Community Table

From Aspen Hall of Famer Jon Busch to Rock Climber Tommy Caldwell, Our Fantasy Guest List

Here's whom we'd invite if we could entertain this season's most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

Illustrations by Matty Newton By Cindy Hirschfeld November 20, 2018 Published in the Holiday 2018 issue of Aspen Sojourner

Bethany Spitz

The Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority’s first-ever compliance manager, hired last summer, draws on her law degree and passion for meaningful work to help ensure those in employee housing don’t buck the system.

Tommy Caldwell

When he appears at Winter Words on January 8, the renowned rock climber will talk about his best-selling memoir, the new documentary The Dawn Wall, and how the heck he summited El Cap in less than two hours last June.

Mike Super

The NBC Phenomenon winner, who performs at the Wheeler on December 22, apparently once made a Disney ride appear out of nowhere onstage—and, yes, that’s really his given last name.





Ryan Latham

Colorado Ski Country’s 2018 Instructor of the Year teaches at Snowmass, where he loves creating a connection to the mountain by sharing stories about the history and future of our ski areas with his lucky clients.

Gavin Dahl

Since taking over KDNK in 2017—becoming one of the youngest general managers of an NPR member station in the country—the 37-year-old has expanded programming, grown revenue, and amplified community connections. 





Jon Busch

The former professional bassoonist, co-founder of Aspen Gay Ski Week, early gay rights activist, dedicated volunteer, and longtime film programmer who moved here in 1969 will be rightfully inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame in January.

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