Monica M. Davis Named Publisher at Elevation Outdoors

(Boulder, Colorado) – Summit Publishing is proud to announce the hire of Monica M. Davis as publisher for the Elevation Outdoors brand and MountainGazette.com.

Davis brings over eight years of experience in the bicycle industry and outdoor retail to the position. She spent the past four years with Giant Bicycle, Inc. in the U.S. Sales Office as Regional Sales Manager with a territory that included Colorado, most of the Rockies and Southern California. She also spent nine years with Michelin North America helping grow the brand as Marketing & Sales Manager and IT Project Manager. A graduate of Southern Wesleyan University, she is an avid cyclist, hiker, skier, motorcyclist and shade tree mechanic who has built a reputation not just as an outstanding sales rep but also as an authentic person who excels at building long-lasting relationships.

“I’m excited to be working with Elevation Outdoors and Mountain Gazettes’ clients, editorial staff, the team at Summit Publishing, and our passionate readers. Like our readers, I’ve always been inspired to explore our home state of Colorado and its beautiful surroundings through the informative advertising, and the editorial staff’s experienced eyes, photography, video, and blog adventures,” says Davis.

The hiring of Davis coincides with the redesign of Elevation Outdoors’ online presence and a companywide push to expand digital and multi-media offerings in the form of enhanced online content, digital newsletters, online contests and Elevation Outdoors TV.

“I’m excited to welcome Monica to Summit Publishing and think she’ll be a fantastic fit to our team,” said Blake DeMaso, President of Summit Publishing, “Her experience with Giant as a national sales manager perfectly positions her to take Elevation Outdoors to the next level as a multi-media company.”

Davis will work out of Summit’s Boulder, Colorado, office alongside Elevation Outdoors’ editor-in-chief Doug Schnitzspahn. She will also work as a representative of Outdoor Adventure Media, a nationwide network of regional outdoor lifestyle media brands. With her love of outdoor adventure she is a natural fit on the business and sales side along the active editorial team that includes managing editor Jayme Moye, senior editors Cameron Martindell and Chris Kassar and editor-at-large Peter Kray.

“It’s a thrill to see someone of Monica’s caliber coming on to continue to grow the brand that we have worked so hard to build,” says Elevation Outdoors co-owner Meredith DeMaso, who has been serving as publisher since the magazine’s inception in 2008.

Davis will attend Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City this week to meet with Summit Publishing partners and new clients.

Elevation Outdoors is the essential guide to the Rocky Mountain outdoor lifestyle and celebrates the best in outdoor sports, trends, music and the mountain scene. Elevation Outdoors magazine is owned by Summit Publishing and is a member of Outdoor Adventure Media.