For over 15 years, Western Home Journal, the Mountain Home Architecture, Construction, and Design Resource has succeeded as a proven medium for speaking to a sophisticated mountain audience. Comprised of multi-channel efforts, the publication has regional print editions, digital campaigns, and a content-rich website. The print publications are published bi-annually, available free of charge, and distributed in highly-targeted locations throughout each represented region.
As more families and individuals of all ages move to or establish second homes in resort communities in the West, Western Home Journal has proven itself to be a top-tier resource in custom home design. Our purpose is to market the mountain home architecture, design, and construction industry to homeowners who projects range from simple room updates to luxury vacation residences.
DAN WILLETT – Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Dan bleeds the green and yellow of the Oregon Ducks. Dan graduated from the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business with a degree in marketing and management. After graduation, Dan moved back to Ketchum and has called the Sun Valley area home for the past 30 years with his wife, Noelle, and their three children, Gabrielle, Gunner, and Drew. Dan loves enjoying the outdoor opportunities that Sun Valley offers including fly fishing, skiing, and snowboarding with family and friends. Dan was the General Manager of DCD Home for five years prior to launching WHJ in the spring of 2009. WHJ is the manifestation of Dan’s industry experience, vision, and passion for how the construction market should be represented.
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DJ QUINNEY – As a third generation Oregonian, DJ Quinney grew up in Eugene. After graduating from the University of Oregon in Psychology and Business, DJ followed his passion for skiing to Aspen and Alta. Over the span of 15+ years, DJ has worked in various sales, marketing, and management positions in Portland and Chicago. For the past six years, DJ, his wife Kathleen, their son Asher, and their yellow Lab Summit have called Bend home. DJ is the Regional Director of Marketing/Advertising for WHJ in Bend.
AARON KAMPFE – Aaron Kampfe- Both locally-rooted and globally-attuned, Aaron’s life experience includes being part of a five-generation Montana cattle ranching family, being ‘raised’ on the slopes of Red Lodge Mountain, graduating from Boston University, and owning an international adventure travel company. Over the past 25 years, Aaron has worked in sales, marketing, brand development, and management for companies with national and international reach. Happily based in Bozeman, Aaron functions as WHJ’s COO and still finds time to write and edit for the publication… except on a powder day.
LORI CURRIE – Lori Currie got her start in magazines over 20 years ago, after graduating from UW-Madison. She has lived in various outdoor meccas including Denver, San Francisco, and Noosa, Australia, before settling in Ketchum, Idaho. Former editor of Sun Valley Magazine, Lori recently joined Western Home Journal as regional account executive. She and her husband, Matt, are grateful to raise their two young sons, Dylan and Ronan, in this community.