adrienne brodeur (C) John Curry copyAdrienne Brodeur /  Executive Director 

Adrienne Brodeur is an award-winning editor and published author with more than fifteen years of writing, editing and publishing experience, in books as well as magazines. She founded the literary magazine Zoetrope: All-Story with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, and was its editor in chief from 1996-2002, during which time it won the prestigious National Magazine Award for Best Fiction (the youngest quarterly publication ever to do so). Her debut novel Man Camp, published by Random House in 2005, was selected for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program. At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she was a consulting editor from 2006-2013, acquiring and editing literary and commercial fiction and memoir. She has been a fiction judge for the National Book Award, the National Magazine Awards, the New York Public Library’s Young Lion’s fiction award and many other contests. Currently, she is writing a memoir based on an essay she published in The New York Times’ Modern Love column in 2012. Read a profile on Adrienne from ASPEN Magazine’s Summer 2014 issue.

jk-for-webJamie Kravitz /  Managing Director
970.925.3122  ext. 2

Jamie Kravitz is the Managing Director for Aspen Words, providing direction and oversight for all of the 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  Senior Program Associate – Marketing
970.925.3122  ext. 3

Caroline Tory is the Senior Program Associate for Aspen Words, leading all marketing and communications for AW’s programs, including the website, social media, public relations, and other outreach. She joined AW in 2013 after a position in events, membership, and communications on the Aspen Institute’s Institutional Advancement team. Prior to the Institute, Caroline worked at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, conducting donor research and providing database support for the development department. 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 was awarded a Bowdoin French Department Fellowship in Nantes, France, where she spent nine months teaching English to French students at an engineering school. 


Marie Chan / Program Assistant
970.925.3122 ext. 5

Marie Chan is a Program Assistant 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 started 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. She co-founded a successful business, helping people downsize their homes and transition into different phases of their lives.