Election Night 2018

Provided political and election analysis for the 2019 election cycle.


THE ADVOCATE

Guest column: Almost everything I learned was from restaurateur Ella Brennan

Matthew L. Moseley
June 6, 2018

Matthew MoseleyI’ve spent most of my career in public relations and communications, but almost everything I learned was from restaurateur Ella Brennan. Her recent passing brought back fond memories and a few life lessons.

My first job after college in 1990 was as the assistant maître d' at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, where I was in a management training program. Emeril Lagasse was the chef, and it was a special time when he was coming into his own before becoming the chef of his own empire. Ella Brennan, or Hurricane Ella as she could be known, was the matriarch of the restaurant. Commander’s Palace had just won the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant of the Year. Ella would go on to win Restaurateur of the Year.

READ THE FULL STORY AT: Guest column: Almost everything I learned was from restaurateur Ella Brennan


COLORADO POLITICS

Q&A with Matt Moseley | A political consultant who lives and swims way outside the mainstream

By Dan Njegomir
April 10, 2018

Matt Moseley Caribbean Swim

Matt Moseley, finishing an epic crossing of Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain (Photo courtesy Matt Moseley)

 

No wonder Matt Moseley has survived and thrived in the political realm; he’s accustomed to swimming with sharks. In his case, literally. The Denver-based communications and media consultant — a veteran of the Colorado Capitol as well as the campaign trail — is also a record-setting open-water swimmer who most recently crossed a stretch of the Caribbean without the benefit of a shark cage.

READ THE FULL STORY AT: Q&A with Matt Moseley | A political consultant who lives and swims way outside the mainstream


MEN'S JOURNAL | SWIMMING

Matt Moseley's Caribbean Crossing Ends with "The Hardest Swim of My Life"

By Amanda McCracken
July 20, 2017

Matt Moseley Caribbean SwimAfter completing a flawless first leg of his 50-mile Bahama crossing attempt (a four-mile jaunt from St. John's to St. Thomas) Matt Moseley ran into trouble. At 3:40 AM, three hours later than was planned, his support kayak and dinghy pulled away from the catamaran and battled against waves before dropping him on the shore of St. Thomas. Moseley soon left the beach and began what he would become the hardest swim of his life. 

READ THE FULL STORY AT: Matt Moseley's Caribbean Crossing Ends with "The Hardest Swim of My Life"


Matthew Moseley
"Swimming the Longest Bridge in the World"
at Ignite Boulder 32 - May, 2017


Part of Matt's work is being an author and an extreme open water swimmer. Several years ago he published a book called Dear Dr. Thompson: Felony Murder, Hunter Thompson and the Last Gonzo Campaign. Matt also writes articles and other materials.

Marathon swimming may seem crazy to some, but it is a way of drawing attention to critical water issues.  How we treat our water says a lot about who we are as a people. Matt's swim in Canyonlands was part of a series of three world record adventure swims in thirteen months: a lake, an ocean and a river.

READ MORE >>