About TSG Aspen Editor Brooke Welgos:
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, TSG Aspen Editor Brooke Casillas Welgos is a Midwestern girl at heart.

In high school, Brooke fell in love with photography and the idea of telling a story through the lens, and after graduation moved to Santa Barbara to study at Brooks Institute of Photography and pursue her passion. There, she concentrated in fashion and gained extensive knowledge of capturing light and unique moments before briefly working at InStyle magazine in New York, where she fell in love with the publishing world.

Brooke arrived in Aspen intending to spend a summer there and then move to New York, and discovered that what many people say about Aspen is true: you come for a season and never leave. She worked for a publication in town, an art gallery, and then decided to start working freelance. After photographing The Scout Guide Aspen for two years, Brooke took over from the former editor when she moved, and is thrilled to support her community and, as she says, “Spread the local love.”

Brooke’s Three Favorite Reasons to Visit Aspen:

  1. Outdoor Activities. Not only is Aspen a world renowned ski resort, but the summers offer many adventures, including fly fishing, rafting, biking, hiking, and so much more!
  2. Music & Festivals. Aspen is home to many wonderful festivals ranging from events put on by Jazz Aspen Snowmass and Aspen Music Festival and School to the Food & Wine Classic and Aspen Ideas festival.
  3. Dining & Apres: Aspen has some of the most amazing restaurants. You can have a five-star dinner paired with wine in town or you can dine in the mountains with the only access by cross-country skis or sleigh ride. Just finish skiing or hiking? There are plenty of places to sit by a fire and drink a nice glass of wine or hot chocolate!

Words Brooke lives by:
“Life is like a camera…focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.”