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The positive impact Dauna Ditson has had on my business, the Mountain Hub, through her writing at the Pioneer is immeasurable. She has been able to perfectly articulate our vision time and time again – thus helping us build our membership. I refer every new business to her knowing she will be able to do the same for them.
Megan Adams, Mountain Hub
Dauna is a curious and creative force who is able to communicate effectively through multiple platforms. Dauna is an excellent storyteller, advocate, and diplomat.
During her time in Invermere, Dauna quickly became immersed in and embraced by the local community, and as a journalist she dug deeper for the story behind the story.
Gerry Taft, District of Invermere councillor and former mayor
I really appreciated the time I spent with you and your help on things like putting talking points together for me. You were able to capture topics I should focus on. Thank you for that! I know that you will be a good addition to anyone’s communication role. Thank you again for the work you did for us at Kalesnikoff!
Ken Kalesnikoff, Kalesnikoff Lumber Co and Kalesnikoff Mass Timber president and CEO
It was a pleasure to work with Dauna during her time here in the Columbia Valley. She was keenly interested in all aspects of our Valley and was one of our best 'cheerleaders'!
Dauna is very approachable and a great listener, keeps to schedules and deadlines, and is often smiling.
Clara Reinhardt, Radium Hot Springs mayor
Ms. Ditson's expertise in the area of communications was invaluable to the Municipal Wards Boundary Review Commission. Her intimate knowledge of communications was evident from the first meeting that she attended. Ms. Ditson provided innovative suggestions as to how to communicate the work of the Commission to the public.
Justice Catherine Dawson, Court of Queen's Bench
I noticed a jump in the paper's quality a while ago – the stories were more like stories, with a faster hook, a more engaging line, and less (no!) spelling mistakes. The photos were suddenly more eye-catching and vivid. It took a couple of issues before I realized there was a new byline under all these stories and photos. Yeah, Dauna raised the bar.
Tony Berryman, Columbia Valley Pioneer reader
I was fortunate enough to work with Dauna on our editorial team. She possesses a gift seldom found in journalism these days - a genuine compassion for and curiosity about the people she interacts with. I was always intrigued by her storytelling. She was a definite asset to our team, and a voice much loved in the community.
Ryan Kiedrowski, Nipawin Journal editor
Dauna wrote an article on my business through the Columbia Valley Pioneer. The process was easy and she made me feel very comfortable talking to her about my business, what I do and my clients. I had people emailing and calling me regarding my services because of that article. She did a great job on my article and other fellow entrepreneur articles in our community. I highly recommend Dauna for writing.
Samantha Gernhart, Clarity Marketing & Design
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