Erin Skarda oversees the editorial strategy for 5280.com, manages development projects, and writes and edits articles for the website. Before moving back to her hometown of Denver in 2012, Erin worked at various national media outlets in New York City. Most recently, she acted as homepage editor at TIME, where she coordinated the site’s editorial content and photography, edited articles, and honed her headline-writing skills. She holds a master’s degree in publishing from New York University, with a focus in digital and print media, and a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University. Erin has a passion for animals, yoga, travel, and the great outdoors, and currently resides in Golden with her husband, son, dogs, and cat.
Fort Lyon has operated as a fort, infirmary, veterans’ hospital, and prison. Now, the 552-acre campus is a residential substance-abuse center for about 200 homeless people at a time. How long will it last?