CMNM magazine team bulks up |

CMNM magazine team bulks up

Daily Staff Report

GYPSUM Colorado Resort Publishing, the magazine division of Colorado Mountain News Media, has set new goals and expanded to a bigger team to answer the growing demands of the area magazine market.Kate Carey, publisher of Colorado Resort Publishing, says she has recruited a dynamic team for the advertising and editorial sides of the division.

We have pulled together some incredible talents with great conceptual skills and experience, Carey said. And theyre very enthusiastic about our growth initiatives in 2006. Since its inception in December 2004, Colorado Resort Publishing has debuted the Vail Valley edition of Mountain House & Home, published three times per year and focusing on planning, building and remodeling, as well as the Aspen Philanthropist, a semiannual publication reporting on charities and charitable causes in the Roaring Fork Valley.

For 2006, the division’s goal is to expand the House & Home concept to Summit and Pitkin counties, as well as Grand Junction and the Western Slope of Colorado.A new addition to the magazine division is Kate Wingard, a newcomer to the Vail Valley from New York City, where Wingard worked in various positions in the magazine industry for such titles as Glamour, Self, Mademoiselle, and Cosmopolitan. As the divisions creative director, Wingard says she has the opportunity to manage the overall creative vision of Colorado Resort Publishing products.Wingard is a 1999 graduate of the University of Georgia and has a bachelors degree in fashion merchandising.Other new faces to Colorado Resort Publishing include Chris Carroll and Bill Huys.Carroll, who is the Vail Dailys art director, will oversee all magazines production and graphics work. Carroll is a 2002 graduate of Keene State College with a bachelors degree in fine art. Huys is the division new magazine designer. He recently returned to the Vail Valley after 21?2 years in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. His background includes six years of design for online and other endeavors. Huys worked for Internet powerhouse during his previous tenure in Vail. He is a 1998 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelors degree in graphic design.The Colorado Resort Publishing team is completed by Andy Stonehouse, Christine Nolen, Michael Brands, Willi Ellis, Cheryl Blurton and Connie Bennett.

Stonehouse continues in his role as editor of Mountain House & Home Vail Valley edition and for 2006 will expand his scope to edit the three new regional editions. Christine Nolen is the editor of Aspen Philanthropist. With 28 years in the nonprofit arena and as a 13-year resident of Aspen, Nolen has proven to be a perfect fit for her editorial role with Aspen Philanthropist. Michael Brands serves as the Aspen Philanthropist photo editor, and Willi Ellis is the magazines account executive.Mountain House & Home account executives include Cheryl Blurton for the Roaring Fork Valley and Vail Valley, and Connie Bennett for the Western Slope and western Garfield County.Carey, who previously acted as marketing director for Colorado Mountain News Media, has a long professional history in media, public relations and nonprofit organization management in the mountains of Colorado. Colorado Resort Publishing is a subsidiary of Colorado Mountain News Media,which owns the Vail Daily and 13 other area newspapers. The magazine division targets markets throughout Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin and Summit counties.

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