Christine Benedetti is the special sections editor for the Aspen Daily News and the marketing director for the Aspen Historical Society. She writes for a number of publications and puts out the popular "Peaks and Valleys" blog through Aspen 82. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Washington, and still loves the rain. She also serves on the boards for the Wheeler Opera House, Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ The Band, and the Next Generation Advisory Commission. And even though she loves living here, one of her favorite things to do is hop on a plane to explore other parts of this planet.