Our Team

Sean McCue (He/Him)
I became the publisher of the Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle in 2021. I joined Black Press Media in 1995 as a sales representative at the Nanaimo News Bulletin and became sales manager at the newspaper in 2008. In 2017 I was appointed publisher of the Nanaimo News Bulletin. I am very proud to be one of the many important contributors to the newspaper’s successes and our vital role in the communities we serve. I'm also an active volunteer with St John Ambulance in Nanaimo (since 2004 and admitted as a member to the Order of St John in 2021).

Kara Olson (She/Her)
Multimedia Marketing Specialist
I started with Black Press in 2010 at the Nanaimo News Bulletin as Receptionist/ Ad Controller. I then transferred to the Ladysmith Chronicle/Ladysmith Press in 2016 as Office Admin. In 2021 I took on the role of Multimedia Marketing Specialist. I was born and raised in Ladysmith and am lucky to still call it home. My husband and I also raised 2 amazing children here. In my spare time, we love spending time with our families and our new grandson, going camping, doing road trips, and sitting back and relaxing. I take a lot of pride in my job and community and look forward to continuing for many years.

Veronica Sharpe (She/Her)
Administrative Assistant/Circulation
250-245-0350 Office
I just started working for Black Press in December 2022 at the Ladysmith Press Division. I have lived on Vancouver Island since I was 8 and have lived in the Ladysmith area since I was 13. I have three children that keep me very busy with dance, soccer, softball, and basketball. In my spare time I love reading, yoga and dancing.