Wasatch Magazine

2022-2023 Staff

Will Ginsburg
Editor

Will Ginsburg

Will Ginsburg grew up in Salt Lake City, and spent two years as a staff writer for Wasatch before becoming Editor this summer. He will be starting his fourth year at the U this fall, majoring in Writing and Rhetoric Studies. Outside of academics, he is a member of the men's Ultimate Frisbee team and a lover of the outdoors, with his main passions being snowboarding, skiing, and hiking.

Leah Button
Assistant Editor

Leah Button

Leah Button is going into her last year at the University of Utah majoring in Architecture and minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Leah has been with Wasatch Magazine for a little over one year, first as a Copy Editor and now as the Assistant Editor. She grew up in Salt Lake and her main hobbies include bouldering, hiking, painting, and playing volleyball.

Madysen Shalise Gailey
Platform Manager

Madysen Shalise Gailey

Madysen is starting her first year at the U with the intention of majoring in Environmental Sustainability Studies. She’s always been incredibly passionate about our global community and the strides we can make to care for and connect with our planet. Although Madysen loves academic challenges and more sedentary activities like reading and writing, they always make time for weekend adventures like...

Brittany Lovegrove
Head Designer

Brittany Lovegrove

Brittany Lovegrove is a going into her third year of the Graphic Design Program at the U. She is a Page Layout Design Intern here at the Wasatch Magazine. Brittany grew up in Sandy Utah and loves to do anything active and outdoors. She is an avid climber and road biker and spends her winters on a snowboard. The outdoors have always been therapeutic for her, and it fuels a healthy and adventurous lifestyle...

Sarah Bailey
Copy Editor

Sarah Bailey

Sarah is a junior majoring in Writing and Rhetoric and minoring in Creative Writing. A mom of five kids, Sarah loves visiting national and state parks and tries to unplug in nature as often as she can. She especially loved hiking and camping in Yellowstone last summer and can't wait to go back. Sarah also enjoys practicing yoga, playing the piano, and writing fiction.

Maddie Melton
Writer

Maddie Melton

Maddie is a Master’s student in the Environmental Humanities. They grew up in Virginia but (literally) stumbled into their love of the outdoors in college in South Africa when a bad ankle injury took them out to the trails for rehabilitation. After graduating, they returned to the United States and have since thru-hiked the Pacific Crest, Colorado, and Arizona Trails. They are also a professional...

Lauren Shields
Writer

Lauren Shields

Lauren Shields is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a sophomore studying Environmental Science and Psychology. Lauren is an avid explorer: a lover of animals big and small, the desert, bodies of water, especially a cold mountain lake in the summer time, and her friends and family who partake in most of these adventures alongside her. Lauren spends her summers outside, and this upcoming summer, she...

Makena Klinge
Writer

Makena Klinge

Makena is a second year at the University of Utah studying journalism and international studies, along with a minor in photography. She is from Boise, Idaho and loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include photography, sports, reading, journaling, playing the ukulele, running, hiking, biking and skiing. Makena hopes to work for a company like National Geographi...

Morrison Donovan
Writer

Morrison Donovan

Morrison grew up in Summit County, Colorado, surrounded by lakes and ski resorts. She began skiing when she was three and also loves climbing, kayaking, hiking, and trail running. She moved to Salt Lake City to keep the mountains close and have the opportunity to explore Utah’s unmatched natural beauty. The outdoors have always been important to Morrison as a place to get away from the craziness ...

John Horton
Writer

John Horton

Long John Horton, Pirate of the Colorado Plateau is from Salem, Utah, but now lives in Salt Lake City.  He is entering his fifth year as a Mechanical Engineering major with no obvious end in sight.  In the past few years, he has developed a passion, bordering on obsession, for river rafting, canyoneering, and more recently, caving.  Recently John became certified as an EMT, and volunteers on Salem...

Kevin Cody
Photographer

Kevin Cody

Kevin Cody is a photographer at heart. He focuses on nature and outdoor photography but spends a lot of time doing other forms of photography, such as sports, photojournalism and product photography. Kevin graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2013 with a degree in Natural Resource Ecology and Management with an Option an option in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology. Upon graduation, he realized that...

Bradley De Boer
Photographer

Bradley De Boer

Bradley is an incoming sophomore from Chicago, Illinois. He is a design foundations major considering architecture and urban ecology. He loves to shoot both film and digital photos and is super stoked to be part of the magazine this year. He is an avid snowboarder and hiker. Leaving the midwest for the mountains was the best decision he ever made, and he plans to pick up a few more hobbies these next...

Abby Blackett
Photographer

Abby Blackett

Abby Blackett is in her third year at the U. She is majoring in communication and doing a minor in digital photography. One of the things she is most passionate about is the outdoors, and capturing the beauty through her camera.

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