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Meet the Visit Winter Park gurus who want you to visit, explore and experience authentic Winter Park!

Our entertaining experts share their stories, photographs, interviews, designs, videos, and even programing talents within our online magazine. They rock. We love them. You should too.

Want to become a Winter Park Expert?

Consider sharing your Winter Park, Colorado adventures with our readers! We’re specifically in search of bloggers, photographers, videographers, and any and all interview suggestions…

What’s in it for you?

Make your parent’s proud.  – “No, not a ski bum. Alex is an up and coming author out in Colorado. He’s been published.”

Help people!  – By promoting the area, you’ll be helping local businesses and visitors succeed.


Contact us or stop by our office today! (O2 Creative – 345 Zerex St. #4 – Fraser, CO)

Writer's Agreement

  • Philip Vandernail
    Philip Vandernail
    Publisher, Staff Writer

    Philip is a native Coloradoan and a resident of Grand County for over 28 years. An entrepreneur, husband and father of two he continues to give back to the community with his philanthropy, volunteerism and public service serving as the Mayor Pro Tem of the Town of Fraser.
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  • Jason Patchett-Gillis
    Jason Patchett-Gillis
    Designer, Photographer

    Jason was born and raised in Key West, FL where art is a way of life. This lifestyle led him through his youth, later to follow him into his career. He focuses on simplicity, consistency and creativity to guide his eye as a designer. When his head is out of the Creative Cloud, he enjoys spending time with his loving wife and crazy kid, running in short-shorts, eating at sketchy taco trucks, tasting new brews with old friends, and hunting for second-hand trucker hats!
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  • Eric Vandernail
    Eric Vandernail
    Editor, Staff Writer

    Eric Vandernail has lived in the Fraser Valley for over 11 years. He is passionate about the people of Winter Park & Grand County, and his other business O2 Creative. He loves snowboarding, painting and spending time with his two kids and husband Philip.
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  • Abel Thomas
    Programmer, Staff Writer

    Even as a child, Abel had a knack for cracking puzzles and solving problems. His love of math and science led him to pursue a degree in engineering, and eventually into a career as a web developer. He gets ultimate satisfaction from writing efficient code which translates into beautiful, functional websites. Abel dreams of one day owning a plot of land where he can grow his own food, brew his own beer, and live off the grid in a sustainably built tiny home.
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  • Cindy Kleh
    Cindy Kleh

    Cindy is a writer and photographer who has lived at the top of the Rockies for over three decades. She was the USASA Overall National Snowboarding Champion for many consecutive years with gold medals in Boardercross, Slopestyle, Superpipe, Giant Slalom and Slalom. Due to injuries collected over the years in terrain parks, she admits to not being a true Janer when it comes to loving bumps, but will attack them when necessary.
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  • Tanya Gioia
    Tanya Gioia

    Tanya Gioia is constantly surprised by amazing beauty of Grand County and how quickly her two boys can lose their mittens. When she is not chasing boys or fixing a gluten free meal, she is pampering a client at Joyous Skin Care and Sunless Tanning, experts in high altitude skin care. Catch her skin care blogs at
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  • Karah Johnson
    Karah Johnson

    Karah enjoys long walks on the beaches of lake Granby, sharp cheddar cheese, and red wine < $10/bottle.
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  • Tim Stabbe
    Tim Stabbe

    Originally from Milwaukee, WI, I moved to Colorado in May of 2003 for a summer job and never moved back. While I miss the family and friends I left behind in Milwaukee, Colorado is home. I have lived and worked in Fraser since February 2012. I love living in the valley and enjoy so much about it. I manage the Grand Park Community Recreation Center, am an active leader with the local Boy Scout Troop 104 and serve on the Board of Directors of the Grand County Council on Aging. This is a great community and I am proud to be part of it.
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  • Christopher Shrope
    Christopher Shrope

    Chris Shrope holds a double B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies with a specialization in survey development and analysis. He is currently living in Fraser, CO and works at Winter Park Resort during the winter season. As an outdoor enthusiast he enjoys long walks in the woods, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, yoga, and all the camping that goes along with the adventure.
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  • Tyler Macleod
    Tyler Macleod

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  • Sharon Badian
    Sharon Badian

    Sharon Badian learned to cook from her mom, a caterer. She spent her childhood shopping in New York's Chinatown, peeling piles of shrimp, and baking the world's best carrot cake. After a career as an software engineer, she headed to culinary school and worked in a number of Boulder restaurants. She now teaches cooking to newbies as well as foodies. When she's not cooking up a storm for her friends and family, she loves to hike and ski.
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