Meet The Team
Steve is a historian, writer, and serial entrepreneur. In addition to leading tours, he authors a book series on Salida history and produces both radio and video vignettes focused on local stories. Steve is president of Salida Heritage Days, an annual three-day festival, and sits on the Historic Preservation Commission. When not scratching his history itch, he's most often in the mountains with Gina (a 2005 Jeep Wrangler) and Rez (a 2018 red heeler/Basenji mix).
D.J. is a former Denver teacher who moved to Chaffee County after retiring from 25 years in the classroom. With a long history in the area, her family built a cabin here in 1968, she now lives in Buena Vista and works as a reporter for The Mountain Mail in Salida. DJ enjoys sharing the history of the area and stories she grew up with, along with a few creepy tales of old Buena Vista.
Amy has been teaching social studies at Salida High School since 2008 and has dug into the history of Salida to share its intriguing stories with her students. Amy enjoys teaching the culturally challenging pieces of American history. In her free time, Amy enjoys skiing, rafting, and biking with her husband, son, and black lab. Before moving to Salida, Amy served in Peace Corps Mongolia for two years living in a yurt with her husband.
Jenny is a lifelong Colorado resident, having settled in the valley eight years ago with her husband and many pets. She is heavily involved in local and statewide living history and historical re-enactments ranging from the American Revolution to WWII. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys hiking and playing ice hockey, as well as singing and acting with several groups in the region. She is a retired professional cellist and is active in the arts as well as a business owner here in Chaffee County.