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About us

Meet the University of Utah students that make Wasatch run

Sierra Marty

Digital Editor

Sierra Marty is on her second year with Wasatch Mag, and is happy to be the digital editor this school year. She is currently studying social work, and also loves to spend time educating people about how to take care of the environment. Her favorite outdoor sports include trail running, peak bagging, national park exploring, and backpacking of course. Sierra is excited to see how Wasatch Magazine grows this school year, and to see how it will continue educating U of U students on the latest environmental news for the outdoors

Nick Halberg

Print Editor

Nick is a junior studying philosophy and economics. He started with Wasatch Mag two years ago, and now is happy to be co-leading the publication as the Print Editor. He is passionate about environmental issues, especially when they intersect with justice, and spends his time volunteering with organizations that deal with such issues. On weekends, he frequently disappears into the desert to explore the most technically difficult and remote slot canyons he can find, and is learning to multi-pitch climb, ice climb, and travel in avalanche terrain safely so he can break into mountaineering.

Lizz Corrigan

Staff Writer

Lizz Corrigan is a first-year Wasatch Magazine contributor and second-year graduate student. She writes for SLUG Mag, U of U Health, and is getting a masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Lizz recently started working full time for Lucidchart and she loves it. She likes to trail run year-round in the foothills, and wanders around the west chasing new rivers to fish and trails to mountain bike with her dog, Waylon.

Kiffer Creveling

Staff Writer

Kiffer Creveling is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering studying the strength of adhesion between the vitreous and retina of the human eye. He has been working with the Wasatch Magazine for five years now. Kiffer's favorite outdoor activity is skiing and snowboarding; whether that is downhill, telemark, snowboarding, or cross country skiing, he just loves the snow.

Peter Creveling

Staff Writer

Peter Creveling is currently a Ph.D. student at the U studying mechanical engineering and has been on the Wasatch team since 2015. His favorite outdoor activities include skiing and rock climbing, and he can be commonly spotted on the slopes of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon year round.

Dan Belding

Staff Writer

Dan is a Senior in the Communication department at the University of Utah following the Journalism sequence- he has been with Wasatch as a journalism intern since June 2018. When Dan isn’t working on his degree or a new piece for Wasatch he can be found snowboarding at Brighton or boating with friends at Jordanelle.

Annie Duong

Staff Writer

Annie is a major science geek with a love for the outdoors. Majoring in math, the freedom of the outdoors is the only way to escape her studious life. Annie has three main loves in life: concerts, coffee, and kind humans. Annie believes that she was a lizard in a possible past life because she is so drawn to the heat and the desert; if you're ever searching for her, you can probably find her down in her Jeep in Escalante.

Devin Valiquett

Staff Writer

Devin is currently a sophomore studying Finance at the University of Utah. He's from Park City, Utah, and his favorite things to do outside are ski, mountain bike and hike. This is his first year as a staff writer at Wasatch Magazine.

Kelly Loutzenheiser


Kelly Loutzenheiser is a freshman at the U, currently undeclared but thinking of going into nursing or environmental studies. She just recently joined Wasatch to help portray Salt Lake City's incredible outdoor opportunities to students. To her, the outdoors are a place of self growth and discovery; from skiing to hiking and camping and more, the mountains are her go-to.

Kendall Zylstra

Staff Writer

Kendall is a communications major who will be graduating with his bachelor of science in the health, science, and environmental risk sequence this spring of 2019. Kendall is one of many students at the U of U who made the migration from the East Coast in search of a life outdoors, and hopes to pursue a career in journalism and content creation within the outdoor industry after graduation. Kendall is a backcountry skier and free ride mountain biker, who can be found in the Cottonwood Canyons and various mountain passes during his free time.

Nate Caines

Staff Writer

Nathan is a transfer student at the U finishing up a psychology degree and cognitive minor, and has been a writer for Wasatch since 2018. His other writing can be found in various places on the internet and literary magazines. He moved from Chicago to Salt Lake because there wasn't a mountain or canyon in the whole state of Illinois. When he isn't coaching kids to rock climb, he's in a slot canyon, climbing or probably just reading.

Gentry Hale

Staff Writer

Gentry is a senior majoring in environmental and sustainability studies and minoring in creative writing. She was born in Utah and spends most of her time working and snowboarding at Brighton Ski Resort. When she's not snowboarding you can find her camping, fly-fishing, skateboarding, or painting. Her favorite topics to study are environmental policy and environmental justice.