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.
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.
Kerrie Lee Brown
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I relocated to Denver in 2014. I’ve had the pleasure of running several international magazines in the health and fitness, entertainment, and lifestyle industries—most notably, as the editor-in-chief of Oxygen Women’s Fitness, founding editor of American Health & Fitness, and executive editor of Today’s Parent. I’ve also written for over 100 publications in the areas of fashion, beauty, celebrity, sports, and nutrition. After taking some time off to write a self-help book for women My Heart, My Self and launch my own global storytelling platform Redlilylife.com, I am thrilled to oversee the amazing Denver Life editorial team. Off the clock, you’ll find me at the motocross track and hockey rink cheering on my two boys.
As a Colorado native, I’ve always been enamored by our state’s bountiful offerings, from its purple peaks to its rusty rock formations. Still, I traversed to the drizzle-dense Pacific Northwest in pursuit of a Journalism degree. I explored all things magazine publication, editing, writing, and researching for multiple award-winning print publications before trying my hand as a nonprofit grant writer, then as an online content editor, where I specialized in restaurant and business editorials — a seamless transition to Denver Life Magazine. When there’s not a pen in my hand, you can find me hiking with my sweet husky, Zeus, or lying lazily under a tree.
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.