Wasatch Magazine

2019-2020 Staff

Sierra Marty

Editor

Sierra Marty is on her third year on Wasatch Mag, and is currently the digital editor for the 2019- 2020 school year. She pursuing degrees in political science and social work. Her favorite outdoor sports include trail running, peak bagging, and backpacking of course. Her favorite part about being apart of the magazine is watching students have the opportunity to showcase the outdoors and encourage...

Nick Halberg

Editor

Nick is a senior 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...

Kiffer Creveling

Photographer

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

Photographer

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

Gavin Gannuscio

Photographer

My name is Gavin and I am going into my second year at the University of Utah. I am studying business and enjoying every moment at the U. I am very passionate about the environment and lately have been focusing more on environmentalism in the off-road/ camping communities. Other than taking time with friends to make trips put of cleaning our favorite camp spots and trails off all garbage and attempting...

Brian Landauer

Photographer

Hi, my name is Brian Landauer. I’m from Flagstaff, Arizona. I’m currently a Freshman at the U studying Finance with a minor in Information Systems. I love doing anything outdoor-related, but rock climbing and mountain biking are definitely my favorites.

Kassie Amann

Writer

Kassie is a second year medical student at the U. She’s passionate about rural, emergency and wilderness medicine, and loves working hands-on in austere environments. She’s also passionate about land and environmental conservation, and thinks a lot about how wilderness connects to people’s health. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing of all kinds, swimming, and anything else that gets her out...

Dan Belding

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.

Nik Benko

Writer

Nik Benko is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering studying traumatic brain injury. This is Nik’s second year contributing to Wasatch Magazine. After work, Nik can be found on Bobsled trail with his dog Miles. On the weekends he most enjoys climbing granite in Little Cottonwood Canyon or working on one of his many recycled material based home projects.  

Nina Borzoni

Writer

Hi! I am a junior in Emergency Medical Services and am working on taking my pre-pharmacy classes as well. I spend my time learning new skills in hiking, climbing, and slacklining. I grew up in Utah and spend my time outdoors snowboarding in Big Cottonwood Canyon and hiking around the foothills of Salt Lake.  My favorite camping spot is the BLM lands in southern Utah. This past year I have worked...

Nate Caines

Writer

Nathan Caines 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 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, ...

Annie Duong

Writer

Just a girl willing to try new things in hopes of telling the crazy story of it the next day. 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.

Kyle Dunphey

Writer

Kyle is a senior at the University of Utah studying Science, Health and Environmental Communication. Growing up in Vermont, Kyle learned to ski and walk at roughly the same age, although the latter still needs improvement. His first year on the Wasatch team, Kyle has a passion for conservation and the outdoors that he hopes to share with the Salt Lake community. Look for him year round in the Wasatch...

Steve Mammano

Writer

My name is Steve and I am a third year Atmospheric Science student at the U. I am super passionate about anything that happens off of the ground. The way climate change is effecting outdoor recreation for us is the part of environmentalism that intrigues me the most. I have a severe addiction to paragliding, but am also an avid backcountry skier and climber. You can usually find me talking about the...

Hayden O’shea

Writer

The two things that are constantly bouncing around in my mind are the amount of schoolwork I have to do and climbing in the mountains. It's hard to fumble around life looking for meaning but being in the mountains makes me feel whole, especially when climbing them. I am currently studying communications and hope to be a journalist who writes for a newspaper or magazine. My main passion is rock climbing,...

Sofia Sant’Anna-Skites

Writer

Sofia is a third year studying modern dance and English at the U. She is originally from the flatlands of Illinois, but since coming to Utah, she has indulged in numerous outdoor activities such as canyoneering and skiing. She is eager to spread wilderness appreciation and does so as a trip leader for Outdoor Adventures and an RA for the Outdoor Leadership Living Learning Community on campus.

Camille Rousculp

Videographer

Camille Rousculp is a Film and Media Arts major at the University of Utah. Originally from New Mexico, she has grown to love spending time in the outdoors, including climbing, hiking, and kayaking. She is stoked to share her passion for the outdoors through the Wasatch Mag.

Julián Askov

Photographer/ Videographer

Julián is a freshman at the U, where he is studying to be a nurse practitioner and is hoping to get a minor in film or photography. He is very focused on initiatives such as creating a plastic free environment, renewable energy, and clean air. He participated and organized environmental service projects through scouting where he earned my Eagle Scout award. He also helped film and edit an environmental...

Abby Blackett

Writer/ Photographer

My name is Abby Blackett and I am currently studying Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah. Some of my favorite things to do are hiking, and photography. I love spending time outdoors, and exploring new places! I am very passionate about photography and the outdoors, and protecting nature. I also love playing sports, soccer and softball are my favorites!

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