Heather Zadra is a writer, educator and mom of three boys. She earned degrees in English Literature and taught rhetoric before returning to her hometown of Rangely to convince college students why writing matters. A lover of the high desert, Netflix documentaries, highly caffeinated beverages and the Denver Broncos, Heather dreams of writing full-time in the abstract and writes on the fringes of all the other things in reality.
Jasmine is a constant whirlwind with many hats, she’s often somewhere different every day unless it’s a Friday or a Saturday where you will find her “doing all the things” for Elizabeth Robinson Studio. A writer, who also runs Nestwood, who helps her husband with his remodel business and a substitute at the schools in Rangely, she’s rarely still. Writing has been a hobby and a passion of hers for many years, and she enjoys reaching out and getting to know individuals, with an insatiable wish for knowledge she’s always asking questions.
Niki Turner is a novelist, journalist, blogger, and the editor and publisher of the Rio Blanco Herald Times weekly newspaper. She’s been married to her high school sweetheart for 26 years and together they have four adult children and four beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time she writes fiction, takes her Westies for walks, and tries to find time to read.
I've been a resident of Rio Blanco County most of my life and I am one of the few born in Rangely in the originalhospital that was located behind True Value on White Avenue.
I have packed a camera around with me as long as I can remember. My mother had a box looking camera that the top flipped up, you looked down inside the box and took the picture.
I got my first decent camera about 10 years ago and haven't looked back. It is something I truly enjoy.
My photographs have been published in at least several Waving Hands books, The Herald Times, numerous Chamber of Commerce publications, hunting magazines along with several websites.
Janet Miller moved to Rangely area in 2012 when her husband took a job with Williams Northwest Pipeline. Janet studied horticulture at Boise State University and received her Arborist Certification in 2001 from the International Society of Arboriculture which certifies her specialized expertise in all aspects of tree care including proper pruning, soil science, care, feeding, and maintenance. Janet worked as a nursery care professional from 1999-2005 before moving to Rangely. Since 2004 she has run her own business in landscape design, installation, care, and maintenance. In 2014 Janet and her family moved to a house on 10 acres in Skull Creek and established their homestead. In 2016 Janet expanded her business, starting Fossil Ridge Farmstead in which she and her family grow vegetables in their greenhouse and raise heritage breed chickens and turkeys for meat and eggs as well as meat rabbits, milk goats and honey bees. Janet is also a consultant and employee of the Town of Rangely, caring for the Town’s trees, Main St flowers and landscaping as well as a volunteer and consultant for the Rangely Community Gardens. A mother of four, and grandmother of 3, she and her kids are active in 4H, scouting, and sports.
Drake Miller lives at Fossil Ridge Farmstead where he helps care for the many animals including goats, rabbits, pigs, horses, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and guinea hens. He is twelve years old. His favorite pastimes include fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, architecture, reading, fossil hunting, horseback riding, and conducting science experiments. He is involved in 4-H, baseball, basketball, and boy-scouts.
Jim, currently a Chevron employee, has worked in the oil fields for 20 years. I have lived in Rangely, Colorado for 8 years and the scenery is what I love here. Photography is my hobby and with the perfect lighting, the oilfield scenery is as beautiful as any other! Jim is the photographer behind the cover photo of our inagural issue of Home on the Rangely!
Cherise is a wedding and portrait photographer located in Rangely, CO. A travel junkie she has recently shot in Nevada, Montana and Oregon, and is always excited for new locations! She has had work published in Ethereal Art Magazine and is looking forward to being featured in a few upcoming publications as well. Wherever she is, she looks forward to capturing life's exciting moments!
A devoted wife, mother, and community member, Cherise also loves to give back. In 2013 she volunteered to host a photo booth at Harvest Bowls Festival as well as photograph the event. She is always wanting to be more involved in the community and in charities especially when it comes to children and loves to make a difference in people's lives. You can see why we like having her involved in projects at the Studio!
Ken Bailey is a former Rangely resident who lived in the oilfield town during his Junior- and Senior-High School years in the 1960's, and still regards Rangely as his favorite hometown. A cartoonist by hobby since early grade-school, Ken is also a longtime fan and historian of the Rangely Oil Field, especially the period from the end of the boom years to around 1980. He is married and lives in Wisconsin, and two comic books from the series featuring his current action hero, "The Mighty EnergyGirl," have been set in a fictionalized version of Rangely.
photo by Bill Mitchem,1972
I am a Rangely native and also known as the "Guardian" of the Sonic Arts Center called the Tank. I love to sing and am currently also being trained in sound recording. I also have a passion for modeling. Most of my time, I spend with family or my precious cat Blackie. I believe in self-expression, and respecting life. Don't expect to recognize me by my hair color, because it changes quickly and without warning.
Elizabeth Robinson is a Ceramic Artist, Designer, Arts Advocate, Community Organizer, Business-woman, Wife and Mother. Her studio is located in Rangely, CO, an isolated town in the high desert mesa country of Northwestern Colorado. Elizabeth has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University, is a Creative Entrepreneur and an internationally recognized ceramic artist, whose artwork is represented in galleries nationwide and included in numerous invitational exhibitions and works with a clients and customers locally and across the country. Though she wears many hats, her work is always centered around the intimacy of home, domestic rituals, it's intersection with community and the public sphere, and the construction of identity. Having moved every 3 years until she settled in Rangely at the age of 33, where she married and brought home her babies, the concept and reality of finally being HOME is an intense and powerful motivator in her creative and community life. With Home on the Rangely, she wishes to pay tribute, and contribute, to the unexpected place she finally planted roots.
You cannot draw water from an empty well.
Kerissa Taylor is a long time enthusiast of people and self love. She enjoys the thrill of watching peoples lives improve and finding joy in their own journey.
Kerissa has studied health for body, mind, and soul for 10+ years, knows the value of self care, and is passionate about pursuing her dreams.
Mother of 5. Wife of a babe. Lover of food, health, horses, family, and God. Budding Rancher, Family Herbalist, Essential Oil Enthusiast, Fitness Student, Business Developer, Mother Mentor.