Morgan T. Neely
Born in the mountains of western North Carolina, Morgan received his Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University before attending graduate school at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Morgan brings diverse experience in print and broadcast media to Aspen Public Radio, along with lengthy stints in the non-profit world. With his academic background in human and cultural geography, Morgan's work as a freelance reporter for APR in 2015-2016 focused on environmental and recreational issues.
Morgan moved to the Roaring Fork Valley -- sight unseen -- in May 2015, quickly becoming enamored with its clear streams, seemingly endless trails and daily views of the ever-looming Mt. Sopris. A resident of Carbondale, he serves on the board of directors for the Carbondale Community Food Co-op and is immersed in the local running/racing community.
Growing up near the cultural haven of Asheville, NC gave Morgan a deep appreciation for live music and robust public radio, and he trained and volunteered as a DJ at his hometown WNCW while still in high school. He's proud to now call home a place with much bigger mountains that also has rich traditions in music and community media. When he's not working or spending time in the mountains, you can find Morgan rushing home to take his two dogs, Podunk and Rasheed Wallace, out for a walk around the streets and bike paths of Carbondale.