Faces of Shift with the Outside Magazine Team
At Shift Workspaces we love getting to know our unique members on a personal level. Each month we sit down and chat with a different member to get to know more about them and their business. This month we’re highlighting the team from Outside Magazine. To learn more about the Outside Magazine team and how they value the outdoors and adventure, continue reading:
Since 1977, Outside has been about one simple idea: to inspire active participation in the world outside – how do you feel the team lives this out?
You’d be hard pressed to find an employee of Outside anywhere that doesn’t have a deep passion for the outdoors. You’ll find most on the weekends participating in outdoor activities or using their free time to advocate for environmental protections.
What roles do your Outside employees who office at Shift hold?
Laura Addison – Digital Campaign Manager
Jacob Longnecker – Digital Media Director
Rebecca Constant – Senior Digital Campaign Manager
Maggie Sweeney – Digital Campaign Manager
Jen Penningroth – Digital Product Director
Meghan Karcher – Digital Ad Operations Director
Jimmy Mills – Email Strategist
Can you tell us what one of your favorite Outside Magazine articles is? Why is it special to you?
This chilling article touches on what your body goes through during a hypothermic incident. It will have you grabbing a blanket and making sure your car always has the gear you need…just in case.
When planning a day hike or weekend camping trip, what are some of your favorite Colorado spots?
Many, many secret spots but some spots that we love for a day hike are the Twin Sisters Peaks near Estes Park, Royal Arch in Boulder or for Denverites Golden Gate Canyon is the quickest spot to feel like you’re really out there. For camping there are so many beautiful spots, I recommend always going off grid into BLM land and making your own adventure or there are always spots like Cottonwood Lake near Buena Vista or Red Feather Lakes near Fort Collins that are absolute musts. Also don’t be afraid to do some driving into Wyoming, Utah, or New Mexico; Colorado is incredible, but it just grazes the surface of the West.
Any interesting projects in the works that we should keep an eye out for?
Our company was recently acquired by Pocket Outdoor Media and the whole company has rebranded as Outside. This week we have released a membership program called Outside+ that includes exclusive access to the world’s best resources for training, nutrition, know-how, and how-tos—designed to get you where you want to be: an active life well-lived.
What is your biggest piece of advice for anyone looking to become an avid outdoorsman (or woman!)?
Just get outside! Start with day hikes from popular apps like AllTrails or take a friend’s advice and go from there – you’ll quickly come to find what you like and don’t like about being outdoors. Camping not your thing? There’s still so much you can do in a day. I’ve found that exploring news places makes me the most excited to be outside. And always remember: Leave no trace.
Share with us the benefits you find by being a longtime member?
The benefits have been great, we have definitely taken advantage of the coffee of course, the honor-system food options always come through when needed, and the offices are bright and comfortable. We love that the group is B-Certified. And we cannot wait for the post-COVID benefits of having happy hours once again at Shift.