Haliburton Echo names new general manager 0
Curtis Armstrong, formerly of Muskoka, joins the Echo’s team this week.
The Haliburton Echo welcomes a new general manager this week from its sister paper in Muskoka.
Curtis Armstrong joins the team at the Echo, Minden Times and Bancroft This Week after four years as sales manager at Muskoka Magazine and What’s Up Muskoka.
The lure of the area’s natural beauty, coupled with the community feeling the Highlands offers, was enough to attract Armstrong, his wife Barbara and son Dominic, 4.
Barbara already works in Haliburton a couple of days a week in her job with Kawartha Dairy.
“Barbara has always commented on how much she likes the people [in the area],” Armstrong said.
Armstrong grew up in Bracebridge and went to Loyalist College in Belleville.
He said he’s looking forward to brushing up on his downhill skiing at Sir Sam’s and playing hockey this winter. In the summer, he’s an avid tennis player.
The Highlands offers a good place to raise a family and offers a familiar natural backdrop.
“I really like being around water. Growing up in an area like Muskoka you can’t kick a rock without hitting a lake or a river,” he said.
In Muskoka, Armstrong was part of the Group of Seven outdoor mural committee, which was responsible for about 50 paintings around Huntsville’s downtown.
Armstrong’s first day with the Echo was Monday. Feel free to pop by the office to say hello or call 705-457-1037 ext. 37. Armstrong can also be reached at email@example.com.