There is new face here at the Greenwood Democrat. Multi-Media Sales Executive Steve Smithson has joined the team and can be seen around town selling advertising for your hometown newspaper.

“I grew up around here,” said Smithson. “I look forward to working with the community. I like to be involved.”

Smithson, who is from Caulksville, grew up around Lavaca, Charleston and County Line and graduated from Lavaca in 1992. Steve joined the Army right out of high school where he served for 17 years before transferring to the Air Force for four years. Steve served his country in Iraq during Desert Storm.

After his military career Smithson owned his own furniture business in northwest Arkansas before traveling around the country to Colorado, Florida and finally back home to Arkansas in 2006. Steve was a paramedic and a firefighter in surrounding counties before a back injury forced him into another line of work. Smithson began his marketing career with Harley Davidson.

Steve has been married to his wife since 2013 and together they have five children. The Smithson’s also host exchange students from around the world in their home.

Steve can be reached at 479-221-0099, 996-4494 or ssmithson@gatehousemedia.com.