Kimberly Cassels

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Fort Lewis College
American History, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Studies
  • Kimberly is a marketer and writer for a large tour company in Durango, Colorado and Moab, Utah.
  • She previously worked as a research assistant for High Country News.
  • She was the poetry winner of Images Magazine, 2019.


Kimberly started writing professionally in 2018 for The Independent newspaper in Durango, Colorado. Since then, she has been writing feature stories centered around Southwestern history, geology, and environmentalism. Her full-time position with Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours allows her to explore the remote river canyons of the West's most beloved deserts and mountains, and then write about them once she's back to civilization. She has also assisted in research for the investigative reporters of High Country News and the Durango Herald.


Kimberly holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Multimedia Studies from Fort Lewis College, a small liberal arts school in Durango, Colorado.
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