KIRSTEN JOHANNA ALLEN | Publisher, Editorial Director


Kirsten manages editing, production, marketing, and fundraising for Torrey House Press. She also oversees acquisitions along with associate 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. 



Director of Marketing, Publicity, & Development


Anne is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds a degree 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 DAVIS | Production & Community Relations Manager


Rachel grew up in Utah surrounded by cats. From a young age, annual trips to Goblin Valley, Moab, and Washington Lake stoked her love of Utah’s land and an addiction to seeing the Milky Way. She holds a BA in English from the University of Utah and a certificate from the University of Denver Publishing Institute. She loves to watch horror films, read thrillers and poetry, and soak in cloud-filled skies.



MICHELLE WENTLING | Environmental Humanities Graduate Fellow



Michelle grew up in rural Ohio and holds a degree in English from the Ohio State University. She is currently pursuing an MA in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Michelle loves to hike, bike, kayak, and paint; she is finally fulfilling her dream of doing so in the mountains.


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.



BROOKE LARSEN | Freelance Associate


Brooke holds a degree in environmental policy from Colorado College and an MA from the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah and plans to explore the role of storytelling in regional climate justice movements. She feels most at home among the aspens of the Wasatch or the red rock of Southern Utah. 


ALISHA ANDERSON | Freelance Associate


Alisha was born in northern California. After a brief time in Colorado, she moved to Utah where she received her BFA in Studio Arts from Brigham Young University and her MS in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah. She enjoys using both her degrees in creating art and stories about our relationship to the land, especially Utah’s exquisite landscapes.



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