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Carolyne Whelan joins Dirt Rag as web editor

Published June 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Carolyne Whelan has joined Dirt Rag Magazine as its new web editor.


Whelan has an MFA in poetry and nonfiction and has written for ESPN online, Sierra online, Backpacker, High Times, and others. She was also a content writer for Eagle Nest Outfitters and RootsRated, and a former editor at Pink Pangea, an international women's travel site. She's also worked for bike shops around the country. She has relocated from New Mexico to Dirt Rag's headquarters in Pittsburgh.

"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to take Dirt Rag's online platform in new directions to better serve our diverse readership and bring in exciting new content to elevate our mountain biking community," Whelan said.

Maurice Tierney, the founder and publisher of Dirt Rag, said, "I'm very excited to have Carolyne on board ... The digital side of our media empire continues to grow, and she is the right person to take us to the next level."

Whelan joins another fresh face at Dirt Rag, Brett Rothmeyer, who joined the magazine last October as digital strategist and lead photographer.

"The creative energy at Dirt Rag HQ has noticeably increased with the arrival of Brett and Carolyne," said Dirt Rag's editorial commander, Eric McKeegan. "Brett's photography has already improved the look of the magazine, and Carolyne's input at editorial meetings has been stellar. I look forward to their continued contributions to the print magazine and watching them take our website to new heights."

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