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Staff

Executive Staff

 

Tracy Simmons, Executive Director

Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.

Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. She is as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor Washington State University.

You can reach Simmons at tracysimmons@spokanefavs.com.

 

Mikayla Finnerty, Social Media Intern

Mikayla Finnerty

Mikayla Finnerty is a multimedia journalism major at Washington State University.  She was the social media editor for the Daily Evergreen spring 2022 and will be Managing Editor for the paper this Fall. During her time at the Evergreen, she has written for Roots, Opinion, and Culture.  She has also created illustrations as well as taken pictures. Mikayla enjoys reading and baking in her free time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To meet our Board of Trustees, click here.

SpokaneFaVS is always looking for enthusiastic supporters to lend a hand in keeping FaVS running!

Contact Cassy Benefield at spokanefavs.cassy@gmail.com to talk about available volunteer opportunities including Marketing Director, Calendar Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, Advertising and Promotional Executive, and more!

Contact Tracy Simmons at tracysimmons@spokanefavs.com if you’re interested in internship opportunities, from copy editing to graphic design, social media to event planning, photojournalism to public relations.