Publisher and CEO
Born and raised in Huntington Beach, Calif., I moved in 1989 to Arizona, where I received a degree in global marketing with a minor in advertising at Arizona State University. I worked nine years for a regional magazine publisher in Arizona, learning about the magazine industry from top to bottom. In 2007, I and my wife/business partner, Kristin, along with our first child and three pups, relocated to Colorado to launch Denver Life Magazine. We now have three wonderful children and love this amazing state. I enjoy skiing, golfing, camping, hiking, fly-fishing, and spending time with my family.
A Midwest girl at heart, I grew up in Michigan before packing up my car and moving to Arizona. There, I completed my B.A. degree in Communication with a business minor from Arizona State University. I earned my editing experience as Managing Editor for a regional lifestyle magazine in Scottsdale, AZ before starting my own freelance writing and editing business. In 2007 I, along with my husband and business partner Shawn relocated our family to Colorado to launch Denver Life Magazine. I served as the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief for eight years before making the decision to scale back from daily operations to focus on raising our three children. In my free time I enjoy hiking, skiing, yoga, gardening, spending quality time with my family and exploring this beautiful state we call home.
I grew up in Detroit, studied at the Center for Creative Studies, and worked at an ad agency before moving to Denver 25 years ago. Since then, I have done an array of creative work (plus bartending!), working at an ad agency, designing mail-order catalogs for a subsidiary of Whole Foods, and photo editing for Starz. In publishing, I have worked at Colorado Biz magazine and Denver magazine, and freelanced for Ft. Collins, Breckenridge, and Winter Park magazines for Evergreen Publishing. For the last five years, I’ve designed Denver Life Magazine.
Hi! I’m Steph Wilson, a Folio: Top Women in Media award-winning editor, writer, and creative maximalist. I’ve been making magazines for the last 20 years with a focus on luxury lifestyle, travel, and custom publishing, leading editorial departments for media brands like Haute Living and Royal Media Partners. I moved to Denver from Miami in 2015 and co-founded Sensi Media Group, publisher of Sensi magazine, where I served as editor in chief of the most award-winning cannabis lifestyle magazine to date for seven years before exiting the company to join the team at Denver Life Magazine.
I recently moved from California to Colorado, trading in my surf board for skis. I am a passionate, extroverted journalist living in the heart of LoDo and loving all Denver has to offer. My previous experience in journalism includes my position as the Associate Editor at The Outdoor Journal, receiving the Justin T. McCarthy Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2021 from Santa Clara University and publishing with 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine, The Six Fifty, The Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, The Santa Clara Magazine, and The Outlook News.
Business Development Manager / Events
In my role at Denver Life, I collaborate with various clients and nonprofits to create partnerships that provide new branding opportunities and event marketing. The team’s only Colorado native, I’m a Cherry Creek and CU Boulder alum, so you’ll find me enjoying all things outdoorsy around the state in my spare time.
Sales Account Executive
Born in Panama, raised in Nebraska and having lived in Denver now for 20+ years – I love this city and everything our state has to offer. My sales background in Denver is extensive including newspaper, outdoor, television and I’ve now been happily selling Denver Life since 2018. When not working, you can find me exploring my awesome neighborhood, the Highlands in North Denver, and playing in Summit County on weekends.
Sales Account Executive
Digital Engagement Specialist
This Northeast gal from Penn State University combines her photojournalism background with her two passions of competitive sailing and science as a sports and science photographer. She started working with the Denver Life Magazine team in 2019 managing their website, social media, and other digital assets.