Colorado Mountain News Media’s magazine division turns a new leaf
Colorado Resort Publishing, the magazine division of Colorado Mountain News Media, has itself 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,” Karey say. “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 semi-annual 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 division’s creative director, Wingard says she has “the opportunity to manage the overall creative vision of Colorado Resort Publishing products.”Wingards is a 1999 graduate of the University of Georgia and has a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising.Other new faces to Colorado Resort Publishing include Chris Carroll and Bill Huys.Carroll, who is the Vail Daily’s art director, will oversee all magazines’ production and graphics work. Carroll is a 2002 graduate of Keene State College in with a BA in Fine Art. Huys is the division new magazine designer. He recently returned to the Vail Valley after two and half years in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. His background includes six years of design for online and off-line endeavors.Huys worked for Internet powerhouse Agency.com during his previous tenure in Vail. He is a 1998 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.The Colorado Resort Publishing team is completed by Andy Stonehouse, Christine Nolen, Michael Brands, Willi Ellis and Cheryl Blurton and Connie Bennett.Stonehouse continues in his role as editor of Mountain House & HomeVail 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 non-profit arena and as a 13-year resident of Aspen, Nolen has shown 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 magazine’s 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.Karey, who previously acted as marketing director for Colorado Mountain News Media, has an long professional history in media, public relations and non-profit 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, Summit counties.