Big changes. After five years, I’m leaving the ski industry and it’s tough. I’ve been with Vail Resorts since July 2006 and have been the communications manager at Keystone Resort for about a year and a half with a previous three-year stint at Breckenridge Resort, all while living in Summit County, Colorado. Living in the mountains and working with great people, I am passionate about this place because of what it has to offer; it is nothing short of amazing, but it’s time for a change.
I accepted a job with Turner PR in Denver, so I’m relocating to the city as well. I’ll still be in the travel industry which makes me lucky because I’ll still work with all the wonderful folks I’ve worked with over the years. While it’s going to be difficult to leave a place I’ve been for five years, I’m a bit of a nomad and always looking for the next challenge.
I’ve also decided this is the perfect time to launch this site. I love taverns and not just because I can get a pint. Bars have been centers for communication since folks walked upright; travelers and locals alike would go to a tavern to find out news, meet people, and pursue business opportunities. Before prohibition there was one bar for every 300 people in major metropolitan areas according to the television series America the Story of Us. The history alone that one can discover in a local bar is astounding. Today, it hasn’t changed – think about how many ideas happen within the walls of the local watering hole. This site is about me, my passions and my travels but also a dedication to the noble gathering places that have been such a part of history and will be part of the future. Plus, a nice spot for a pint doesn’t suck.