Natasha Gardner is an award-winning writer and editor living in Denver, Colorado. After more than a decade spent working at 5280 magazine, Gardner now crafts creative copy for clients, works as a freelance journalist, and is launching the Denver Letter, a newsletter that will help you navigate and understand the city better.
Natasha has a master’s degree in newsgathering from the University of Colorado and a B.A. in sociology from Smith College. She was named a finalist for a 2012 National Magazine Award in the public interest category. And she appears regularly on Colorado Public Television (CPT12) as a Colorado Inside Out panelist to discuss current affairs, politics, and social issues.
When she’s not typing away on her laptop, she might be hiking in the Rocky Mountains, skate skiing, reading, or trying new recipes.
…to create every day
I use words to create conversations in my community with stories on a variety of topics, from the impact of Denver’s forced busing era and Rachel...
Denver is in a period of transformational change—and I want to understand why. I’ve written about people who are shifting the way the city works,...
Colorado inspires me to be in perpetual motion by traveling on scenic byways, exploring wilderness areas, and finding the best walks around town.
When I’m not working on stories, I lend my meticulous eye to proofreading and copy editing projects that help you find your story, tell it, and amplify it. Here are some ways I can help you: