MLTnews is a community news site about Mountlake Terrace, Wash., a city of just over 20,000 people located about 10 miles north of Seattle. It was founded in May 2009 by Dustin DeKoekkoek and relaunched with new ownership in March 2012.
The relaunch of MLTnews brings some new faces to the website:
The new editor of MLTnews is Doug Petrowski. Doug is originally from Bremerton and a 1984 graduate of Lutheran Bible Institute (now Trinity Bible College in Everett). After serving two years on his college newspaper and then completing a short stint at the Kitsap Journal, Doug lived and worked up and down the West Coast. He landed back in the Puget Sound area and ended up marrying a Mountlake Terrace girl. Doug and his wife Juley have lived in Mountlake Terrace for more than 15 years and have two teenage daughters. He looks forward to helping bring to MLTnews all the information and stories that make living in this community such a joy. You can send story ideas to Doug at email@example.com.
The publisher of MLTnews is Teresa Wippel. Teresa and her husband live just across Lake Ballinger from MLT, in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood of Edmonds, and Teresa’s husband owns a business in MLT. Teresa is also the editor and publisher of My Edmonds News, Edmonds’ only locally-owned online community news site. Teresa has a journalism degree from Seattle University and has been a newspaper and magazine journalist in addition to holding other communications jobs. Teresa grew up in Ellensburg, where neighbors watched over each other and were always there to lend a hand or an ear. She is delighted to see that same small-town connection among neighbors and friends in the communities of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace.
You can contact her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 425-772-3056.