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 is 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 and contributed to industry magazines for ten outdoor industry trade shows –the Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show– and jumped on board with Teton Gravity Research as the 2016/17 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–covering my and four friend’s stand-up paddleboard first descent of the wild Escalante River–received four NATJA awards: 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 entered my life as soon as I could walk. Skiing has been a piece of 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 excited to share the behind-the-scenes story with you, soon.