Post Staff

2018-2019 Staff

Dawn Hammer

Dawn Hammer – Pierce College student, Writing Center tutor, and now reporter for the Puyallup Post – loves language, whether in written or spoken form. Although she has been a writer all of her life, this is her first foray into having her words published. As an avid pursuer of information, and with an unshakeable belief in the twin virtues of truth and justice, Dawn plans on transferring to the University of Washington, Tacoma, with a goal of majoring in both Communications and Law and Policy. Outside of Pierce, she spends her time hiking, backpacking, climbing and snowshoeing the glorious ranges of the Cascade Mountains

Eleise Ashley
Managing Editor
Seo Kim
Graphic Designer

Seo Kim has joined the Post as the Graphic Design Manager. Kim has experience in designing graphics, logos, posters, and shirt/hoodie designs. Kim is a running start student, a senior in her last year at Pierce. During the school year, Kim can usually be found in the library doing homework or in the commons playing Tetris on her laptop. When not at school, Kim loves to play soccer, take photos, make videos, binge watch The Office, and eat lots of good food.

Samantha Allred

Samantha Allred is coming into Pierce College in the 2018-19 year as a recently acquired reporter for The Puyallup Post. Allred is a Running Start student and is determined to gain her AA degree. As soon as she’s finished, Allred is planning to transfer to BYU, a 4-year university in Utah. She is currently pursuing her deep affection for writing and music. Allred works as a pianist at two restaurants and loves every second of it. She's most known to have either a piano or a pen close by, playing or writing her heart out.

Ash Polk-Wheelock
Graphic Designer

Ash Polk-Wheelock is a graphic designer at The Puyallup Post for the 2018-9 school year. Polk-Wheelock will be designing illustrations and graphics for the newspaper. Alongside work at The Puyallup Post, Polk-Wheelock is currently working on finishing his AA. Determined to follow his lifelong passion for the visual arts, Polk-Wheelock plans to transfer to a four-year where he will seek a degree in the arts field. Picking a degree has proven to be difficult, as Polk-Wheelock has a variety of creative interests: graphic design, illustration and digital arts. Aside from his career-related passions, Polk-Wheelock can be found lost in the newest album he has discovered, with his two cats, or playing a video game. Usually, he is identifiable by looking for bright yellow, as he often sports his favorite color prominently.

Teresa Josten


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