Paul Stanley Larmer is the executive director and publisher of High Country News, an award-winning non-profit that has reported the stories that shape the American West for 45 years. Paul’s journalism career started as an editorial intern at HCN in 1984. After earning a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Policy at the University of Michigan, and working as a freelance writer and media representative for the national Sierra Club, he returned to HCN as an editor in 1992. Since 2002, he has been the Executive Director, dividing his time between editorial projects, drumming up funding, and generally making sure the magazine and website are sailing in the right direction. Every summer he and his wife, Lisa Cook, irrigate a hay crop and grow a few vegetables on their small ranch in Western Colorado.