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COLIN LOVETTfacebooktwitterinstagram

 Co-Owner, CEO & Publisher


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Formerly serving on the Board of Directors of Pride St. Louis and as President of The LGBT Center of St. Louis, Colin Lovett passionately works to advance the equality movement primarily surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity. He is a Regional Arts Council CAT Fellow of 2011, an Eagle Scout and plays bass in community symphonies throughout the region. At #Boom, Colin serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, focusing on all areas of business and creating a successful, informative product.


COLIN MURPHYfacebooktwitterinstagram

Co-Owner, COO & Editor-in-Chief


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With over 25-years experience in LGBT media, Colin Murphy has worked for numerous community publications as both writer and editor.  Ever active in his community, he has previously served on several non-profit Boards, including as Secretary of The LGBT Center of St. Louis, Vice President and President of Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois – and a contributor to the St. Louis LGBT History Project. At #Boom, Colin serves as Chief Operating Officer and Editor-in-Chief, focusing on oversight and management of all editorial and staff.

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 R. KURT ROSS (1967-2020)facebook

Co-Owner, Chief Digital Officer 



In memory: Active in the St. Louis LGBT community since 1996, Kurt Ross has worked closely with Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois and The LGBT Center of St. Louis. In 2003, he made the jump from Food Service Management to the world of Tech and has worked in I.T. lending his talents to major corporations across the region. At #Boom, Kurt serves at Chief Digital Officer and is the man behind the website overseeing its maintenance and design. The #Boom family lost Kurt unexpectedly on March 25, 2020. He remains ever in our hearts. 


Juli Sanning

Photography Director


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Juli Sanning brings with her nearly a decade of portrait and nightlife photography experience, as well as previously published writing in St. Louis legal publications and op-ed work for #Boom. Her photographic work has been showcased in local underground art and lifestyle publications, and her promotional portraits of performers can be seen on numerous drag and burlesque show flyers around the metro area. Juli has been heavily integrated into the St. Louis LGBTQ nightlife scene since moving here in 2008, and she looks forward to bringing an artistic approach to photojournalism through her work with #Boom. Juli is passionate about creating art to promote the diverse and beautiful queer community in the heartland. 








Dean comes to #Boom with years of experience of editing, writing, and analysis in school. While a endurer of typos and a fan of the Oxford coma, he has a passion for reporting and telling the stories of people, events, and supporting all marginalized communities. He’s an avid fan of chocolate, naps and lazy Sundays.








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