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    Raleigh Burleigh, Editor
    Raleigh Burleigh was raised in Satank and attended Carbondale Community School. The Carbondale Rotary Club later sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile the year before his graduation from Roaring Fork High School. He then studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado and applied those studies traveling throughout South America the following year. Returning to Carbondale and inspired by the community engagement of Radio Alas in El Bolsón, Argentina, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which led to serving as News Director from 2017 to 2019. Raleigh joined The Sopris Sun as editor in the beginning of 2021.

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    Sue Rollyson Persiko moved to the valley in 1978. She has been taking photos for 57 years. At the age of 13 she began to go on outdoor adventures throughout the country, which created a passion for capturing her experiences with the beauty of nature. She expanded into taking pictures of people and activities when she first started working at RFHS in 2009. She is still involved with RFHS taking photos and tutoring math, as well as being a freelance photographer for the Sopris Sun.

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    Todd Chamberlin, Executive Director

    Todd is a Colorado native and has a degree in Environmental Conservation from University of Colorado, Boulder.  He started his writing career as an outdoor writer for Digital City Denver and the Denver Post, then went on to develop his own website focusing on Colorado Outdoors and sold the website to National Geographic.  Todd became Director of Internet Development & Ecommerce for National Geographic. In 2008, Todd moved to the Roaring Fork Valley, where he continued his career in digital media as an independent consultant and working with various marketing agencies here in the Valley. In 2019, he joined the Sopris Sun as the Director of Sales and received several awards for advertising from the Colorado Press Association in 2020. On December 1, 2020 Todd was elevated to Executive Director for the organization. Over the years, Todd has served on various nonprofit boards including AspenOut, Colorado Sierra Club, and the Carbondale Parks and Recreation Commission.

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    Ylice Golden, Graphic Designer
    Ylice grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and graduated from Old Dominion University. She has been doing freelance graphic and web design work in the Roaring Fork Valley since moving here in 2011.  She's been our designer since March, 2019.

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    Roberta McGowan, Reporter

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    Crystal Tapp, Distribution
    Crystal Tapp is responsible for making sure the paper arrives at our 33 newsstands and 50+ other locations from Glenwood Springs to Aspen every week.