MARYSVILLE — Melody Faust is the newest member of The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times, having recently come on board to serve as their inside sales and office consultant, and she brings experience and enthusiasm to her new job.
Faust’s 15 years of administrative experience includes stints of managing and owning small businesses.
“I love administrative work, as it is very rewarding,” said Faust, whose local experience has included terms of service at the Snohomish County Public Utility District and Premera Blue Cross. “It is my belief that my hard work and experience over the years allows me to be a great asset to this company.”
That experience also includes her time as the classified advertising manager for The De Queen Bee, the local newspaper of her original hometown of De Queen, Ark.
“I already have some familiarity with the newspaper business,” Faust said. “The De Queen Bee published both daily and weekly issues, although for a much smaller town. I think we were only 8,000 to 10,000 people at the time.”
Faust relocated to the Pacific Northwest more than six years ago to marry her husband Ray, after her first husband passed away from cancer in 2005. Although Faust’s father, adult children and grandchildren all still live in Arkansas, she’s embraced her new home and is eager to help people in her new role.
“I’m enjoying my new job,” said Faust, whose responsibilities include dealing with insert orders, legals, obituaries and advertising for the worship directory and child care sections. “I look forward to greeting and assisting more customers with such services as ad design and ad scheduling.”
While the friendly lady at the front desk of The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times may still have a slight touch of an Arkansas twang in her voice, she shares the same passions and pursuits as many natives of Marysville and Arlington.
“I love the great outdoors,” Faust said. “I love hiking, biking and going for long walks with my husband. Family is everything to me.”