You can contact any of our staff by using the email address email@example.com (except Allan Parr, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you want to know about Allan, close your eyes and bite into a perfect steak sandwich. Savor it. Now, keeping your peepers squeezed shut, take a sizable swig of cold IPA, and let it slide down your gullet. Finally, try to describe how that makes you feel. When you do, you will know what makes this cat tick. A marketing communications pro and part-time lawyer by trade, he eats and drinks and shares his impressions, without much censorship...as you will see.
Allan came up with the idea for Eat Drink Boulder via his job, which involves beer, wine, food, and blogging. Allan runs Zephyr Adventures and Taste Vacations, two tour companies that, among other things, run food, wine, and beer tours around the world. Zephyr Adventures also organizes a series of lifestyle blogger conferences in the food, wine, beer, and fitness worlds. Locally, Allan runs the 1000-person strong Boulder Wine Meetup group. All this keeps him very occupied and very immersed in the worlds relevant to Eat Drink Boulder.
Anastasia was born in Russia, moved to the US at the age of 9, and moved from New Mexico to Boulder in 2007 to attend CU. Though Anastasia enjoys her work in the mental health field, she likes to spend her free time going to various happy hours, trying new restaurants and tasting wine. Anastasia likes to volunteer with local distilleries and wineries, mixing cocktails, helping bottle, or working events. She also enjoys the arts, and you can frequently find her at the Dairy Arts Center, catching a movie, volunteering, or taking a ballet class.
If Betsy didn't love growing, cooking, and eating food so much, you might never catch her standing still. She carries more insurance on her bikes than her car, and she only uses credit cards that dole out airline miles. She's a Lyons, Colorado girl with a salt-water past. http://www.cochicas.com/blog/
Cyril is a craft beer writer and columnist whose Pondering the Pint column appears in the Longmont Times-Call). He is founder of Boulder's Beer Law Incubator, which provides start-up craft brewery consulting; a home brewer for the past 15 years; and a self-proclaimed Philosopher/Ponderer.
Gabby is a trainer, writer, photographer, and traveler, and has traveled around the world - sometimes for work, sometimes for play, always with an eye for adventure, scenery, and stories to tell. He considers himself a beer connoisseur, and has lived in four of the best beer towns (Munich, Dublin, Portland, and now the Denver metro area) in the world. He and his wife often go beer-treking, looking for the best beers around. He has lived in several states and countries, but plans on retiring and dying (hopefully in that order) in Colorado.
Jennifer covers the Gunbarrel beat for all things food, wine and beer related. Having immersed herself in many different cultures over the years, Jennifer is a passionate traveler with an uncanny ability to look into the heart of a city or town and find authentic places to eat, drink, and hang out -- or simply pass time blissfully. She has recently earned her status as Sommelier through the International Wine Guild but, even so, she knows her personal journey exploring wine has only just begun.
A traveler, home brewer, and bike enthusiast, Katie is a Colorado native living in Lafayette. She loves trying new and unique beers in addition to enjoying tried and true brews, and she is currently studying for the Beer Judge Certification Exam. Between brewery hopping, Katie works as an energy efficiency consultant.
Leah loves Colorado beer. She blogs about Colorado beer, breweries, bars, beer & food pairings, restaurants with craft beer, beer events and more as Colorado Beer Girl.
Lisa Grove is a freelance writer and editor. From growing up in Reno to the beaches of San Diego, the subways and train stations of New York City to Boulder's mountainous views, Lisa has been people-watching and scribbling for the majority of her life. Having found home in Boulder with her boyfriend and chocolate lab, Lisa enjoys learning about new people and places, cooking, exploring, and discovering the Boulder foodie scene.
Mark came to Boulder in 2006 from the San Francisco Bay area. Among his ventures was a food and wine business in Silicon Valley. Now enjoying Colorado, including the challenges of high altitude gardening. In his tastings, Mark's quest is finding and sharing great value wines. He can often be found hiking a trail or on his bike in the Boulder area, Nepal, or somewhere else in the world.
Paul Getty has lived in Boulder for over 20 years, and has sampled the wares of most of its fine (and less fine) dining and drink establishments. An amateur journalist and one-time professional cook (at several less fine places across the country), he now makes his living in the world of internet technology, running several startups from his office in downtown Boulder. He is the co-Founder and Editor of Eat Drink Boulder.
For Shannon, traveling and exploring new places and foods is a passion and priority. A University of Colorado graduate in Fine Arts Photography, she studied and interned with photographers in France and San Francisco, where her culinary interests began to expand beyond her Austin roots and foundation in American cuisine. She is now in a perpetual search for all that is new and exciting in Boulder's food scene. In addition to writing for EDB, she handles our social media efforts; if you tweet us, she will most likely be your respondent!