Meet the Judges
Cherry Creek North is honored to welcome an eclectic mix of foodies, journalists, photographers and more to join this year's judges panel for the 10th Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine on Saturday, Aug. 11 in Fillmore Plaza. Learn more about our judges and what piques their palates.
Carolyn Livingston has been the communication director at The Colorado Restaurant Association since 2014. She brings years of marketing and communication experience to the association, and oversees all internal and external communication efforts.
Prior to joining the CRA, she worked in a variety of marketing/communication positions including professional services marketing at several architecture firms and law firms. She also started her career in association management with positions at the Denver Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as well as the American Institute of Architects.
A lifelong interest in food makes working at the CRA a perfect match for Carolyn. It is a privilege for her to work for an industry that exudes hospitality and provides so much to local communities.
CBS4 morning anchor Britt Moreno loves starting the day with you on CBS4 This Morning 4:30-7am. She also catches you up on news at CBS4 News at Noon. She is the Wednesday’s Child reporter — a role she holds close to her heart. This weekly segment airs Wednesdays and highlights children in foster care who are in need of families. Britt joined CBS4 in March 2013. Previously, she reported and anchored at KSAZ in Phoenix. She first reported in her home state of Texas and got her start as a broadcast journalist in college hosting an entertainment news show.
She is the winner of the 2017 Colorado Broadcaster’s Association Award of Excellence for the “Aging Out” series, which shows what happens to children when they are not adopted, and age out of the foster care system. Britt hosted a piece that was part of the 2017 Emmy award winning “Overall News Excellence” submission. She also hosted the Emmy award winning production that earned CBS4 the 2016 “News Excellence” award.
Britt attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she double majored in communication and Spanish. She loves experiencing Colorado’s outdoors, working with kids, country music and spending time with her husband and their black Labrador Retriever, Knox. Britt enjoys waking up really early (2:20 a.m.) for what she calls her “dream job” in a vibrant city. Connect with Britt on Twitter @BrittMorenoTV and Facebook @BrittMorenoTV.
Hilary Masell Oswald
Hilary Masell Oswald is the editor of 5280 Home, the popular interior design magazine published by Denver's city magazine, 5280. She loves covering the design, architecture, art and artists, makers, and creatives who influence the Mile High City's aesthetic. Hilary is an avid hiker, an average skier, an enthusiastic baker, an eager art collector, and an overwhelmed bibliophile, who gets help in all of these areas from her husband and two young kids.
Bryant Palmer is the head honcho at Oh Hey Creative and the Chief Storyteller for Stanley Marketplace. Oh Hey Creative is a Denver-based firm that specializes in marketing, communications, and community building for food halls and other collaborative development projects. Stanley is a locally inspired food and retail hub in Aurora, Colorado, that includes 50+ independently owned businesses in a refurbished aviation manufacturing facility. Bryant is also helping to open Broadway Market, a new food hall in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver. He can be found online at www.ohheycreative.com or
Eddie joined 9NEWS as an evening news reporter in January of 2017 after spending three and a half years covering news in Tulsa, OK. There he reported on several tornadoes, massive floods and the redevelopment of one of Oklahoma’s oldest industrial cities. Before moving to Green Country, Eddie spent four years working at the station he grew up watching, KFDX3 News in Wichita Falls, TX. Some may say Eddie has a love for severe weather since he spent so many years in Tornado Alley, but he is happy to trade in storms for snow.
As a kid, Eddie always knew he wanted to be a journalist. His first taste of it came when he began delivering the morning announcements on air in the 8th grade! Eddie graduated from Wichita Falls High School and then attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. He studied mass communication and public relations as an undergrad and then earned his Masters in Mass Communication with a concentration in broadcast journalism. Eddie also minored in vocal and performing arts music and sang with many musical groups and the university concert for four years. He was also blessed with the opportunity to sing with the Jefferson Street Baptist Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York.
When he's not working, you can find him exploring the wonderful city with his beautiful dog Sophie. Eddie is so happy and thrilled to be learning about Colorado.
Table Decor Judges
Adam Larkey is the Director of Sales and Leasing for Zeppelin Development, which has been recognized for more than 40 years for design-forward and socially relevant developments in Denver’s urban core neighborhoods, specializing in mixed-use projects within the
realms of retail, hospitality and commercial real estate. Adam plays an integral role in curating this sense of community between all of Zeppelin's office, retail, residential and hospitality assets. With the opening of three highly acclaimed projects within the last 4 months—the 100,000 square foot mixed-use development Zeppelin Station, LEED Certified Green office building Flight, as well as the new Source Hotel and Market Hall—Adam has signed close to 50 leases in 2018 alone.
In addition to his real estate background, Adam was a driving force and co-founder of Eater Denver, a popular blog that covers the local restaurant and dining scene. Before moving to Denver, he worked as a freelance photographer for ABC/Disney in Los Angeles, where his photos from projects like High School Musical 2, Dancing with Stars and the Oscars ran in publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Time. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Connecticut College. Currently, he serves as the vice president of Mile High Young Professionals, strong supporter of his partner Stephanie, personal jungle gym to his 1-year-old daughter Charlotte and official ball thrower to their dog, Oscar.
Freelance writer and editor Jennie Nunn is a former staff editor at 7x7, California Home+Design, and Sunset. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including 5280, Denver Life, The Denver Post, Luxe Interiors+Design, The San Francisco Chronicle, C Magazine, California Interiors, Mountain Living, DuJour, and Gotham.
Mike Starkey is a creative photographer and Colorado native. He has lived in the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains including Durango, and now Denver. He constantly looks to capture visual images that depict his unique eye for detail, color and timing; ultimately coming together to tell the best part of every story. View his work at www.mikeystarkeyphoto.us.