Media Availability: National Park Expert & Author Kim Heacox

Award-winning author, photographer, and environmental thought-leader to visit Colorado, meet with AAA members


AAA Colorado is proud to make noted Alaskan author and environmental thought-leader Kim Heacox available for interview on Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6. Heacox will be sharing his Alaska expertise with AAA Colorado members on Dec. 4 in Greenwood Village and Dec. 5 in Boulder

Please contact Skyler McKinley to schedule an interview: 303-720-9200 or 

About Kim Heacox

Kim Heacox is the author of more than a dozen books, including the 2005 Glacier Bay memoir, The Only Kayak, a finalist for the PEN Western Writers Literary Award; the 2014 biography, John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire, that was featured on NPR’s Living on Earth; and the 2015 novel, Jimmy Bluefeather – the only work of fiction in 20 years to win the National Outdoor Book Award. He has also authored five books for the National Geographic Society, including the 2016 centennial celebration book for the U.S. National Park Service. Kim was also commentator along with Gretel Ehrlich and other environmental VIPs on Ken Burns's twelve-hour PBS film The National Parks documenting the history of the national parks and the US conservation movement. He lives in Gustavus, Alaska, at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park, where he and his wife Melanie are founding the future John Muir Alaska Leadership School.

More information on Heacox's website & Wikipedia page

About AAA Colorado

More than 695,000 members strong, AAA Colorado is the state’s greatest advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 60 million members with travel, insurance, financial, and automotive-related services — as well as member-exclusive savings. A not-for-profit organization since its founding in 1923, AAA Colorado has been recognized as the number one Colorado company its size for its advocacy, community engagement, and corporate social responsibility efforts – and is a proud member of Points of Light’s “The Civic 50 Colorado,” recognizing the 50 most community-minded companies in the state. For more information, visit