About Steamboat Magazine
Presented by: Ski Town Publications, 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.
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 News, Yoga Journal, Scuba Diving Magazine, Ski Magazine and 5280.
Food-lovers will delight in Jennie's blog: http://yampavalleyyum.wordpress.com/
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.
A Wisconsin native Cheryl was lured to the Yampa Valley for the summers where you can find her on her road bike.She has a Master’s degree in Sports Marketing and Event Planning and with that has worked in sports radio and men’s professional tennis in Cincinnati.She was previously an advisory board member for WIN for KC, a division of the Kansas City Sports Commission and now is a member of the organizing committee for Steamboat’s Ride 4 Yellow and a board member, county coordinator and coach for Girls on the Run of Western Colorado.
Julia Hebard is a Steamboat Springs native. She graduated in 2005 from Colorado State University with a double major in graphic design and marketing. She moved home to snowboard and now runs the Steamboat Magazine office, serving as the Art Director for all their publications.
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.
For more than 25 years Corey Kopischke has been shooting in Steamboat and around the globe where his original passion centered on documentary sports action. With his desire and growth, he now designs unique landscape creations, active lifestyle portraiture, artistically inspired sports action, artful b&w, travel and creative wedding photojournalism.
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.