Community Table

From Anderson Ranch's New Head Honcho to a Singer Channeling Dylan, 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 Dana Parker By Cindy Hirschfeld February 21, 2019 Published in the Midwinter/Spring 2019 issue of Aspen Sojourner


Regna Jones

With her deep background in both the nonprofit and the film worlds, the new executive director of Carbondale’s insanely popular 5Point Film Festival is well poised to continue the organization’s impactful reach among the outdoors community and beyond.




Bill Tomcich

After 20-plus years heading up central reservations agency Stay Aspen Snowmass, this travel expert now consults on air service development in the Roaring Fork Valley and elsewhere, making it easier for us to leave Aspen—and, more importantly, to come back.



Peter Waanders

The Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows’ loss is Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s gain, as this longtime local, who directed SOF for eight years, took over as the Ranch’s president and CEO in January, bringing much-anticipated energy and expertise to his new role.





Tammy Terwelp

Fresh off a three-year stint as general manager of KRCC in Colorado Springs, this broadcast vet brings more than two decades of related media experience and an emphasis on serving community to her new role as executive director of Aspen Public Radio.



 Joan Osborne

The Grammy-nominated vocalist recently delved into the music of Bob Dylan, recording an album of his songs and working up a concert tour, which she brings to the Temporary in Basalt on April 19 for what’s likely to be a stellar show. 




Sara Halferty

The East West Partners broker associate initiated the transformation of an empty building into the Snowmass Collective, a vibrant space with an ever-changing calendar of events—performances, classes, pop-up markets, and more—that’s quickly become a community hub in Base Village.


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