Who We Are
CECM Board Members
Peter Anderson covered mountain town beats for the The Mountain Mail, the Pueblo Chieftain and the Denver Post. After writing several regional histories and a dozen children’s books on natural history and the American West, he taught writing and literature at Salt Lake Community College, Earlham School of Religion, and Adams State University.
His most recent books include Heading Home: Field Notes (Conundrum Press, 2017), a collection of flash prose and prose poems exploring rural life and the modern day eccentricities of the American West which won the 2018 nonfiction award from the Colorado Authors League ; Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon (Lithic Press, 2015), an anthology of Grand Canyon poems, which was nominated for a Colorado Book Award; and First Church of the Higher Elevations(Conundrum Press, 2015), a collection of essays on wildness, mountain places, and the life of the spirit. Peter lives with his family on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains where he helped launch the Crestone Poetry Festival, an annual gathering of southwestern poets. Visit his website at petehowardanderson.com
Gussie Fauntleroy has worked as a writer, editor, and community-focused journalist for more than 30 years in New Mexico and Colorado. She is the author of three books on visual artists and editor on several others. A Crestone/Baca resident since 2009, she has a deep appreciation for the gifts of community and place, having been raised in a US Air Force family and living in multiple states, Canada, France, and Japan. In Crestone she also serves on the board of the nonprofit Informed Final Choices. She has been a contributing feature writer for the Eagle for 10+ years, combining her love of community with a passion for communication that is intelligent yet accessible, meaningful, and clear. gussiefauntleroy.com
Rick Hart works as a Real Estate Broker in Crestone. He enjoys helping people relocate to this beautiful mountain community, as well as managing all elements of his small business, including sales, marketing, and accounting. Prior to moving here with his wife in 2016, Rick lived in Asia for over a decade.
During this time overseas, Rick first encountered the concept of a news desert. Having had access to a multitude of North American dailies his entire life, he suddenly found himself with almost no
English-language news. He eventually discovered a few English-language dailies which, despite limited budgets, persevered in delivering news to an underserved population.
Rick loves this community. By keeping us informed, The Crestone Eagle also keeps us resilient and close-knit, if not always in agreement.
Marge Hoglin worked as a daily newspaper reporter and editor on the Front Range, while earning a master’s degree in journalism at CU Boulder and raising two kids. After 10 years in the magazine publishing business, she owned and operated a retreat center/bed and breakfast just south of Rocky Mountain National Park for 14 years. She sold that business in 2007 and moved to Saguache, intending to get away from the crowds, get involved in a small community and “give back.” As president of the Friends of the Saguache Public Library for three years, she organized and led the successful effort to form the Northern Saguache County Library District. In 2012 she co-founded Saguache Works, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that established the 4th Street Food Store, Blue Earth Thrift, the BEBOP exercise studio and various other programs, and served as its volunteer executive director until “retiring” again and moving to Crestone in 2017. Marge currently manages the Crestone Food Bank and very much enjoys being a part of this community.