Apr 5, 2022 - Sports

Meet Conor Hall, Colorado's new outdoor industry promoter

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Conor Hall starts his new job as the state's chief promoter of the outdoor recreation industry at a turning point.

  • The industry's Outdoor Retailer conventions are decamping from Denver and moving to Salt Lake City.

What's next: The Crestone native is devising a new showcase for the industry and the state.

Meet him: Hall previously worked with the Trust for Public Land and served as a top aide to Gov. John Hickenlooper, who created the outdoor recreation office.

  • He talked to John about what makes him tick:

πŸ“± Device of choice: Galaxy S10 and iPhone 13. "I'm running a one-man test between Android and Apple," he jokes.

πŸ“… Most-used app: His calendar. "If I lose my phone, I'll miss 10 things," he says.

πŸ“Ί Streaming: "Yellowstone"

🎧 Podcast queue: "The Daily," from the New York Times

πŸ“– Reading list: He likes audio books and just finished "The Good Hand" by Michael Patrick F. Smith

β›° Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, whitewater kayaking and paddle boarding

πŸ₯Ύ Favorite hike: Willow Lake above Crestone


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