilliwack area. More information is at www.ascendfitnesscoaching.com
Andrea Rendall