Producer and Host
Kasey Lane was born to be on stage or film or where ever she can be seen. Along with her passion for entertaining she is an avid gem hunter and extreme lover of dogs, well animals actually. She was raised in a small town in Texas by her amazing parents who always told her she could do anything but had no idea how far she would run with that. She has visited 49 of our 50 great states and is always looking for a new adventure. Through her travels, she found the only place that has ever been home to her, Steamboat Springs. She loves the people here and the weather, even when it is forty below, she feels privileged and honored to be a part of this incredible community. You may see her on the mountain clumsily making her way down on her electric yellow snowboard. If you do, feel free to buy her a drink.
Video Production Manager
Merrick Hare is a video producer for Steamboat TV. He earned an associates degree in Web Design from ITT-Tech and also studies Legal Studies at Suny Canton in New York. He has over 5 years of video production experience and has worked on the television show “Coming Home” for lifetime. Merrick is from Northern New York, and enjoys being in the mountains and all over Steamboat.
You may know Scott Parker as the “Chief of the Chief” but we know him as an all around great guy. He is a devoted husband and father. When he isn’t being Dad of the Year, running The Chief Theatre, or entertaining you live on The Steamboat Today show, you can find him juggling with “We’re not clowns” which he has been single handedly holding together for almost 20 years. I love, I mean, Scott Parker loves living in Steamboat and the brilliant people like Kasey Lane and Kelly Anzalone whom he gets to work with. He considers them his creative beacons and constant source of wisdom and guidance and says his life would be bleak and meaningless without them.
When she’s not in front of our cameras, Katie is the Director of Education and Artistic Administration at Strings Music Festival. This is her fourth ski season in Steamboat Springs so you might say she’s only got 16 years left before she’s a “local.” Prior to joining SteamboatTV, Katie has worked for the Steamboat Ski & Snowboard School, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Pilot, and what feels like 100 other places while she fell in love with the Yampa Valley. She’s also a member of The Chief Players and the Tongue-in-Chief improv troupe. Beyond her utter good looks and poise behind the lens, Katie admits she really loves the brownie sundae at Rex’s American Grill, but let’s keep that to ourselves.
Tony Counts… A coast to coast kid. Born in Pasadena, Ca., raised in Long Island, NY.. and Grew up in Lakewood, Co…
Attended Green Mountain High School and participated in multiple sports, which allowed the opportunity to earn a scholarship to play college soccer at Benedictine College, and The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Arrived in Steamboat Springs, August of 2000, and has no plans of leaving. Married to Kelda Counts, proud father of Cooper Counts, son of Joyce Lane and motivating big brother to Tamara Anderson. After a brilliant 10 yr run with The Harvey’s Huddle sports show, Tony has joined the Always Mountain Time Radio Network of stations, and is excited to be a part of the Steamboat TV Morning Show cast and crew…
A multi-level talent you may also see Tony on stage with the Steamboat Super Fun Show or live on the mic rapping with DJ Leprechaun at any of our local venues… Be prepared to laugh, cheer and applaud the antics of Steamboat’s finest: Tony “KAT-N-THA-HAT” Counts.
Holla at yo boy!!!
As well as serving as Steamboat Pilot & Today’s magazine manager and editor, Eugene Buchanan also helps direct content on Steamboat TV, from hosting editorial segments to brainstorming new programs with the production team. From working the Beijing Olympics for NBC to writing for ESPN.com, the former reporter for the Denver Business Journal and Publisher of Paddler magazine is also a successful freelancer, with articles published in the New York Times, Men’s Journal, Sports Afield, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Forbes and other publications. Look for cameo appearances by his daughters, Brooke, 15, and Casey, 11, throughout the year.