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  • Author: Alison Gates
  • Author: Amy Thompson
    Amy blogs at Progressive Pioneer about living simply in the Great Salt Lake Valley. She writes about natural family living, urban homesteading (chickens and bees!) and exploring the great outdoors.
  • Author: Andrew Pridgen
  • Author: Annie
  • Author: Becky Rosenthal
    Becky is the creator of, a local blog that provides residents and visitors with options of where to eat and what to do while in Salt Lake City.  She writes of what she knows best: the art of enjoying good food and local culture with friends.
  • Author: Cait
  • Author: Dimitri Littig
    Dimitri Littig is a Salt Lake local who truly loves the outdoors. His adventurous and energetic personality make him the perfect outdoor blogger for During the 2009-2010 ski season alone he hit the slopes a total of 160 days. That number doesn't include all of the days he spent biking, hiking, camping and any other outdoor activity he can fit into his "busy" schedule. Using his bike to get nearly everywhere, Dimitri is all about sustainability and protecting the environment while enjoying life to the fullest.
  • Author: Elizabeth Worley
  • Author: Emily Hill
    Emily Hill is a wife, mother, entrepreneur and writer...and desperately trying to stay sane! When she’s not driving carpool, cleaning crayon off the walls, scraping dried macaroni off the floor or hiding in her closet, she enjoys entertaining readers with her random ramblings on is this REALLY my life?.  She is the managing editor of, a contributing editor for Boutique Café and a contributing writer for TodaysMama. In her spare time she is a freelance copywriter composing press releases, copyediting email campaigns and writing articles for companies like eSpeakers, Rain, Cheeky & Swank and Armed Work Wear. Diet Coke and chocolate make it all possible.
  • Author: Eric Balken
    Eric Balken is a self-proclaimed ski bum who was born and raised in Salt Lake City. With degrees in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Utah, he works part-time as a Programs Coordinator for a local non-profit, Glen Canyon Institute. When not working, he spends his time skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, rafting, and running.
  • Author: Eugenie Jaffe
    Eugenie Hero Jaffe is a partner at Bombshell Music  & Media—a boutique special events, marketing and PR group. Her career spans from publicizing New York’s Public Theater to writing for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Eugenie’s passion is music, the arts, writing, skiing and anything that’s fun.
  • Author: Greg Neville
    Greg Neville is the chef/owner of Lugano Restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah. Originally from California, Greg held multiple chef positions in San Francisco and Los Angeles prior to opening Lugano Restaurant in 2000. Lugano, considered one the top restaurants in Utah, continues to receive numerous accolades for their local, sustainable and seasonal menu.
  • Author: J Kate Scott
  • Author: Jake
  • Author: Jennifer
  • Author: Joe Johnson
    I'm Joe Johnson and I have a confession - I have a serious obsession with the Wasatch!  I’m a skier, snowshoer, runner, hiker, backpacker, world traveler, part-time poet and wannabe musician who can't get enough of Salt Lake City's outdoor offerings.
  • Author: Kate Griffin

    Kate Griffin was born and raised in Utah and after graduating from the University of Utah, she spent several years moving around the Mountain and Pacific North West. Now back in Salt Lake, she is loving Utah more than ever. Kate is currently the Communications Intern at Visit Salt Lake.  

  • Author: Kendall Card
  • Author: Kimberly Dalby
  • Author: Kimberly Dalby
  • Author: Laura Barnes
    Laura Barnes is the former Tourism Communications Manager for Visit Salt Lake.  She produced written blogs on her favorite restaurants, bars, hiking trails, ski runs, and numerous activities around town. Originally from Park City, Utah, Laura is a true urbanite and knows the Salt Lake area inside-and-out!
  • Author: Lisa Louise Cooke
    Lisa L. Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at She is the author of the book Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and the DVD Google Earth for Genealogy, a national conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.
  • Author: Marit
  • Author: Matt Ostasiewski
    Matt Ostasiewski is a regular contributor to Bombshell Music & Media<>.  Matt has a regular internet music show Wed. evenings on Utah Free Media and spends most of his time ingesting the local music scene or pumping old school jams through his ears. Matt has spent the last decade in various production & operational roles with the Sundance Film Festival, Twilight Concert Series and the Dallas International Film Festival.
  • Author: Nick Johnson
    Nick loves cooking, eating, and Salt Lake City. He has worked in the food industry and participated in taste testing for many years. He spends most of his time experiencing the dining and nightlife scene across the Salt Lake area. He loves nearly all cuisines, and likes to uncover all the secrets of the city. There is great food all over the Salt Lake Valley, and Nick can guide you there. Read more from Nick at Salt Lake City’s
  • Author: Nicole Mangino
    Nicole is a marketing, communications, and social media professional living and adventuring in Salt Lake City. Originally from Michigan and a University of Southern California business school grad, Nicole is a Salt Lake City transplant, but has joined the ranks of die-hard Utah advocates. When Nicole isn't skiing, she also enjoys hiking, biking, camping, attending sporting events and exploring Salt Lake City's restaurants and nightlife. You can follow Nicole on twitter at @NicoleSnowBunny.
  • Author: Quinn Curtis
    Quinn is the Professional Food Photographer behind  She gets a kick out of giving her clients lick-the-picture delicious photographs. Quinn is also mother to 3 darlings and Creative Director for Catch her blogging about life at and blogging about fashion at
  • Author: Rebecca Brown Wright
    Rebecca is happiest when she is in a museum. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and spends her days exploring the artsy side of Salt Lake City with her two year old, teaching piano to too many students, writing for the Sugar House Journal, blogging about her adventures at Thrilled by the Thought, and sharing her opinions on the important things in life at Always Something to Talk About.
  • Author: Sarah
  • Author: Scott
  • Author: Shane
  • Author: Tony
  • Author: Vanessa Brown
    Vanessa Brown blogs over at and is one of the owners of the Utah blogger review site She helps companies all over the country with their social media marketing with her services. She also runs an online membership site teaching women to make money with their blogs at She has two little girls, two old dogs and one celebrity dog trainer husband and loves living in Salt Lake County.
  • Author: Visit Salt Lake


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