Valley Record hires new ad manager

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SNOQUALMIE - The Snoqualmie Valley Record will be adding a new face to the business community in the Valley.

Snoqualmie resident John Terhorst is the most recent addition to the staff at the newspaper where he will be replacing Todd Warren as advertising manager. Warren will be leaving the Record at the end of February after 20 months at the paper. He and his wife Amy will be moving to Greenville, S.C., where she accepted a job with a cable company.

Terhorst and his wife Nancy are natives of Southern California who have lived in Arizona, Nigeria and Northern California before moving to Snoqualmie in 1997. Terhorst has been a church administrator, a car salesman and a missionary in previous locations, all the while selling everything from insurance to advertising for radio stations and newspapers.

"I have sold a lot of things to pay the bills," he said.

With a brother and a daughter in Washington state, Terhorst and his wife moved from Fremont, Calif., to be closer to family. When Terhorst moved to the Valley, he split his time between the Nestle Regional Training Center in Carnation, where he helped set up retreats and training seminars, and the Snoqualmie Valley Public School district, where he was a bus driver.

Terhorst said the opportunity to interact and form relationships with people has always been the highlight of being a salesmen and the main reason he came to the Valley Record. He already knows a good deal about his community and its businesses and wants to see them prosper.

When he's not working, Terhorst can be seen on the trail with his family. He and his wife are horse enthusiasts and belong to local equestrian organizations in Maple Valley and Fall City.

Valley Record General Manager Jim McKiernan said that while losing Warren will be hard, he is excited to have found a local salesman with experience and an eager spirit.

"We are excited to have found someone with previous newspaper experience locally. He has already shown an interest in the Chamber [of Commerce] and other Valley organizations," McKiernan said. "Todd's shoes will be tough to fill. He did a great job while he was here."

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