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Deborah Olsen

Deborah Olsen earned a degree in journalism from the University of New Mexico and, as we like to say, "knows the business." She has spent time as a reporter, photo editor, professor and publisher. Her work has been awarded by the Associated Press and the Colorado Press Association. The latter gave her a "Best News Photo in Colorado" award during her coverage of the 1994 Good News Building explosion. But Deb says she is most proud of winning the Ski Association's "White Stag Award" for ski journalism. 

Deb has been with Steamboat Magazine since 1993, and the owner of Ski Town Publications Inc. since 2004. She has also authored Steamboat Springs Legends: A Centennial Collection. Deb has skied an estimated 1,000 days on Mount Werner and has still managed to visit 50 countries. Throughout her travels, she has found no better place to come home to than Steamboat Springs.


Jennie Lay

Jennie Lay is a freelance journalist who travels frequently to cover stories throughout the western United States and beyond. Living and writing from her off-the-grid log cabin south of Steamboat Springs, she specializes in energy, the environment and adventure travel. Jennie keeps it local as a contributor to Steamboat Magazine and editor of the Steamboat Springs Visitors' Guide. She has also written for High Country NewsYoga JournalScuba Diving MagazineSki Magazine and 5280.

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Karin Kagan

Karin is originally from Brecksville, Ohio and received a degree in Communication and Education from the University of Dayton.  Karin fell in love with the Yampa Valley back in December 1989. 

Karin returned to Steamboat Magazine after time away with her two children, Kyle and Colin. She offers a diverse media background to Ski Town Publications. Karin worked on air for KFMU and KBCO,  co-hosted the first 'Discovery Steamboat' television show and worked in radio sales for Rocky Mountain Radio before finding her love for Steamboat Magazine.


Grant Johnson

Grant's family moved from Washington state to Colorado in 1997. He grew up in the rural community of Black Forest outside of Colorado Springs - fortunately the family home was left unscathed by the recent fire.   Grant earned his degree in graphic design from Colorado State University, renowned for its design department. He learned to code websites and worked as a digital designer for the student center's marketing department. His work in marketing at CSU included keeping the website up-to-date and assisting with social media and integrated marketing campaigns, complete with video, print and digital advertising.  Grant moved to Steamboat in 2012 to work as a snowboard instructor and to join the Steamboat Magazine team.


Sandy Jacobs

Originally a California girl, Sandy has been with Steamboat Magazine the longest of any us. She came on-board in 1993, as part of the Mac Media team that used to produce the magazine. Sandy specializes in detail: both in words and numbers, in her dual role as proofreader/bookkeeper. When she's not in the office, she's spending her time with her husband, native Steamboater Judd Jacobs, and their four-year-old daughter, Riley.


Christina Freeman

With a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a Master's degree in Sports Management, Christina moved to Steamboat in 1998 for a job as the Sports Coordinator for the City of Steamboat Springs. As a never-ever skier and mountain biker prior to moving to town, she has enjoyed learning the local sports in her free time between her part-time operations job at Steamboat Magazine and her work with Steamboat Springs Police Department.

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