Meet Our Team


Kristina Lord Executive Editor

Kristina Lord has more than two decades of journalism experience and joined the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times in July 2016. Kristina spent more than 17 years at the Tri-City Herald and also worked at weekly newspapers in Prosser, Grandview and Yelm. She’s a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ William O. Douglas chapter and a board member of Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-Cities Cancer Center support group. She and her husband have two daughters and a dog named Yogi.


Sara Schilling Reporter

Sara Schilling joined the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business as a reporter. The Kennewick native has 15 years of experience as a journalist. The Tri-City Herald hired her in 2004 after she completed a successful internship. She worked there for more than six years before leaving to work for more than two years at the Tacoma News Tribune. She returned to Kennewick and the Herald, where she worked for another six years. She comes to the Journal after spending the past four years working in the communications department at the Kennewick School District. Schilling is an award-winning journalist, earning a national Society of Professional Journalists award for feature writing, among several others. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University.


Vanessa Guzman Production Manager

Vanessa Guzman grew up in the Lower Valley and graduated from Sunnyside High School. Her experience includes five years in design and pre-press work for a printing company, three years as a production assistant at a daily newspaper, and eight years working at a marketing firm. Vanessa lives with her son and cat, Louie.


Tiffany Lundstrom Associate Publisher for Sales

Tiffany Lundstrom joined the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times in January 2019 as advertising director. She spent 21 years in marketing at KNDU TV. Tiffany is a current BNI Gunners member and is part of the local networking group The Link. She is passionate about the opportunity to grow local businesses. Tiffany lives in Richland with her three children.


Chad Utecht Advertising Account Manager

Chad Utecht has more than 17 years of sales experience and has been the advertising account manager at the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times since October 2016. Chad grew up in the Tri-Cities until moving to Spokane to attend Eastern Washington University. He moved back to the Tri-Cities in 2005. He worked for 15 years at Les Schwab where he learned the value of customer service and two years as sales manager at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. He lives in West Richland with his wife and five children.


Paul Read Group Publisher

Paul Read is Group Publisher of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times, and also is publisher of the Journal of Business newspaper in Spokane, where he has worked since that newspaper’s founding in 1986. Prior to being named publisher in Spokane in 2012, Paul served as managing editor, assistant editor, and operations manager. He has been involved in the coverage of business news in Spokane for about 39 years. He is past chairman of Greater Spokane Incorporated, serves as vice chair of the Spokane Public Facilities District, and has led a number of other civic and nonprofit boards in Spokane.


Erin Landon Business Assistant

Erin Landon grew up in the Kennewick and started working for the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times in 2001. She was with the papers for 13 years before stepping away to stay at home with her daughters. She rejoined the team a few years ago and will handle circulation, accounts receivables and other office duties. She lives in Kennewick with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.