9 Howe Street, PO Box 63
BALAKLAVA, S.A. 5461
Meet the Team
Bec O’Brien joined the Echo team in 2011 and has a degree in journalism from the University of South Australia. She has worked at the Port Lincoln Times newspaper, written for the Tennis SA magazine and in the past has been heard reading the news on 3D radio. Bec is also a fully qualified primary school teacher and combines her love of writing, photography and learning with her role at the Echo. She enjoys the connections she makes with the people in her community and is always keen to see a good story shared. Bec and husband Kieren live in Two Wells with their three young daughters, one dog and a pony.
As managing director of the Plains Manager Producer, Andrew is highly experienced at managing a newspaper. Now in his twentieth year in newspapers, his hands-on approach has given him skills in all areas of the publication and production process.
After careers in the Royal Air Force and accounting, David’s involvement with print media advertising began in 1995 with Universal Press. Having spent the past 10 years as advertising consultant, then manager, at the Plains Producer, he is well qualified to help and advise businesses on how to maximise the return on their advertising dollar in the echo. Apart from wife Hilary, his five children and three grandchildren, David’s passions outside work are soccer, cryptic crosswords, soccer, dabbling in financial markets, and soccer
One of the best known faces on the Adelaide Plains, Lisa has been staff photographer for the Plains Producer for the last seven years, and shares photographic duties for the echo with Bec. Lisa has a degree from UniSA in Bachelor of Visual Communication(majoring in photography), and held her own exhibition in 2011 at Balaklava’s Courthouse Gallery. Lisa lives with partner Derek at Wild Horse Plains where they are renovating their home. She likes to spend her spare time using her camera…how else?
All those eye-catching ads that appear each month in the echo are set by James, who learned his trade at TAFE, earning a certificate in graphic pre-press, and 12 years experience with the Plains Producer. In his spare time James plays hockey for Balaklava and has a leadership role in the local youth group.