Rona Ferguson escaped to Jackson from Southern California in 1994. She has served in some of the Valley’s best restaurants including the OYG, Osteria, Sidewinders, and now Bin22. Downtime includes her four legged children, gourmet meals prepared by her chef/baker/nursing student husband, and delicious wines from traveling to west coast wine countries. Add a river and mountain bike, and she has found a recipe for the perfect meritage.11 Articles
Stacy owns Fisher Fitness, a personal training studio in Jackson, WY. From her meat and potatoes upbringing in the Midwest, Stacy has been on a lifelong cooking journey to create healthy foods that don't taste "healthy" to better counsel her personal training clients. She has since then tasted, tested, passed and failed many recipes. It brings her great joy when her clients realize that food can taste delicious without butter. Stacy is completely incapable of measuring ingredients or baking, holds infamous sushi parties, and would eat buffalo short ribs everyday if her body allowed.10 Articles
Nina is originally from Massachusetts, but don’t call her a Masshole. She moved to Jackson four years ago after spending a year living in Croatia upon graduating from Yale. Dissatisfied with post-college and post-Croatia life in Boston, she decided to move to Jackson … maybe just for a year. Famous last words. Four years later, she is still here, working as a copy editor for the Jackson Hole Daily, skiing, trail running, playing hockey and trying to spend as much time outside as possible. She lacks both the desire and patience to cook or learn how, and her kitchen cabinets are comprised primarily of wine glasses from the dollar store and free coffee mugs. Takeout, prepared foods and eating out are her lifelines, so she writes for Dishing from a non-foodie’s perspective. She loves sports, brunch, pizza, crossword puzzles and Eastern Europe and is partial to champagne and margaritas, but sometimes nothing beats a cold beer after a hockey game or a long day of skiing.6 Articles
Living in Denver, Colorado, with family in Jackson Hole, Izzy Haggar is a 16 year old with a passion for cooking and food. After learning how to cook from her grandmother, Izzy took notes about food on her recent travels, including living six months abroad in Ireland. She cooks dinner for her family almost every night, and hopes to continue to travel the world in pursuit of good eating.4 Articles
Jenn is a beauty publicist-turned freelance writer currently writing about beauty, travel, food, cocktails and wellness for top national and regional outlets. Her work has appeared in Dishing Park City Magazine, FabFitFun.com, theFashionSpot.com, sheFINDS.com, xoJane.com, Shape.com, iVillage.com, Destination42.com, Salt Lake City Weekly Newspaper, Nail It! Magazine and more. She lives for traveling, eating cheese, chasing sunsets, drinking coffee on sun-drenched porches and shopping for quirky foreign beauty products.2 Articles
Maggie moved east to discover the joys of a white Christmas and an amazing landscape in in the Wyoming Range. Like many other residents, she never got around to moving back and now calls Jackson home. Finding her passion in food and hospitality, she enjoys cooking delightful breakfasts for her guests and the occasional dinner when she’s not serving in town.1 Articles
From Venezuela, but raised in Texas, Karina Finol is passionate about travel and food. Living in Florence, Italy after college gave her a travel bug that keeps her seeking new adventures to this day. Currently spending some time in Jackson Hole after a year in New York City has allowed Karina to explore her love of writing, photography and of course food! Though Karina has been in the advertising and media industry for the past 7 years, she spends her free time working on her blog www.freshlybakedyum.com.1 Articles
After living in Florence, Italy for three years Tiana is on the hunt for the freshest olive oil that can make a grown man cry. Working as a travel writer and marketing consultant she was able to travel all over Italy tasting the best of each region and learning about Italian wine. Hunting for truffles and riding in vintage Fiats were some highlights. Now in Jackson Hole, Tiana is ready for diverse cuisine and cocktails other than an Aperol Spritz. If you don't find her giving her taste buds a treat all over town, then she's probably exploring the area and posting her favorite shots on Instagram. @Tianapix is where she shares her travel and foodie adventures.
Emily Mickus grew up in Jackson Hole. She is a senior studying Business Administration at University of Wyoming and is interning for Dishing this summer. She is passionate about food, photography, sunglasses and the outdoors.