Team Members

Sibray Public Relations works regularly with more than two dozen associates who we consult and contract provide clients with expert knowledge. In addition to those members, the following four oversee much of our production.

David Sibray

David Sibray 6The founder and long-time editor of West Virginia Explorer, David Sibray has made a life’s work promoting West Virginia. He founded Sibray Public Relations in 1994 and was a founding member of West Virginia Group, a firm dedicated to economic-development publications. He had formerly also been publisher of Beyond 50 Magazine, W.Va. Golfer, and The West Virginia Retirement Times.

Mike Friel
Associate Editor

Michael-Allen-FrielFormerly operations manager for Jaguar Educational and chief copy editor for The Register-Herald and The Daily Mail, Mike Friel brings years of expertise in journalism and production to Sibray Public Relations. A Marlinton native and longtime resident of the Huntington-Charleston metro, he knows equally the commerce of remote and accessible regions of the state.

Paul J. Spence, Esq.
Legal Advisor

Paul SpencePaul Spence, of Spence Law Office, is a former attorney for McMechen, W.Va., and has worked in government at state, county, and municipal levels. His career includes experience in large and small private firms. As a managing partner and sole practitioner, he understands the concerns of business owners and uses his experience to promote cooperation among governments, corporations, and individuals.

Ted Fauster
Publications Advisor

Ted-FausterA trade-magazine publisher and a former editor-in-chief for Thomson Newspapers, Ted Fauster moved quickly through the ranks of newspaper journalism in the 1990s before settling in Portland, Oregon, to begin writing as a freelancer, consultant, and author of fiction. He is an active advisor with several websites and consults and coaches writers of science and fantasy fiction.

Sarah Plummer
Writing Coach

Sarah-PlummerSarah works tirelessly to integrate good writing and literature into the work-a-day world. She launched her career as a student at Berea College, after which she earned a masters in English from Virginia Tech. She has acted as a reporter for the Associated Press, as an education reporter for The Register-Herald, and as an English professor at Bluefield State College.

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