Celebrating 25 Years!
This March marks the 25th anniversary for GuestGuide Publications.
Some things have really changed over the years. (When I started all of this, my Internet access was dial up!)
Growing up, my dream was to be a photographer and writer. I was living that dream, working as a camera assistant for films and commercials in Hollywood, when I decided to publish my own guide book for a Colorado ski town (where I lived part-time).
For many years, I did both. I would wrap a job in California to head back to Colorado and put together the next edition of the Winter Park GuestGuide. A copy of the first book I ever published was Fed-Exed to me on a film set in L.A. I thought that was so cool.
I chose the name GuestGuide as my mom, also the Editor-in-Chief, worked for the original Guestguide back in the ‘70s. (I capitalized the second G in my book to make it a bit different.) Guestguide was a tourism magazine distributed in hotels in the Denver area. It had stories of things to do and places to go. So when I was looking for a name for my company, GuestGuide Publications was an easy choice. Since my mom now works for me, the GuestGuide circle is complete.
Only a few years into my journey as a publisher, I purchased a Menu Guide, started a Relocation Guide, a Bike Guide, and then this Moab GuestGuide. I said goodbye to Hollywood but have used many of the skills I learned during those 10+ years in the film industry in my books today.
I’m not a numbers person, but I do love statistics, so here are a few: as of this edition, GuestGuide Publications has published 11 different publications in three different towns, in two different states, totaling 143 different editions.
None of this would be possible without those who have helped me along the way! Instead of “thanking the Academy,” I’d like to thank the many people who have supported me, advised me, and frankly, put up with me. And of course, I need to thank my mom.
Things have really come full circle as we now provide copies of the Moab GuestGuide to the Moab Film Commission for the film crews that come to town.