Natasha Gardner is an award-winning writer and editor living in Denver, Colorado. Born and raised in North Dakota, she’s traveled to more than 17 countries and 37 states. She has a B.A. from Smith College in sociology and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado. Before settling in Colorado, she worked in book publishing in New York City. Gardner is currently the digital editor and a senior editor at 5280, where she works on long-form narrative pieces, supervises the magazine’s digital efforts, and contributes as a writer and editor to service features. From gritty investigations to craft beers, her writing focuses on the West.