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.

General & Administrative

Non-Conference Events

  • Director

    Linda Tschappat

  • Committee Members

    Debbie Allen, Michelle Baker, Jade Goodnough, Charise Hogan Simpson, Shannon Lawrence, Chris Mandeville, and MB Partlow

  • Open Critique

    Pam McCutcheon

  • Writers' Night

    Damon Smithwick

  • RSVP Staff

    Linda Tschappat

  • Write Drunk, Edit Sober

    Deb Courtney

  • Write Brain

    Georgie & Steve Nelson

Editorial Team

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