COOMBER MEDIA is a site established by career journalist Colin Coomber. He has always lived in the Gippsland region of eastern Victoria, Australia, and has been a journalist since age 17. He spent 26 years with The Gippsland Times in Sale, 16 years as editor, before leaving to become media officer and establish the free monthly newspaper Catholic Life for the Catholic Diocese of Sale. He has been with the diocese for 18 years and the publication has been judged best regional in Australia and New Zealand several times by both the Australasian Religious Press Association and the Australasian Catholic Press Association. Catholic Life is now a bi-monthly as Colin has recently taken on the part-time role of executive officer of the diocesan charity Trinity Families.