Jay writes and edits stories for 5280.com and assists the digital team with social media and online strategy. He studied English and political science at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and went on to earn a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Before coming to 5280, Bouchard was an editorial fellow at Outside magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he covered a myriad of topics including South American kayaking, marathon training, and the climbing season on Mt. Everest. Born and raised in New Hampshire with roots in the west, he is an avid skier, a neurotic Chicago Cubs fan, and a connoisseur of gas station hotdogs.
Longtime Telluride resident and mountaineer Ben Clark and his team headed to Bhutan to set a record on one of the world's most daunting treks in 2016. A film which chronicles the treacherous experience, "The Snowman Trek," premiers in theaters on Thursday, May 17.
Pacific Islanders working in United's catering kitchen are trying to unionize in response to low wages and poor working conditions, an act of self-advocacy they say the airline is trying to discourage.