Here at Colorado Fun, we consider ourselves experts at what we do. Our small, talented team of writers, editors, designers, photographers and strategists have over a century of combined experience in the media field. Our group consists of a well rounded mix of Colorado natives and committed transplants. We’ve created a solid network of resources to help you discover or rediscover a new adventure. Thanks for letting us share our journeys with you, feel free to share yours with us too!
Karen Hazlehurst’s three-decade journey in publishing has covered all the bases and then some. Beginning as an advertising salesperson for a chain of small weeklies in New Jersey, she transitioned into increasingly responsible positions at major American dailies, including the Asbury Park Press, The Omaha World-Herald and the Cincinnati Enquirer. As Advertising Director for the Dallas Morning News, she supervised 125 employees and generated over $100 million in annual revenue. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2007, initially serving as VP of Advertising for the Colorado Springs Gazette. More recently, she has consulted extensively for Media News Group (now Digital First Media) and served as Advertising Director for the Manitou Springs Bulletin.
Karen and her spouse John live with their three unruly dogs in a semi-restored 1899 Victorian on the historic Westside of Colorado Springs.
Jewels passionately shares her love for Colorado through her own design business, SuperFine Designs, and Colorado Fun. Although she was born and raised in New York, Jewels has grown new, deep roots in her adopted state.
Editor & Social Media Strategist
Liz is a recently returned Colorado native who left the state to travel the world. She moved from Oregon in January and couldn’t be happier about coming home to Colorado. She’s thrilled to join Colorado Fun to share all the things the natives love: good food, good friends, and a backyard unlike any other.
Jeremy Cote is a decorated combat veteran, UCCS graduate, founder of Sun Moto Parts, Ltd, and a life-enthusiast. After traveling the world, Jeremy found Colorado Springs in 2011 and now lives in Old Colorado City with his wife and son. “My favorite part of Colorado is the smile the mountains always put on my face.” Jeremy can be contacted at SunMotoPartsltd.com.
Amanda Miller Luciano
Amanda Miller Luciano grew up in Colorado Springs. But she had to leave to realize what an amazing place it is. After living in New York, Alaska, London, and Jackson Hole, she found her way back to sunny Colorado Springs at the base of America’s Mountain, where she worked as a reporter at the Colorado Springs Business Journal. As a former journalist and now a commercial and residential Realtor, she knows the community and loves sharing her insider knowledge to help visitors, newcomers, and even other locals make the most of it.
Darcie is a fourth generation Coloradoan, born and raised in Colorado Springs. She left Colorado to study Journalism and Communications, run her own media company, and travel extensively. She returned home to the shadow of Pikes Peak where she is dedicated to the success of the city and the region.
Caitlin Murphy is a Marketing Director and freelance photographer living in Denver. She is a Colorado enthusiast to her core. She lives with her dog, Avett Gregory, who believes he is King of the World.