Adrienne Brodeuradrienne brodeur (C) John Curry copy /  Executive Director 

Adrienne Brodeur is an award-winning editor and author with 20 years of writing, editing and publishing experience. Her memoir “Wild Game” will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019. Her debut novel, “Man Camp” (Random House, 2005), was selected for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program. Her essays have run in The New York Times:  I Am My Own In-Law (Modern Love, 2013) and Literal Balance, Life Balance (Opinionator, 2015). She was an acquiring editor at Harcourt and HMH and founded the literary magazine Zoetrope: All-Story with filmmaker Francis Coppola, which has won the National Magazine Award for Best Fiction four times. She has served as a judge for the National Book Award, the National Magazine Award  and the New York Public Library’s Young Lion’s fiction award. She has been with Aspen Words since 2013, first as Creative Director and since 2016 as Executive Director.

Jamie Kravitz 2017Jamie Kravitz /  Director
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Jamie Kravitz is Director of Aspen Words, providing direction and oversight for all of AW’s programs and initiatives. Jamie has nearly 20 years of broad-based experience in the non-profit sector, including 10+ years for AW, encompassing program management, public relations, marketing and development. Jamie has worked as the Advertising Sales Manager for the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Event Director for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and as the Naturalist Field School Associate for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. In addition to having articles published in numerous magazines and newspapers nationwide, she has also held positions as the Gear & Style Editor for Snow Magazine and the Advertorial Copy Director for Resorts & Great Hotels Magazine. Jamie holds a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, where she studied at the Robert D. Clark Honors College.

Caroline Tory  Program Manager
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Caroline Tory is the Program Manager for Aspen Words, overseeing the high-quality execution of AW’s events and communications efforts. She has worked closely with AW leaders and partners to develop the new $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize, and heads the marketing strategy and logistics on several other programs. Prior to joining Aspen Words in 2013, she worked in events, membership, and communications with the Aspen Institute’s Advancement team. She has also held positions in Alumni Relations at Bowdoin College and in development at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Caroline graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bowdoin College where she majored in Government & Legal Studies and French while also competing for the Track and Field team. Following graduation, Caroline taught English to French engineers in Nantes, France.

Elizabeth Nix 2017Elizabeth Nix  Program Coordinator
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Elizabeth Nix is the Program Coordinator for Aspen Words, working with the team on programs including Winter Words and Summer Words as well as marketing and communications initiatives. She joined Aspen Words in 2017, after running her own content development and digital design agency and serving as a longtime contributing writer to, the History Channel’s website. Prior to that, she was the digital content director for A + E Networks, served as corporate communications director for a Silicon Valley tech startup and managed key accounts for a New York City-based digital marketing and tech agency. A graduate of Georgetown University, she began her career on the editorial staff at Cosmopolitan Magazine and has written for a number of other national magazines.

Marie staff photoMarie Chan / Program Coordinator
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Marie Chan is a Program Coordinator at Aspen Words. A reader and writer for most of her life, Marie first came to Aspen Words as a participant at Summer Words. After witnessing the confidence and skills the program instilled in herself and those around her, she began volunteering for Aspen Words, helping to facilitate the publishing consultations and other aspects of the conference. Before joining AW, Marie was based in Minneapolis, working as a support coach with creatives and other writers, and as a freelance editor and beta reader. 

Ellie Scott  Program Assistant
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Ellie S_smallEllie Scott is a Program Assistant for Aspen Words, serving as point person for the program’s educational outreach and helping with all aspects of event logistics. Prior to joining Aspen Words in 2018, she worked as Events Coordinator for Explore Booksellers in Aspen. She owned her own business from 2012-2013—a farm-to-table market in Aspen, selling local produce and farm goods. Ellie graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she double-majored in Integrated Physiology and Humanities/Comparative Literature. Following graduation, Ellie obtained an International Certification to Teach English as a Foreign Language, worked as an au pair in Switzerland, and volunteered on organic farms in Costa Rica, Norway and Switzerland. She also works as a freelance editor, and is a passionate traveler, a lifelong reader, and a closeted writer. She enjoys skiing and singing arias into canyon walls.