New face welcomes Echo visitors
The Creemore Echo is pleased to announce the hiring of receptionist Natalie de Ruiter.
She will be welcoming visitors to The Echo, helping with photocopying and faxing, managing the retail section, offering administrative support and helping with concerts and community events.
People may recognize Natalie from her time at Cardboard Castles, where she worked for almost two years, since moving to Creemore to live with her husband Brodie.
Before moving to Creemore, Natalie worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters in her hometown of London, where she gained experience running events and coordinating charity bars.
It was in London, while attending the 2017 Food and Wine Show that she met Brodie, who was there representing Creemore Springs Brewery, where he worked at the time.
After going back and forth for a while, Natalie said she liked the community and decided to relocate to Creemore with her two children, six-year-old Luke and nine-year-old Ella, who both go to Nottawasaga Creemore Public School.
Since moving, Natalie has volunteered for many local event including Farms For Change, Dunedin Literary Festival, Small Halls Festival and has been on the Dunedin Hall board of directors.
Natalie is replacing Georgi Denison, who is retiring from The Echo after more than 25 years in the newspaper biz.
Please join us for a farewell reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 to wish her well in her retirement, and say hello to Natalie at the same time. Denison plans to relocate to London to be closer to family.