Geoff Van Dyke joined the staff of 5280 in 2007 after three years of full-time freelance writing and editing. From 2009 through 2016 he helped lead 5280 to a total of 65 City and Regional Magazine Association award nominations, including multiple nods in General Excellence; in 2014, 5280 won its first ever award in CRMA’s Excellence in Writing category. Van Dyke has edited stories by 5280 staffers that have been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Crime Reporting, and Best Food Writing, and he was the editor of “Low On O2,” which was a finalist for a 2010 National Magazine Award in the personal service category. His own writing has appeared in national publications including Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Outside, Bicycling, and the New York Times. Before his stint as a freelancer, Van Dyke was an editor at Men’s Journal. He studied English as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he lives in Denver with his wife and two sons.