About Jackson Hole Magazine
Jackson Hole magazine’s staff and roster of freelance writers and photographers love this valley and they want readers to love it too. From Jackson Hole locals, to the places, events, businesses, organizations, and landscapes that make this valley one of the greatest, most beautiful places in the world. (Jackson Hole magazine admits to being biased in this regard.) Whatever the subject, Jackson Hole magazine’s goal is action: its stories help readers make the most of their time here, or, if they already live here, shine a spotlight on something, or someone, new.
Jackson Hole magazine is a publication of Teton Media Works, Inc., a locally owned and operated media company in Jackson, Wyoming. Built upon a foundation of independent, quality journalism, Teton Media Works publishes daily and weekly newspapers, websites, magazine and special interest publications.
Based in Jackson for more than 20 years, Dina Mishev has written for Outside, Cowboys & Indians, Sunset, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, Skiing, Ski, and United Hemispheres, among other publications. Currently, most of her freelance work appears in The Washington Post, which, during junior high school and high school, she delivered every morning to 100 houses in the suburban Maryland neighborhood where she grew up. Her writing has won awards from the Society of American Travel Writers and also the National Snowsports Journalists Association. In 2020, the Global Travel Media Alliance announced Dina as a finalist for its “Global Travel Journalist of the Year” honor. Dina has been a columnist for the Jackson Hole News & Guide on and off since 1998. In 2011 she assumed the role of editor in chief of Jackson Hole magazine. She is also presently the editor of the annual magazine of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Call of the Wild, and of RANGE, Design + Living in Jackson Hole. Previously she was assigning editor at the national luxury travel magazine Inspirato. Dina has written four books about Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
An experienced graphic designer and oil painter, Elise’s passion has always been publication design and she is thrilled to be art directing Jackson Hole magazine. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Elise and her husband Jim founded Mahaffie Marketing in 1990. She has worked with many local, regional and national clients creating award-winning designs, websites, and marketing collateral. When not crunching on deadlines, you can find her walking along the Snake River levee with her two Bernese Mountain dogs, Tess and Boomer. If not there, she is skiing, hiking, biking, or in front of her easel painting.
Ryan began his career in photography at Indiana University and has worked on staff at newspapers in Vermont, his home state of Indiana, and here in Wyoming, first at the Casper Star-Tribune and now at the Jackson Hole News&Guide. He has contributed to stories for National Geographic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Powder, VICE, and Outside, among other publications. He and his canine co-pilot, Dottie, are most likely on the road looking for their next favorite remote Wyoming hideaway to explore.
Nina has been the assistant editor of the Jackson Hole Daily since October 2017 and the copy editor of Jackson Hole magazine since the spring/summer 2018 issue. She joined Teton Media Works as a copy editor in 2012. Nina relocated to Jackson Hole from the Boston area, where she grew up, in 2009, but her extended family has a history in the valley dating to 1929, when her great grandfather purchased land that would become the Snake River Ranch. Before moving to Jackson, Nina spent vacations here every year of her life. When she is not working, you can find her skiing, playing hockey, riding horses, hiking with her dog, and doing crossword puzzles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University, where she was a member of the women’s varsity hockey team for four years.
Kevin is owner, president and publisher of Teton Media Works, Inc. A graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunications, he began his career with Freedom Communications’ flagship newspaper, the Orange County Register in Santa Ana, CA. Kevin joined the Jackson Hole News in 2001 as associate publisher, overseeing operations and later became COO and partner. He formed Teton Media Works in 2012 to continue the tradition of independent, family ownership of local media. Outside of publishing. Kevin can be found spending time with his family and doing anything involving adrenaline, skis and bikes.