Goodbye to Joanna, hello to Bridget | Editorial

The Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and the Islands’ Weekly welcome new circulation manager Bridget Wright. She will be based out of the Sounder office on Orcas Island.

For questions about your subscription, call Wright at 376-4500.

Bridget WrightWright, pictured at left, grew up in southern California. She moved to Orcas in 1991 to be near her parents and siblings. She has two children, Aaron, 21 and Darby, 13, both of whom have grown up on the island. She lives with her partner of 10 years, Don Yerly III.

She has held a variety of jobs in customer service and hospitality. Her interests are reading and photography. She says she is enthused to become part of the Sound Publishing team.

Wright is replacing Joanna Massey, at left, who is leaving her position to pursue an MBA at Seattle University in order to prepare for a career in Australia.

Joanna MasseyJoanna moved to Orcas Island from Washington, D.C., in 2009. Having graduated from American University with a major in psychology, she worked as a clinical case manager at a mental healthy agency helping women with a history of physical and sexual abuse. In that job, Massey began an interest in organizational development.  She says she has thoroughly enjoyed her time working at the island’s local newspapers. Her parents, Meg and Joe, and dog Maddie reside on Orcas.

We wish Massey the best in her new endeavor and look forward to having Wright become part of our local newspaper family.