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

Passionate about creativity in business and artistic expression.

Michael Bessire
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Passionate about visual storytelling and typography.

Audrey St. Clair
EDITOR

Passionate about stories, the craft of language, and correcting comma splices.

Zach Stovall
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Passionate about portraiture food and beverage, and architectural interiors.

Julio Ballesteros
DIGITAL ART DIRECTOR

Passionate about pixels and user behavior.

Nancy Rotatori
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Passionate about art, shopping and philanthropy.

FROM LEFT: Zach Stovall, Audrey St. Clair, Julio Ballesteros, Denise Autorino, Michael Bessire

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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.

FROM LEFT: Zach Stovall, Audrey St. Clair, Julio Ballesteros, Denise Autorino, Michael Bessire

Denise Autorino
FOUNDER/PUBLISHER

Passionate about creativity in business and artistic expression.

Michael Bessire
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Passionate about visual storytelling and typography.

Audrey St. Clair
EDITOR

Passionate about stories, the craft of language, and correcting comma splices.

Zach Stovall
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Passionate about portraiture food and beverage, and architectural interiors.

Julio Ballesteros
DIGITAL ART DIRECTOR

Passionate about pixels and user behavior.

Nancy Rotatori
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Passionate about art, shopping and philanthropy.

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