Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber


New part-time writer joins newspaper’s staff

August 21, 2013 · 4:38 PM

Islander Sarah Low has been hired as the new calendar editor and part-time reporter at The Beachcomber.

Low, a freelance writer and avid blogger, has been published in “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” and on the parenting website Momversation.

She replaces Susan Riemer, who has worked part-time at the newspaper for 12 years and was recently promoted to the full-time reporter position.

Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Low worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse and nurse practitioner for about a dozen years before leaving the field to care for her autistic son. She moved to Vashon from the Seattle area about a year ago and lives on the island with her two high-school age sons and partner Richard Parr, head coach of the Vashon Island Rowing Club.

Low said she’s looking forward to expanding her reporting and writing abilities at The Beachcomber and becoming more familiar with the Vashon community.

“Just in the couple of weeks I’ve been working there, I’ve found that to be most surprising and most rewarding,” she said.

Beachcomber editor Natalie Johnson said she was pleased to have Low join the newspaper’s editorial team.

“Sarah is a strong writer who I believe will bring new energy and new ideas to the paper,” she said.

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