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Carin R. Kirkegaard, Editor / Writer

Carin rejoins The Connection team of writers after a several year hiatus to stay home and raise her youngest child. Carin has lived in Castle Pines since moving from South Dakota in 2002 with her husband, Kenneth Cool. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Over the years, Carin has worked as an English professor as well as a freelance writer.

Bryan Goodland

Bryan Goodland, Writer

Bryan received his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in journalism. He was bitten by the writing bug early in life, crafting stories, tales and poems from a young age. He later wrote for his high school and college newspapers, eventually working up to the editor in chief. Later, Bryan worked as a freelance writer, blogger and managing editor for a local magazine. Bryan currently works in telecommunications and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

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Meredith Love, Assistant to the Publisher

Meredith is from Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University – College Station with a degree in business administration. She worked as the Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau director before she and her husband moved to Castle Pines in 1998. Meredith has committed the last 17 years to her family as a stay-at-home mom, for which she is grateful. She loves being involved in the community and treasures volunteering at her children’s schools.

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Shaun Kernahan, Writer

Shaun spent four years scouting and writing about baseball for numerous outlets after growing up in southern California. In 2018, he moved to Castle Pines with his wife and son. Shaun loves the vast sporting landscape Colorado has to offer and looks forward to highlighting some of the current and former athletes in the community. When not working at a local insurance agency, chances are Shaun is watching, attending or writing about a sporting event.



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