Bio & Testimonials
Jean Weiss is a content expert and socialpreneur who helps companies and individuals tell their story, connect with people, and create meaningful change that matters. She’s been an editorial leader and content driver at numerous media companies, including Active Interest Media, Elephant Journal, MSN.com, New Hope Natural Media/Penton, Sports and Fitness Publishing, and Maria Media’s Outside magazine’s Women Outside. Jean has also managed marketing and communications for several companies, and designed successful content strategies for company owners, thought leaders, and book authors.
Jean launched her media career, back in the day, while living in a tiny log cabin north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where in addition to working pretty much all the time, she took up rock climbing, Telemark and skate skiing, mountain biking, and fast hiking. (Really! She used to hike 18 miles in a day, carrying in a stove and serving hot tea with milk halfway in to her hiking buddies.) Jean is more enthusiastic, than skilled, at all of these outdoor ventures, and has been lucky to trek and climb in Nepal, Colombia, Ecuador, Italy, New Zealand, and Iran, and snorkel and dive in Hawaii, Key Largo, Bonaire, Cozumel, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Australia, and more. Stories of Jean’s adventures have appeared in numerous magazines and books and she continues to pitch and write.
Jean was raised in Seattle and now lives in Boulder, Colorado. She used to front (but did not name) the rock ’n roll band Snacky and the Inflatable Dates.
Jean Weiss’s text is marvelously witty. … Her descriptions are as entertaining as any I’ve read about higher life forms.The Boston Globe
Congratulations on 20 years of Delicious Living but most importantly for bringing your own vision of what it means to live a life of greater intuition.Terry Tempest Williams
Jean has many gifts: brilliance, focus, patience, dedication, humor, beauty, voice.Julia Thorne, from her book “A Change of Heart.”
Proof Jean’s a Winner!
Sometimes when you read that a writer is “award-winning,” detail about the awards is missing! Here’s some stuff Jean has won.
- A Maggie award for general magazine excellence.
- A Wyoming Council for the Humanities Fellowship
- A Wyoming Arts Council Individual Artist Award
- First place special section awards four consecutive years from the Wyoming Press Association
- A Zobell-Albion Scholarship for self-motivation, creative ability, and leadership.
- Jean’s first win: A Famolare workout suit in a Nordstrom’s raffle when she was 13. Who knew it was the start of a streak?