Andrew Sandstrom
Andrew Sandstrom

In part two of this series we will focus on the Tourism and Prosperity Partnership’s (TAPP) primary and oldest mission — tourism marketing.

Like many of us here in the Gunnison Valley, I first came as a tourist. Since then, I have decided to call this place home and raise my family here.

When I first arrived — fresh out of college and during the height of the Great Recession — I began working at the Elevation Hotel. During that time, the hotel was closed for two-plus months on either side of the busy seasons. These four to five months of unemployment each year forced me to retreat back to the Front Range to scrape together odd jobs and pay my rent back in Crested Butte.

 

 

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