Our AspenRealLife Team
Jillian Livingston – Founder/Editor of AspenRealLife.Com
Jillian began her writing career in New York City writing for Simon & Schuster as a publicist and as a Merchandising Editor for Seventeen Magazine. She moved to Aspen in 1990 and worked for what was then called Aspen Film Festival, DanceAspen and IDCA. In 1995 Jillian met “Baddy” and got a job in film production with real people Casting Director, Dede Brinkman, at Aspen Production Services. She worked until she popped out her first boy of three. The blog began in 2009 as an outlet for stories, videos and pictures of raising three boys in a resort town.
Jillian became a family travel writer traveling around Colorado with her boys and reviewing hotels through the eyes of a mom with three boys. One thing lead to another and she became a freelance writer for luxury travel sites such as; Inspirato, Quintess, Bespoke Concierge Magazine, Destinations Travel Magazine. Jillian also was the Roaring Fork Examiner. In 2013 AspenRealLife was getting 40K page views a month without any marketing.
If there is adventure involved Jillian wants to cover it, whether it is a romantic weekend at Aspen’s “Secret” Hotel in Aspen, a girls’ getaway weekend at the Sorrel River Ranch in Moab or an eight hour drive over treacherous passes for a family ski trip to Wolf Creek.
Alex Blanco of Alex Blanco Photography – Photographer
Rob Hollis – Writer/Photographer/Pro-Snowboarder/ Mountain Biker/Green Architect
Winslow McCurdy – Writer/Photographer
Winslow McCurdy is a travel photographer and writer from Seattle who has spent extensive time living abroad in Latin America. He attended Colby College in Maine where he majored in Latin American Economics and History as well as Spanish. He currently splits his time between Aspen, Colorado and contributing to his own travel blog through his travels in the Spanish-speaking world. Winslow spends many afternoons fishing, mountain biking, hiking and generally enjoying the beautiful places where he happens to hang his hat.
Kelby Strohm – Photographer/Videographer AND AspenRealLife’s Marketing and Sales Director
Kelby is an adventure, action sports and outdoor lifestyle photographer and marketing and sales guru. While attending Western Washington University he was faced with a choice between conforming to a traditional career path or making his career conform to the life he lives. Having been fortunate enough to travel a lot at a young age, and growing up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and downhill mountain biking he chose to pick up photography and videography as a way to share with the world his passion for all the incredible experiences life has to offer.
Stephanie Hirsch – Website Designer/Ghost Writer/Copywriter
Brian Bitterfeld – Professional Videographer
AspenRealLife Past Interns
Christopher Gsell – College Student/Writer/ARL Intern