KIRSTEN JOHANNA ALLEN | Publisher, Editorial Director
Kirsten manages editing, production, marketing, and fundraising for Torrey House Press. She also oversees acquisitions along with editor Anne Terashima and creative director Kathleen Metcalf. Though Kirsten is a native New Yorker, she's also a sixth-generation Utahn and feels most at home hiking in Utah’s red rock country. She has two grown children and lives with a pair of cats and her spouse, Mark Bailey, in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah.
KATHLEEN METCALF | Creative Director
Kathleen oversees design and manages acquisitions along with publisher Kirsten Allen. She holds a BFA in Design from California College of the Arts, and an MS in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah. Former designer/owner of Wingspan Design and art director for Patagonia, Kathleen serves on the boards of Summit Land Conservancy and Wild Utah Project. She is an artist, writer, and an avid traveler with a love for exploring deserts and rivers.
ANNE TERASHIMA | Editor
Director of Marketing, Publicity, & Development
Anne is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Westminster College and an MA in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. Anne loves to hike, bike, and run in Utah’s mountains and red rock country.
RACHEL LEIGH BUCK-COCKAYNE | Production & Community Relations Manager
Rachel was born in Salt Lake City and graduated with a Bachelor of English from the University of Utah. They attended the Denver Publishing Institute and interned with the Western Humanities Review before joining Torrey House Press. Their hobbies include buying increasingly large pots for their succulents, collecting mostly useless knowledge about the world, and exploring the backroads of Utah with their father.
MICHELLE WENTLING | Grants & Events Manager
Michelle grew up in rural Ohio. She holds a BA in English from the Ohio State University and an MA in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah. Outside of Torrey House Press, Michelle spends her time wandering on foot and sharing meals with friends.
MAYA KOBE-RUNDIO | Environmental Humanities Graduate Fellow
Maya Kobe-Rundio is a student in the Environmental Humanities masters program at the University of Utah, where she graduated in 2019 with a degree in Communication Studies. Her studies focused on communication around gender, health, and the outdoors, which she tied together in her Honors thesis, "In Our Element: Outdoor Recreation as a Tool for Female Empowerment and Community Building." Maya is interested in exploring the bonds between identity and landscape, expanding the range of stories we encounter from wild spaces, and experimenting with storytelling forms.
MARK BAILEY | Founder
Mark is a retired partner from Wasatch Advisors, Inc., an investment management firm headquartered in Salt Lake City. He raised a daughter and son on the ski slopes of the Wasatch Mountains and in the red rocks of southern Utah and lives in Salt Lake City and in Torrey, Utah.