About Steamboat Magazine
Presented by: Ski Town Media, Inc.
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.
Born and raised in Scotland, Suzi Mitchell moved to Steamboat in 2002. A career in golf tourism led her to the USA, where she settled upon a new path as a freelance writer and blogger.
Suzi writes for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, with articles published locally in Steamboat Magazine, Steamboat Living, Home Link, 5280 and Steamboat Pilot. She is a contributing Editor for Recreating with Kids.
When not researching for an impending series of children’s books, this energetic mom of three can be found chasing wayward golf balls, fishing the Yampa, or exploring on her cross country skis in the backcountry outside of Steamboat Springs.
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.
Brittney graduated from Ohio University (Go Bobcats!) in 2009 with a degree in Communications and Marketing. Soon after graduating, she was eager to move closer to the Colorado mountains that she visited each year with the ski club at her college. She decided to start her post-college life in Denver, moving to the big city without ever visiting there before. She landed a job with Verizon Wireless shortly after arriving and worked in sales for about two years. After a visit to Steamboat Springs, she experienced a strong sense of the "Yampa Valley Curse" and moved her life to the beautiful valley a month later. After teaching skiing for a few winters and other part time gigs, she joined the Ski Town Media team as a Sales Executive in April of 2013.
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.
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.