Key Volunteers

Pikes Peak Writers would not exist without the efforts of the great volunteers listed here.  They’ll be the first to tell you they receive far more from volunteering than they give.  Go on, ask one of them!  After you do, if you’d like to volunteer for PPW, we’d love to hear from you.

Pikes Peak Writers Conference Steering Committee
It takes more than a full year to prepare for the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, so some Steering Committee members are active year-round, while others serve primarily at the conference itself.The Steering Committee is chaired by the Conference Director, who is responsible for holding meetings as needs dictate.  Typically the Steering Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Colorado Springs area.  For more information about how you can become involved in planning a future conference, or to find out when and where to find the next Steering Committee meeting, please email our Conference Director.
Conference Director Jason Henry
Programming Director
Sue Mitchell
Faculty Coordinator
Admin Director Shannon Lawrence
Fundraising Coordinator Stacy Jensen
Bookstore Coordinators Michelle Baker and Laura Hayden
Moderator Coordinator Deb Courtney
Read & Critique Coordinator Kameron Claire
Query 1-on-1 Coordinator Ashley Bazer
Onsite Volunteer Coordinator Sheri Duff
Hospitality Coordinator Torie Fox Phillips
Allergy Meal Coordinator Charise Simpson
Ballroom Captains Becky Davis & Sheri Duff
Photographer Jared Hagan
General & Administrative
Fundraising Stacy Jensen
Publicity and Marketing Susan Mitchell
Scholarships Bonnie Hagan
Awards Jennifer Webster-Valant
Webmaster J.T. Evans
Registrar Karen Fox
Administrator J.T. Evans
Contest Coordinator Dawn Smit Miller
Social Media Team KL Cooper, Joel Quevillon, Charise Simpson
Non-Conference Events
Director Jennifer LaPointe
Committee Members Debbie Allen, Michelle Baker, J.T. Evans, Jade Goodnough, Charise Hogan Simpson, Shannon Lawrence, Chris Mandeville, and MB Partlow
Open Critique Donnell Bell
Writer’s Night Deb Courtney
RSVP Staff Jennifer LaPointe
Editorial Team
Managing Editor Donnell Bell
Contributing Editors Kathie Scrimgeour
Columnists Aaron Michael Ritchey, Deb McLeod, Karen Albright Lin, Stacy S. Jensen, J.T. Evans, Darby Karchut, Jason Henry, KL Cooper, Cathy Dilts, Kathie Scrimgeour, Ann S. Hill

If you’d like to contact a PPW volunteer whose email address is not listed above, send a note to

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