Fall is for hiking mountain trails and leaves changing color … and that is how PASSPORT TO PARK AVENUE was born: on Smuggler Trail in Aspen, Colorado. A quick call to artistic visionary Michael Bessire led to sitting down at Panera Bread on Park Avenue, where we created our first prototype. We both had spent 25-plus years at national magazines, knew the web was taking over, and saw an opportunity to fill a niche by designing a luxury guide to Winter Park and its newest hotel, The Alfond Inn..

Fast-forward five years to what is now PASSPORT WINTER PARK, and we have expanded our real estate participation to custom home builders, interior design firms and renowned architects. We have broadened distribution to luxury hotels from Disney to downtown Orlando and have become a go-to resource for locals and visitors alike..

Armed with backgrounds in the national magazine industry, the talented team you see here are the best in the business, proving that PRINT IS ALIVE WHEN DONE RIGHT. Continuing with our polished aesthetic, portable size, and expert design and photography, we’re looking forward to the next five years with anticipation. Thank YOU for all your support, and keep your eyes peeled for what’s next.

Pick up your complimentary copy and start exploring Winter Park and neighboring towns!

CONTACT DENISE

WHO WE ARE

A cadre of creatives bringing decades of national-brand experience to the pages of Passport Winter Park.

Denise Autorino
FOUNDER/PUBLISHER

Michael Bessire
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Audrey St. Clair
EDITOR

Zach Stovall
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

John Whittle
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Julio Ballesteros
DIGITAL ART DIRECTOR

Lori Barbely
PHOTO EDITOR

Jennifer Pileggi
ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR

Nancy Rotatori
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

FROM LEFT: Audrey St. Clair, Zach Stovall, Lori Barbely, Michael Bessire, Denise Autorino, Jennifer Pileggi 

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WHO WE ARE

A cadre of creatives bringing decades of national-brand experience to the pages of Passport Winter Park.

FROM LEFT: Audrey St. Clair, Zach Stovall, Lori Barbely, Michael Bessire, Denise Autorino, Jennifer Pileggi 

Denise Autorino
FOUNDER/PUBLISHER

Michael Bessire
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Audrey St. Clair
EDITOR

Zach Stovall
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

John Whittle
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Julio Ballesteros
DIGITAL ART DIRECTOR

Lori Barbely
PHOTO EDITOR

Jennifer Pileggi
ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR

Nancy Rotatori
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Fall is for hiking mountain trails and leaves changing color … and that is how PASSPORT TO PARK AVENUE was born: on Smuggler Trail in Aspen, Colorado. A quick call to artistic visionary Michael Bessire led to sitting down at Panera Bread on Park Avenue, where we created our first prototype. We both had spent 25-plus years at national magazines, knew the web was taking over, and saw an opportunity to fill a niche by designing a luxury guide to Winter Park and its newest hotel, The Alfond Inn..

Fast-forward five years to what is now PASSPORT WINTER PARK, and we have expanded our real estate participation to custom home builders, interior design firms and renowned architects. We have broadened distribution to luxury hotels from Disney to downtown Orlando and have become a go-to resource for locals and visitors alike..

Armed with backgrounds in the national magazine industry, the talented team you see here are the best in the business, proving that PRINT IS ALIVE WHEN DONE RIGHT. Continuing with our polished aesthetic, portable size, and expert design and photography, we’re looking forward to the next five years with anticipation. Thank YOU for all your support, and keep your eyes peeled for what’s next.

Pick up your complimentary copy and start exploring Winter Park and neighboring towns!

CONTACT DENISE

Winter Park

Winter Park

Winter Park