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KIRSTEN JOHANNA ALLEN | Co-Executive Director, Publisher, Editorial Director


Kirsten directs acquisitions, editing, production, and marketing for Torrey House Press with co-executive director Will Neville-Rehbehn. As co-founder, Kirsten has steered the press from its earliest inklings to publish conservation through literature to become the powerful platform for books and ideas about the natural world and the West that it is today. Kirsten holds a BA from Westminster College and an MPH from the University of Utah. She has two grown children and lives with a pair of cats and her spouse, Mark Bailey, in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah.


WILL NEVILLE-REHBEHN |Co-Executive Director, Executive Editor

Will directs fundraising, marketing, and community development and works with publisher Kirsten Allen and creative director Kathleen Metcalf on acquisitions, always seeking to advance THP’s mission and impact. Throughout his career, he has helped organizations expand their capabilities, engage new audiences and tell stories that change the world. He received a BA in Theatre from Davidson College and a master’s in Political Management from The George Washington University. A Utah native and lifelong book nerd, Will returned to Salt Lake City in 2020 with his husband, their young son and very old cat.

KATHLEEN METCALF | Creative Director


Kathleen oversees design and manages acquisitions along with publisher Kirsten Allen and executive editor Will Neville-Rehbehn. 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.

GRAY BUCK-COCKAYNE | Production & Sales Manager, Bookkeeper

Gray 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 native bees, and exploring the backroads of Utah with their father.



SCOUT INVIE | Marketing & Publicity Lead

Scout manages marketing and publicity for Torrey House Press. She graduated from the Honors College at Westminster with a Bachelors in English Literary Analysis and went on to lead marketing efforts at Modern West in Salt Lake City. In addition to her literary interests, she is also an artist working in knit, sewn, & fiber mediums, incorporating performance and vulnerability to highlight the changing American West — a morphing climate, an unraveling and interwoven home.

ALEXIS POWELL |  Editorial Associate

Alexis is a storyteller from California who is passionate about editorial work. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Biology, has a Certificate in Publishing from the Denver Publishing Institute, and is currently attending Vermont College of Fine Arts where she will receive her MFA Writing for Children and Young Adults. She loves taking care of animals and learning about carnivorous plants.

ANNE TERASHIMA | Freelance Editor


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 and worked in editing, acquisitions, development, and publicity at Torrey House Press for over ten years. Anne loves to hike, bike, and run in Utah’s mountains and red rock country.

MARK BAILEY  | Co-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.

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