About

Mission Statement

The mission of Talk of the Town is to provide a “high quality” advertising, public relations, and marketing experience designed to meet each of our client’s unique objectives by building long-term relationships based on trust. We strive to cultivate a family-style atmosphere among our clients and we aim to maintain a rewarding environment in which we can accomplish our clients’ missions through valuable customer service. We place our clients first because when they succeed, we all succeed.

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Our Team

The Talk of the Town Team

Sally Johnson-Santamouro

Owner & Publisher

Sally has been involved in marketing and advertising for over 25 years. She devotes her time and talents to publishing quality digital guides, while promoting her advertisers through the web and social media. As the owner and founder of The Talk of the Town, Sally is the driving force and inspiration behind the exceptional quality of each printed book, earning her a reputation for driving business through her clients’ doors. Additionally, Sally operates her own design company, Amazing Design. She stages homes, provides design-coaching services, and facilitates holiday decoration for residential areas and commercial venues. (She even designed a sports bar for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia that spanned an entire block.) Sally is married, has three children, and six grandchildren ranging from ages 11 to 23.

Tom Malone

Chief Editor

Tom earned a degree in Journalism from University of Oregon and a master’s degree from University of Portland. He is the author of travel novels like Across Americana, writes for various international publications, and teaches secondary history and English.

Tamberly Powell

Editor

Tamberly received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and her Master’s from Oregon State University. Happily married to Dustin, a fire captain with Eugene Springfield Fire, she is the mother of two wonderful daughters, Ashley and Kennedy. A registered dietitian, she teaches nutrition at Lane Community College.

Michael Garcia

Artistic Animation Director

Cartoonist, Jazz Musician, Professional Caricature Artist and Traditional Animator are just a few of the many skills Michael Garcia has acquired during his 14 year run as a visual artist. Even as a college student at California State University, Fullerton, Michael still works hard to grow in his creative fields.

Jennifer James

Photography

Jennifer loves to create images that connect customers with businesses. With a background in magazine publishing, she has been producing imagery since the mid-1990s — capturing world travel, album covers, portraits and sporting events. At her Studio Sura, Jennifer specializes in business head shots that project confidence and approachability. Her many interests make her flexible in the way she approaches her work.

Miryana

Administrative Assistant / Social Media Director

Miryana is currently finishing her senior year at the University of Oregon. She is majoring in Public relations with a minor in business. She has excellent background experience in all things related to social media from a business standpoint. She hopes to run her own PR consulting business one day after graduating and receiving her master’s. She is a fun, energetic, loving girl who always seeks fun creative projects and any digital content work. She works to prioritize client’s business while still incorporating her self creativity.

Century Seven

Web Development

Century Seven is a close-knit group of six designers that develops websites — and the various media that make them so effective — here in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Century Seven creates sites and apps that are easy to use and splendid to look at. “With a team of passionate and dedicated designers, we can ensure our values of hard work, dedication and integrity are reflected in every project we take on. Together we can create amazing products.”