Ty is an adventure travel enthusiast, be it for play - whether on a mountain bike, expedition run, yoga retreat, or just plain exploring new places - or for work, providing public relations and marketing for clients, travel writing, or snapping photos. As a single dad, his favorite travel companion is often his 10-year-old son, Caleb. In his travels, he finds fulfillment in meeting new people, and discovering new places and perspectives the world provides.
He believes photography and writing provide engaging platforms to communicate the beauty, the commonality, as well as the diversity, and sometimes struggle that exists across mankind. Having spent 3 years with Adventure Sports Magazine, and then as a contributing photojournalist with publications such as Running Times, No Boundaries, Away.com, Livestrong.com and Runners World, he decided to take the leap and launch Adventure Traveler Online (ATO). He is excited about the staff at ATO and the mission they have laid out. It provides each and everyone the opportunity to share and learn from many talented individuals doing what they love. In his personal life, his motivation is to be a good listener, friend and father in the world.
Jenny Wilden - Managing Editor | Travel Correspondent
Jenny is an outdoor adventurer with serious wanderlust, and international travel is her drug of choice. A self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut, she enjoys editing and writing about destinations, dining, and recreation.
Snowboarding and horseback riding keep her centered, but she dabbles in everything from stand-up paddleboarding to rock climbing. As a lifelong foodie, festival-goer, and raceaholic, Jenny's travels encompass one, if not all, of these passions. She's a believer in the transformative power of distance running, and recently became a coach for girls at the nonprofit organization, Girls on the Run.
A Seattle University graduate with a degree in Journalism, Jenny is also the editor of Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine in Salt Lake City. Her work has been published in The Washington Times, Digital Scrapbooking, Simple Scrapbooks, Salt Lake City Weekly, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Zions Bank Community, and Wasatch Woman Magazine. Follow her exploits on Twitter at @jennywillden.
Tena is a writer, traveler and social media enthusiast that finds pleasure in soaking up new areas by becoming a local for a few years. Her adventures have found her living and snowboarding in the mountains of Colorado, managing editorial for an active, extreme sports, online community in sunny South Florida, organizing electronic music festivals and freelancing as a writer and marketer in San Francisco, and living in a 83-acre, private arboretum in Raleigh, NC, where she hiked, kayaked and went power-paragliding on a regular basis.
Currently she lives in Asheville, NC, with her two year old miniature poodle mix, Teddy, who loves to go hiking, running and swimming with her in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. She has been an independent, professional writer and social media marketer for over a decade, enjoying promoting travel, sustainability, and healthy lifestyle businesses, and is the main voice behind Adventure Traveler Online through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Clay Abney - Associate Editor | Gear Guru
Stefani Jackenthal - Associate Editor | Wine Columnist
Stefani is an adventure, wine expert and journalist for print, TV, and radio and an elite endurance racer who has competed and reported from around the world. She has contributed to New York Times, Outside, Conde’ Nast Traveler, Wine Enthusiast, Bicycling, Shape, Women’s Health, Fitness, Prevention, Runner’s World, Marie Claire, Climbing, Oxygen Fitness, amongst others. She authored Wanderlust Wining ~ the outdoorsy oenophile’s wine country companion (Price World Publishing), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Rock Climbing (Macmillan/Alpha Books) and her work appears in The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything (St. Martin’s Press).
Stefani has an MBA in marketing and is the founder and president of NTS Wine Tasting, LLC; an entertainment-educational company crafting corporate, private and educational wine events and producing the “Wine Tasting Without the Attitude” series at 92nd Street Y. Her “Wines Around the World 101” instructional wine online class is featured on the Learning Annex’s website.
Stefani lives in NYC. www.stefjack.com.
Jason Heflin - Associate Editor | Photographer
Jason spent his youth exploring the creeks, trails, and back roads of his home state, Kentucky. His final year in college he joined a study abroad trip to Ireland. His time exploirng the hills and pubs of the Emerald Isle sparked his passion for travel. Since then, his journeys have landed him on five continents and in dozens of countries.
Tim Holmstrom - Associate Editor | Photographer
Brian Sneeden - Associate Editor
Scott Baste - Photographer
Jeremy Shedd, Garret Weiner, Andrew Hartnagel, Daya Apunte, Betsy Baste, Grant Killian, Randi Nelle, Jenn MacDonald, Jordan Parker, Daniel Jesse, Gary Yelton,