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5720 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301

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Dennis Lewon

Senior Editor

Casey Lyons

Senior Content Editor

Rachel Zurer

Gear Editor

Kristin Hostetter

Assistant Editor

Maren Horjus

Digital Media Specialist

Trent Knoss

Web Developer

John Williams

Northwest Field Editors

Ted Alvarez

Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

Southwest Field Editor

Annette McGivney

Contributing Editors

Kelly Bastone, John Harlin, Steve Howe, Tracy Ross, William Rochfort

Writer at Large

Steve Friedman

Office Manager

JoAnn Thomas

I.T. Specialist

Tony Pene


Group Creative Director

Matthew Bates

Photo Editor

Genny Fullerton

Photo Assistant

Jenny Jakubowski

Digital & Print Designer

Giovanni Leone

Group Publisher

Kent Ebersole

Advertising Director

Sharon Houghton

Midwest Account Manager

Charlotte Sibbing

(303) 730-7173

Eastern Account Director

JoAnn Martin

(917) 557-0191

Eastern Account Manager

Matt Higgins

(203) 246-9577

Western Account Managers

Nick Freedman

(707) 775-3353

Johanna Wolf

(707) 775-3353

Detroit Account Manager

Keith Cunningham

(248) 763-0526

Group Production Director

Barb Van Sickle

Prepress Manager

Joy Kelley

Prepress Specialist

Galen Nathanson

Advertising Coordinator

Jennifer Hall

Digital Marketing Specialist

Amy Lewis

Events Manager

Caitlyn Pepper

Circulation Director

Jenny Desjean

Director of Retail Sales

Susan A. Rose

Retail Sales Manager

Maureen Myatt

Newsstand Analyst

Bernadette Shaia

Group New Business Manager

Kathleen Donahue


300 Continental Blvd. Suite 650

El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 356-4100, Fax (310) 356-4110

Chairman & CEO

Efrem Zimbalist III

President & COO

Andrew W. Clurman

Executive Vice President & CFO

Brian Sellstrom

Executive Vice President of Operations

Patricia B. Fox

SPV, Content and Product Development

Jonathan Dorn

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Outdoor and Mountain Groups

Al Crolius

Vice President, Controller

Joseph Cohen

Vice President, Research

Kristy Kaus


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