Allison Plean covers arts and entertainment for the Pilot & Today. She has worked for the paper since March 2006.
Allison has a bachelor of science in zoology and film from North Carolina State University. She has worked with animals including large cats, giraffes, wolves, primates and elephants at four different nonprofits and the Denver Zoo. She trained tigers for two years at the Carnivore Preservation Trust. Her work experience includes being a video conference producer, graphic designer and victim advocate.
Allison has written for The Local, Powder magazine and Transworld Snowboarding magazine, and she was interviewed in Skiing magazine. She has also written for and acted in a local TV show, Cabaret and
danced in the Steamboat Dance Theater.
Allison is from Boca Raton, Fla., and enjoys dancing, writing screenplays, snowboarding, telemarking,
sleeping in, making music videos, hanging out with her rhodesian ridgeback puppy Walter, making jewelry and traveling.
My friend lost his wallet on a subway in Tokyo, and someone returned it with all the contents intact. Tokyo has a population of more than 12 million people.
The rules were simple. Do nothing illegal, do not destroy public or private property and don't wear roller skates. However, encouraging complete (male) strangers to dress up as women for a Polaroid picture was encouraged.
The first and only time I went deep-sea fishing, I caught a huge ocean tally. Sadly watching the life slowly escape him as he flopped around on the deck trumped any feeling of victory I had while reeling him in.
Nine Inch Nails, Fergie
Editor's note: This Allison Plean column originally was published Aug. 11, 2006.
Bad pirate jokes and cheesy comments about "booty" are perfectly acceptable when flying a pirate flag on the back of your flotation device on the Yampa River.
Mud season at its best
Like many local Steamboat Springs events, Art in the Park grew from meager beginnings to now attracting more than 100 national artisans.