The Great Bend Tribune hired two new employees this month, Publisher Judy Duryee announced. Kyleene Folkerts is the classified/circulation manager and Joseph Doze is an advertising consultant.
Folkerts is at the Tribune’s front desk to greet customers when they come in the door and also assists with classified ads such as “help wanted” or garage sale ads. She answers questions and helps customers with starting or stopping newspaper delivery or online subscriptions. She is also responsible for handling legal advertising. Her first day at the Tribune was April 4.
Born and raised in Great Bend, she is a Great Bend High School graduate and earned an associate degree in accounting from Barton Community College.
Kyleene and her significant other, Ryan Zimmerman, have an 11-year-old son, Zeppelin.
“I love spending time with family,” she said. “I enjoy the lake, camping and watching Zeppelin play baseball.”
“We are fortunate and pleased to have Kyleene join our Great Bend Tribune team,” Duryee said. “She has a vital role with our organization and is often the first face that people see when they come in the door or the first voice they hear when they call on the telephone.”
Doze started at the Tribune on April 5.
Born in Albuquerque, N.M., he has lived in Hoisington since he was 3 years old. He graduated from Hoisington High School and earned an associate degree in arts from Barton Community College. He also attended Fort Hays State University, where he studied music.
As an advertising consultant, Doze can help clients with any advertising needs at the Tribune and is happy to assist those who have never worked with the newspaper before. He can be reached by calling 620-792-1211, extension 210.
Joseph is married to Calie (Rous) Doze.
In his spare time, Doze is often a participant in the Barton Theatre Department productions at Barton Community College. His last stage appearance was in “Mama Mia.”
“We welcome Joseph to the Great Bend Tribune,” Duryee said. “Advertisers have a number of options available to them, including display ads in the newspaper or our special publications, or electronic ads on our website. With his knowledge of our products and pricing, he is available to advise new and returning customers.”