Rocky Mountain Post staff

David O. WilliamsDavid O. Williams – Managing Editor

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David O. Williams is an award-winning energy, environment, sports and outdoor writer based in the Vail Valley. His work has appeared in publications as diverse as the The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, SKI, SKIING, Powder,  People, LA Weekly and the Huffington Post.

Tom Boyd Rocky Mountain PostTom Boyd – Science, tech, development & real estate reporter

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Tom Boyd writes about science, technology, land issues and the outdoors for the Rocky Mountain Post. He has covered three Olympic events, and his work has appeared in The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, and 5280 Magazine among other publications. He is also managing editor of, a project of the Sonoran Institute.

John Shepard

John Shepard – Columnist

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An environmentalist, John Shepard has lived with his family in Tucson, Arizona, since 1995 . His work takes him throughout the American West and Northwest Mexico, giving him a first-hand look at how climate change is impacting the region’s landscapes and communities.

Mike Leake backcountry skier

Mike Leake – Outdoor columnist

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Mike “Mikey” Leake skis for Marmot, Scarpa, Grand Targhee, Alyeska Resort, Marker, GoPro, and Smith. His skiing takes him around the world, but he has roots in the Teton Valley region of southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming. He writes about skiing, riding, and gear for The Rocky Mountain Post in his Teton Freeride blog.