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Lisa Michele Church Lisa Michele Church is a Salt Lake attorney and historian who loves historic architecture, especially vernacular streetscapes such as apartments, motels and vintage signs. You can check out her unique photos on Instagram @relentlesshistory.

Derek Deitsch

David Newkirk A native of Oregon, but transplant to Utah by way of skiing, David Newkirk has made Salt Lake City his home for almost 28 years. Photography is his visual love-letter written to his favorite city and state. Besides skiing and photography, other passions include hiking, climbing, mountain biking and carpentry. Say hi to him on the trails, around town or the local Home Depot. Julia Partain

An avid supporter of all things Salt Lake City, Derek Deitsch is a bit of an urban nerd. You can usually find him commuting via bus, exploring new restaurants or searching out unique events and outdoor experiences across Utah and beyond. He has contributed as a dessert writer for Salt Lake Magazine and now serves as Business Development Manager for the Downtown Alliance. Darby Doyle

Natalie Taylor

Award-winning food writer, cocktail historian and recovering archaeologist Darby Doyle covers the gamut of Utah’s gastronomic and natural wonders for a slew of print and online media outlets. Based in Salt Lake City, she’s a member of the Association of Food Journalists and the United States Bartenders’ Guild. Follow her cocktail, culinary and outdoor adventures on Instagram @darby.doyle, Twitter @aBourbonGal and recent work at darbydoyle.com. Beth Lopez

and writing poetry.

Natalie Taylor has been freelance writing for local magazines for nearly three decades, and in that time, met some of the most talented, creative and interesting people in the state. A hot springs enthusiast, she enjoys soaking in natural mineral water, skiing, hiking with her beloved (albeit marginally trained) pooch

Tessa Woolf Beth Lopez is a writer and creative director based in Salt Lake. She never tires of writing about favorite things and nerdy things. She frequents the trails of the Wasatch and obsesses a tad too much over Scrabble scores.

Ryan Mack A native of Salt Lake City, Ryan Mack has his eyes and ears on the streets of downtown, serving as the Director of Communication & Marketing for the Downtown Alliance. When he’s not skiing or mountain biking the Wasatch, you’ll find him taking advantage of all of the amazing amenities that downtown has to offer.


Julia Partain, a Salt Lake City native, is a freelance writer and editor for local and regional publications and now proudly serves as editor of DOWNTOWN the magazine. When she isn’t writing about happenings in her hometown, you can find her playing in the mountains with her family.

downtown the magazine

Salt Lake City native Tessa Woolf is a freelance editor, writer and stylist. She lives in downtown Salt Lake City and loves to explore the city’s newest shops, restaurants and nightlife. When she’s not putting pen to paper, she’s hopping on a plane and checking destinations off her travel wish-list. George Tsangaris George Tsangaris was born in London and raised in Cyprus. He currently lives in Australia where he is either working on his novel or discovering the great Australian outback. He enjoys travelling to far-flung places and discovering remote cultures and regions.

spring / summer 2019

Profile for Downtown Alliance

Downtown Magazine - Spring/Summer 2019  

Downtown Magazine - Spring/Summer 2019