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Story last updated at 2:17 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mooy joins Homer News staff as advertising rep


Alisa Mooy

Alisa Mooy has joined the staff of the Homer News as an advertising sales representative.

Mooy and her partner, Jim Stearns, and their daughters Hannah and Hope moved from northern California to Homer in 2009.

She has sold advertising for small community newspapers in California and was the owner of the Central Sierra Sun in Murphys, Calif., at one time. From 1996 to 2009, Mooy and Stearns owned and operated a remote lodge and event center, in the central Sierra foothills.

In Homer, Mooy started Experience Alaska, a local marketing business, worked both as a bartender and waitress at local restaurants, as well as assisted Stearns in producing Salmonstock both last year and this year.

"We're excited to have Alisa join our team. She not only has sales experience but she knows her way around small communities and community newspapers like the Homer News," said Lori Evans, publisher of the Homer News. "Her job is to help businesses on the southern Kenai Peninsula thrive and provide them with the best customer service possible."

Kathy Kysar, who formerly held the position, is purchasing the Fresh Sourdough Express from Kevin and Donna Maltz. A 30th anniversary celebration of the restaurant is planned for the end of June.

The restaurant opened May 5 and will be open year round.

"We wish Kathy all the best. We're looking forward to working with her in her new role as a Homer business owner and entrepreneur," said Evans. Kysar also will continue to work with the Homer News as the sales representative for special sections.