Staff

Nate Bauer 

Nate Bauer serves as Associate Director at the University Press of Colorado, with a focus on acquisitions for the University of Alaska Press imprint. He has worked on behalf of the University of Alaska Press for four years. He has a BA in English (Creative Writing) from Creighton University, and Master’s degrees in English (Boston College) and Business Administration (University of Alaska Fairbanks).

Tobin Gold

Tobin Gold is the Editorial Assistant at the University Press of Colorado, a position he’s held since early 2021. He’s a Colorado native and is currently pursuing his BA in History and English at Colorado State University, where he is expected to graduate in the spring of 2023.

Laura Furney

Laura Furney is Assistant Director and Managing Editor of the University Press of Colorado. Since her publishing career began, she has worked in the business, acquisitions, manuscript editorial, and production departments. A Boulder native, Laura returned to Colorado after receiving her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and her MA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an avid supporter of the local arts community.

Rachael Levay

Rachael Levay, Acquisitions Editor, lives in Pocatello, Idaho, with her family. She was formerly the Marketing and Sales Director at the University of Washington Press, where she worked for eleven years. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro MFA program and a BA from the University of Washington.

Allegra Martschenko

Allegra Martschenko is an Acquisitions Editor at the University Press of Colorado, acquiring mainly in anthropology and archaeology, history, and environmental justice. She was the 2020-2021 Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow at Cornell University Press and received her BA in Architecture from Princeton University, where she studied the way the built environment shapes both our literature and our lives.

Dan Miller

Dan Miller has been designing and typesetting both books and marketing materials for University Press of Colorado | Utah State University Press for well over a decade. Prior to joining Utah State University Press, Dan worked as a photojournalist for most of Utah's major newspapers, including the Salt Lake Tribune and The Herald Journal in Logan, Utah. In his capacity as a professional photographer, Dan is also a contributing author to two Utah State University Press titles, The River Knows Everything and Visions of Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake.

Daniel Pratt

Daniel Pratt started at the University Press of Colorado as a Marketing and Editorial Intern in 1998. Hired on as the Business Assistant in 1999, he has worked for UPC’s editorial and production departments for fifteen years, the last eleven of them as Production Manager. He has been involved in the production of more than 500 books, and his work has been recognized by the PubWest Annual Design Awards, the National Outdoor Book Awards, the Southwest Book Design & Production Awards, and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association’s EVVY Awards.

Darrin Pratt

Darrin Pratt is Director of the University Press of Colorado, a position he has held since 2000, and a past President of the Association of University Presses (2016–2017). Prior to becoming Director, Darrin was the Assistant Director and Sales & Marketing Manager at University Press of Colorado, and he has also held editorial, marketing, and sales positions at Ohio State University Press, Indiana University Press, and Columbia University Press. Darrin has a Master’s in English Literature from Indiana University, and he obtained his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College in his home state of Ohio.

Beth Svinarich

Beth Svinarich is the Sales and Marketing Manager at the University Press of Colorado. She has a BA in English from Fairfield University and a MS in Publishing from Pace University. Beth began her career in Special Markets at Workman Publishing in New York but eventually could not resist the urge to return to her native state. She moved back to Colorado and feels very lucky to have found a home at UPC, where she's been handling the Sales and Marketing Department since 2008.

Chiquita Taborn

Chiquita Taborn is the Executive Assistant at the University Press of Colorado and has been since 2020. She has a BS in Business Administration from College of New Rochelle and an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles. Chiquita began her administrative career in her alma mater’s Registrar’s office and has worked in industries from nonprofits to law firms.

Laura Walker

Laura Walker is the marketing and sales manager for the University of Alaska Press imprint. She has worked for University of Alaska Press in many different capacities for over ten years. She has a BA in geography and a MS in natural resource management—both from the University of Alaska—and currently lives in Fairbanks with her family.

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