Casey Flynn is a freelance journalist who covers outdoor sports, science and the environment. He explores the interplay between the active life, environmental impacts and insight found in scientific discovery. He won the 2012 Creative Conferences Magazine Writing Workshop Writing Contest and received an Honorable Mention in the 2008 Thompson Awards for Western American Writing.
After transplanting to Colorado from New York more than ten years ago, a life of snowboarding and ski-bumming in Vail ignited a deep love for the high country. Casey continued his journey in Boulder, studying geography, hydrology and snow science and later worked at a research position in the mountains south of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Itchy feet have carried Casey across the US and beyond. Sea kayaking in Alaska with his mom, rock climbing in Thailand and walking a pilgrimage route around a holy mountain in Tibet have been some of the highlights of his travel.
After returning from his honeymoon in Belize, he is happy to be settling with his wife, Erin, and their two kittens, climbing, hiking and skiing in his home of Colorado.