Hi! My name is Morgan Tilton — I also go by Mo. I grew up in a small mountain town and moved to the big city to hit the books at the University of Denver. Three degrees, four years, and a couple of trips across the world later, I launched my business as a writer.
My umbrella covers outdoor industry news and adventure travel stories. I contribute to local and national publications, print and digital, including Outside, SNEWS, SELF, Men’s Journal, Teton Gravity Research, TransWorld Snowboarding, SUP Magazine, Backpacker, and Elevation Outdoors among others. I have joined live reporting crews at eight outdoor industry trade shows –the Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show– and I have jumped on board with Teton Gravity Research as the former Snowboard Editor.
In 2017, I became a Bronze medalist and three-time Finalist of the North American Travel Journalists Association for my travel writing. The following year, two print feature essays, both covering my and four friend’s stand-up paddleboard first descent of the wild Escalante River, received four NATJA awards including a Silver, Bronze, and two Finalist recognitions.
In 2018, I was selected as an Adventure Travel Trade Association two-time media delegate for the Adventure Elevate conference in Banff, Alberta, and the Adventure Next conference in Jordan.
Trail running is my newest passion but carving into snow on skis or snowboard has been a part of my life since I could walk. Skiing has been a mainstay in my family for generations, and the smell of snow sparks for me an excitement that’s unlike anything else.
When I’m not digging into research and interviews or plugging away at the keyboard, you can find me on trail, snow, yoga mat, or water–somewhere in the world. From running with the Tarahumara in Mexico’s Copper Canyon to SUPing the country’s most remote whitewater, given I’m unreachable, I’ll be stoked to share the behind-the-scenes story with you, soon.