New Editor for Washington Trails
Saying "hello!" to a new editor is not something that Washington Trails readers have to do very often. In the publication's forty-five year history, only five people have held the title. Louise Marshall, Ann Marshall, Dan A. Nelson, Andrew Engelson, and, most recently, me.
Today, we welcome Eli Boschetto.
Eli grew up in southern California, tromping about in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite National Park. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2005 and promptly fell in love with our volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and moss-covered old-growth.
He's already done quite a bit of work for Washington Trails, as a volunteer feature story writer, photographer and gear team member. As an avid backpacker and outdoor photographer, who also happens to have a publishing background, an eye for design and the technical training to match, and lots of creative ideas, we're pretty confident that he'll excel in this role.
So, what can readers look forward to seeing in Washington Trails with Eli as editor?
"Well, the winners of the photo contest for starters," he smiled. Eli's first magazine, the Jan+Feb issue, will feature all the winning images entered in Northwest Exposure. "I'm also interested in profiling the absolutely best places to eat after a long day in the backcountry. I'm a huge gear junkie, so we'll be covering a lot of cool gear. And, I really want to hear from our readers."
Consider that an open invitation, readers. Want do you want to see in Washington Trails in the 2012? Post your ideas below as comments, or send them directly to Eli at email@example.com.
P.S. Wondering where I am going? The answer is far, far away to the Philippines. More on that endeavor in a future post!