Meet the Clarion: Mail room leader Jason Antebi

Antebi just celebrated his fifth year with the Peninsula Clarion

Jason Antebi just celebrated his fifth year with the Peninsula Clarion as the paper’s self-described mail room leader, inserter and helper extraordinaire.

“I get the paperwork done each evening for the paper being run that night for the office and the drivers who deliver the routes,” Jason said.

Jason puts together the Homer News, the comics pages for the Peninsula Clarion and makes sure that all the correct inserts, or sections, are ready for the paper the evening before it’s delivered. He also mails or bundles the papers each night and helps with the recycling. He can be found in the mail room Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.

“I love representing Sound Publishing and the Peninsula Clarion. I love being a part of the press room crew. Frank Goldthwaite is a fantastic pressman and boss. Sean Jones is just amazing. And our newest addition Jeremy has been terrific,” Jason said.

Jason, who was born and raised throughout California, moved to Kenai in 2005. One of his best memories of living in Alaska is the day he married his wife, Janice Gottschalk, in 2018.

“It was a Friday the thirteenth which made even more memorable. We had family and friends and our wedding cake was themed towards Friday the thirteenth,” Jason said.

Jason also has three daughters, two sons, a grandson, a dog and a cat.

“Meeting me you wouldn’t think I was a grandpa yet. But proudly I am, and love being Grandpa Jason to my wonderful grandson Tobias. He brings me such joy,” he said.

This summer, he plans to spend quality time with his family. He also enjoys spending time with his friends, going to the movies or catching a local sports games, like the Oilers or Kenai River Brown Bears.

“So far it’s been a beautiful summer and I hope it continues,” he said.

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