With vast tourism industry experience and a passion for travel, Vicky Nash, owner of Resort Trends, Inc., specializes in content development for destination marketing organizations, resorts, attractions and hotels. Her firm has represented clients throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and the Rocky Mountain Region including Glenwood Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Snowmass Village Tourism, Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop, Historic Hotels of the Rockies, and Gateway Canyons. Vicky’s expertise in the field spans over 35 years where she has established long-term relationships with many tourism industry professionals.
Vicky is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a B.B.A. in Marketing and also earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree with an emphasis on Tourism and Resort Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver.
PATSY POPEJOY, communications director
Patsy Popejoy has extensive experience public relations from building relationships with various media in the local, national, and international arenas, along with planning major client events and developing strategic communications objectives. Graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Communications from the University of Southern Indiana, she has also received several awards from the Public Relations Society of America.
Popejoy moved to the Roaring Fork Valley nine years ago from Indianapolis, where she developed and supervised award-winning client creative campaigns and implemented public relations strategies as Senior Account Executive at MZD Advertising & Public Relations and as Senior Account Director for Shank Public Relations Counselors.
She created and developed the Public Relations Manager position for Snowmass Tourism in February 2009 to September 2016, and most recently worked for the Aspen Board of Realtors as communications and programs manager.
KARIN GAMBA, content writer
Karin Gamba has been writing professionally for the travel and tourism markets for nearly two decades. Her creative, lively writing style is particularly suited to this market. She has promoted a wide array of travel products that include destination towns, vacation resorts, golf courses, ski areas, spas, hotels as well as countless visitor attractions. She excels at creating focused messaging that delivers measureable results for her clients. Karin has written on behalf of Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Glenwood Hot Springs, Gateway Canyons Resort, Stonebridge Companies, Colorado Mountain College, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Canyon Resort, Historic Hotels of the Rockies, Aspen Research Group and Redlands Mesa Golf Community.
SAVANNAH NELSON, communications coordinator
After working in the writing and journalism fields, Savannah Nelson is using both her background in prose and publishing experience in her position as Communications Coordinator for Resort Trends, Inc. Savannah’s specialties include promotional materials, interpretive writing, press releases, email content, website copy, newsletters, copywriting, and editorial pieces. Savannah graduated from University of Colorado Denver with her bachelor’s in English Writing with a minor in Communications. In her off-time, Savannah has an appreciation for sunshine, sweets, pigs, and exploring Colorado’s Western slope with her husband.