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Get to know the “Trader Birds”, the dedicated and hardworking staff of Tidewater Trader.

Carla F. Johnson—Publisher and original creator of Tidewater Trader

Of Carla’s many hobbies, photography and cooking are utilized each week in the cover photos and recipes in the “Who’s Cookin’ with Carla” column. Never resting for a day, she is the heart and soul of Tidewater Trader.

Karen Trout Reed—Editor, Design/Production, Digital Media
and Distribution

Karen has been with Tidewater Trader since 1992, serving as Editor and head of Design and Production. She is the “creative magician” of the paper—designing ads and everything else that goes in the paper each week, fashioning it into the finished publication that you see on stands each week. In addition, she manages the website design and content as well as digital media, arranges printing of the publication, and coordinates distribution of the paper. 410-778-1262 ext. 2004

Tracy Abram—Office Manager

Tracy has been with Tidewater Trader since 2007. She manages internal staff relations to ensure the office operates efficiently and effectively, establishes sales objectives and goals, and holds regular meetings with the office staff. As Office Manger she is available to discuss any compliments or quandaries you may have. Tracy is available to assist everyone in the office with whatever may need to be done. 410-778-1262 ext. 2005

George Kennedy, Sr.—Account Executive

George has been with Tidewater Trader since 1994 and has a sound knowledge of sales and many years of experience. He has been instrumental in helping Tidewater Trader grow to where it is today. He develops and maintains existing client relationships and works to secure new business. He coordinates his sales efforts to ensure deadlines are met and contributes to the team effort by helping wherever needed. He also provides the office staff with lighthearted comedic relief!, 410-778-1262 ext. 2002 or 410-708-3061

Niki Bidish–Billing/Receptionist

Niki handles all classified sales, billing and reception duties. She greets customers, in person and on the telephone, answering or referring inquiries. She maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential, prepares reports by collecting information, secures information by completing database backups, and contributes to the team effort by assisting where needed. She also opens and maintains customer accounts by recording and updating account information. Niki has been with Tidewater Trader since 2009. or 410-778-1262 ext. 2001

Marcia Fellows - Design/Production

Marcia joined Tidewater Trader in 2017. She has an extensive background in graphic design and is helping Tidewater Trader grow into the future. She uses her creativity to design display advertisements for clients and does data entry for classified advertising. 410-778-1262 ext. 2003

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