Meet our Staff
Lisa Dalton is the advertising manager. She started at the Nodaway News Leader on day 1, March 4, 1996. There are many duties that Lisa completes at the NNL. She creates marketing campaigns for clients, internet advertising, subscription data and also does the day-to-day bookkeeping duties for the company.
She has been in the advertising field for over 30 years. Lisa was an advertising representative for the Penny Press before starting at the NNL.
“I really enjoy my job here at the Nodaway News Leader. I have formed good friendships with a lot of my clients and have seen a lot of changes over the years. I feel very fortunate to love coming to work every day and I have the best group of clients and co-workers to spend my days with,” said Lisa.
Lisa is a native of the Maryville area and now resides in Bedford, IA, with her husband of over 30 years. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Contact Lisa: firstname.lastname@example.org, 660.562.4747 or 660.562.4421.
Scott Erickson covers sports and schools and is the photographer for the Nodaway News Leader. A native of Raytown, Erickson graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in photography in 1996. While at UCM, he worked as a photographer for the University’s Public Relations Photographic Services, photographing Mule athletics and campus events. Upon graduation, he immediately went to work, spending six years as a corporate photographer for Reliable Automotive in Overland Park, KS, before relocating to Maryville where he began working at the NNL in 2003 while opening a wedding and portrait photography business.
Erickson has a passion for photography and sports and is a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs.
He has a daughter, Savannah. They both reside in Maryville.
Contact Scott: email@example.com or 660-562-4747.
Dustin is a Maryville native who graduated from Maryville High School in 2005. Later graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor of science in English and a writing minor, Dustin was hired part-time at the Nodaway News Leader in 2008 as a sports reporter and photographer.
Moving to full-time in 2011, Dustin added feature stories, school boards and city councils to his weekly lineup as well as his occasional column, “Calling the Shots.” Dustin also has the weekly duty of page layout where he helps put the Nodaway News Leader’s finished product together.
Married to Miranda Money, a 2004 West Nodaway graduate, Dustin and Miranda have recently been blessed with an addition to their family: Isabelle Marie Henggeler. The three reside in Maryville, the town that will always be home to Dustin.
Dustin was awarded the Missouri Press Association Outstanding Young Journalist of 2010 award. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiffany Whipple joined the Nodaway News Leader in 2005 and is responsible for advertising design, writing the “This Week in History” column, website maintenance and representing businesses with their marketing campaigns.
She graduated from Maryville High School in 1998 and received her bachelor of science degree in business management from Northwest Missouri State University in 2002. Later in 2008, she completed her marketing degree and recently earned a master’s degree in instructional education, all from Northwest.
Tiffany currently resides in Hopkins with her family. She loves to read, take long walks and spend time with her family.
Contact Tiffany: email@example.com, call 660.562.4747 or 660.562.0516.
Kay Wilson has had newspapering as her career field for all of her working life.
The Nodaway County native began her career at Northwest Missouri State University on the Northwest Missourian staff as a reporter and then for four semesters as the campus newspaper’s advertising manager. After graduation with a bachelor of science in English-journalism, Wilson began work in 1977 at The Hopkins Journal, Nodaway County’s oldest weekly newspaper, as the advertising manager.
She was also the editor and sales manager of a monthly trade journal, Hereford Highlights, at the Penny Press Shopper as an advertising representative and advertising manager. Leaving the shopper experience, Wilson began at the Maryville Daily Forum as the advertising manager, then publisher.
Then in March 1996, she started a new weekly newspaper, Nodaway News Leader, which covers Nodaway County’s government entities and school news, including elementary and secondary levels, and currently has a subscription list of over 3,300.
Wilson, along with her husband, Norman, live on the family farm near Pumpkin Center. They have raised two sons, Matt, who holds a doctorate from University of Washington, Seattle and for the 2013-14 academic year will be a visiting assistant professor in the Graduate School of Design, department of landscape architecture/urban planning and design at Harvard University, Boston, MA and Dallas, who completed his bachelor of science at Northwest Missouri State University and is employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Contact Wilson: 660.562.8635; firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfred, Lord Tennyson said: “I am a part of all that I have met.”
Like Tennyson, reporter Jacki (Eckerson) Wood feels like she’s a part of all that she’s met. Sharing their stories — and a few of her own — is what she enjoys most about working at the Nodaway News Leader.
Jacki grew up in Maryville and graduated from Maryville High School in 1993.
After attending Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and living in Los Angeles for a few years, she decided to return home to Missouri to raise her family. She and her husband have two children and live in Sweet Springs.
Jacki joined the NNL in 2006, and in addition to writing feature stories, she covers schools, events, the courts and other public entities. She also writes the occasional column, “That they might have joy,” and a road trip column, “Wandering Alongside the Woods.” In addition, she handles the paper’s social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube) and helps proofread before printing.
She earned a BA in English from BYU and a BS in journalism from Northwest Missouri State University.
An avid sports fan, especially college football and basketball, Jacki also enjoys keeping up with her BYU Cougars, laughing, snow, reading, Red Vines, mountains, road trips and spending time with her family.