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The Salt Lake Scene

My Salt Lake Blog Contributors

The My Salt Lake Blog is written by several people who all love Salt Lake for different reasons - the skiing, the lifestyle, the good people, the eats, etc.

Get to know more about each of them below.

Meet the Contributors



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. Read his blog Gutter Meats here.

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Jessica Fredrickson
is the Tourism Communications Manager at Visit Salt Lake. In her role Jessica promotes the wonderful tourist product Salt Lake City has to offer. A homegrown resident Jessica enjoys exploring delicious dining, downtown cultural events and making turns at the Salt Lake ski resorts when the snow starts falling.

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Janet Hovorka owns Family ChartMasters, an award winning genealogy chart printing service which is the official printing service for most genealogy software and database companies. Janet writes The Chart Chick blog and has enjoys speaking at genealogy conferences. She is currently President of UGA and teaches genealogy at SLCC.

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Michael Mack
Michael Mack is the VP of Services at the Salt Lake CVB. A big part of his job is keeping informed about Salt Lake's ever growing scene of great restaurants, clubs, unique music venues and natural attractions. "Salt Lake is full of gems, some well-known and some hidden. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than sharing my 'inside information' with friends and guests to experience for themselves.".

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Marsha MaxwellMarsha Maxwell is a long-time Utah resident who works, plays, and loves life in the Salt Lake Valley. She is currently the Salt Lake City guide for About.com. Marsha's published writing covers a variety of topics including technology, health, the arts, food, politics, sports and recreation. She's a fan of just about every Utah sports team, but especially Utah Utes football, University of Utah gymnastics, the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake. Her favorite hobbies are reading and mountain biking.

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Michelle PowellMichelle Powell is the creator of Enjoy Utah!, a site dedicated to helping others find the joy in Utah. She enjoys finding adventures around Utah with her two kids and husband. She owns a DJ business with her husband, and does internet marketing for a few companies. She also writes articles for Today's Mama and city guides for SheKnows.com.

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Becky RosenthalBecky Rosenthal is the creator of The Vintage Mixer, 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.

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Amy ThompsonAmy Thompson 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. Amy is also a regular contributor to Edible Wasatch Magazine.

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Past Contributors


Laura Barnes
Categories: Arts & Culture, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Snowsports, Sports & Entertainment
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Vanessa Brown
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Meetings & Conventions, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, Sports & Entertainment
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Kendall Card
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Genealogy & History, Meetings & Conventions, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, Snowsports, Sports & Entertainment
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Lisa Louise Cooke
Categories: Genealogy & History
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Quinn Curtis
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping
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Marit Fischer
Categories: Arts & Culture, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars
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Sarah Geneser
Categories: Arts & Culture, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, Sports & Entertainment
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Emily Hill
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping
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Eugenie Jaffe
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Restaurants & Bars, Sports & Entertainment
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Joe Johnson
Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Snowsports, Sports & Entertainment
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Nick Johnson
Categories: Restaurants & Bars
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Jake Kirshner
Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Snowsports
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Shane Larsen
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Snowsports, Sports & Entertainment
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Jennifer Leahy
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, Snowsports, Sports & Entertainment
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Dimitri Littig
Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Snowsports, Sports & Entertainment
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Nicole Mangino
Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Sports & Enterainment, Snowsports
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Scott Moore
Categories: Arts & Culture, Outoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Sports & Entertainment
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Caitlin Morgan
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars
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Greg Neville
Categories: Restaurants & Bars
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Matt Ostasiewski
Categories: Arts & Culture, Restaurants & Bars, Sports & Entertainment
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Tony Passey
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Meetings & Conventions, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, Snowsports
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Andrew Pridgen
Categories: Arts & Culture, Restaurants & Bars
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Elizabeth Worley
Categories: Restaurants & Bars
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Rebecca Brown Wright
Categories: Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Genealogy & History, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, Sports & Entertainment
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