The Valley Echo welcomes ad sales consultant Dean Midyette to the team.

The Valley Echo welcomes sales experience

Advertising sales representative Dean Midyette has joined The Echo's team.

Dean Midyette has been working in sales in the valley for 17 years, having worked at Fairmont Resort Properties and Windermere Valley Golf Course prior to taking a position at The Pioneer and now The Echo.

He holds degrees in both physical education and education (with distinction) from the University of Calgary and worked as a teacher in Alberta for four years before moving into the private sector.

He has been married to his wife Lizzie, a teacher at David Thompson Secondary School, for fifteen years.  His eldest son, Michael, is an assistant professional with the Professional Golfers Association of Canada and is currently attending Lethbridge College and will be returning to Windermere Valley Golf Course once this academic year has been completed.  His youngest son, Christopher, is a Grade 6 student at Martin Morigeau Elementary School.

Dean is well travelled, having visited 34 countries on five different continents, and has lived at various times in Germany, Australia and Mexico.  He is an avid sportsman and has competed in swimming, badminton, baseball, and golf at the provincial level and volleyball at the national level.

While teaching he founded the Prairieland Volleyball Club and led a team from the smallest community in the provincial competition to a fifth place finish. His volunteerism has included serving on the University of Calgary Gymnastics Club executive, and helping to organize some of the largest amateur competitions in the province. Since moving to the valley he has assisted with minor hockey and the men’s clubs at Mountainside, Riverside and Windermere Valley.

His philosophy regarding sales is simple: “The foundation for success must lie in customer service. In the age of electronic communication it is vitally important that we remain committed to meeting personally with our clients and listening to their needs.  I look forward to continuing to serve the business community as the sales representative for both The Echo and The Pioneer.”

To reach Dean, please contact him at 1-250-341-6299 (office), 1-250-341-1939 (cell), or at


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