My parents taught me how to ski shortly after I learned to walk, instilling in me a passion that continues to be one of my greatest sources of joy. Skiing led me to journalism, and a dream job as the Managing Editor at Powder, the Skier's Magazine, where I worked for five years.
Recently, I moved to Reno, Nevada, and took the leap to freelance journalism. Yes, I live near casinos, and also a lot of book stores, coffee shops, museums, murals, and cafes in Midtown. I'm about 45 minutes away from Squaw Valley Ski Resort. If there's snow on the ground, chances are you'll find me spinning laps on Headwall. Come summer, I'm on my mountain bike.
I am a freelance journalist and editor. I have written about eccentric ski bums in Alaska and prison reformers in Richmond, California. I've reported on dense, complicated topics like renewable energy and controversial development projects that may transform mountain landscapes. I've also satirized ski town dating and snow reports. My work has published in Powder, Outside, REI's Co-op Journal, Tahoe Quarterly, Sierra Sun, Moonshine Ink, , Adventure Sports Journal, Richmond Confidential, SF Gate, and ESPN.
My email is: Julie Marie Brown at Gmail dot com