Allyson Reedy is first and foremost an eater. While her affinity for food was detrimental to her dreams of modeling swimwear, it helps her tremendously when writing about local restaurants for Boulder Lifestyle. She’s competed in eating contests around town, never met a Thai curry she didn’t like and has been written love poems by waiters in awe of her impressive appetite.
What you’re looking forward to in 2016?
“More amazing new Boulder restaurants, the end of election season and seeing my kids’s faces when we go to Disneyworld for the first time.”
Emily O’Brien started writing in high school, although it was mostly bad poetry and ambitious attempts at screenplays. The skills might not have been developed yet, but the passion sure was! Most of her work now consists of magazine articles and web content for small businesses. “Boulder is such a hotbed of fascinating people and innovative companies; I’m never in short supply of content.”
What is your 2016 New Year’s Resolution?
“My New Year’s resolution is to continue working on breaking my multitasking addiction. It’s better to live fully in the moment.”
Adam Perry, who studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh and Naropa University, has covered everything from rock ‘n’ roll to high-tech dog collars for Lifestyle. Recaps of Adam’s international adventure-cycling journeys can be found in recent issues of Bicycle Times and Peloton. Adam lives with his partner, Irene, and their daughter, Sidney, in Boulder, where he works in veterans’ law and plays the drums.
Your favorite memory of 2015?
“Probably taking my daughter to Star Wars night at Coors Field, seeing how stoked she was to see thousands of people all dressed up. Plus, she was yet again handed a ball by a Rockies player before the game.”
Event Photographer Laura Kinser is based in Denver. She started photographing professionally in Las Vegas 10 years ago. Her specialties include head shots, portraits, lifestyle and event photography. Laura has had the opportunity to photograph many celebrities including, Kelly Clarkson, Journey, and many of the Denver Broncos.
Your 2016 New Year’s Resolution?
“To enjoy life as its happening, savor now and not be in such a rush for the future.”
Colleen became interested in photography in 2010 and hasn’t slowed down since. She loves photographing animals, food, awesome people and hopes to one day capture Bigfoot on camera. Living in Colorado has expanded her horizons in ways she would have never thought possible. She consistently is working to improve in all aspects of her creative ventures and loves being challenged by what life throws at her.
What’s a phrase that best describes your past year?
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. “This has been a year of learning and challenges. Without failure, we don’t grow. I embrace life’s challenges and hardships and look at them as ways to improve both in work and in spirit. Here’s to 2016.”
Michael Rainero is a Denver-based artist and photographer. He graduated in 2014 from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He loves photographing nature and the world around him. The beautiful scenery gives Michael no shortage of inspiration for his photography.
What do you love most about starting a New Year?
“Wondering where this year’s travels will take me and what will happen.”