Alison Teal


Alison Teal has had an extensive career in politics, writing, and photography. For nine years she had her own column in theDenver Post Sunday Magazine and a design column in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles. She also wrote for Club TiesNew Woman, and The New York Times Book Review, and has written her own blog She currently writes for theHuffington Post. Her photography has appeared on NBC; in New York MagazineTime, numerous photojournalism books; a one-woman show in Vienna, Austria, and several group shows in Washington, D.C. During the Carter administration, Alison was a special assistant to Secretary Pat Harris and later to Assistant Secretary Donna Shalala.

Currently, Alison is a member of the board of trustees of the Aspen Music Festival and School and has served on the boards of the Berkeley Repertory Theater and the John F. Kennedy Center.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and studied at the Bank Street School in New York. She is married to Sam Brown and they have three children: two daughters in graduate school at Berkeley and UVA, and an actor/writer son in NYC. She and Sam live in Aspen and Washington D.C.