Samantha Tisdel Wright

Writer, Journalist, Editor, Poet

Silverton, Colorado

Samantha Tisdel Wright

A kick-axe writer.


The Man, The Mogul, The Mountains

Telski CEO Bill Jensen's excellent adventures.
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The Town of Ridgway's Wall of Fame

A selection of employee profiles from a project commissioned by the Town of Ridgway.
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The Imaginarium of Guylaine Déchaine

Guylaine Déchaine insures against everything from high-flying stunts to lavish movie sets.
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The Perfect Pairing

Malena Farrell found a way to marry her passion for insurance with her love of craft beer.
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Double Duty

From his niche insuring beekeepers to his seat in the Florida House of Representatives, Kevin Rader of CKP Insurance has no trouble staying busy.
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A Walk on the Wild Side

From nudist colonies to gentlemen's clubs, Rupert Hall insures risks that are a bit...risque.
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For the Love of the Game

A chance phone call early in his career pulled Robert Murphy into the world of sports insurance – and he's never looked back.
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Agency Insight: New Empire Group

Family atmosphere pervades this MGA founded to offer umbrella coverage for condo associations.
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Insuring for the Darkest Hour

Underwriter Lalita Mohabir helps mitigate devastating risks including kidnapping and ransom.
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Agency Insight: Parker, Smith & Feek

Founded during the Great Depression, this agency is still going strong because of its core values.
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Making the Major League

He dreamed of baseball, but driving in insurance home runs became Ed Mackoul's passion.
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Samantha Tisdel Wright

Samantha Tisdel Wright is a nationally recognized independent journalist and freelance writer based in Silverton, Colorado.

She is the recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on a double-fatality at the Revenue Mine near Ouray, Colo. in 2013. She has also won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association and The Society of Professional Journalists' Colorado chapter. 

Before settling into her career in journalism (and settling down to raise a family), Wright explored far-flung corners of the world ranging from the Silk Road to the Killing Fields to the crocodile-infested rivers of Queensland, Australia. She has pulled pints in a 500-year-old English pub, cast nets from a commercial fishing boat in Alaska, taught English in the People’s Republic of China, and worked as a firehouse dispatcher and science writer at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. 



  • Enterprise reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Columns
  • Travel writing
  • Copy editing
  • Lay-out
  • News writing
  • Feature writing
  • Interviewing
  • Specialty publications
  • Line editing
  • Page design
  • Editorial project management
  • Op Ed
  • Breaking news
  • Profiles
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Press Releases
  • Publicity
  • Environmental journalism