Jay Bouchard assists 5280’s digital team with social media, online strategy, and writing and editing for 5280.com. 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 bike theft, marathon training, and the climbing season on Mt. Everest. Born and raised in New Hampshire with deep roots in the west, he is an avid skier, a crazed Chicago Cubs fan, and a connoisseur of gas station hotdogs.