Keeping an Eye on Auburn
Launched in December 2017, the Auburn Examiner is a local independent news source focused on educating, raising awareness and empowering through the stories of Auburn, Washington.
In today’s journalistic industry the goal is far too often first over fact. This is one of the reasons trust in media has broken down. The Auburn Examiner aims to be an outlet people can go to, knowing they can trust what’s in front of them. It is because of this goal and the diligence that is taken to gather and confirm information, that the Auburn Examiner should not be considered a ‘breaking news’ outlet.
Our number one priority is telling Auburn’s stories, and doing it well. There will be stories the Auburn Examiner does not run that other outlets do. We are an independent outlet with limited capacity. When the Auburn Examiner launched our standard was quality over quantity. This has not, and will not, change.
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Who Is The Auburn Examiner
Elizabeth Miller – Owner and Editor
Elizabeth Miller is the founder and editor of the Auburn Examiner. Wanting to see more in-depth local news coverage, Elizabeth launched the site in December 2017, allowing her to publish without the restrictions of word counts, package minutes or deadlines.
In her role as editor, Elizabeth draws upon her recent experience as an editor of a quarterly newsletter to deliver accurate, fair and quality journalism. Since launching the Auburn Examiner, Elizabeth has published articles covering a variety of topics, including human interest, law enforcement, mental health, sexual assault, and small businesses.
Outside of the Auburn Examiner Elizabeth is an avid Washington Capitals fan (#LetsGoCaps!), mental health advocate, and promotes pet blood donation. If you’ve listened to any of her playlists, you likely have figured out Elizabeth also has a (long-time) love for musical theater.
She may be one woman, but she’s got one hell of a Mary Poppins’ bag full of resources that’s seriously hard to contend with.
Scott Sheridan – Real Estate Guru
Scott has been in the mortgage industry for four years and brings a fresh millennial flair to the mortgage industry and is well-versed in the most modern, efficient, and convenient way to get things done. He combines these skills with a genuine love of his work and recent experience in what is it like to be a first and second-time home buyer.
Scott has been in the service industry since his first job at 16 bagging groceries and learned right from the start to be customer-focused. He leads with service, which is why his clients refer him to family and friends. He is a proud Coug with a degree in Criminal Justice from WSU, spending a year working as a Probation Officer as well as Juvenile Correctional Officer in Northern California. His time as a Correctional offer only reinforced his philosophy of leading with kindness, compassion, and humility no matter who the “client” may be.
Outside of the office, Scott enjoys anything outdoors such as overnight backpacking in the PNW, rock climbing at Stone Gardens in Ballard, walking his Boston Terrier and Boxer, anywhere that serves good beer, cooking up delicious plant-based meals, watching Seahawk and Cougar football, and spending time with friends and family.
Jason Adolf – Music Reviewer
Jason is a coffee drinking, music-loving guy in the Auburn, WA region by way of Philadelphia, PA. By day he is planning events, managing projects, and trying to figure out the meaning of life. By night he can be found with his headphones on, taking in as much new music as possible. His tastes are eclectic – all styles are fair game.
Waylon Menzia – Political Correspondent
As the Auburn Examiner Political Correspondent, Waylon attends all city functions that he can, so that he can provide readable and understandable reports or re-caps for the community.
Waylon is a freshman at Auburn Mountainview High School. Waylon also plays the bass clarinet in the jazz band. Within the community, Waylon participates in Scouts as a member of Troop 401, does Free Methodist Bible Quizzing and is on the Auburn Junior City Council and is a part of the Auburn Police Department Explorer program.