Hailing from the east coast, Stephanie Wiesemann has always had a passion for the outdoors and the mountain lifestyle. She has hosted for ESPN at the Winter and Summer X Games for the past several years and recently hosted with Van Wagner Sports Entertainment. When she’s not on TV delivering the snow numbers to the people of the Roaring Fork Valley you can find her teaching a yoga class in town, serving up a cold margarita at the local joint, or enjoying the great outdoors. She is stoked to be waking up early to host on The Lift.
Vince Lahey has lived in Aspen for over 25 years. A native of Lee, Massachusetts, Vince grew up ski racing at Jiminy Peak and followed his passion for skiing to the Berkshire School, the University of Colorado and ultimately to Aspen, where he resides with his wife Diana, his two kids, Ella and Holden and step-sons Luca and Sebastian. When Vince is not hosting on TV, which he has done for the past 22 years, he can be found ebiking, reading, cooking, or mowing the lawn. Vince is also the director of national market development for J Geiger Shading Technology.
Oliver is proof positive that you don’t have to be a morning person to be a morning show personality. He has been waking up early to talk to cameras in Aspen for nearly 13 years. He loves pancakes, hates clowns and thinks you are probably okay. Follow along @wheresoliver.
Born and raised in Michigan, Nicole saw the mountains of “out west” as an inevitable move once four years of college was out of the way. She spent two years coaching and teaching in Winter Park before heading to the front range to work for Freeskier Magazine where she has spent the past nine years writing, editing, selling ads, planning events and herding cats.
Clay Dahlman is a longtime local TV Host and progressive ski bum. He likes ripping descents down both sides of Highlands, Cap’n Crunch, Paonia Peaches and Old Snowmass honey melted into hot chamomile tea! As always, he is looking forward to sharing the amazing sunrises from the top of Ajax with you, when you tune in daily to watch “The Lift.”
Diana has 21 years of live TV experience and had a brief stint as a travel correspondent and CNN reporter. She loves yoga, crossfit and, even more, Chris (her hot hubby) and two mini-me’s, Ava (age 13) and Zealand (age 11).
Brandon is another one of those native Texans who decided to call Colorado home. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Environmental Science he embarked upon a career as a television sports broadcaster covering every major sporting event from the World Series to NCAA championships. Throughout all of this, Aspen continued to call him . . . and eventually, Brandon listened. Catch Brandon on “The Lift” on the weekends or as the morning DJ during the week on KSPN.
After graduating from Manhattan College in NYC with a degree in International Relations and Economics, Kelli got her start in television at FOX International Channels in Madrid, Spain. Upon returning to the US, Kelli worked at the Sportsman Channel and the Content Innovation Agency at NBCUniversal. Today, she is Senior Producer for Aspen 82 where she produces the live morning show The Lift. When she isn’t getting up early to bring you The Lift, she is sleeping in, snowboarding or sassing innocent bystanders. BEWARE!
As an Aspen High alum, Hannah Pike couldn’t be more pleased to be assisting the classic Aspen morning show, The Lift. She graduated from the prestigious University of Colorado at Boulder (sko buffs) with a BFA in film and has been doing what most people in her generation rarely do; work in the field she majored in. When she isn’t working at Aspen Film or the ol’ 82, she’s playing in the mountains, dancing, singing, laughing (to herself, mainly), watching movies, or looking at dogs online.
Casey has been managing and directing production crews in Colorado for the last 4 years, and whether it’s a 30 second spec or a 3 hour live production, he approaches them all with professionalism, passion, and a healthy dose of shenanigans sprinkled in. When not coaxing technology to work perfectly, Casey can be found dancing or dangling off of a rock face (usually not at the same time).
David Cook is good at launching things, just not rockets. He’s developed newspaper, radio, web and television in the Roaring Fork Valley, and currently is co-owner of Aspen 82. He serves on the board of The Buddy Program and Jazz Aspen Snowmass. He can spin a 540 on a snowboard, paint princesses with his 8-year-old daughter and recently discovered that he hates marathons after running two.
Spencer McKnight has been in the television and video production business in Aspen for over 12 years and is the co-founder and co-owner of Aspen 82 and Eighty2 Productions. He specializes in taking the client’s vision and bringing it to life.Spencer also sits on the board of the City of Aspen Planning & Zoning Commission and is a board member for the Aspen Youth Center. His dog Mac is a good boy but offers little to the business.
Tom graduated from Aspen High School, and Rhode Island School of Design. The Arts he makes a living at include animation, videographer, editing, snow sculpting, writing, cartooning, and teaching.
Jon has been working in live television for the last ten years. No matter what is happening, he doesn’t like to start his day off without watching the entire live broadcast of The Lift. When Jon is not directing The Lift he can be found dangling in the sky from his paraglide or making other questionable decisions on any one of Aspen’s 4 wonderful mountains.